This group of believers was also arrested by the Wa State Army. Before they were released, their captors shaved their heads.
This group of believers was also arrested by the Wa State Army. Before they were released, their captors shaved their heads.
Feb. 06, 2020 | Myanmar

Christians Arrested on Way to Christmas Service

[192] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Arrested Christians.

Members of the United Wa State Army, a Marxist-influenced militia that controls territory near Myanmar’s eastern border with China, arrested 24 Christians as they made their way to a Christmas service on Dec. 24, 2019. The Christians were traveling to a nearby village to celebrate with other believers because they were not allowed to have a Christmas celebration in their own town. “They were all arrested on grounds of being Christians and for planning to go to a worship service on Christmas day,” said a VOM worker in the region. The believers were held for two days before being released. Thank God for the believers’ determination to celebrate Christmas even though they were not allowed to do so in their own town. Pray that Christians in the region will overcome fear.

Write your own prayer for Arrested Christians

  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May these believers overcome fear, thriving & growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, Minister to these believers, deliver them from fear of what man can do to them, protect them from evil, surround them with Your angels! May no weapon formed against them prosper and may their witness bring many to know You and to know the hope found only in Jesus! Bring their persecutors to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong &united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. Mat the believers overcome hear, thriving & growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, may the believers continue to worship You and stand firm even during persecution. Protect them. Give them a peace that only comes from You and from knowing that you are the Almighty God, in control of all things, and about to turn bad situations into good. May they not fear things or people, but only fear You. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the believers overcome fear, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we ask You to encourage our fellow believers in Myanmar. Deliver them from the fear of man, and remind them that You delivered them from their captors after 2 days. Use this harassment as a sign to them that You counted them worthy to suffer for Christ. Strengthen their faith to boldly proclaim that they belong to You and will follow You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May these Christians in the region thrive, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Oh Lord help your church in Myanmar to be brave and confident in You. Help them overcome their fears and continue to worship You and share the gospel. Meet their needs in Your name as they share the gospel
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, we ask that You continue to give Mr. K and others in this ministry the courage to make a difference to lessen the sex trafficking problem. In Jesus Name, Amen!
    John A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May these Christians in the region overcome fear, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father in Heaven; for your glory, strengthen your people. Give them protection, discernment and peace. Bless them richly for their faith and steadfastness. Let every day bring more people to your truth in Jesus Christ. You are so good Father! Thank you for your love, your promises and your Sacrifice of your son. Bless your people Lord. Amen.
    Robert W - Korea, North
  • Heavenly and All-Powerful Lord, I ask that You would give the Christians in Myanmar the means to share the gospel and the hearts to stand up to their persecutors with an all-powerful LOVE for them. Give them the Words to say and the Peace that surpasses all understanding that their persecutors are unable to penetrate and to which they must bow.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the Christians in the region overcome fear growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • 24 of Your children were arrested because they loved You so much they wanted to celebrate Christmas even if it meant travelling to a nearby village. Thank You that their lives were spared but help them overcome their fear & not to lose their confidence in You. Lord please protect them & keep them from harm. Bring conviction on the wrong doers. Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • O Lord, let your people in Myanmar shine the light of Christ who strengthens those whose faith is in you. Let this time of persecution bring fruit of more to become Christians as they see the steadfastness of your people. Grant them new favor with the government so they may celebrate Christ together in peace. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Isaiah 41:9-13. God, encourage, strengthen and embolden my brothers and sisters in the faith to continue to move from one part of the town to the other to meet together in the body of Christ so they can worship you All Mighty and Sovereign God. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Isaac M - USA
  • Lord God we praise Your holy name! You have not given these believers-your sons & daughters-a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self- discipline!!! Your perfect love casts down all fear! Thank you for Your favor that surrounds these believers like a shield!!! Let them run Your race saying yes to your will & your ways in Jesus' name!
    Kisha M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May these Christians in the region overcome fear, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord I lift up those who have been thrown into prison go their faith in you. Give them an awareness of your presence. Give your children boldness and perseverance. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father I thank you for these Christians who love you so much that they want to celebrate the birth of your son. May they be encouraged and continue to worship freely and many others see their love and join with them in praising and coming to know you through your son Jesus Christ in his name I pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the faith and courage You have given these believers! Help them to keep standing fast in the face of persecution and soften the hearts of those that persecute them so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ.
    Betty A - USA
  • We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not afraid -1 Peter 3:13-17. No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises against them shall be shown to be in the wrong-Is 54.
    Rob N - USA
  • Thank You Father for the great faith of these Christians and thank You for their release. I pray that this persecution will not deter but only serve to strengthen the faith of other Christians in this region and that their previous captors hearts will be softened by the faith that they witnessed among Your people.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May Christians in the region overcome fear, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, let joy and peace abound in your children who delight in you. Keep them safe for your purposes they bring glory to you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father God, please help these dear ones to put on Your amour and stand against this evil. May they be wise but bold. Thank you for releasing them but help them not to live in fear but the love of God. I pray for the conviction of those who stand against the Truth. May their eyes be opened and their hearts changed. Amen
    Martha M - USA
  • Abba! I thank You that You have not given our brethren in Myanmar a spirit of fear, but love, power and a sound mind. That Your perfect love in them casts out all fear, fear of judgment through the power of the Holy Spirit and the patience endurance which comes from Christ. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father, I cannot speak with any knowledge, but I ask You to fill these Christians with an assurance in You & Your glory. Help them to be bold to share the love of Christ. Thank You Lord Jesus.
    Denice D - USA
  • Father, please replace any fear with faith that You have them in the palm of Your hand. Protect and provide for them supernaturally that their persecutors will know that You are the one true God.
    Christine W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May these Christians in the region overcome hear, thriving & growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
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