Sojourners and exiles

Shan-Tai prayer month, day 6

There are thousands of Shan people living on the Thai border who fled there from Burma when the army seized their lands, but the Thai government refuses to give these displaced Shan people the status of resident refugees which would enable them to own land and gain education. Therefore these stateless people live under the constant risk of deportation back to places where forced labour and rape would await.

Pray for:

  • The government in Burma to cease its oppressive policies toward the Shan (Psalm 140:1, Isaiah 60:18, Matthew 5:44).
  • Thailand to extend compassion and provide basic assistance to the Shan who cross its borders (Leviticus 19:33-34).
  • Shan people to seek citizenship in the Kingdom of God (Hebrews 11:8-10)

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