Prayers for Peaceful Transition of Change in Myanmar

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An elder Buddhist monk is escorted by a protester in Yangon. At least four people were killed and 100 injured as Myanmar’s security forces clamped down on anti-government protests led by Buddhist monks.
(AFP/Democrativ Voice of Burma)

I got a letter from my Bishop Rt. Rev. Philip Lok yesterday to call for our churches to pray for our neighboring country. The monks and nuns in have truly inspired and challenged me in their actions towards social change in their nation. Please allow me to share Bishop’s letter to you.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings and peace to you from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is with great concern that we follow the recent developments in Myanmar, where hundreds of thousands are marching in the city streets to raise their voices for freedom and change. It is simply moving to see how religious people, especially the Buddhist monks and nuns, are at the forefront in this struggle for justice, after a long era of oppression under the military junta. But the recent violent crackdown on the helpless citizens is very distressing indeed.

As Myanmar faces uncertain times, I urge all LCMS congregations to offer our fervent prayers for the nation during our worship services this week. Letís pray that this crisis in the history of the country will result in the dawn of new era of democracy, justice and peace. As Christians, we believe that God can transform any evil situation by the power of truth, justice and love.

In His Grace,

Bishop Philip Lok

主內弟兄姐妹,

平安。

緬甸最近有進千人在城市街頭示威以表達對自由及改變的心聲已引起各界的關注,大家都拭目以待在經過長時間軍事強權壓制下,宗教人士尤其是佛教界的和尚及尼姑如何在前線掙取公正。

在這段時間,緬甸籠罩著許多的不確定性,本人懇請全體信義會的堂會在本主日崇拜時特別為他們禱告,期盼這次的危機能帶來民主、公正及和平。身為基督徒的我們相信上帝能以真理、公正及愛的力量來轉化邪惡的境況

主僕,

陸愛平會督”

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3 Responses to Prayers for Peaceful Transition of Change in Myanmar

  1. Bob K says:

    This is encouraging. Really very encouraging.

  2. Phek Kin says:

    The Lord hears the cry of His people, and the people of all nation. His creation is precious to Him.

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