Ever since the Burma military coup on 1 February, political and social instability in the country continues.
Protests, conflicts, attacks, violence and killings are widespread and ongoing, and prayer for the country is more needed now than ever.
Let us continue to remember Burma in prayer and here are some prayer points for the country.
Pray for the current National Crisis:
(1) Pray for the military that has taken power and that its leaders would encounter Jesus and have their hearts changed.
(2) Pray for the release of former government leaders and all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint.
(3) Pray that negotiations currently taking place between the military and government will bring a peaceful resolution to the situation.
(4) Pray for an end to the ongoing conflicts, attacks, violence, killings, the political and social instability ever since the military coup.
(5) Pray for forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration of all peoples.
(6) Pray for peoples‘ daily needs and safety, particularly the poor and those vulnerable to attacks.
(7) Pray for the many small businesses whose operations are interrupted. Countless families depend on these business for daily survival.
(8) Pray for people who are currently sick, especially those with Covid. Doctors, nurses and health workers are on strike and have stopped providing services.
(9) Pray that UN sanctions will not harm the innocent civilian population and that any international actions will bring forth positive changes.
Pray for the ongoing Ethnic Conflicts:
(1) Pray for provision, protection, resettlement and salvation for millions of refugees and IDPs (Internally Displaced of Peoples) in the country.
(2) Pray that those detained would be released and that attacks against the ethnic minorities/ tribal groups (mainly Christians) would stop.
(3) Pray for breakthroughs in the peace process between the Burma government and the various Ethnic Armed organisations.
Pray for Christians, Churches and Church Workers:
(1) Pray for pastors, church leaders, missionaries and NGO workers, that they will stay strong and continue to serve God and people faithfully.
(2) Pray for churches to be united in fighting against spiritual darkness and in reaching out fruitfully to the poor, the needy, the refugees, the IDPs and the persecuted Rohingya Muslims.
(3) Pray for God’s provision of meeting places for Christians, as much of Burma does not allow the construction of church buildings.
(4) Pray for new believers to stand firm and grow in their faith, as they often face persecution from their families and communities.
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