Published on February 12th, 2015
Burma (also called “Myanmar”) celebrates Union Day on February 12th. The celebrations remember the time in 1947 when leaders agreed to unify all areas of Burma into one nation.
The majority of people in Burma are Buddhist. “Some teachers at government schools reportedly still require students to recite Buddhist prayers….” Many classrooms display Buddhist altars or idols. (Source: U.S. State Department) Christians have been persecuted on their jobs, and officials sometimes attack and arrest Christians.
Jesus prayed that His followers would serve Him in unity. (See John 17:21.) At times, disagreements have kept Christians in Burma apart. (Source: Operation World).
Pray that Christians in Burma will work together and stand firm in their faith.