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

[215] 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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  • Dear Jesus, continue to give wisdom and discernment to all Christians in Myanmar. Encourage them and strengthen them. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon them to guide, comfort and give them joy even in this terrible period of testing. Continue to lead the people of Myanmar to know You and Your hope.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • O Lord, we grieve for these servants in Myanmar who have faced such hardship. Strengthen them. Uphold them with your righteousness. May those in prison be brave witnesses for you. May those who hold them captive look with favor on them. May these dear ones see your might & power in these horrible situations. May they see you coming in glory! Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Dear father, I pray that these folks find the best situation that suits them in their struggles but let that not be an excuse to not face persecution or to remain loyal to our Lord Jesus Christ. May they all stand firm and be courageous so that they can continue bringing people to your son and worshipping you publicly in Jesus' Holy and precious name
    Angela L - USA
  • Thank You for giving these Christians creativity and courage to continue serving You despite persecution. May they be able to train up many mature leaders to lead the house churches, and may believers continue to grow in faith through Your word. May these time of persecution only refine and purify the church, making it more pleasing to You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the front line workers in Myanmar as they continue to share you with others to bring them to salvation. Emboldemm, strengthen, encourage them. Give them wisdom and courage to know what to say and how to say it. Give them creativity. Provide for them so that they can provide for their families and continue to live for u
    Angie E - USA
  • I pray for trust and fearlessness. That He would raise up leaders to lead the flocks here. For courageous and faithful leaders. For protection for these leaders. Oh Jesus, I pray that you would triumph here in spite of the persecution. Help this underground church as they seek out leaders. Soften the hearts of the persecutors.
    Rosemary M - USA
  • In Jesus name, I take authority over every demonic power from hell and command them to be bound with chains that cannot be broken and I release warring angels to protect these dear brothers and sisters in Christ! Blind the eyes of their enemies and hide these dear Christians In your hiding places, expose the traps set for them and pour your Glory in!
    Cynthia M - USA
  • I pray Jesus would give you angelic protection! Praying you will come out of this stronger more alive in Christ! Wisdom be given in Jesus name!
    Lisa C - USA
  • Father, rebuke this spirit of fear which tries to grip your children in Myanmar. We know you are greater than our fears and the enemy of our soul. Father, pour out your spirit of boldness upon them as you did Peter on the day of Pentecost. Lord give them wisdom as they serve you. Speak to the hearts of those who persecute them. Pour out your Spirit.
    Polly C - USA
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Lord I praise You that the good news can't be stopped and I pray that Your hope would ring out in these house churches. I pray for Your peace to prevail and for more to come to know You. I pray for moments and times of intense faith to overcome the pastors. I pray for boldness and hope in sharing the good news of Christ. I pray for protection of truth.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear God, thank You for instilling this new strategy in the Christian Church of Myanmar. I know that through these house church efforts even more will come to Christ. Give the church leaders hope and boldness as they transition to this form gathering. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear Father in heaven, please give courage and protection to your people in Myanmar as they are being forced to form underground house churches in fear of facing persecution and prison. Father may they grow in their faith in Your Spirit's power and in the knowledge of Your word. Give them wisdom and discernment as they strategize. May more come to You!
    Jane C - USA
  • Lord I lift all of my brothers and sisters in Christ in this region. Help them find a way to worship you in peace! Provide for them places to worship. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • Father God we worship you and thank you for the Church in Myanmar! We ask for Your favor and protection over the church leaders as they transition to house churches. May Your Church continue to flourish in Myanmar and may new believers join every day. Please fill each of these Christians with your Spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We lift up all the Christians, Pastors and front-line workers in Myanmar. Bless them, empower them, open the way before them. They have endured much in the past few years and have kept the faith. Give the strength to continue. Pour Your Spirit on them. Convict the hearts of those who wish them harm. May their love be evident to all men. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for giving wisdom to these churches. Protect and provide for them as they preach the word. keep them ready in and out of season as they convince, rebuke, and exhort with all long suffering and teaching. Keep them watchful in all things, enduring afflictions, fulfilling their ministries. May the word of God run swiftly in Myanmar
    Julie C - USA
  • 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
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