Pray that Malaysian believers will be able to minister to Muslims. Evangelists risk jail time when they share; additionally,
Muslims are often taught that Jesus Christ was only a prophet. Pray for open hearts and minds, and that believers will
remain steadfast in their faith even as supremacist groups like Perkasa harass and persecute Christians. Pray also for
wisdom in the legal matter over the use of the word "Allah" by Christian persecutions.
"But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream." Amos 5:24
Malaysian Christians continue to face harassment from Islamic authorities,
with the apparent collusion of government officials. Two Islamic groups
warned Muslims that wishing their Christian friends a "Merry Christmas" was
improper and shameless, and the National Fatwa Council officially barred
Muslims from attending Christmas celebrations. When a Christmas banner
was torn down on Dec. 19 by the Malay supremacist group Perkasa, police did
not intervene. Earlier in 2014, the attorney general refused to press charges
against Perkasa's leader, Ibrahim Ali, when he threatened to burn Bibles.
Tensions have remained high between Muslims and Christians since a court
ruled that a Christian newspaper could not use the word "Allah" in print.
Islamists maintain that the ban should also be applied to Bibles and hymnals.
Source: World Watch Monitor
Photo: Believers in Malaysia often face many obstacles in their country, but
this prayer group continues to meet together on a regular basis.