These 14 Christian leaders were arrested by the Wa State Army.
These 14 Christian leaders were arrested by the Wa State Army.
Sep. 27, 2018 | Myanmar

Crackdown on Christians in Ethnic Wa Region

[313] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Wa Region Believers.

Many pastors, evangelists and church members in the ethnic Wa region of Myanmar’s Shan state were arrested recently, while others are missing, according to VOM sources. The United Wa State Army, the military arm of the de facto ruling party in the region, is systematically closing churches and removing crosses from the buildings, and Christians have been warned not to meet. In one encouraging incident, the Christian daughter of a high ranking official volunteered to take the place of 14 evangelists who had been arrested by the Wa Army. The evangelists were released after having their heads shaved so people could identify them. “We’re praying and trying to fight against fear,” a VOM contact said. “But it’s very difficult to do.” Pray for believers and Christian leaders in the Wa region.

Write your own prayer for Wa Region Believers

  • Holy Father, thank You for Your promise to be with us through all the difficulties and persecutions of our lives. Thank You for the power of Light over Darkness and Life over Death. I ask that You will open the door for a strong and appealing witness to Jesus Christ. I ask that You will grant wisdom and guidance to Your people for growth and love.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father thank You for the beliers in the Wa region and throughout Myanmar. Please instill them with a strong faith and I rebuke any fear in them. Please protect and keep them safe. Please help them and provide for them and I pray that they would be encouraged in You. In the Name of Yeshua Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Our Father, please help the Wa Region Christians. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank you for the privilege to suffer for your great Name. Bring millions to faith through the testimony of your children and the gospel message. Be glorified on the earth!!
    Mark M - USA
  • Jesus Holy One pls deliver your sons and daughters so they can preach freely. Grant them courage and strength and a Holy wisdom Lord May all the words of the devil be thwarted by Your Spirit. Give strgth to Your servants to stand strong united and tall proclaiming the name of Jesus. Keep them safe Lord and Guide their steps in Jesus Mighty Name,
    David H - Canada
  • Father, we praise You for the dedication of this one woman. We pray You will use it to encourage others. Please help Your children and bless them. May their commitment bring others to You. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Lord, we know that this month, Kakin Christians in Myanmar were persecuted not only by the Myanmar government but also by the rebel forces, the United Wa army. We know that their systematic closing of churches is like pebbles thrown on the Rock of Gibralter. Your purposes will be fulfilled. Praise your name, O Lord of the Angel Armies!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that You would surround these people with Your peace, that they would trust You and not their circumstances, that their minds would be flooded with Your truth and they would have the faith to believe what You have said. Continue to grant Your church boldness to proclaim You and suffer for the sake of Your Name.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I pray for the believers and Christian leaders in the Wa region. Give them faith in your saving power. Your word said in 2Timothy 1:7 that you did not give them a spirit of fear but of power, love and self-control. And also in Luke 10:19 You give them authority over all the power of the enemy. May their faith be strengthen by your words. In Jesus
    ROSE G - USA
  • God Myanmar is getting aggressive to the point of self destruction. Only Your intervention can stop this crime against Your people. Jesus how long will this continue. Families are broken. Govt is getting worse by the day. May you heal the nation God&bring unity among them. Remove insecurity and fill them with hope.May Jesus be made known to the buddhis
  • Heavenly Father, we praise You for these believers and Christian leaders in the Wa region. You do not leave them Fatherless. May the Holy Spirit minister to each and magnify Your words to them. Let fear have no stronghold, instead let Praise to You break forth. Covered in the blood of Jesus they are faultless. Expand Your kingdom God in this place
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, please protect your people, please surround them with your loving arms of protection! Father send Christian brothers and sisters to share the love of Christ with these people! Father, please meet their every need, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually! Lord help these people to remain firm in their faith I ask in Jesus name amen
    Amy R - USA
  • Holy Father we are so thankful for the young lady who asisted in the release of the pastors. Encourage our brothers in Jesus Christ to continue to serve our Lord . In Jesus name Amen USA A Terry
    Alice T - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Your children in Wa are persecuted, You alone be a Defender for them, You strengthen them through fear so that Jesus name be glorified through persecution that happened there. You're the Rock of salvation for the Christians and their persecutors, save Myanmar and let every tongue confess that Jesus is God and Savior. in Jesus name Amen
    Welly C - Indonesia
  • Thank You Father for these believers! I pray that You would give them renewed strength and hope in You. I pray that You would give them an even greater boldness and courage so that others will come to know You because of their faithful example. May they feel Your hedge of protection around them today.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Psalm20:1The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; The Name Of The God of Jacob defend thee;2 Send thee help from the sanctuary and strengthen thee out of Zion5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in The Name Of Our God we will set up our banners: The Lord fulfil all thy petitions.6 Now...9 Save, Lord: Let The King hear us when we call.
    James H - USA
  • Father, I pray you help them to not to give in to fear. I pray you wrap your arms around them and that they feel your presence and strength. Father, help them not to lose hope, but know that you are with them. Father, without your strength they can not serve you in such horrible conditions. Pour out your Spirit, bless them, fill them with power.
    polly c - USA
  • O Lord, please fight for your children. Help them to focus on Your glory, love, and power, rather than the fear. Deliver them from their enemies, O Lord. Oppose those who oppose them. Show mighty power on behalf of our brothers and sisters. Let them feel your comforting presence and never doubt that you are for them, so no one can be against them.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Father, I entreat you to encourage and protect your people in the region of Wa. Don't let them give into fear, Lord, but show them by signs and wonders that you are watching over them, and help them to continue to be effective in spite of persecution. Please reveal Yourself to those who are persecuting them. Amen
    Ruth W - USA
  • Father God, I lift up each and every believer and Christian leader in the Wa region, that you would watch over and protect them. Guard them in the name of Jesus. I pray that you would exalt your name in this place and that your gospel will be boldly proclaimed in spite of the persecution. Give your people your perfect peace and cover them with grace.
    Julia F - USA
  • Abba Father, we pray for the Christians in the Wa Region O Myanmar and that they remain steadfast in their faith despite the persecution they face. We also pray for the persecutors - that they repent and be open to receiving the Gospel. We also pray for justice and peace, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Lord, these are perilous times for your Wa children. I pray that You would cover them; hide the eyes of those who would seek to hurt them. Help them to live with the constant stress they face. Give them hope in the midst of fear, O God. Please encourage them. Help the authorities to provide justice and let them live in peace. Give them Sabbath,Abba
    Amy G - USA
  • Help these believers and leaders become strong in their faith and courage.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord thank You for the believers in the Wa region. I pray over their protection, provision and strength. I pray You would increase their boldness for You each day. That lives will be changed for Your glory because of their faithful example.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Myanmar who spread the word and are persecuted. Father, I know it has to be hard. I pray for the courage they will need to face persecution. I lift them up to You Father. Keep them strong in Jesus. This is my prayer for them. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, you are the great provider and the lifter of our head. Take away all fear from these believers and intervene in their daily lives in such a way that they will be overcome with praise and thanksgiving.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father, Thank You for these faithful evangelists! Continue to give them strength and courage in the face of this persecution. May no weapon formed against them prosper. Open the eyes and hearts of those in authority over them that justice will prevail, and that they will be allowed to witness in freedom of their faith in Jesus Christ. In His name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Our Father I lift up our Myanmar brothers and sisters to you. May they feel Your loving comfort and know that they are in your hands. Please supply them with continued boldness to live out Your will in their lives against Satan's harsh attacks. Thank you, Lord, for your sacrifice for us, and that your Word promises you will never leave us. Amen
    Pat R - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the believers in the Wa region and their willingness to live out the Gospel despite facing persecution. I pray that You would strengthen them during this time and their lives would be a reflection of Your awesome love for us. I pray that onlookers will see Your faithfulness to those who follow You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father God I pray for the believers in the Wa region of Myanmar to be strong in the Lord. Give them supernatural strength to persevere under these trying condition. I pray for our brothers and sisters to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be influential in the region by signs and wonders of the acts of the Holy Ghost.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
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