The Thai Khorat are the descendants of Thai who intermarried with the
Khmer in the 14th century and formed a unique ethno-linguistic group. Estimates of
their population range from 500,000 to 2 million. Their dialect is described as
being half-way between Central Thai and Isan (Lao).
• The Thai Khorat have only recently come to the attention of mission agencies due
to the efforts of mission researchers. Pray for additional survey work to be done
among them and for intentional church-planting efforts to be initiated among them
using their unique Thai language.
• The Thai Khorat have very few believers among them though there are many hundreds
of churches among neighboring Thai groups with a Thai-Chinese population. Pray for
a spiritual awakening to being among them and that the gospel would come to them
in a culturally appropriate way.
• The Jesus Film has been recently completed in Thai Khorat though the
Scriptures are not yet available in print form. Pray for wide receptivity to the
showing of this film and for churches to come about as a result.
Heavenly Father, though the world has forgotten about the Thai Khorat, you have
not. May your church be stirred to bring the Thai Khorat the truth about who you
are and your love for them.