“For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility… [that He] might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.”
Hostility between ethnic groups in Myanmar runs centuries deep, often dividing believers just as much as their unbelieving countrymen. The past few months, however, have brought a surprising shift: some ethnic groups have begun to unite as they stand in solidarity against the military coup. Even a growing number of Bamar, the ethnic majority represented by the Tatmadaw, have started voicing painful regret for not standing with ethnic minorities in the past, realizing that they are now experiencing the same atrocities they once ignored that minorities have known for decades.
1. Pray that the Lord would bring true reconciliation between divided ethnic communities and tear down walls of ethnic prejudice and hostility, including against the Bamar majority.
2. Pray that believers, who are sadly often as divided over ethnic differences as the rest of Myanmar, would set an example as the unified body of Christ.