The Jawa Pesisir Lor are known to express their convictions with action and emotion, not just words. Many view traditional Jawa culture as backward and are proud of what they consider to be their more modern worldview and stronger Islamic commitment. Most Jawa Pesisir Lor people consider sacred the graves of two holy men, Sunan Kalijaga and Sunan Ja'far Shodiq. People come to both of these graves to worship and to seek blessing.
The Gospel of grace, found only through Jesus Christ, is difficult for people with this background to comprehend and accept.
The Bible and many good tools such as the Jesus film are available in the language of these people. Pray for workers.
Pray for the believers among this people, that they will hunger and thirst for righteousness, and will be well instructed in the faith. Pray they will present a favorable witness to those around them.
Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Jawa Pesisir Lor people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies. Pray for more effective irrigation systems and for improved employment opportunities for these people.
"...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60