The large Northern Thai community dominates north and northwest Thailand, being centered around the city of Chiang Mai. They have followed Buddhism for 1,000 years. Like other Theravada Buddhists, they mix their beliefs with numerous animistic rituals. Protestant missionaries have worked in northern Thailand for about 150 years, but response from the Northern Thai has been painstakingly slow.
The belief system of the Thai people doesn't emphasize the reality of sin and the need for forgiveness. They may not know they need a Savior.
Much sustained prayer is needed to cause the Thai to become aware of their spiritual need. May the Lord open the eyes of the Thai.
"Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned." Nehemiah 1:6
Pray for the Lord to raise up believers from among today’s people group that will faithfully and fervently pray for their people.
There are some followers of Christ among the Northern Thai. Pray they would not mix Buddhist or animistic beliefs with the pure gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for strong commitment to Christ and for holy living. Pray for Thai families to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about Jesus. Pray the Thai would increasingly desire a solution for their sin problem. Pray they would desire a Savior, someone who can provide forgiveness for sin and power to live this life victoriously.
|People Name:||Northern Thai|
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