Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Tuesday 03 July 2012
Daily Prayer - Tuesday 03 July 2012
Two young children from a mainly Christian ethnic group in Burma (Myanmar) were mercilessly gunned down by the Burmese military on 5 May as they were playing in a river. The five-and seven-year-olds, from the Kachin people, were startled by a loud bomb blast, and as they tried to run to safety, the soldiers opened fire on them. This was only the latest cruel atrocity in the army’s campaign against the Kachin, which has displaced around 75,000 people. Soldiers have attacked villages, razed houses and destroyed churches; they have also raped women and tortured prisoners. Pray that the Lord will comfort the bereaved families of the children and bring relief to His oppressed people (Isaiah 61:1-3).