Today is a big day for Burma, the twentieth anniversary of the 8888 uprising, and the day when George W Bush makes a statement on Burma while on his way to China. China is one of the few real supporters the military junta have.
On the 8th August 1988 a student led uprising looked set to overthrow the dictator Ne Win who had rulled Burma since 1962. Instead on 18th September the SLORC coup put an even more brutal military junta in control. Two years later despite soldiers controlling polling stations Aung San Suu Kyi won the general election she has been imprisoned almost ever since.
Can I suggest that between now and 18th September this year you covenant to pray for Burma?
Today George Bush talks with Burmese activists in Bangkok, and then speaks on radio into Burma, whatever you think of George W pray for him and his words, that they have power and that that power might be for good!