The Thai people of Vietnam worship a myriad of things including their ancestors, the heavens, and the earth. Mainly farmers, each year the Thai perform rituals and pray for good crops. There are several subsets of the Thai people, such as the Black, White, and Red Thai. Please pray for the Thai peoples to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ.
The Thai at a Glance
- Thai Population in Vietnam: 1,307,000
- Primary Language: Thai Dam (Black Thai) and Thai Don (White Thai)
- Primary Occupation: Farmers
- Average Income: $1,200 per year / about $100 per month
- Average Education Level: High school
- Primary Religion: Ancestor worship / animism
- Number of Known Christians: About 700
- Christian Resources Currently Available: New Testament, the Jesus Film, and audio recordings in Black Thai
- Status: Engaged yet Unreached
Pray for the Thai
Use the requests below to guide your prayers for the Thai over the next week.
Pray for the Thai to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. Ask God to send Christians to Thai villages to share the good news.
Pray for the Thai to hear about the Creator God who is the one that truly makes their crops grow and gives them fruitful harvests each year.
Pray for the 700 known Thai believers to grow strong in their faith and to share the gospel with other Thai around them.
Pray for the Thai believers as they face persecution from their families and other villagers. Ask that they will stand strong and be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Thai people to have access to the Christian resources that are currently available in the Black Thai language. Ask for more resources to be created in other Thai languages.
Pray for Thais to leave the practice of ancestor worship and animism to worship the One True God.
Pray that churches could be planted among Thai villages and the Thai people group could be counted among the reached people of Vietnam.