Release International Prayer Shields, Nigeria and Myanmar
Our partners in Nigeria say that many young people in displacement camps are vulnerable to prostitution or forced conversion. Ask God to defend and deliver them (Psalm 82:3–4).
Praise God for the resilience of displaced Christians like Alice Bulus in Nigeria. Alice’s husband was killed during a militant raid on their village in Plateau state in 2011. A Release associate ministry has helped Alice relocate twice, due to further violent attacks. Her faith remains strong.
Please pray for all those Christians who have been forced out of their homes, often more than once, due to ongoing insecurity in north and central Nigeria. Some have been in displacement camps for more than five years.
Pray for the church in Myanmar, that it will be known for its steadfast faith, despite its many trials.
Pray for the families and congregations of Pastor U Tun Nu from Mrauk-U township and Pastor U Thar Tun from Buthidaung, both of whom were abducted and killed by Arakan Army militia in Myanmar last year.
Pray for Pastor U Maung, who was among 58 people abducted by militia in Rakhine state, Myanmar in October. Christians fear for his safety as the Arakan Army who kidnapped him are notorious for targeting religious minorities.
Pray that those who have had to flee their homes in Myanmar will be powerful witnesses to God’s faithfulness wherever they go.