In Malaysia, people are classified as Malay by the federal constitution if they speak their national language, Bahasa Malaysia, practice Malay customs, and are Muslim. The Malay people are seen in all levels of Malaysian society. There are urban Malays who are well educated and hold white collar or government positions. Then there are rural Malays who typically occupy jobs such as farming, trading, logging and fishing.
The Malay people embrace the Islamic religious system, though they allow for spiritual compromises. Although Islam forbids the use of a shaman or witch doctor, many Malays seek their services when they are experiencing a difficult situation. They have allowed no place in their hearts for a Savior.
The Malays need the opportunity to hear that Jesus is the only way to salvation and an abundant life. As it stands, there are harsh laws against telling Malay Muslims about Christ.
"The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory." Psalm 97:6
Pray that this will be the year when today’s nation sees His righteousness and glory.
There are millions of followers of Christ in Malaysia, but there are powerful forces keeping them from taking the only Savior to the Malay Muslims. Pray for boldness among Malaysian believers. Pray that each Malay person would have the opportunity to hear the good news in an understandable way. Pray that Malay Bibles would become available and get into the hands of seeking Malays. Pray that Christian living in Malaysia would share the gospel with Malays no matter what the cost. Ask the Lord to raise up a Disciple Making Movement among the Malay people in this decade.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|