Laos’ economy is close to total collapse due to a spiraling debt crisis, inflationary pressures making staple goods scarce. Laos’ foreign and domestic debt is now more than $14.5 billion, about half of that owed to China who funded massive infrastructure projects. Many fear this debt trap may allow China to take over national assets when debts can’t be repaid. Pray for a merciful solution. Pray that Laos will not be manipulated by other nations. Pray for wisdom that will lead to a new beginning in better governance and economic decisions going forward (The Bible, Proverbs 12:15).