Buddhism has a strong hold in Myanmar.
Buddhism has a strong hold in Myanmar.
Mar. 19, 2020 | Myanmar

Imprisoned Pastor Cannot Leave Wa State

[307] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Rev. Ai and family.

Rev. Ai was arrested in 2018 along with other Christian leaders during a separatist crackdown in Wa state. His family struggled while he was in prison, and members of the Wa State Army prevented other believers from helping them. Ai was released after several months, but the situation remains very difficult for Christians in the region. They are not allowed to meet for fellowship or even pray before meals, and pastors are strictly prohibited from leading church activities. Ai and his family would like to leave the area, but as members of the Wa ethnic group they are not allowed to move outside Wa state borders. Pray for Ai and his three children.

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  • Dear God,
    Lord, I pray for Ai and his family. Please be with them in these tough circumstances. Thank you that Ai is no longer in prison, but I hear it's still very difficult. May you pour our your Spirit on this community and soften their hearts and bring them to Christ. Please bless Ai's family and the other Christians. Thank you! In Jesus name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Abba, we lift Ai and his family up, asking for peace, grace, and strength in this dark hour. We ask that you remind them always of your love and commitment to your people, so that they may not become discouraged. Give them shelter and make their home safe to give you praise! Let them not begin to question, for the reward will be great in the end! Amen!
    Bre D - USA
  • Gracious God and Father, have mercy on Ai and his family. Help them Lord find a way to move out of their location and find a better place to stay. The restrictions place on them Lord is heavy, but we know that all things are possible with you. Thank you for giving them courage and strength. May Ai and his family continue to shine. In JesusName Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Our Father, please help Rev Ai and his family. . In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to the Wa State Army, and the Buddhists to You; Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant Pastor Ai, his family, and the Body of Christ Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel with others and each other, Way for Pastor Ai and his family to leave Wa State, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift Pastor Ai, his family, and the Body of Christ in Wa State, Myanmar up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the Wa State Army from using anything against them. Thank You for Blessing Pastor Ai, his family, and the Body of Christ to endure persecution, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, I pray for Rev. Ai and his children. I ask you to guide him as he seeks you. I pray you show him what you would have he and his family to do. Strengthen their faith, let them know you are with them. Move in this situation. Pour out your Spirit upon those who are blinded by Satan. May they realize their need for you.
    polly c - USA
  • Father I lift Pastor Ai and his family. May they find comfort knowing that they have freedom in You. Lord I ask that you would give them favor with the govt. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Lord God on high, hear the fervent prayers for this Reverend and his family I respectfully ask that You would send help to this family and all other Christians in this area Please give them wisdom guidance and remove this trap of legislation set by the enemy. Help them to show kindness to their persecutors bearing witness of Your Mighty Name In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith of all of these Christians. Give them wisdom for how to proceed in their situation and endurance to stand fast no matter what. Soften the hearts of their oppressors so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank You for pastor Ai and his family! Thank You for all my brothers and sisters in Wa state! Lord work miracles for them, the more persecution, the more miracles, more gospel witness! Strengthen them, grow them, increase their numbers greatly and provide for their freedom to worship and proclaim You! Protect them Father. Amen!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Thank You for releasing Reverend Ai from prison, and for taking care of his family while he was not able to do so. Prepare them for this next difficult stage of their lives. Anchor them in Your Word and fill them with faith. Show him how to creatively live for You in the midst of all these restrictions, leading his wife and children in discipleship.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, provide for your faithful in this difficult place. Show the unfaithful that there is a true God, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Reverend Ai and his family and those he leads who are willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel. I pray that You would provide for all of his family's needs, demonstrating that You are sovereign and faithful. I also pray that You would give Ai your wisdom in how to proceed; if it is Your will, may he leave the Wa state.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Myanmar, particularly in Wa state: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Sustain Rev. Ai and his three children during their trail. Bring members of the Wa State Army to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You know the plans you have for Rev Ai and his family... on their behalf we beseech you if your will please to provide deliverance for them. Provide miraculous intervention and escape for them. But if not your will, then sustain them with your peace, strength and grace one day at a time. Bless them for their trust in You. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord we praise you and honor You! You have our destiny planned for us. Today we lift up Ai and his family. They have endured imprisonment for the gospel and now seek asylum from the wa state. Lord, please hear their prayers as they are making them known to You. We thank You Lord for doing a work in their lives and may they be able to reach others!
    Donna H - USA
  • Jesus You came to set the captives free, Ai and his family need to be set free from this land of persecution. Give Ai peace as he continue to seek You for guidance. Bless his family to stand strong in the Lord. Protect and provide for their needs. Let no weapon formed against the church prosper. Touch the hearts of their oppressors. In Jesus Name.
    Norma C - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray for Reverend Ai and his family, that they would hold fast to You and believe the truth and goodness of Your promises. May they hold fast to the promise of Your heavenly kingdom and trust You with the injustice around them now. May they have a way opened to leave, and continue proclaiming You wherever they find themselves.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, You are Ai's refuge and strength, a very present help in time of need. Please protect and provide for all his family's needs. Pour out your love and blessing upon him and his children. Please strengthen, protect and help my brothers and sisters in Myanmar. May Your Spirit encourage them and give them wisdom. In Jesus' Name, Amen
    Margaret H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Myanmar, particularly in Wa state: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. And sustain Rev. Ai and & his family in their trial. Bring members of the Wa State Army to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, I ask in the name of Jesus that you lead and protect Ai and his family. Let the church shine brightly in a dark world, especially in these unique times. Let the fear of a "virus," not outweigh the fear of God for those who reject Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. Let that fear bring many to repentance in Myanmar and everywhere. Thank You Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Help Rev Ai and his family get released from prison and show the Buddhists that Christ is not so different from their religion and it is contrary to their faith to persecute other faiths.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, we ask You to hold Rev. Ai and his family close to Your heart, that as they seek You, You will provide a way out of Wa or show him how he can minister in their present circumstances. The gospel cannot be stopped by anyone or thing and You have a plan for them. May the children be protected from any harm and we pray they too will know the Lord
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord, help REV Ai and his family through this hard time. Please let them worship with others believers and be free to eat meals with others as the rest of the citizens in Myanmar are allowed to enjoy. Give them the support they need at this time.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, please help Rev. Ai and his family as they suffer for you. Please strengthen their faith and help heir children to walk in your ways. Help believers be fed and have fellowship despite this repression. Break the strongholds of darkness and set people free to your truth.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask You to strengthen our brother, his family, and the other believers in this area as they boldly stand for You. In the midst of health scares and persecution, let them know that they are not alone and that Your body around the world stands with them. We trust You to provide for their physical needs and to reassure their hearts.
    Gina A - USA
  • Father I pray for Ai and his family. Help them to find their encouragement and refuge in you. Give them endurance to finish their race. Deliver them from fear and the enemies lies against them. Give Ai wisdom in knowing how to lead his family and the church. Encourage them as they cannot meet with other believers.
    Moriah B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Myanmar, particularly in Wa state: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring their opponents, like Wa State Army members, to repentance. Sustain Rev. Ai and his three children in their need. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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