A worship service in Myanmar
A worship service in Myanmar
Feb. 20, 2020 | Myanmar

Pastor Imprisoned for Sharing the Gospel

[221] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Pastor Sam and Wife.

A pastor in Wa state served two months of hard labor in a prison camp recently after religious authorities noticed an increasing number of people converting to Christianity. Pastor Sam often accompanied his wife to market days in the area, where she sold fresh fruit and vegetables and they both took the opportunity to share the gospel with those they met. In time, however, authorities noticed more people turning to Christ and decided to arrest the pastor. Although he fled before they were able to arrest him, authorities instead arrested his wife and burned their entire stock of Bibles. When the pastor heard that his wife was in custody, he returned to take her place in prison, serving two months before his release. According to VOM contacts, the situation in the region of Wa state is very difficult for Christians right now. “Pray that God would give them strength to stand firm in faith,” a Christian leader said. “Pray that God would soften the hearts of Wa authorities and bring them to a saving knowledge of Him.”


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  • Father, in Jesus' name, I ask that you bless Pastor Sam for his faith and bravery. Please let the message of Jesus go throughout Myanmar to soften hearts and release the pastor without harm. Bless his family and comfort the believers. Please make a way they can grow in Christ and meet together. Let the wicked repent and turn to Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, I lift this pastor, his wife and the community to you. I ask that protect and shield these believers faithfully moving your word here. I ask that the undue persecution of these believers end. Squash the moves of the enemy that threaten the work here. Give the believers strength to endue and rewards to their accounts for faithful service.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Yes, Lord Jesus, soften the hearts of the Wa authorities and bring them to a saving knowledge of Him. Give the Christians in the area strength to stand firm in faith, and guide them in the way they should go. May their attitude and actions influence many in the area to want to know You. May all believers sense Your Mighty Presence & pour out Praises!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father in Heaven, thank you for the boldness and faithfulness of Pastor Sam and Wife. Lord, grant them courage and strength to continue to spread the Gospel. Lord soften the hearts of the Wa authorities and bring them to the saving grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We are encouraged and inspired by their testimony. In Jesus Holy Name. Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Dear God,I pray that the Christians in the Wa state would be strengthened and renewed every day.Please be with Pastor Sam and his wife, and comfort them after the things they've endured.Please look to these people and this place.May you soften the hearts of the authorities so that they may turn to you and be healed.Thank you.In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the authorities and others from using anything against Pastor Sam, his wife, and the Body of Christ in Myanmar. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those in authority and others to You; Cause them to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant Pastor Sam, his wife, and the Body of Christ in Wa State and all of Myanmar Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Complete Healing, 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 Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift Pastor Sam, his wife, and the Body of Christ in Wa State and all of Myanmar up to You; Thank You for Blessing Pastor Sam and his wife to endure being arrested, and the Pastor being in a prison camp for two months for spreading Your Gospel, and the Body of Christ to endure persecutions, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Our Father, please help Pastor Sam and his wife. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, please strengthen Pastor Sam, his wife, and the believers suffering in this region. Soften hearts and open minds of the authorities to allow your Word to be shared openly.
    emily g - USA
  • God, you are sovereign. In Acts 4:24-31 we read that Christ was put to death by sinful man, yet it was the Father's plan from the beginning. Even when Peter and John saved souls for Heaven, threats were breathed out against them. Yet they prayed for boldness to speak the Word and confirmation that God authorized this. Let it be for Sam and his wife.
    Zachery Z - USA
  • God, we are asking that indeed You would give pastor Sam and his wife strength and grace to stand firm in their faith and Lord God that You would soften the hearts of Wa authorities and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus. We pray that if need be signs and wonders would occur that would confirm Your power and authority in that place, amen!
    Matt B - USA
  • Lord, l pray for Sam and his wife & others like them, that YOu strengthen them & may they never have regrets IJN. We pray for Myanmar that multitudes would be drawn & submit to Your loving kindness. We lift up authorities there that they hear You wooing their hearts & would YOu reveal Yourself to them. We know they will not resist sucha beautifulGod
    Lisa T - USA
  • Abba Myanmar has welcomed satanic powers to hurt your children. Subdue them God empower the believers to go forth with power from on high with wisdom and grace of God to reach out the monks and speak with boldness disecting buddhist teachings. Fill them with terro of hell and know their gods are man made. Jesus rescue your own &spread them nationwide
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Father, bless Pastor Sam and his wife as they faithfully serve You in Wa state. Continue to provide an open door of ministry and open mouths to proclaim the Gospel to those who are without hope and in need of the Savior. Stengthen and protect their covenant bond as husband and wife so that they may mirror Jesus' relationship with His body, the Church.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Praying for Pastor Sam and wife as they minister in China. May the doors open wider for the Good News to be spoken in China. May the Chinese government turns their hearts to God. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Alicia T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, in Jesus name and by Your Holy Spirit, strengthen Pastor Sam and his wife. Fill them with Your power to stand firm and be Your witnesses. Protect and deliver them from every plan of the enemy. Fill them with Your joy, peace, and wisdom. Meet all their needs and the needs of those they minister to for Your glory and Kingdom. Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Sam, his wife & other Christians in the region of Wa state: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Soften the hearts of Wa authorities to You; may they meet Christ. May these believers keep growing. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Sam, his wife & other believers in the region of Wa state: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of Wa authorities to Christ. May their changed hearts & lives help the Church grow. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Free our brother and sister.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Praise You Father for Pastor Wa's release. Please Lord please allow them to worship freely. Please draw these authorities to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Sam, his wife & other believers in the region of Wa state: Protect, provide for comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Wa authorities to repentance. May their changed hearts & lives enable the Church to keep growing. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I pray for Pastor Sam and his wife that you protect them and keep them. Let your hand be upon them and the church they are leading. Let the revival come into the church for all to see that you are at work in the hearts of man.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Sam, his wide & other believers in the region of Wa state: Protect, provide for,comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Soften the hearts of Wa authorities; bring them to Christ. May these believers grow in numbers & maturity. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I pray that you would strengthen your children to stand firm in their faith in you and that you would soften the hearts of Wa authorities and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus.
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Sam, his wife & other believers in the region of Wa state: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of Wa authorities to You. May these believers keep growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father I thank you for pastor Sam and his wife and their willingness to share the gospel with whoever they can. Please protect them from incarceration and bless their ministry make it fruitful. May many more come to know Christ through their witness in Jesus name I pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Sam, his wife & other believers in the region of Wa state: Protect provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of Wa authorities to Christ. May these Christians keep growing in numbers & maturity. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Pastor Sam and his wife as they suffer this persecution. Thank You for bringing him through his imprisonment. Give them the strength to stand firm and to not give in to evil. Empower them to continue their amazing witness! Soften the hearts of those in leadership in the Way state. Bring them to a saving knowledge of You. Amen
    Madison F - USA
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