The primary religion practiced by the Hmong people of Vietnam is a Chinese folk religion, which is a complex mix of beliefs and practices taken from Buddhism, Taoism, and ancestor worship.
However, the Hmong of Vietnam are considered to be No Longer Unreached. God has done a mighty work among the Hmong through evangelistic short-wave radio broadcasts. By the early 1990s, word was coming out of Vietnam that several hundred thousand Hmong had accepted Christ as their Savior. Praise the Lord!
The Hmong at a Glance
- Hmong Population in Vietnam: 1,330,000 (also living in China, France, Laos, Myanmar, and the United States)
- Primary Language: Hmong Daw
- Primary Occupation: Farming
- Average Income: $70 per month (estimate)
- Average Education Level: 8th grade
- Primary Religion: Chinese Folk religion
- Number of Known Christians: over 200,000
- Christian Resources Currently Available: Complete Bible in some dialects, Jesus Film, and Christian radio broadcasts
- Status: No Longer Unreached; Approximately 16% Evangelical
Pray for the Hmong
Use the requests, prayers, and Scripture below to guide your prayers for the Hmong over the next week.
Pray that the Hmong will be used of God to evangelize the other people groups in northern Vietnam. Ask Him to give them a zeal and passion for sharing the Gospel.
You, Lord, have chosen the Hmong people. They are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to You, God. I pray the Hmong will declare praises to You who called them out of darkness into Your wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)
Ask God to call out Hmong church planters who have a burden for planting churches where the name of Jesus has never been heard.
O Lord, You will build Your church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Almighty God, open the gates that the tribes of northern Vietnam may enter. I thank You that Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night. (Matthew 16:18; Isaiah 26:2; 60:11-12)
Pray that Hmong Christians will have access to God's Word. Many Christian villages have only one or two Bibles. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help them to understand and be obedient to the Scriptures.
Your word goes out from Your mouth. It will not return to You empty, but will accomplish what You desire and achieve the purpose for which You send it. I thank You for putting Your words in my mouth to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant among the Hmong people. (Isaiah 55:11; Jeremiah 1:9-10)
Pray for a national church planter who speaks the Hmong language. Pray for God's protection over him as he travels to Hmong villages. Pray that God will give him wisdom as he trains Hmong leaders. Ask God to give him His vision for planting churches among the Hmong.
O God, open a door for the message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ to the Hmong people. We have opened our eyes and looked at the fields. They are ripe for harvest. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Lord of the harvest, send out workers into Your harvest field. (Colossians 4:3; John 4:35; Matthew 9:37-38)
Pray for the Hmong Christians as they experience persecution. Ask God to strengthen their faith and give them the courage to stand strong in their walk with Christ.
Father, our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Praise You that greater are You who are in us than he who is in the world. (Ephesians 6:12; 1 John 4:4)
Pray for the Hmong Christians who have had to leave their villages and move to central Vietnam because of persecution. Ask God to use them to share His love with the people around them.
Father, it is my prayer that You will lead the Hmong by ways they have not known and that You will guide them along unfamiliar paths. Father God, turn the darkness into light before the Hmong and make the rough places smooth, for You have promised You will do it and that You will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16)
Pray for national believers as they travel each month to conduct training sessions among the Hmong Christians and other tribal believers. Pray that each training session will take place as scheduled and that there will be no interference from officials.
Father, I ask that You would open the eyes of the tribes of northern Vietnam and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to You, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified. (Acts 26:18)