Rev Ai was arrested in 2018 along with other Christian leaders during a separatist crackdown in Wa State. His family struggled while he was in prison, and members of the Wa State Army prevented other believers from helping them.

Ai was released after several months, but the situation remains very difficult for Christians in the region. They are not allowed to meet for fellowship or even pray before meals, and pastors are strictly prohibited from leading church activities.

Ai and his family would like to leave the area, but as members of the Wa ethnic group they are not allowed to move outside Wa State borders.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray for Ai and his family. Ask God to grant them strength and wisdom to navigate the considerable difficulties they are facing.
  • Pray that in spite of the oppression from the authorities, believers will find ways to encourage and care for one another.
  • Ask the Lord to be at work throughout the nation, bringing light from darkness to grow the church in strength and number.

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Gracious God and Father I thank you for Rev Ai, his family and other faithful believers facing constant times of persecutions in Myanmar. I pray for strength, joy and wisdom in their circumstances (James 1:2-5). I pray for the authorities and their families that they might come to see the light of Christ for he is the light of the world. And I pray for the wider church in Myanmar that you would give them courage and a growing faith in Christ to live and share his message and not shrink back into darkness. Lord have mercy.


Thank you heavenly Father that you are good and you see our need. We pray for our brother Ai that he can know your will in this troublesome time. Lord, I thank you that you are not absent from our pain and suffering, we pray you will meet all of the brothers & sisters needs in Myanmar according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. Amen