The Invitation, April 8, 2021
This month, please join the YWAM prayer day called The Invitation, as we pray for the country of Myanmar. Mass protests have been taking place since the military seized control on February 1, following the election of Aung San Suu Kyi. Civil unrest continues and over 500 protestors have been killed.
Myanmar is in southeast Asia and borders Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China, and India and has a population of about 54 million people. The main religion is Buddhism.
Topic suggested by: J.H. in SE Asia.
Prayer points from: B.K. in Myanmar
- For the powers of darkness to be defeated by the blood of Jesus, so that truth, justice, and love can reign in Myanmar. That the resistance movement will continue to operate in the opposite Spirit to the violence.
- For God’s protection of all our YWAM workers and the peaceful protesters. Pray for protection for men, who are being picked up from their homes and drafted into the military. Pray for safety for ethnic minorities who are fleeing air strikes.
- Pray for believers and Christian leaders to not lose hope, but to continue to do good by providing help, comfort, and safety, and to be a positive witness in their grieving communities and in the jails. Pray for simple forms of Christian worship to mushroom into multiplying movements all over the country and among the Myanmar diaspora.
- Pray for a political solution that will not end in civil war.
Suggestions for Group Prayer:
- Find Myanmar on a map, noting surrounding countries. Review recent news from a trusted source.
- Identify people that might be impacted by this conflict. Discuss what it would be like to live there during this unrest. Discuss how God might be working in the midst of the conflict.
- Listen to the Holy Spirit and share as a group what His message is regarding Myanmar.
Follow news updates on Myanmar and continue to pray for Myanmar as a group or individually.