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

Imprisoned Pastor Cannot Leave Wa State

[289] 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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  • 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
  • Father, thank you for Rev. Au and his family. You are their refuge and strength. Help believers to relocate to safety and those who can't keep them safe from evil. Please supply bibles there and strengthen their faith. Help new believers not be involved in the drug trade, but to turn away from temptation. Give believers help to share the gospel. Amen.
    Wanda B - USA
  • Holy Father, lead the believers in Wa State Myanmar in Your righteousness. Grant them wisdom in witnessing and joy in worship. Deliver Pastor Ai and his children from the evil one, lead them in paths of righteousness for Your namesake, and provide for their needs. Deliver them from all who persecute them that Your salvation may be known on earth.
    Julie C - 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 n faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring those like the Wa State Army members to repentance. And sustain Rev. Ai and his three children in their need. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Please Lord please intercede for Rev. Ai and his family. I pray that the governing authorities and other persecutors would have great favor on him and his family. I pray that they would be able to conduct church services and move about freely as they wish. Please draw this persecutors to You, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Reverend Ai and his children. Lord, guide them in ways to fulfill the mission of the Faith. Bless them Greatly for being willing to suffer for Your Name's sake. Lead them. Give them peace and joy in it all. Fill them with Courage and grace. May the love they show bring thousands to know You.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - 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 the Wa State Army members, to repentance. And sustain Rev. Ai and family in their trial. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God Almighty please deliver your people from this spiritual opression. May they find rest in praising your Name. Please bring fair legislation to the believers of this country, Lord i pray that you will raise a Moses up for these People. Bless them with the ability to continue to love their opresssors. Please save them God. In Jesus name, amen.
    Quanesha r - 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 members of the Wa State Army to repentance. Sustain Rev. Ai and family in their trial. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up Rev. Ai and family. I pray that Your Will would be fulfilled in their lives and the lives of other Christians in this region who have lost their ability to fellowship together. Lord, make a way for them to leave the area or change the hearts of those restricting them so they can worship freely. In Jesus's Name. Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Father you see these specific needs of pastor Ai and his family. Will you be their all in all, their protection, peace, comfort, hope and strength. Help them be light and remain faithful and focused. Bring other people to know You and partner with them. Move among these people and show your truth, love and glory!
    Melissa S - USA
  • Lord, some things seem impossible but with You all things are possible. Please allow Ai and his family to relocate in an area where they can safely serve You. May the Wa State Army be curtailed in their activities and may You draw their members out of darkness into Light. May Ai and his family not grow discouraged, but turn to You and find You faithful
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, I lift Rev. Ai and his family to you for protection, strength, and provision. I pray you would bless the believers in the Wa State and strengthen their faith. I pray you would open opportunities to meet together. May Rev. Ai and his family see your hand of provision and grow in Christ through this situation. May they have joy in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father, Ai and his family are persecuted for Jesus. Your children in Wa state in Myanmar can't worship or pray to you openly. They need Your angels of protection around them Lord Jesus and Your Holy Spirit to fill them with all they need to stand strong and be Your witnesses. Provide for their needs and have Your favor upon them to grow Your church
    Alan G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Myanmar, especially those 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 the Wa State Army members to repentance. And sustain Rev. Ai and family in their trial. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord thank You for Rev Ai and his faith and courage in serving You in Wa state. I pray the prohibition of praying, ability to meet in fellowship, and leading church activities will be lifted so he and his family can worship freely in their home and with other believers. May his faith remain strong and his work be fruitful and many come to know Christ.
    Beth M - 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 believers in WA state; bring members of the Wa State Army to repentance. And sustain Rev. Ai and & his family in their need.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, You are our refuge and strength. Place Rev. Ai and his family under Your wings. Fill him with courage to remain faithful. Let him know that he is not alone, that we are praying for him. Let him feel Your presence. Surround him with other believers to help encourage him. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • We thank you Father for the life of Ai and his family, may your name be glorified in their lives, I use them as contact Point to all Christians suffering all kinds of persecutions allover The World, asking you LORD to go ahead of them and humble the mighty, pulling down every Stronghold hindering them from practicing their faith in you in JESUS name A
    Chima U - Switzerland
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