Members of the Wa Army destroyed churches and removed crosses in a cleansing last fall.
Members of the Wa Army destroyed churches and removed crosses in a cleansing last fall.
May. 16, 2019 | Myanmar

Christian Workers Remain Imprisoned Under Wa State Army

[253] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christians.

In October 2018, the United Wa State Army, an ethnic army operating in far eastern Myanmar, began closing churches and arresting Christians, including about 100 front-line workers affiliated with VOM. Although most have since been released, a VOM partner recently reported that seven of the front-line workers are still in prison. The Central Authority has ordered their release, but lower officials refuse to release them unless they agree to stop sharing the gospel. The seven believers refuse to do this. “There is a great need of earnest prayer for them,” the VOM partner said.

Write your own prayer for Imprisoned Christians

  • I pray for all seven Christians and those who captured them to come to Christ and the families of all of them.
    Wyatt B.
    Tennessee, USA
    Heather B - USA
  • God, Please let the people be with you.
    Gradi B.
    Tennessee, USA
    Heather B - USA
  • Lord, Please help the prisoners who won't give up Christ and please allow the hearts of their captors for you; and thank you for creating men and women who stand strong in you. Please be with the prisoners and keep them strong.
    Forrest B.
    Tennessee, USA
    Heather B - USA
  • Father, I pray for these front line workers who refuse to give in to the authorities. I pray you give them wisdom in dealing with this situation. Father, please, make a way for them as they seek to serve you. I pray for those who oppose your children. Open their eyes to the truth. Father, guide your children in Myanmar. Pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Thank You, God, for the courage and determination of Christians in Myanmar. For those still in prison, we ask that Your presence will be tangible to them. May they rejoice in that they have been permitted to suffer for Your name. May fellow believers be strengthened by their testimony and the Church continue to grow both outside and inside prison walls
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, you have a purpose in everything. You turn a difficult circumstance into a blessing. If is your will, allow the refusal of realising of the seven remaining front-line workers to serve your purpose. May their voice be heard far, loud and long enough that it shall reach the hearts of the lower officials and they may turn to you. Amen.
    Joana P - Puerto Rico
  • Lord, we bless and praise you for the obstinate and persistent stand of these six believers to refuse to stop sharing the love of Jesus! Embolden them and protect them while incarcerated and may many hungry prisoners find new life in Jesus inside this prison and Father please in due time bring justice to bear from higher government officials, amen.
    Matt B - USA
  • Thank you Father for the faithfulness of these believers. I pray that you would keep them strong. And release them from prison. But while they are there; use them to share the good news with those around them.
    Doug S - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for being in the midst of Imprisoned Christians. Thank You for keeping them and teaching them all they need to know. Please let them have their freedom back. Let them trust in Your Word and in Your blood. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
  • Lord, in my heart, I partner with the prisoners of Myanmar. We are together partakers of grace and seek the defense and confirmation of the gospel. Give them an abounding love and advance the gospel through their imprisonment. Let your glory be known in their unwillingness to be released. Change the hearts of the officials towards you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lift up your people in prison and bring their release soon.
    michele r - USA
  • Dear Lord, please bring Your Spirit to all who persecute Your believers in Myanmar. Bring living encounters with you to the United Wa State Army. Be with the 7 believers still in prison and please expedite their release we earnestly pray. In Jesus' mighty and powerful name and the power of His blood shed once and for all. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Heavenly Father, We earnestly pray for the believers in Myanmar, imprisoned and free, that Your might hand of protection and provision goes before them at this difficult time. Strengthen & encourage Your church, remind them of Your promises, give power to the message of the gospel they proclaim. Work in the hearts of those in the army to hear & be save
    Pamela S - USA
  • Dear Lord, We praise you for this magnificent seven. Thank you for their love of you and commitment to tell others of you. We ask that many will come to know and love you through their work. And we ask that you will miraculously organise their release. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Forgive these men and the terrible things they are doing to your Church and to you as a result. Grant them eyes to see and ears to hear, the hurt they are causing you and others. Draw them into your presence and convict them of their sin. For, if they do not repent, they will spend eternity in torment for their deeds. If they repent, they are saved.
    Mark M - USA
  • Loving Father, I thank You for Your love and mercy to us all. I ask that You strengthen and encourage those who are still being held in prison, that they would remain strong in their faith. I pray that those holding them would see Jesus in their lives, repent and be saved. In Jesus name, amen.
    Susan H - USA
  • Lord God we thank you for these front line workers who sacrifice their life for spreading the gospel. Protect them Lord and soften the hearts of the authorities to suddenly grant them freedom from prison and permit them to continue to witness. May they find another place to worship. Add more convert to the church to grow and be a pillar of testimony
  • Father, we pray for Your strength and protection over the workers that are still in prison. We pray that the Holy Spirit will draw their captors to Jesus and that they will be released. We pray for their families while they are imprisoned. We pray for the faith of the believers in this region. We pray these things in Jesus' holy Name, Amen.
    Julie M - USA
  • Help our brothers and sisters be released.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Gracious Heavenly Father, look with pity on the Wa Army who are at present your enemies. May the faith of the captured frontline workers get through to them Your love and Your grace. Thank you for the release of 93 prisoners and keep safe those 7 who remain in custody. Keep them strong and rescue them, In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Nancy P - USA
  • Father God, You are able to do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all that I can think or ask! Speak to the hearts of these officials to release these believers and allow them to continue to speak in Jesus name! Strengthen these believers and minister mightily to them, as they wait to be released. In Jesus mighty name!!!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, I pray that all 7 workers will remain steadfast in their faith and resolution to continue to share the gospel. I pray that they may have a mission field where they are. Protect and empower them and if it be your will, I pray that they will be released soon. Come soon Lord Jesus! Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Holy Father, as the believers prayed for Peter's release from prison may we earnestly pray for those still imprisoned. May their faithfulness be a witness to those living in darkness. May these workers be lights, even now, while in jail. May there be a harvest of souls among the other prisoners and may they be released soon! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord please honor the honesty of the seven remaining workers under arrest and make their prosecutors bored with them and release them quickly in Jesus name amen
    Susanne M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Church in this region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Sustain the imprisoned & their families. Free the imprisoned & reunite them with their families. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God i plead the blood of Jesus upon our Brothers and Sisters and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus Mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father God, you are the hope of glory and we trust you for the release of our BROTHERS and sisters behind bars of man. We are grateful that the authorities have no access their inner-men that grows day by day. I am thankful for what you are doing through them even behind bars for other prisoners and warders to hear this message of hope and life in Jesu
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Church in this region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Sustain the imprisoned believers & their families. May the believers be freed & reunited with their families. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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