A Call to Nationwide 24-7 Prayer for Malaysia
A National Call to Unceasing 247 Prayer. The call to nationwide 24-7 prayer was officially launched at the Malaysia Day Prayer Celebration recently on 16 September 2014. This event was jointly organised by the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) and the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF). As Christians and God’s people in Malaysia, our hearts’ desire is to pray for our beloved nation that Habakkuk’s vision,
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14), will be fulfilled in our land.
Seeking A Breakthrough for Our Nation. Throughout history, God has used His people in unceasing prayer, especially in times of crisis like that lead up to the end of apartheid in South Africa, or for special breakthrough like that of the 100 years of 24-7 prayers by the Moravian Community which turned them into the vanguard of the great Protestant missionary movement in the Eighteenth & Nineteenth century. It was felt that the Malaysian Church ought to do likewise.
A National Prayer Commitment of 2 years. Prayer United, which is made up of a loose coalition of eleven members that includes umbrella bodies, denominations, prayer networks and pastor fellowships of which 247 Prayer Malaysia is a part of, led the clarion call to mobilise the Malaysian Church to commit to a 2-year 247 prayer for the nation.
A Call to Return to Holiness. It was time to call for a national movement of 24-7 prayer to call the Church to return to Her first love, and to go back to holy living and unity, at a time of intensifying pressures on the Church of Malaysia. We are reminded that our nation’s healing and prosperity is conditional on God’s people coming before Him in humility and repentance:
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
A Conviction to Shield the Nation. In the face of tragedies, challenges, a rapid deterioration in the sociopolitical situation, nothing less than a serious commitment to 2 years was needed to provide a prayer shield for this nation against disaster, and for its eventual recovery.
The Church to be A Blessing to the Nation. We believe that through the prayers of His people, God will use His Church to be a blessing to the nation, to be agents of peace and reconciliation, and to reach out to our neighbours in love, despite the difficulties and challenges faced. As God’s people and citizens of this nation, we believe that God’s message to His people through Jeremiah,
“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you … and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7), is also His word for His Church today.
ARE YOU READY TO BE A HISTORY MAKER?
Anyone can pray. 24-7 Prayer Malaysia is here to encourage and challenge anyone, young or old, to participate in this national prayer initiative to envelop the whole nation in prayer. You can do it through small prayer groups or in your local church. You can also do this through linking up all campus fellowships or churches in your locality/region or in your denomination! Or you can just pray in the quiet of your room before our Father. You can do it in as many ways as the Lord lays it upon your heart to do! The goal for each of us is to link ourselves into a 24-7 prayer chain of unbroken prayer.
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