Oct 2, 2007

Prayer and repentance for the nation of Myanmar (Burma)

The military crackdown in Burma is a reminder that street demonstrations do not necessarily lead to success for popular uprisings. The key factor is the destabilization of the existing regime and if protests cannot bring that about, they become vulnerable to the kind of repression the Burmese authorities have imposed.

Man-made answers for a regime change cannot be effected without a national breakthrough in prayer and repentance for a nation such as Myanmar. Christians throughout the world have seen the powerful effect of prayer especially when whole communities began to pray.

The Lord says, in:
2Ch 7:14 and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I'll be there ready for you: I'll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.

Governments may change. Rulers may be overthrown. Juntas may be cast down. Guns may be replaced with votes but a nation without the guiding hand of Almighty God is like a river without river banks.

Pray for Myanmar. Fast for Myanmar. If God can heal Israel even when it was in abject idolatry, God can heal Myanmar.

Would you spend some quiet moment to pray for Myanmar? Do you feel that what you pray can add to the impact of moving the heart and hand of God? You may save future loss of lives if you do.

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