Day 24

DECEMBER | 2022

Malaysia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Malaysia held general elections in November. Since the 2018 elections, there have been three prime ministers as the nation has struggled to find stable leadership and governance. Pray for the new government to be touched by the Holy Spirit, to find His wisdom, and to know the truth and reality of Jesus Christ. Pray that this Christmas season, the many Christians in Malaysia will find creative and meaningful way to share the joy of this season with their neighbors and colleagues who don’t yet know Jesus as Savior (The Bible, Luke 2:11).

Source: Campaigning kicks off for Malaysia’s November 19 general election (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ismail Sabri Yaakob was appointed Prime Minister last year, the third in three years. Political uncertainties have been the dominating factor in the life of the nation for the past 2 years and will likely continue to be so until the general elections are held, at the latest, in September 2023. 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. A significant criticism of the way the government handled the COVID-19 pandemic has also been divisive. However, perhaps because of the pandemic, the last two years have also seen a significant increase in the number of prayer initiatives and watches across the nation, bringing together Christian Believers in united prayer for their nation and for God to protect and breakthrough.

 

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%