Leaders in the Wa State region will move to house church worship.
Leaders in the Wa State region will move to house church worship.
Aug. 27, 2020 | Myanmar

Persecution Fosters New Church Strategy

[198] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Front-line workers in Myanmar.

Pastors and front-line workers in Myanmar’s Wa region are rethinking church strategies after an intense season of persecution. Wa state, in eastern Myanmar along the Chinese border, is an autonomous region governed by the Communist United Wa State Party. Christians in the region have been heavily persecuted since 2018. Most church buildings have been destroyed or confiscated, and almost all pastors in the region have been imprisoned at some point in the past two years. “Many pastors are scared to share their faith under threat of death or returning to prison,” a VOM worker said. Christian leaders in the area have decided that the best strategy is to transition traditional churches into underground house churches. To that end, leaders are now training local pastors and encouraging them not to live in fear. They are also teaching church planters how to start house churches. Pray for Christians in Myanmar.

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  • Father God watch over these precious saints. Let them not grow weary in doing good. Give them the wisdom needed to continue building for Your kingdom. Bless them with peace and joy. Strengthen them in their faith. Protect them from all harm, hurt or danger. May Your Holy Spirit cloak them from any weapon formed against them in Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • May your church continue to grow and bear much fruit in Myanmar. Help your people to be wise. Help them to continue to meet together and grow in you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Thank You Father for guiding the leadership of the churches in Myanmar to train the pastors in this strategy that has been so effectively used in Communist areas over several decades. We pray against a spirit of fear that has dominated the believers in this area. May their study of the Word and ministry of the Spirit strengthen them in their walk.
    Toni D - USA
  • Our Father of Heaven and Earth hear our prayers. Holy Spirt, give wisdom and discernment In setting up the house churches. We pray for boldness and courage for all the pastors, leaders and members to continue the good fight. We pray for the gospel to spread like wild fire and many to come to the salvation of Jesus Christ. In Jesus Precious Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Let the church planters and pastors take well to the new strategy to meet as a church. Strengthen the trembling pastors and believers, let them not be moved to disown you. Send them the Comforter to give them fresh courage and determination that the message of Jesus Christ do not disappear from Myanmar Wa area. Let it not die becoz of their fears.
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • Lord I pray for the Frontline workers in Myanmar. I pray your mercy ,your love, comfort and healing over them. I thank you for house churches. I pray for wisdom and strategy of how to continue on in their faith under such severe persecution. I pray that you would please alleviate this persecution So more can come to faith in Jesus. In His name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, You are the Almighty, Sovereign, loving God. Please give courage, strength, and wisdom to the church leaders and all believers in Myanmar. May they trust Jesus fully and only fear You. Please protect them. Stop the evil of the Communist party and draw many who live in the Wa region to a saving relationship with Jesus. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear God, we pray for the blessing over your churches in Myanmar and for Christians. Help them to not live in fear but to be encouraged. In the name of Jesus, we pray amen.
    Crystal L - USA
  • Lord God I ask your hand be upon the church in Myanmar , give them strength and courage and enable them to continue to be ambassadors for Christ thru this persecution , grant them wisdom in developing strategies to overcome the resistance to their faith may you have mercy on Myanmar and deliver that country out of its spiritual darkness In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray that you will be with these pastors and front-line workers in these times of vulnerability. Rest your hand upon them and deliver them from any harm that may come their way. Amen.
    Triton R - USA
  • Father God, provide safety for the house churches and their members so that they can flourish amid the persecution, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord we need You! We pray for strength for the front line workers in Myanmar's Wa region. Praying their home churches prosper and more leaders will come forward. Praying for encouragement for each in sharing their faiths to others.
    Denise O - USA
  • Help your children to obey you, Lord and not be afraid. Help them to trust you to take care of them and their families and to have a burden for the lost. Help these in Myanmar to be the same.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord I ask that You rebuke the very spirit of fear that is trying to come against my brothers and sisters. You have brought them this far and have never left nor forsaken them during trials God. Remind them that they are Yours and You have plans and purpose for them still. Encourage them to continue Your work in creative ways. Your kingdom come Lord
    Miranda J - USA
  • Abundantly bless these dear brethren in Wa state, Father God! Help them know how to be the Church You purpose them to be in these difficult times. Raise up godly leaders, pastors etc who will help equip and grow your people in purity, love and devotion to You. Give wisdom, discernment & courage as they face challenges daily. Amen
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Dear Lord, I pray that the good Christians of Myanmar stand firm in their faith, that they use the new skills and new leaders to share and spread God's word in all the land. I pray you may increase their faith and increase their boldness to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. And protect them from prison Jesus. You are worthy of all the pain.
    Andrew E - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You have given Your persecuted people amazing strength! I ask that You grant miraculous things to happen in the midst of their churches. I ask that You set them apart from disease and disaster common in that area so that others may know that Your hand is upon them. Add to their numbers Lord! Bring more into Your kingdom.
    Patricia W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Please grant strength and courage to the front-line workers in Myanmar. Thank you for their testimony to others. Continue to show your love through them. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, thank you for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are following You, I pray for their protection and ask for Your continued guidance in safety while they start up their house churches, I ask that no mater what happens that You would help them to continue in "being wise as serpents, and innocent as doves." In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Father I pray for this change in the way the Myanmar Christians worship. May they go forward with you.
    Give the front line workers wisdom and favor as they lead the people. May they not become discouraged for any reason, but be strong in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to strengthen the family of these believers in the face of persecution. Give them wisdom on how to handle each situation. Soften the hearts of nonbelievers so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ and become believers.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord! Thank you so much for Myanmar 🇲🇲. May you be exalted and in the midst of these persecutions, raise up and build up your children so they would be discipled to make disciples too. Thank you Lord! Myanmar is for the Lord! Hallelujah!!
    Samuel G - Ghana
  • Now may our Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. Amen.
    Susan S - USA
  • Father, I thank you for these church leaders who are taking steps to adjust to what needs to be done in order for the church to continue to meet. Give them abundant wisdom and protect them as they make these changes. Strengthen the faith of each of your chidren in Myanmar and let their lives be a testimony of Christ by Your Spirit in them.
    Vicki W - USA
  • My Lord, these people are given the gift of sharing your very suffering. May they be given many graces to continue in the struggle and not give up. Please give them hope, encouragement and much consolation. Be with them at every moment. May their love for You and their neighbour draw many to seek and adore You.
    Denise G - Canada
  • Father, help the believers to be bold for You. Send bibles so they can study and strengthen true faith. Pierce the hearts of the persecutors and bring them to a saving knowledge of You. Keep them from drug abuse and the trade of drugs. In the name of Jesus, AMEN!
    Linda R - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar. I pray that You will give them wisdom and courage. I pray that You would be very real in their mist, showing them signs and wonders and protecting them from persecution. I pray the church would blossom and grow mighty throughout their land. Save souls! In Jesus' precious name, amen!
    Barry D - USA
  • Lord, You have servants in Myanmar experiencing harsh treatment for Your name sake. While being ostracized, persecuted, and some even forced into prison. We're praying for an explosive wave of protection and for safe places of worship meetings to occur without the harassment of Communist United Wa Party. In Jesus name amen.
    anthony c - USA
  • Father, pour out Your Spirit on believers in Myanmar and overcome all fear. Bless their hearts and may these house churches flourish. Glorify Your Name and may even more people come to know You so that all would know none of the enemy's devices will succeed in drowning out Your work to save the souls of those You love. We worship You. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
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