Join Us on 10 March for the Global Day of Prayer for Burma

23 February 2024

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Dear friends,

Thank you for praying for us and for the people of Burma. This is now our 27th year of the Global Day of Prayer for Burma and we see big changes happening all around us. Even though the military is lashing out with their foreign-supplied jet fighters, heavy artillery, missile systems, tanks, and mortars with a speed and vengeance we’ve never seen before, they are slowly but steadily losing control of the country. Since the coup three years ago, a new unity has been born in Burma, one that cuts across social, economic, political, racial, tribal and religious lines. This is a unity for a free and inclusive Burma and it is a unity against the dictatorship. This came as a surprise to just about everyone, but it is also an answer to prayer.

As the Burma Army has cracked down on its own people, this has only strengthened the resolve of the people for change. The fear of bombings and attacks and the sorrow at the loss of friends and family in the face of the onslaught lies heavy on all in Burma. In spite of this, the people of Burma have a sure resolve. When I’m with them, I see them standing with tears in their eyes, burying a loved one after an airstrike, or carrying the wounded as fast as they can – and then turning around and going right back into the fire to save more. They are terrified and suffer great loss but are fueled by love and commitment to each other and a new rule of love and law in Burma. In the face of the attacks we pray for the dictators and their army, that their hearts would change. We pray for a solution for everyone in Burma. We know the line of good and evil isn’t between us and them but in each of our hearts, and only Jesus can save us.

There are now over 3 million people displaced in Burma in the last three years since the coup and thousands have been killed. Thousands of schools, hospitals, churches, homes, and IDP sites have been targeted and destroyed. In Karenni State, for example, every hospital and clinic has been bombed. The regime is supported by Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. In that sense, things have gotten worse. However, as you will see in a map in the following pages, the forces of freedom are gaining more control, and the dictators’ grip and area of control is shrinking. We continue to pray for love, justice, understanding, forgiveness, and reconciliation throughout this struggle. When change does happen, and a representative government is formed in Burma, we want love and reconciliation to be foundational. This means that right now we all have to act in love, justice and forgiveness in every part of the struggle. We pray that Burma will be a place where everyone can live freely with dignity together. As you pray for Burma, please pray also for neighboring countries and your own nations, for ways they can help the people of Burma more. Thank you so much, each of you who pray for us and for the people here.

May God bless you in Jesus’ name.

Dave, family and FBR

Day of Prayers:

English -DOP

Thai – DOP

Karen – DOP

Burmese – DOP

Danish – DOP