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

[221] prayers in [13] 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

  • Lord please confuse and confound the work that the devil attempts to do here. Relieve the fear of the people that you have given them a spirit of courage, love and power, Thank you for their faithful stand in you. May they continue to be beacons of light shining forth your love. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father God, we thank you for the release of our brothers and sisters in Christ. unharmed. I pray for their continued safety with Your hedge of protection around them and others whose lives they bring to You. Oh Lord I pray that all fear be delivered out from them to be replaced with unbreakable courage like Your strong tower! In Christ Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Holy and Righteous Father in Heaven. Thank you for these precious and faithful believers. Their courage is inspiring and encouraging. Bless them with protection and provide their needs. We pray that through their examples, many will come to faith in Jesus. We forgive their persecutors and desire for their salvation. In The Precious Name of Jesus Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the Wa State Army, and others from using anything against the Body of Christ in Myanmar. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those in the Wa State Army and others to You, and Cause them to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ who were arrested in Myanmar Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Healing for their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Way to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift our brothers and sisters in Christ who were arrested in Myanmar up to You; Thank You for Blessing them to Believe in and Follow You, and to endure being arrested and having their heads shaved by the Wa State Army, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear God, Thank you for these peoples' faith. I hope that someday they can celebrate Christmas with their captors, even if it requires some kind of miracle. Please be with and comfort these people so that they will not fear. And be with them and help them in their fear, please. Thank you, God. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we do praise You for every act of courage and bravery that You enable in Your people. Please continue to help these believers choose to obey You rather than man, and may they walk in wisdom towards outsiders, making the best use of the time they have been granted. May they be guarded by Your peace.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father thank you for protecting these Christians. Keep them mentally, physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually strong. I pray for them to be bold and unafraid knowing that you are there to protect them, guide them and bless them. Let them be a beacon of light for others to come to You and grow your kingdom in China and Myanmar.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father God may your mighty hand be upon all our persecuted Brothers and Sisters! May you provide their every need and may you give them Boldness to stand strong to endure all that they are going through in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Help these Christians get fair justice and help with the Easter service.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please help all Christians in Myanmar and enable them to worship in their own towns. Bless them as Easter approaches and enable them to worship our Risen Lord Jesus Christ. I ask fin Jesus' name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Father God hear the voice of your children in Wa province of Myanmar to be strong whilst facing persecution from the authorities. I pray that you touch the hearts of those military officers to see the Christ in them as they boldly profess Jesus is Lord.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Lord I thank you for your precious saints that wanted to go and worship you on Christmas day, Father I pray your grace and mercy be upon them even the more so. Protect them as they gather to worship you, protect their goings and comings. Give them favor with their persecutors. Father help their hearts to remain faithful to you. In Jesus name.
    Cassandra L - USA
  • Father please protect these beautiful children of yours from evil and harm. Give them spiritual, physical, mental and emotional strength to grow your Church in China. Bless them with the resources they need to expand your Kingdom in China. I pray for boldness and confidence in reaching out to others in Faith and love. Let their love for you shine!
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    Laurie T - USA
  • Lord we are rejoicing with them they were released. May their faith go to a new place as a result. May it be rock solid in You. May fear and discouragement be far from them. We speak hope & freedom from any shame IJN. May the believers in this region grow in boldness. We cancel the enemy's plans for them to be afraid in Jesus' Name!
    Lisa T - USA
  • I pray for these arrested Christians. Fill them with even more boldness not fear. May they understand that they dwell in your presence and you are their protection. May even more people be drawn to you Christ because of their sacrifice.
    Lori R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these 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; bring the attackers to repentance. May believers overcome fear & thrive, growing in numbers & maturity. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for all the believers Myanmar. Be with them and strengthen them. May they feel Your Presence and peace. Take away their fear and fill them with courage and love. Guide their words, their actions and decisions. Protect them and provide for their needs.
    In Jesus' precious name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I pray you strengthen these believers. I pray that they realize that your are worth so much more than what they leave behind. Rebuke all fear. Give them knowledge of your Word, wisdom in using it and living by it. Guide them to souls to share the truth with. Speak to the hearts of those who oppose them. Open the blinded eyes, deal with hearts.
    polly c - 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 overcome hear, growing in numbers & maturity. May they be a light. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to bless and strengthen Your children as they remain faithful to You. May Your children encourage each other as they face threats and persecution. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Christians in the region: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united n 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' Nae. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, thank You for sending Jesus and for these Christians who celebrated His birth. Thank You for their faithfulness and may that be a witness to the villages and authorities of their love for You and Your love for them. Please sustain, provide and protect them. Perfect love casts out fear and may they come to know this love You have for them.
    Beth P - 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 overcome hear & grow in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa 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 believers overcome fear & grow in numbers & maturity. May wrongful arrests stop. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please be with these brave believers. I cannot believe how brave they are to face this with such courage. Lord, keep encouraging their faith. Let Your Word inspire and encourage them. May they grow together in kindness and love and support as they rally together in Your name. Help those in authority to give them freedom of worship, Abba.
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, thank you for the determination and courage you have given to your people in Myanmar. Please continue to encourage them and to give them wisdom as they continue to meet and to seek fellowship. Let every fiery dart of the enemy and those around them only be used to grow them in faith and trust, knowing that you are there and you will keep them.
    Vicki 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 believers overcome fear, thriving & growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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