Day 24

JANUARY | 2022

Libya

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless Libya with strong leadership and a stable government as it has been a fragmented country for 10 years. Bless preparations to conduct soon-coming parliamentary and presidential elections.

Bless the Libyan people with good governance. May they have a government dedicated to serving the people.

Bless Libya’s displaced refugees in desperate need of basic amenities such as drinking water and housing.

Lord, empower those who follow You to have a close relationship with you and shine like stars in darkness (The Bible, Philippians 2:15).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Libya is listed in 4th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibeh is a Libyan politician who is the current Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity. Libya’s Presidential Council head Fayez al-Sarraj is ready to step down and pass his tasks and responsibilities to the new government to consolidate the principle of peaceful transition of power. The national general election is scheduled for December 2021. The situation for Christians in Libya changed drastically after the Gaddafi regime fell. The country fell into chaos, and weapons and Islamist ideologies flowed across the relaxed borders of Egypt. Islamist militia groups such as Ansar al-Sharia, the Nusra Front, and ISIS had firmly embedded themselves in Libya and begun to hunt down Christians. The world will never forget that on a beach ISIS beheaded Coptic Christians for their faith in Christ.

CHIEF OF STATE
HEAD OF GOV.
President Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh
POPULATION
6,412,000
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
4
REFUGEES
399,935
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.34 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
32%

Day 24

JANUARY | 2022

Malaysia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless you, Malaysia, in Jesus’ Name, that God may open up the floodgates, and pour out His grace and favor over you!

Lift up the government of Malaysia before the throne of God and ask Jesus to bless it with a firm commitment to religious freedom amid diversity.

Bless churches with a renewed vision for evangelism and mission in their nation and region. May they have the love and boldness to reach the Malay majority.

Father, we bless the Muslim religious leaders in this nation with dreams of Jesus (The Bible, Psalm 111:10).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ismail Sabri Yaakob was recently appointed Prime Minister, the third in three years. Since the 2018 shock election victory over the coalition that had ruled the nation for the previous 60 years, the hoped-for changes were not forthcoming, and the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic attracted considerable criticism, resulting in political instability. Ethnic and religious divides characterize this nation. Fundamentalist Muslims carry a significant presence in Malaysia. Over the past decade, the government conducted widespread crackdowns to silence, harass and lock up hundreds of critics. It was found that authorities were behind the kidnapping of Christian pastors and outspoken activists in the last 5 years. The outspoken wife of Pastor Raymond Koh who was kidnapped and disappeared in February 2017, Susanna Liew, was named the International Woman of the Year in 2020 by the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards.

CHIEF OF STATE
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah of Pahang
HEAD OF GOV.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
POPULATION
30,514,000
CHRISTIANS
8.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
3.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
46
REFUGEES
270,621
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.75 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
3.8%