Today, February 1st in Myanmar, marks one year since the military coup. Over the last year, we have seen peaceful protestors slaughtered by the military, the NLD deposed and its leaders arrested, protestors who took up arms to join local militias, schools taken over for military use, the formation of the National Unity Government, and the declaration of civil war. We have seen Thantlang set ablaze, gangsters rising to power in impoverished areas, a complete suspension of work in the country, and a horrible third wave of COVID that decimated the country.
In the same year, we have seen thousands upon thousands come to follow Jesus. We have seen thousands of answered prayers — miracles of healing, provision, and care from the Lord Himself. We have seen the different peoples of Myanmar come together in a new way. We have seen the Rohingya grow in international and national recognition. We have seen believers sacrifice of themselves — money, time, labor, even their very lives — to love the lost and suffering of their country.
Pray for the endurance of the saints, and all the people of Myanmar, as they face the pains of civil war and all they have suffered in the past year. Ask the Lord to comfort the people on this day, which must bring grief and bitterness with it. Pray for an end to the war.