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Pray for Myanmar:
a war-torn nation in need of God's light


Pray for Myanmar: a war-torn nation in need of God's light

Myanmar (Burma) is a country torn by natural and man-made disasters. The nation successfully elected a new government after half a century under brutal military rule, and now refugees are preparing to return to their home villages. But military campaigns continue against many ethnic minorities—which make up 40 percent of the population. Since 2011, hundreds of thousands have been displaced by the violence. Meanwhile, citizens are still recovering from the devastating effects of 2008's Cyclone Nargis, which destroyed livelihoods and killed 140,000 people, as well as more recent storms.

As Myanmar struggles to rebuild and find peace, please pray with us for the Lord's mighty hand to bring healing and hope.


Pray for peace

Pray for peace

As the military wars against ethnic minorities seeking religious freedom and other rights to equality, hundreds of villages have been destroyed, and thousands of people have been displaced and brutalized. The violence increased in 2011, when the military broke its 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army, which fights for the 95 percent Christian Kachin people. And in 2012, a fervent campaign began against the Muslim Rohingyas, a minority people given illegal immigrant status despite their presence in the country for more than 100 years.

Please pray for peace for these and other ethnic minorities. Ask God to direct government officials toward freedom and servanthood.


Pray for returning refugees

Pray for returning refugees

After nearly two decades in refugee camps, citizens of Myanmar are preparing to come home. But for many, home still looks as it did when they first fled from it. Certain regions are littered with landmines, and the military is reluctant to relinquish its presence. Even if these problems are solved, some young people, who grew up in the camps, do not want to return to homes they no longer know.

Please pray for a peaceful and joyous return for the refugees. Pray God will provide for all their needs as they begin new lives.


Pray for recovery after storms and violence

Pray for recovery after storms and violence

In recent years, hundreds of villages have been ravaged by cyclones and wartime violence. Not only do these events rob villagers of the fragile huts they live in, but they also destroy farms and other chances of making a living. Coupled with the grief of lost loved ones, the people of Myanmar have a tough road toward normalcy.

Please ask God to make His love known to them in this time and to provide tools and manpower to rebuild their lives.


Pray for Bridge of Hope centers

Pray for Bridge of Hope centers

Thousands of children lost parents in Cyclone Nargis, leaving them vulnerable to human trafficking, child labor and lives as beggars. But Bridge of Hope centers offer them the chance to escape some of these hardships with free nutritious meals, educational training for brighter futures and lessons from the Bible.

Please pray for more Bridge of Hope centers and that violence will not shut down those already operating. Pray God will guide the staff and allow His love to penetrate the hearts of these children and their families.


Pray for church buildings

Pray for church buildings

Much of Myanmar does not allow the construction of church buildings, but people are still embracing the love of Christ. Some walk for miles to reach a fellowship, and others get creative in making meeting places where they are.

Pray God will provide church buildings—of whatever type—for all of them and the government will turn a favorable eye toward church buildings in the future.


Pray for new believers

Pray for new believers

New believers often face persecution from their communities and their loved ones. Because of this, it has become common for pastors to take young people into their homes when they leave their traditional religion for the love of Christ.

Please pray for new believers, young and old, to stand firm in their faith no matter what may be thrown at them. Ask God to use their faithfulness to open the eyes of those who oppose them and bring them to His salvation.


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