Ramadan 2009 / 1430: August 22 - September 20
Muslims in Malaysia
Thursday, 17 September
"Loving Muslims Through Prayer"
Malaysia remains a key part of the Muslim world in Southeast Asia. With a burgeoning population of 24 million, 60% of whom are Malay Muslims, the nation’s influence is significant in the region. Dramatic political changes have impacted Malaysia, but of special significance is the growing focus on reaching the Malay with the love of Jesus. The Malays have been much neglected throughout the history of Christian outreach. But praise God, now there are more believers focused on reaching the Malay than ever before. Increasing numbers of national believers (Chinese, Indians, and tribal people) are seeking to proclaim their faith with respect to their Muslim neighbours and colleagues. Several pioneer communities of faith have been established among Malay Muslim-background-believers.
- Pray for the emergence of spiritual leaders among the Malay to proclaim the Gospel, teach, and pastor their own people.
- Pray for God’s working through the recently completed contextualized Malay language Scriptures, as Malays have opportunity to read them.Pray for the believers across Malaysia, to be salt and light and an instrument in God’s hands for the unreached Malay.
- Pray for God’s stirring (perhaps through dreams and visions) in the hearts of Malays.
- Pray that many other Malay-related unreached peoples across Southeast Asia will hunger to know God.