Pray for the Beautiful and Suffering People of Myanmar!
Myanmar has undergone a Military Coup.
On February 7 we received a message from Yangon, “Myanmar has gone dark.”
The message continued…. “Just 6 days after the Myanmar military has seized control of the country in a coup and detaining the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the democratically elected leaders while making up charges to hold them, Myanmar has now gone dark. First, the military stopped the use of Facebook where Myanmar civilians have been sharing news and Civil Disobedience Campaigns. Now, the military has completely shut down the internet, cutting off the country from the rest of the world.
I cannot contact my parents, relatives and friends. My friends have not been able to contact their families either. Civil disobedience campaigns have spread across the country, with health professionals being at the forefront of it. Myanmar civilians are fighting peacefully for the end to military dictatorship once and for all. We are all fighting peacefully for democracy. The pans and pots bearing campaign is still going on every night at 8 pm to show rejection to the coup. In Myanmar tradition, pots and pans are banged to drive evil from your home.
May the World know that we are resisting the coup and fighting back peacefully.”
March 21, The lives of our team members are on the line. Tragedy is unfolding in Myanmar. We can pray for their protection and provision through this darkness in their land. Please Pray!
Please Pray for…
The People of Myanmar. Pray for peace to prevail. Pray for reconciliation between the Military and the insurgent groups and the National League for Democracy group.
The people are experiencing…
Food scarcity in the urban areas as everything is shut down
Spending “cash” is scarce because work is shut down and the banks are closed
Transportation across urban areas is very restricted
There is a high risk of civil war
God will grant comfort to those who have lost loved ones in the violence.
Pray for the Christian Ministers who have pastoral responsibilities for the members of their congregations including those living in fear, those who are soldiers and protestors.
Pray that God will fill the ministers with His wisdom and His words during these difficult times. Ask God to remind them of His power and His omniscience.
Pray for the Internally displaced persons who are facing even more difficult times.
Pray for the Christians to be light in the midst of the darkness so that those in the dark will see their good works and glorify our Father in Heaven.
Pray that the present civil upheaval in Myanmar will lead to something better. Pray for the safety of leaders who are detained and for the believers to be strong, calm wise and careful.
The people in Myanmar have suffered so much – for so long. They certainly long deeply in their hearts for something better. Please rally everyone you can to pray. Our God can do miraculous things when we pray in unity. May His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!