Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Prayer for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their families in Myanmar


Heavenly Father, today we pray for the families of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar, as they deal with Monday’s bad news that these men are to spend seven years in jail for doing their journalistic work. Lord, you see what is happening in Myanmar, and the world is watching Myanmar too--especially what is happening with the Rohinga people. We continue to pray that truth will come out, and we thank you that people like Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are working toward that end. We pray for these men, who have been jailed since December, to persevere. Keep them from lasting harm. May they survive this ordeal in order to be able to tell their stories someday. And may the government of Myanmar see that truth will always come out—whether about these journalists or about the Rohingya. Lord, please comfort the wives and children of these journalists, who went from expecting their husbands and fathers to return home, to now looking at seven long years without them. Provide for their needs, including their emotional and spiritual ones, each day. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.


  1. Update: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-journalists/rohingya-protesters-call-for-freedom-for-reuters-reporters-in-myanmar-idUSKCN1LL1QQ

  2. Update: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-journalists/reuters-reporters-in-myanmar-appeal-against-conviction-in-state-secrets-case-idUSKCN1NA0CE

  3. Ongoing updates here: https://www.reuters.com/subjects/myanmar-reporters