Prayer Diary Burma
24 Sep 2017
In the last issue of Response we shared with you some of East Asia Team Leader Benedict Rogers’ hopes for Burma, and the importance of long-term prayer in supporting our work. We’ve been working in Burma for a long time and we thank God that he has already answered your prayers in a powerful way.
But there is still a long way to go and so we must continue to pray!
- Sunday 24 September
In 2016 over 100 political prisoners were released. This was amazing news, but many more remain in prison. Today, thank God for the hundreds who have been released, and pray that those who remain in prison would be released too.
- Monday 25 September
In October 2016 a wave of atrocities began against the Rohingya Muslim people in Rakhine State, including rape, torture and killing. Although the violence has stopped, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes and are living in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Please pray for the survivors of violence, and pray that those who have been forced to flee their homes would be rehoused swiftly.
- Tuesday 26 September
A United Nations investigation has been commissioned to examine the human rights abuses against the Rohingya Muslims. Pray that the investigation exposes the injustices which have taken place, and starts a process to hold the perpetrators accountable for their actions.
- Wednesday 27 September
You may have received a letter from our East Asia Team Leader Benedict Rogers, who shared the story of Kim Moht Moht Aung. He met Kim at a CSW-run training course five years ago when she was a human rights activist, and she’s now part of Burma’s new government as a Member of Parliament. Pray for Kim as she helps build her country’s future.
- Thursday 28 September
War in northern Burma has forced hundreds of thousands of people from the Kachin ethnic group, who are mainly Christian, to leave their homes. Meanwhile, the military has stopped them from receiving humanitarian aid. Please pray for peace in Kachin State, and that the aid blocks would be lifted so that the people can receive the food and healthcare they desperately need.
- Friday 29 September
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. Psalm 9:18. Pray this verse over Burma today.
- Saturday 30 September
Father God, as Burma moves towards a more democratic future, we ask you to protect those who are still suffering and crying out for justice. Watch over them, we pray. Raise up people to defend them, and make Burma a country of equality for all people, whatever their religion or ethnicity. Amen.