A Christian family in Myanmar, evicted from their village years ago.
A Christian family in Myanmar, evicted from their village years ago.
Apr. 29, 2021 | Myanmar

Christian Families Pressured to Choose Jesus or their Village

[178] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Believers facing opposition.

Eleven families of believers from the Palaung tribe in Shan State have experienced pressure from villagers to leave their new Christian faith. Villagers grew angry because the believers had gathered to worship and pray. After pushing the families to leave their faith or leave the village, three of the families grew fearful and have since left the church. Missionaries who work in the area convinced village leaders to allow the families to remain in the village; however, villagers retaliated by stoning the homes of the Christians. Pray that the Christians remain firm in their faith and love their neighbors despite the intimidation and attacks. Pray that the three families who left the faith will return to Jesus. Finally, pray for the persecutors to experience the love of Christ, and to hear and see the gospel displayed in the lives of the Christian families.

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  • Father, I pray for deliverance of the those who live in darkness in Myanmar. I pray that the testimony of those who continue to follow Jesus in Love & truth will soften the hearts of the other villagers & bring them into a desire to know more about Jesus Christ & His saving Grace. I pray you will protect these families & bring those who are afraid back
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father please strengthen these families in your love. May those who persecute them be ashamed and also turn to Jesus.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Our God of encouragement, we ask You to encourage our Palaung brothers and sisters to remain firm in their faith, and to love those who persecuted them. Restore to Jesus those who lost courage through these difficulties and enable their brothers and sisters to receive them back with open arms. Use the witness of these Christians to win others to Christ
    Toni D - USA
  • Father thank You for the Palaung tribe and thank You that You love them. I pray for those who are new to the faith that You would fill them with Your Holy Spirit and wisdom. I pray that they would not fear but would trust You! I pray that they would stand firm in their fight despite intimidation or attacks. Please be with them and protect them.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord, I pray you will deep these families that have believed on you, give them strength and grace to say no to the enemy, and do not deny you. Let them know you are their provider. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen
    Tariku G - Saudi Arabia
  • Father, you see how difficult the villagers are making it for your children. Please give them the strength to trust and to believe you will be there with them. Please work in the hearts of those who are coming against them. Open their eyes to see Christ and to believe. And please minister to the 3 families who left the church.Draw them back.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord, You alone can bring peace and we ask for peace to reign in the hearts of those persecuted and in the persecutors. May these difficulties not discourage the Christian's faith. Strengthen them to love when it is hard and to forgive when it seems impossible. Please redeem the persecutors as they witness Your love in the Christian's lives.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord I pray for those who are forced to choose between their village and You. I pray for boldness and courage to choose You and for Your name to be lifted high among them. I ask for miraculous provision and beautiful things to come from this. I pray Lord for Your will to be done and for Your Word to ignite hearts to remain steadfast in You.
    Joy H - USA
  • BLESS THEM WITH YOUR HOPE AND STRENGTH !!! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • BLESS THEM LORD WITH YOUR LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT ,YOUR PEACE AND PROTECTION !! MASTER PLEASE TOUCH THE HEARTS OF THE OPPOSING VILLAGERS !! TO OPEN THEIR EYES AND HEARTS LORD TO THE TRUTH OF CHRIST JESUS !! HEAL THEIR LAND JESUS !! FROM THIS CONFUSION !! PLEASE ALLOW THE 3 FAMILIES THAT CHANGED THEIR OPINIONS ! RETURN TO CHRIST HELP THEM LORD -
    Terrell A - USA
  • HOLY AND MIGHTY GOD GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!! MAGNIFICENT AND RIGHTEOUS GOD !! YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL !! THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT US !!! LORD PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN IN MYANMAR !! MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTERS BLESS THEM TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THERE HOMES!!!
    Terrell A - USA
  • Lord I ask for Your protection and provision over these families. I ask for Your hand to leading them with decisions and pouring out peace. I pray that Your Spirit would make their lives look different and radiate hope. I pray for the village leaders to experience You and seek You out and know the Gospel.
    Joy H - USA
  • Oh God, we pray for these persecutors among the Palaung tribe in the Shan State in Myanmar that they would have dreams and visions about Jesus and realize their need to follow Him completely and convict them of their wrong choices in persecuting believers. We pray for these three families to decide to declare their commitment to follow Jesus, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Lord strengthen those who are faithful to you to boldly claim joy & hope as they are persecuted. Overwhelm those who have turned back. teach them to count the cost & find you worthy of all. Protect & provide as only you can. Redeem this situation. Let those who are persecuting become proclaimers. Let them turn from their wicked ways to find you worthy.
    Atacy U - USA
  • I pray for these Christians in Myanmar who are being persecuted for their faith. I pray that they would have boldness,conviction, strength to remain faithful to you and that they would be able to remain in their villages despite the intimidation. Please bring peace to the villages and turn the hearts of the persecutors to you. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father God, push back the evil forces who continue to persecute the Christians in Myanmar. Please provide the needed safety and protection for these believers and their families. Spread the gospel throughout the land and give these believers opportunities to share their faith and love their neighbors. Draw many to faith in Christ and glorify your name
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray that You would, through Your power and grace, keep these believers strong and filled with faith in the midst of this persecution. Provide for their needs, spiritually and physically. We ask that You would touch the families that left - bring them back to Yourself. May those who cause them trouble be convicted and seek salvation! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who Sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ we honor You for faithfulness Myanmar believers. We ask for provision for them , a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please provide the needs of these families as they have faced persecution for their faith . May each believer be strengthened and encourage d in faith in Myanmar as they take up their crosses and faithfully follow Jesus despite the constant persecution. Help them to forgive and love their persecutors, open doors for them to share the gospel.
    Marian P - USA
  • Father, I place all these families in your hands. The enemy is using fear to control them, rebuke the fear, replace it with strength and boldness. I pray you would help them to see that you are with them. Show them what they are to do. Comfort them as they are afraid for their lives and their children. Speak to the hearts of those doing this. Move Lord
    polly c - USA
  • Father, strengthen and encourage our brothers and sisters in Myanmar as they take up their crosses and faithfully follow Jesus despite the constant opposition. Enable them to remain firm in their faith and love their neighbors even as they love themselves. May their persecutors come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and experience newness of life.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, Strengthen these fearful Christians. Replace their fear with faith & bring the 3 families that have abandoned the church back into fellowship. Protect the Christians in Shan State from the evil one & help them to forgive & love their persecutors. Grant them a bold, fruitful witness, increased faith & an eternal perspective. In Jesus name, amen
    Sheron L - USA
  • Lord God,
    Be a shield of Refuge these believers in this village.
    Be there strength when they get weary. Cover them from the enemy. Don't let the enemy prevail. Rise up and have Your way! Let the Love of Jesus seep into every heart & home. May those who left You Lord Return to You. Give strength and wisdom to the believers. In Christ we pray Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Father, please help your family that is suffering in Myanmar. Encourage these believers who are being rejected by their village. May their faithfulness be the evidence of your love that brings many more into your kingdom. Give the grace that these families need to show love to their enemies and work in the hearts of those who have left in fear. Amen
    Ross J - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar. We know that You so desperately love them; I pray that they will stand strong in their faith and that those who have fallen away will find their way back to You, knowing You wait with open arms. May they be the love of Christ to their persecutors, whom I pray will have open hearts to the gospel.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that You would strengthen these Christians and help them to love their neighbors, even in the midst of persecution. May those who have turned from You have hearts pierced by Your conviction and return in the confidence that You forgive those who repent. Please draw those who oppose You to the truth of Your gospel, and to true life.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, may the believers continue to be strong in the Lord. May they fully trust Jesus. Give them wisdom and guidance how to live in this difficult time. Protect them from evil. Enable them to love and forgive their enemies. Open the eyes of those who oppose them and draw them to Jesus for salvation. Thank you for how you will work in their lives.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord everyone needs YOu. May those who recanted know You are the prodigal Father always waiting for them. may they return IJN and for good. lift up & sustain those who are choosing You above comfort &convenience. May their faith be rock solid as they are rooted in Your Word. Grant them an abudance of peace. May the persecutors see YOurbeauty&turn
    Lisa T - USA
  • We are holding you up to the Lord in prayer! Strength and Grace of the Holy Spirit to cover you in his peace 🕊️ You are not forgotten! Amen
    Robin H - USA
  • Our great Father God, You see the situation of these dear believers and how difficult this is for them. Please help them focus on Jesus and stand firm. Please bring about good relations with their neighbours leading to peace. Help the families that left find their way back to trusting Jesus. Bring gospel knowledge and repentance to the persecutors. IJN
    Jean S - Canada
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