This Buddhist man was put in stocks for selling a banana to a Christian. This experience led him to later accepted Jesus.
This Buddhist man was put in stocks for selling a banana to a Christian. This experience led him to later accepted Jesus.
Dec. 06, 2018 | Myanmar

Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to Christians

[248] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Village Christians.

Authorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return to Buddhism, promising that if they do they will be able to buy food again. The believers, however, are standing firm. “This is not a game,” one Christian replied. “We were baptized. We believe in Christ 100 percent and we will die believing.” When a Buddhist vendor sold a banana to a Christian recently, he was detained for three days and fined the equivalent of $65. The man later decided to become a Christian, asking another believer to teach him the Bible and baptize him, because he saw that the Buddhists were wrong. Pray that this man grows and stands firm in his faith despite the persecution he will likely face. Pray that all believers in the village will love those who persecute them and inspire other Buddhists to learn more about Jesus. Pray for VOM’s efforts to provide these believers with food.

Write your own prayer for Village Christians

  • Father, thank You for Myanmar and the Christians in Myanmar. Please provide them help and strength. Please bless them with favor and resilience to stand in the face of persecution. I pray that You would empower the believers there with Your Holy Spirit. I pray that VOM would have everything that they need to help the Christians in Myanmar.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, thank You for VOM ministering to the needs of these believers. Thank You for their determination to be faithful to death. Thank You for their witness in bringing this compassionate man to Jesus Christ. Please work with great power and grace to to reflect who You are in this village. Bring others to Christ as well. Please change the law.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you would be the bread of life for these Christians so that they would not need any food. Help them to stand firm in you knowing that when they can no longer stand firm that on their dying day they will see you and be with you and what an awarding day it will be in Jesus name amen !
    Robin S - USA
  • Our Father, please help these Christians and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank You Jesus the righteous never go without Your provision. Set a table for them in the leesence of their enemies. We thank You You supply all their needs according to Your riches of glory. We praise You for how You will show Yourself in the midst of all to see Your glory and to bring salvation to all. Amen
    Maria R - USA
  • Father God, you are present in this place. Let your spirit move and change the hearts of the persecutors, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, please provide for your faithful children. I pray that countless people will come to you through the witness of these faithful ones. Please provide for their every need according to ur riches in Christ Jesus. Lord we look to you because your word tells us that you will supply all of our needs. Thank u Jesus for ur continued provision. Amen
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Father, please provide for your faithful children. I pray that countless people will come to you through the witness of these faithful ones. Please provide for their every need according to ur riches in Christ Jesus. Lord we look to you because your word tells us that you will supply all of our needs. Thank u Jesus for ur continued provision. Amen
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Holy and gracious Lord, we praise You for these believers in Myanmar, what faith they reveal. Continue opening eyes in this community to the false doctrines, draw more villagers to You. For the persecuted give them overflowing grace for others, strength to endure and favor among many. Bring help to and thru VOM for these believer's daily needs.
    Peg B - USA
  • Holy and Good Father, Please help the Christians in Myanmar and feed the Christians more than the Buddhists so that they see your power. Thank you for the faith of the Christians in Myanmar and for this wise Buddhist who is now a Christian. Please help VOM to find ways to do your work but do your work none the less. You are able. In Jesus name. Th
    Eric P - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    Please let these dear brothers know that we have been praying for them. Please continue to advance your kingdom in this area. Please give speed and efficiency to VOM in providing food to your dear children there. Let their persecutors know that You watch and care for your children.
    Philip D - USA
  • Father, we praise You for strengthening Your people and putting the power of God on display in this village, for turning into good what was meant for evil. Be glorified in the life of this new believer. Guide those who are teaching him what it means to follow Christ. May there be many more like him. Provide for the physical needs of Your children.
    Toni D - USA
  • I pray that this man grows and stands firm in his faith despite the persecution he will likely face. Let all believers in the village love those who persecute them and teach them to inspire other Buddhists to learn more about Jesus. Bless the VOM's efforts to provide these believers with food that all may know that you are a God who provides.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord, what a world we live in, where a man can be punished for feeding someone a banana. You have to be so sad that you created mankind. I know you died for all of us, when we were your enemies. I just wish that all people would love you, receive forgiveness of sins, and love and serve others. We are growing tired of this world, and we want you back
    Mark M - USA
  • Lord please encourage these believers and let them know we are praying for them. Please help them to stand strong in the face of oppression, and help Buddhists to see these restrictions are wrong. I pray that all believers will show the love of Christ, bringing critical food vendors to faith in Christ. Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • Lord, thank you for redeeming this man and grant him a firm foundation in You that cannot be shaken by the rules and deceitful hearts of men. Please draw Buddhists away from the lies that cannot redeem and open their eyes and hearts to the Way, the Truth and the Life. May their true food come from Jesus, the Bread of Life and the Living Water.
    Beth P - USA
  • God you moves in mysterious ways to perform your wonders, all glory to your name,thank you for this Buddhist experience, which transform his life and bring him to repentance, Father bring many more TIL they all come to accept you as Lord of their life. Grow him in his new found faith an protect him as he grow,provide mentors and place of worship for hi
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • I thank you Father, that this man in Mayanmar came to know you as his Lord and Savior through this experience. I pray you help him to grow in his faith, and that he will boldly be able to witness for Christ. Please bring Revival and Awakening to Mayanmar, dear Lord! In Jesus name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord above, I understand that you use the darkness in order to bring others to your light. Thank You for having this man find you through their persecution. I pray that he will be a rock, firm in his faith in you despite any persecution he may also face. Thank you for having him show kindness when it was most needed. Please watch over VOM. Amen.
    Sarah M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, provide for these Christians and convict the village leaders to do the just thing. Lead many to Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • How awesome Lord that You drew this dear son to You. May many more come to You in this land. We do lift him & other believers up. Would You strengthen them in Your
    Word & fellowship w other believers. TY for providing for the needs for Your people acc. to Your riches in Christ Jesus. Grant them forgiveness & mercy toward the persecutors in JesusN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Jesus through persecution your name is made known.The simple minded people understand the power of your name and your word. May the Buddhists govt see a deep need to know you. May their religion seen as hollow with no eternal hope. Lead many to Jesus. Provide and guard your children from any harm in Jesus name we pray.
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Buddhist man who has accepted you as his savior and pray that he stands firm in his faith despite any persecution he may face. I also pray that the Christian believers will forgive their persecutors and love them and will share their faith boldly to them. I also pray for VOM's efforts and ask that you meet their needs. Amen.
    David A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Cause Your Peace, Love, Truth, and Word to go forth and Prevail, Change and Open the hearts of the authorities and Buddhists to You, Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Order the steps of the Body of Christ in Myanmar, Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Growth in You for the brother-in-Christ, Favor, Justice, Way to spread Your Gospel, Spiritual and Physical Provision, Safe and Permanent Housing, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • OUR FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Myanmar up to You. Thank You for Blessing VOM to minister and provide food for the believers in You, and for Choosing our brother-in-Christ to Believe in and Follow You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, his hosts, and the authorities from using anything against them, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • "... But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers ..." 2Corinthians 1:9b-11a
    Amy R - USA
  • Lord may you bless all your children father and give them the strength they need each day father to continue to walk this walk this is not easy , give them patience father and let them not get discouraged, lord bless all our enemies and all those who persecute your children in jesus name I pray amen
    Melissa G - USA
  • Lord may you bless all your children father and give them the strength they need each day father to continue to walk this walk this is not easy , give them patience father and let them not get discouraged, lord bless all our enemies and all those who persecute your children in jesus name I pray amen
    Melissa G - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for everything happening in this village - for those coming to know You, those being persecuted, those who are doing the persecuting. May the power of Your Spirit and the love of Jesus empower Your children to bring light to the darkness around them, and keep them faithful. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
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