Global Day of Prayer for Burma

Thank You for Praying for Burma

In 2021, the Burma military took power in a coup, attacked its own people, and increased attacks on the ethnic people of Burma. The Burma Army is killing protesters in the cities and plains and killing and displacing thousands of ethnic people in the mountains. In spite of this, there is a feeling of solidarity, commitment, and hope amongst both the Burman and the ethnic people of Burma. The Burmese of the cities and plains have banded together to resist the tyranny in ways never seen before.

 Praying for Burma

 Please pray with us that the dictators change their hearts or step down, Aung San Suu Kyi and all the political prisoners are released, the National Unity Government is able to function, and there is a new start for everyone. Pray that, together, the people can build a democratic and truly representative Burma for all people—but also that, until that time, the people under attack get the help they need to survive. Please also pray that, even now, a message of forgiveness and reconciliation will be extended to the dictators, Burma military, and police. Thank you for praying with us.

The Global Day of Prayer for Burma happens every year on the second Sunday of March. Please join us in praying for Burma. For more information, email info@prayforburma.org.

Thanks to Acts Co. for its support and printing of this magazine. The Day of Prayer magazine was produced by Christians Concerned for Burma (CCB). All text copyright CCB 2022. Design and layout by FBR Publications. All rights reserved. This magazine may be reproduced if proper credit is given to text and photos. All photos copyright Free Burma Rangers (FBR) unless otherwise noted. Scripture portions quoted are taken from the NIV unless otherwise noted. Christians Concerned for Burma (CCB), PO Box 392, Chiang Mai, 50000, THAILAND www.prayforburma.org • info@prayforburma.org

 


Global Day of Prayer for Burma 2022 magazine - English

 


Burma In Crisis:

On February 1, 2021, the military overthrew the civilian government and the people rose up in protest

In 2021 Burma faced two extraordinary and inter-linked crises: the Covid pandemic, and the February 1 coup. This ‘critical juncture’ provides an opportunity to re- imagine the type of country Burma could be. For the first time in generations—at least since the 1988 democracy uprising—young people from the towns and cities have been exposed to the full violence of the Tatmadaw. Many members of the Bama ethnic community, particularly young people who previously had little chance to understand the suffering of Burma’s ethnic nationalities, have come to better appreciate the struggles and aspirations of minority communities. This has led to a renewed solidarity and commitment to ending the Myanmar Army’s brutal rule, and insisting that in the future the military should be under civilian rule.