Day 22

AUGUST | 2021

Myanmar

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

As we pray for this nation struggling under the military leadership following the coup, we raise up a battle cry saying enough is enough. Violence and retaliation must stop. The nation is also experiencing rising COVID-19 cases and its health care system is unable to cope. Pray for the family of a Christian leader who died of COVID-19 recently, leaving behind his wife and three young children. There was no oxygen in the hospital where he was admitted. Pray for the ministry of many Christians are trying to give people hope during great trials. Pray for the Church’s endeavors to meet the need for food and basic provisions in poor communities (The Bible, Philippians 4:19).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Myanmar is a new democracy. In 2015, the first openly contested elections were held since 1990, favoring its first non-military president since the military coup of 1962. An opposing party leader was made the essential equivalent of Prime Minister. Aung San Suu Kyi’s democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination. In recent years the world has watched the Rohingya Muslim minority refugee catastrophe unfold. More than a million people have fled Myanmar into neighboring nations with more still fleeing. In addition, internally displaced ethnic Christian minority groups have experienced increased military attacks.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Thein Sein
HEAD OF GOV.
President Thein Sein
POPULATION
56,320,000
CHRISTIANS
8.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
5.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
18
REFUGEES
1,186,501
LIFE EXPECTANCY
66.29 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
32.7%