Malaysia is a country split between mainland Asia and the island of Borneo, between many different peoples and several different religions. Nearly two-thirds of the people are Muslim and it is illegal to witness to them. The state has some of the toughest censorship laws in the world. The church is growing among the minority populations, but militant Islam is becoming an increasing threat. Pray that church itself may be united and strong in Christ.
Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity can all find followers within the borders of Malaysia. Though freedom of religion is permitted and tensions between the various faiths is moderate, Christians are forbidden by the state from witnessing to Muslims. Due to the diverse languages and dialects, there is a desperate need for Bibles and instructional materials to be translated. Those same educational tools also need funding to be published and distributed to those who are in need of them. (Prayercast)
PRAYER POINTS (Prayercast)
• Pray for religious freedom that would facilitate a loving and persistent witness to Muslims.
• Pray for the Malay people, one of the world’s largest unreached people groups, to be evangelized both at home and abroad.
• Pray for an end to the ever-increasing pressure on Malaysians to adopt shari’a law.