Updated: Jan 25
Pray for the church in Iran amid a government-led campaign to try to stop the spread of Christianity, with a particular focus on house church leaders and those involved in evangelism and teaching.
February 13 marks the third anniversary of the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, which the country’s Human Rights Commission has blamed on ‘Special Branch police’. Pray for his safe return.
Praise God that the underground church is reportedly growing in Malaysia. Pray that He will multiply it further.
Our partners in Malaysia say Islamic authorities have stepped up their persecution of church leaders and evangelicals in general. Pray for wisdom and courage for those facing persecution.
Ask God to protect Christians from a Muslim background in Malaysia. Many are in hiding amid concerted efforts by the authorities to root them out.
Please continue to pray for Leah Sharibu, the teenager from Dapchi being held by Boko Haram because she refuses to recant her faith. Pray the Government in Nigeria will do all it can to bring her home.
Praise God for the safe return in Nigeria of six students and two staff kidnapped at a Christian-run school, Engravers’ College in Kaduna, in October after three weeks in captivity. Families reportedly paid a ransom.