Thailand
The Land of the Blind and Bound

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30-Day Focused Prayer Guide

Table of Contents

History ...... Page 1
Delegated Demons and Territorial Spirits... Page 2
Hierarchy of Spirits ...... Page 3
How To Use This Guide ...... Page 5
Weekly Prayer Guide ...... Page 6
Daily Prayer Guide ...... Page 7
Monthly Prayer Guide  
           + By provinces ...... Page 7
           + By People Group ...... Page 13

A Message from Jeff and Theresa Lange

   We designed this booklet for God's people to be able to
intercede intelligently for the people of Thailand and for the
missionaries.   As you will read, Thailand has been a demonic
stronghold for hundreds if not thousands of years.   We dare not
presume to go into such an area without the cover or protection of
intercessory prayer by God's people.

   This booklet will guide you in how to pray daily, weekly and
monthly for the many needs of Thailand.   By following the guideline,
you will pray daily for our needs, weekly against demonic
strongholds of Thailand, and monthly for every province and people
group in Thailand.

   We are looking for men, women, boys and girls who will take
five minutes of their day to follow this guide and "hold the ropes" for
us as we descend into the pit of heathenism.   Will you be that one?

History

   Christianity was introduced to Thailand by European
missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.   These early Catholic
missionaries were later joined by Protestants of the Presbyterian,
Baptist, and Seventh-Day Adventist sects.   Their converts mainly
came from ethnic minorities such as the immigrant Chinese.

   Since King Mogkut (Rama IV) was already proficient in the
English language, he was anxious that other members of the Court
be likewise trained in this foreign language.   He learned English
and Latin from Christian missionaries.   Not long after he ascended
the Throne in 1851, two missionaries, a Dr. Bradley and a Dr.
Jones, received a letter from the Grand Chamberlain, telling them
of His Majesty's wish that the ladies of the court be taught English,
and asking their help to find teachers.   The missionaries assigned
their wives, Mrs. Bradley and Mrs. Jones, and a third woman, Mrs.
Stephen Matton, to take turns going to the palace to give lessons.

   On August 13, 1851, a class was started for young ladies
between the age of 16 and 21.   They were soon joined by princesses
from the court of King Rama II, and the class grew to 30.   But after
three years, the lessons were stopped as the students got bored of
being taught only from religious texts and shown pictures from the
Bible, in what was seen as an effort to convert them to Christianity.
Rama IV reportedly told one of his missionary friends "What you
teach us to do is admirable, but what you teach us to believe is
foolish."

   It was then that the King sent word to his Consul in
Singapore to hire an English teacher on the condition that she
would refrain from teaching religion.   Thus, in 1862, Mrs. Anna
Leonowens arrived in Bangkok to teach English to the children of
the King for four years.

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Delegated Demons and Territorial Spirits

"Satan delegates high ranking members of the hierarchy of evil spirits to
control nations, regions, cities, tribes, people groups, neighborhoods, and
other significant social networks of human beings throughout the world.
Their major assignment is to prevent God from being glorified in their
territory, which they do through directing the activity of lower ranking
demons."
  C. Peter Wagner

   Deuteronomy 32:16,17 reveals clearly that the foreign gods of
other nations were in fact devils.   The different nations all possessed gods
and evil spirits which had specific names such as Baal (Judges 3:7) and
Ashtaroth (1 Sam. 7:3,4).   I Kings 20:23 indicates that certain Syrians
recognized that there were spirits that had power over certain areas.

   Daniel's prayer was hindered for 21 days by the Prince of Persia
(Daniel 10:13).   Also, Daniel 10:20 mentions the Prince of Grecia.   These
princes are angelic beings which preside over a state or region and
influence its people.   The angel that was speaking and also the mention of
Michael leads us to the conclusion that this angel encountered another
angel named Prince of Persia who was one of his own rank.   We
understand the Prince of Persia had some kind of jurisdiction over the
kingdom of Persia.   He belonged to the class of evil spirits because he
offered resistance to this heavenly messenger on his way to Daniel.   It was
necessary to counteract his plans and the aid of Michael was required to
overcome his opposition.

   The New Testament uses such words as rulers, principalities,
authorities, powers, dominions, thrones, princes to indicate these delegated
demons and territorial spirits.   See 1 Cor. 15:24; Eph. 1:21; 3:10; 6:12; Col.
1:16; 2:10,15; Rom. 8:38.

   This subject should be approached with much caution.   We must
not go to one extreme and think there is a demon under every rock and
behind every tree.   However, we dare not go to the other extreme and
simply refuse to believe they exist.   With this in mind, let us see if we can
discover the hierarchy of the evil spirits in Thailand.

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Hierarchy of Spirits in Thailand

   Thai people call their capital city, Bangkok, "Krung Thep" meaning the
"City of Angels".   The word "Thep" means a god or, literally, a shining one.
The word Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12 is the Strong's number 1966 and comes from
1984 meaning 'brightness'.   Ezekiel 28:17 mentions that Lucifer corrupted his
wisdom by his 'brightness'.   Finally, 2 Corinthians 11:14 tells us plainly that
Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.   'Thep' is not speaking about
the True God, but of the Devil and his angels known as demons or evil spirits.

   King Mongkut (Rama IV) began to reign in 1851.   At this time England
was colonizing India and Burma to the West and France was colonizing
Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to the East.   Thailand was sandwiched in the
middle.   At this time he was visited by a "spirit" who made a deal with him.
Rama IV, made the "spirit" king of the land in exchange for the "spirit" always
keeping them free.   Thailand (meaning 'land of the free') was never colonized
like their neighbors.   This king literally gave his country over to the Devil.   This
spirit then became the national guardian spirit.   I found two spellings of his name
which are very close linguistically.   The first is "Pra Siamtevatirat" and the
second is "Phra Siamdevathiraj".   It may also have a "female" name of Mani
Mekhala
.

   Phra Siamdevathiraj has increasingly become a recurring theme in
modern Thai consciousness.   For any time the country is in deep peril, Thais will
pin their faith on Phra Siamdevathiraj in the belief that eventually the angel will
come to the country's rescue.   A statue depicting the angel, all in gold and
situated in the Dusit Palace inside the Grand Palace, is in a standing position and
eight inches high.

   Animism runs deep in Thailand and this traditional belief system
revolve around the hierarchy of spirits.   Important to daily life, however, are the
territorial spirits, who live with nature and are identified with its physical
elements, such as water, mountains, caves and forests.   They are not only spirits
of place but also masters of their particular area of the natural environment.

   Phra Phum, the "Guardian Spirit of the Land", is divided into nine
areas where another particular spirit has dominion.   These nine are:

1. Phra Chalmongkot or Phra Chai Mongkhol - Watches over and
protects the home, shops and commercial buildings.

2. Phra Nakonrat - The protector of gates, doors and stairwells

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3. Phra Thevathain or Phra Theva Thera - The protector of animals, looks after
    barns and corrals for elephants, horses and cattle.

4. Phra Chaiyasop or Phra Chai Sob - The protector of storehouses, looks after
    granaries and food stores

5. Phra Khontham - The protector of homes for newlyweds and theatres.

6. Phra Thamhora or Phra Dharmahora - The protector of fields, forests, rice
    paddies and mountains.

7. Phra Valyathat or Phra Wan Tat - The protector of temples sanctuaries and
    monasteries.

8. Phra Thammikaraj or Phra Than Thirat - The protector of the plants,
    flowers, yards, gardens and orchards.

9. Phra Thaithara or Phra Dhat Thara - The protector of rivers, canals, ponds
    and swamps.

   The lowest level of the hierarchy of spirits in Thailand is each city's or
village's guardian spirit.   As such, there can be literally hundreds upon hundreds of
individual spirits in Thailand, each having authority over a certain territory.   For
example, in Bangkok there is the shrine of Phra Phum, the Indian god of
Brahma
in the compound of the Erawan Hotel.   You will also find Bangkok's spirit
house, near the Grand Palace which houses the guardian spirit named Chao Phor
Lak Muang
.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Ephesians 6:12

   Our warfare is not against ordinary human enemies, but
against the several ranks of devils, who have a government which
they exercise in this world.   We must realize and understand that
Satan has a very organized hierarchy of demons that have authority
over nations, peoples, and cultures of the world.   The next page
summarizes what you just read to show you this structure in
Thailand.

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National Level: Pra Siamtevatirat or Phra Siamdevathiraj or
                       Mani Mekhala.

Regional Level: Phra Phum (Spirit of the land) and 9 divisions.

  1. Phra Chalmongkot
  2. Phra Nakonrat
  3. Phra Thevathain
  4. Phra Chaiyasop
  5. Phra Khontham
  6. Phra Thamhora
  7. Phra Valyathat
  8. Phra Thammikaraj
  9. Phra Thaithara

Local Level: Each village and city has their own guardian spirit.

How To Use This Guide

   I do not think this will be too complicated, especially, if you are
familiar with reading the "Proverb of the day".   For example, let us say that
today is Tuesday the 10th.

1. Go to page 6, and pray for the requests under Tuesday.
2. Go to page 7, and pray for the requests under the Daily Prayer Guide.
3. Next, pray for the requests on page 7 under the 30 Day Prayer Guide for
    Thailand.   Before you pray, find Day #10 on page 9 and you will find you will
    be praying for the provinces of Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri
    Khan.   Actually, place your fingers over these provinces as you pray.
4. Finally, turn to page 13 and go to the 10th day and you will see you will be
    praying for the Kui people group.   Use the same prayer requests as you did
    for step number 3.
5. You may combine step #3 and #4 and pray for both at the same time.

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Weekly Prayer Guide

Sunday
1. God to bind and rebuke the national guardian spirit named on page 4.
2. Word of God to be sent (Acts 13:26).
3. God to raise up Godly people who will influence their country toward
    righteousness and truth.

Monday
1. God to bind and rebuke Phra Phum and numbers 1 and 2 on page 4.
2. Word of God to be received (Mth. 13:23; Mark 4:20; Acts 2:41; 17:11; 1 Thes.
1:6)
3. Holy Spirit empowered evangelism and effective discipleship with new
believers.

Tuesday
1. God to bind and rebuke Phra Phum and numbers 3 and 4 on page 4.
2. Word of God to effectually work in hearts (1 Thess. 2:13)
3. Conversion of "key men" and build an effective ministry around these "key
men"

Wednesday
1. God to bind and rebuke Phra Phum and numbers 5 and 6 on page 4.
2. Word of God to be desired (Acts 13:7)
3. Ability for missionaries to clearly and effectively communicate the Gospel.
4. God would confound and confuse those who are spreading false doctrine and
    hinder their efforts.

Thursday
1. God to bind and rebuke Phra Phum and numbers 7 and 8 on page 4.
2. Word of God to quicken souls (Psalm 119:25,107,154)
3. Fluency in the language of the people we minister to.
4. Ask God for a public hero, who will capture the imagination of the whole
    country, and inspire a generation.

Friday
1. God to bind and rebuke Phra Phum and number 9 on page 4.
2. Word of God to be increased (Acts 6:7).
3. Develop literature to meet the needs of the people.

Saturday
1. God to bind and rebuke Bangkok's guardian spirit Chao Phor Lak Muang
2. Word of God to be multiplied (Acts 12:24)
3. Understand and adapt to the culture in which we work

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Daily Prayer Guide

1. Pray for a hedge of protection around our property, possessions,
and
    persons (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually).
2. Pray for a lively and vibrant walk with God.
3. Family life.
4. Victory over the flesh and Devil.
5. Perseverance
6. Deal with everyday stress

30 Day Prayer Guide for Thailand

   Every 30 days you will pray for every province (state) in the
country of Thailand as well as many people groups living in
Thailand.

Please pray:

1. God would bind and rebuke the regional and local guardian spirits.
2. God would raise up laborers to go to these regions and call
    nationals.
3. God would free the spiritually blind and bound so they can act on
    the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
4. God would go before and prepare hearts.
5. God would establish live, vibrant, reproducing churches that will
    remain until Jesus comes.
6. God would give us key men and a ministry among these people.

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Northern Provinces (Day 1 - Day 6)

Day 1   Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun
Day 2   Chiang Rai, Nan
Day 3   Lampang, Phrae, Uttaradit
Day 4   Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok
Day 5   Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Phetchabun
Day 6   Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao (Not on map)

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Central Provinces (Day 7 - Day 15)

Day 7   Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Chai Nat
Day 8   Singburi, Lop Buri, Saraburi
Day 9   Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao
Day 10   Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Day 11   Angthong, Ayutthaya
Day 12   Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani
Day 13   Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram
Day 14   Bangkok, Samut Prakan
  (The following provinces are not shown on the map)
Day 15   Nonthaburi, Phra Nakon Si, Sa Kaeo

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North-Eastern Provinces (Day 16 - Day 22)

Day 16   Loei, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen
Day 17   Nong Khai, Sakon Nakhon, Nakohn Phanom
Day 18   Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram
Day 19   Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Yasothon
Day 20   Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani
        (The following are not shown on the map)
Day 21   Amnat Charoen, Kalasin
Day 22   Mukdahan, Nong Bua Lam Phu

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Southern Provinces (Day 23 - Day 28)

Day 23   Chumphon, Ranong
Day 24   Surat Thani, Phangnga, Phuket
Day 25   Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat
Day 26   Trang, Phatthalung
Day 27   Satun, Songkhla, Pattani
Day 28   Yala, Narathiwat

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Eastern Provinces (Day 29 - Day 30)

Day 29   Chon Buri, Rayong
Day 30   Chantaburi, Trat, Pattaya (Not shown on map)

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   According to the Ethnologue, Thailand has 75 different
languages that are spoken in it.   The main dialect is Central Thai.
Then there are three minor dialects - Northern, Northeastern
(Isaan), and Southern.   After this there are 71 other living
languages spoken in Thailand.   Many of these are listed on the
following page.

   Please continue to pray for each people group according to
the day of the month.   Please use the same prayer requests as you
did for each province praying specifically for God to give us key
men out of this group and to have a ministry among these people.

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30 Day Prayer Guide to the People Groups of Thailand

Day People Group

Population

Approx. # Evang.

1

Bengali

60,000

130

2

Bru, Western (Baru)?

20,000

170

3

Burmese

60,000

50

4

Han Chinese (Fuchow)

10,537,000

0

  Han Chinese (Hokkien)

1,082,000

0

  Han Chinese (Mandarin)

477,000

50

5

Hkun (Khun Shan)

14,000

140

  Hmong Daw (White Hmong)

60,000

0

6

Japanese

10,000

0

7

Khamet (Lamet)?

100

0

8

Khmer, Central

320,000

190

  Khmer, Northern

1,000,000

500

9

Khmu?

29,000

450

10

Kui (Suei)

650,000

2,670

11

Lao Phuan

75,000

610

  Lao Song (Song)

20,000

230

12

Lu?

50,000

120

13

Malay (Melaju)

477,000

50

14

Miao, Southern Hua

60,000

1,660

  Mien (Iu Mien)?

34,000

120

15

NYAW (YO)?

50,000

140

16

NYONG?

12,000

50

17

Pattani Malay?

2,384,000

25

18

PHAY (PRAY, PRAI)?

31,000

0

19

Phu Thai (Puthai)?

156,000

140

20

Phunoi?

32,000

40

21

PUNJABI

20,000

80

22

Saek (Sek)?

25,000

10

23

Samtao (Wa, Blang)

1,200

0

24

Shan (Thai Yai)

56,000

0

25

So?

50,000

300

  Tai, Black (Tai Dam)

20,000

180

26

Talaing (Mon, Peguan)

70,000

20

27

Thai, Central

18,300,000

45,750

28

Thai, Northeastern (Isaan)

18,500,000

54,530

29

Thai, Northern (Yuan, Payap)

6,005,000

13,810

30

Thai, Southern

5,000,000

9,500

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For more information or copies, contact:

    Jeff and Theresa Lange
    P.O. Box 815
    Fargo, ND 58107

    Cell: 1-701-261-7639
    Email: langes@vfmsea.com

    or

    Fargo Baptist Church
    3303 23rd Ave. SW
    Fargo, ND 58103

    Pastor T.C. Scheving
    Phone: 1-701-232-5500
    Email: fargobapt@juno.com

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