Day 24

AUGUST | 2021

Libya

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The failure of UN-led talks in Libya to reach a compromise over December 24, 2021, elections endanger a roadmap that had raised hopes of ending a decade of chaos. We command a unified constitutional forum to reach consensus. Make the rival administrations that emerged backed by a complex patchwork of militias, mercenaries and foreign powers to think together for the betterment of the country. Grant the Libyan people’s overwhelming demand for national elections as they are hoping for the voter registration update considered to be a key milestone event. Lord, bring to end the many years of conflict and division in Libya and cause the Libyans to move forward and exercise one of their most basic rights. Invigorate the worn-out Christian Believers for their bold stand against the atrocities to courageously profess the Gospel of Jesus Christ submitting them to God to resist and chase the devil to flee from them (The Bible, James 4:7).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The top U.N. official for Libya warned that the conflict-torn North African country is at “a decisive turning point”, with foreign backers of its rival governments pouring in weapons and the misery of its people compounded by the CORONAVIRUS pandemic that appears to be “spiraling out of control“. Its fallout will worsen the humanitarian suffering of Libya’s civil war and possibly reconfigure the tempo and geographic scope of the conflict. Early attempts to halt the hostilities in order to deal with the outbreak have faltered; so far, the warring parties and their foreign backers seem committed to escalating the fighting around Tripoli.

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

AUGUST | 2021

Malaysia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin imposed a nation-wide lockdown in January, including the suspension of parliament.  Many are calling for a return to parliament before the 6-month state of emergency comes to an end.  Despite the lockdown, Malaysia continues to experience record high daily confirmed cases of COVID-19. Malaysia’s biggest political party has called for the Prime Minister to resign saying he has lost the confidence of the parliament. Today we pray with faith, declaring that the Lord is good, and He is God.  We ask God for a mighty humbling to come to Malaysia in the face of this crisis.  May the Church, in unity, call on the Lord to rescue and save (The Bible, Psalm 106:8).

Source: Malaysia’s PM to Decide on Parliament Return as Pandemic Worsens (The Diplomat)  and Malaysia party withdraws support for Muhyiddin, citing COVID (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The hope for changes towards decreasing ethnic tensions, addressing human rights, freedom of religion and corruption have been evident but much slower than desired. Fundamentalist Muslims carry a significant presence in Malaysia. It was found that authorities were behind the kidnapping of Christian pastors and outspoken activists in the last 5 years. Outspoken wife of Pastor Raymond Koh who was kidnapped and disappeared in February 2017, Susanna Liew, has been 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
40
REFUGEES
270,621
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.75 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
3.8%