Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Thailand prayer needs from Chiang Mai Prayer Network

Note: CM Chiang Mai is in north Thailand near border

The following has just come in from the CM prayer network. Please pray for us and for Thailand according to the email below. This coming weekend is being viewed as somewhat of a watershed time for the nation.
It is also Fiona and my 23rd wedding anniversary on Sunday. Pray that it is
a time of joy and blessing in the midst of the current emotional and
political climate in the nation.
Doug.

Dear Praying of Chiang mai and Thailand,
On February 26, 2010, the Supreme Court ordered to seize 46 billion baht from 76 billion in frozen assets belonging to ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra's family.

What's next?
Pro-Thaksin protesters (Red-shirt) announced to hold a three-day Mass Rally (March 12-14, 2010, staring this Friday. The highlight will be on Sunday at Sanam Luang, Bangkok.

1. To demand a House dissolution and a snap election
2. To destabilize the government and proclaim their support for former premier Thaksin Shinawatra
2. The red shirts claimed that it is mobilizing at least a million supporters nationwide to join the mass rally March 14 aiming at bringing down the Abhisit Vejjajiva government.
3. To cause a paralysis to Bangkok traffic and have also targeted to attack key government installations located in the capital. This will likely cause huge inconveniences and tempers might flare up to trigger riots.
4. With Maoist tactics of the "forest surrounding the town", protesters from the provinces will move from their home towns to the capital by farm and pickup trucks, plus buses to put pressure on the government.
5. Nobody knows how long the demonstration will last and how serious the situation will be - but the government is prepared for a worst-case scenario of violence and riots.
6. The red shirts did not rule out the possibility of copying the yellow-shirt group's tactics, including seizing government offices as well as Suvarnabhumi Airport, the source said.
7. The bottom line was to stir a chaotic situation until the government loses control.

The Cabinet on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 approved the enforcement of the internal security law on March 11-to-23 in the face of the red-shirt rally.
PRAYER POINTS:

1. The Lord to bring peace into the situation and that there will be no violence, injuries or loss of life. (Isaiah 60:18)
2. The Lord to give wisdom and strategies to the government how to solve problems (Psalm 20:7)
3. The Lord to protect innocent citizens (Psalm 10:12-14)
4. The Lord to supernaturally expose to the government authorities secrets plans to hurt the country. (Mark 4:22)
5. The Prince of Peace to confuse the evil plots of those who are obsessed with inflicting fear, confusion and violence. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move powerfully in bringing the Light of the Gospel of Christ to those who are being held prisoner in darkness. (Isaiah 9:6, Colossians 1:13)
6. Laborers to be sent out into the communities and to preach the Gospel. Pray for them to see and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Pray for them to become zealous witnesses for His glory. (Psalm 9:37,38)
7. The Kingdom of God to come in power, bringing a tremendous harvest of souls as the Thai put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Matthew 6:10)

Thank you for your continual prayer for the Nation of Thailand. Blessings,
Bless Chiang Mai Prayer Network

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