The whisper of a church is being heard loud and clear after a military coup struck fear into an entire nation.

Bible Missionary Church, part of the Mennonite World Conference, is asking for prayers after a political power move in the south Asian nation of Myanmar. 

Despite communications services being limited by Myanmar's military's sudden seizure of power, the voice of the church leader is reaching across the globe.

“Today is a sad and dark day for our country,” Amos Chin, leader of Bible Missionary Church writes in a Mennonite Church Canada release. “Our country is under military regime again and we are under fear. We ask for your concern and prayer for our country and for our missionary work.”

Myanmar Missions International is asking for uplifting prayers as they face the possibility of war.

“We worry for our political leaders who have been imprisoned,” Jehu Lianching, assistant director of Myanmar Missions International says. “This creates a very uncertain future. We need to lift our prayers to God. Burma has seven states; all have their own armies. Concern is growing about the possibility of civil war."

In Chin State, Myanmar, Mennonite Church Canada is supporting Mission Anabaptist Church as they work to become the region's centre of Anabaptist training and formation. The Buddhist country has a Christian population of just over six per cent