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

[158] prayers in [13] 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, 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
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for the faithfulness of Christians in Myanmar. May their fellow villagers allow them to stay and be converted to the love and redemption found only through Christ! Thanks Lord, Amen.
    Robert M - USA
  • This nation of Myanmar is in turmoil. Lord, I pray for Your hand to move. Please bring Your presence there. I pray against the enemy's schemes in Your Name, Jesus. I ask that these new believers will stand firm in love and may their witness be contagious. Holy Spirit please bring these 3 families back to Jesus. Maybtheir hearts be moved and emboldened!
    Mary H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of peace as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your Word. We praise You for faithfulness of Myanmar believers. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, these are very difficult circumstances under which these believers have been placed. Following You is costing them much, but You are not a God of fear for You have not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. They can overcome because greater is He that is in them than He that is in the world. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord, please bring the families who have left the faith back to you by your infinite grace just as we all need your mercy to sustain us when our faith is weak. Continue to strengthen those who are still walking with you amid the pressure from their village. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for 11 believing families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring 3 of the families who left their faith, back to Jesus. Bring the persecutors to repentance. May they see & respond to Your kindness to these families. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus I pray for those who are struggling with fear and rejection be cause of their faith. Restore them and minister your gentle spirit in their life. May they know that you love them. May those who have stood firm find your continued strength in their lives. I ask that their persecutors may see Jesus in them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, in the midst of persecution, give a stedfast faith to each family, drawing them to Thee even when they are afraid, and loving their neighbours despitr intimidation and attacks. Revive the faith of thr families who left. Open the eyes of the persecutors to see the gospel and love of Christ in the lives of Christian families. Amen.
    Rachel T - USA
  • Lord, please help these brave and besieged families. May they cling to Your Hope in the midst of this dark. Please help them rely on You and one another to make it through these dark days. Appear in dreams to their neighbors and reveal Yourself to them. Open doors to them and keep them safe. Hold them in Your palm, O God. Be near & sustain in all
    Amy G - USA



  • Pray for these Myanmar Christians to be firm in their faith and love their neighbors despite the intimidation and attacks, that the three families who left the faith will return to Jesus, and that their persecutors will experience the love of Christ and hear and see the gospel displayed in the lives of the Christian families, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father give grace and strength to your children and help them to love their enemies. I pray for the salvation for the villagers and the return of the three families.
    Wanda B - USA
  • Lord, please encourage these believers to stand firm in their faith, despite the great difficulties they face. Please provide for them and allow them to know and experience your presence like never before.
    Tijuanna B - USA
  • Father in Heaven, we raise the people of Myanmar before you in prayer. Please keep our fellow Christians strong, and let their lives reflect your loving kindness for their persecuters to see. May you rescue and bring back the families giving up under pressure and empower them to shine for the glory of your Kingdom; in the name of Jesus, amen!
    Edwin P - USA
  • Father God-please strengthen these brethren-give them courage and the knowledge that they are always safe in your hands and give them the joy of your salvation.
    In Jesus's name
    amen !
    Joe P - USA
  • God, I come to You on behalf of these brothers and sisters in Myanmar. I pray the 3 families who left the faith would repent and return. I pray each of these believers would remain faithful despite the high cost of persecution. I pray these believers may be used to help draw others to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for the believers in the Palaung tribe in Myanmar who are experiencing persecution for their faith. Please help them continue to show Your love to their angry neighbors and help them to trust You as they are threatened. Please comfort and protect them and help them to be a light in their community.
    Christa B - USA
  • LORD we thank you for the lives of these Families and for all their sufferings as a result of their faith in you, have mercy on them and continue to pour out your grace on them for their faith to be sustained especially for the two Families that left please LORD, help them to come back and let them rather win more Souls to Christ in JESUS mighty name
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Dear Jesus, I pray for the families of the Palaung tribe in Shan State. Please be close to them and help them stay strong in their love and faith for you. I also pray for those who are persecuting them that they will see your love for them and come to know you as their Savior and friend. In Jesus name, Amen
    Steve P - USA
  • Lord, please intervene on behalf of these families. Believer in America are so blessed and we don't realize what our brothers and sisters around the world must go through. Please Lord provide for these families and help them to find strength and courage to continue to serve You regardless of their circumstances. Let this time strengthen them in You.
    Dennis C - USA
  • Lord, I pray for my brethren in Mozambique that they will remain firm in their faith & be a bold witness to their persecutors. I also pray that their persecutors will come to know You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen
    Elvis V - Canada
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