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GE15: Join us in prayer for Malaysia’s 15th general election

It’s polling day tomorrow and Malaysians all know just how pivotal this GE15 is. Join us in intercession for the nation as Pr Shaun Quek (SIBKL), Rev Eric Lau (Bethany Church KL) and Joanna Dorai (FGA) lead us in prayer for Malaysia, the election and emerging leaders.

Malaysia’s 15th General Election is just around the corner. After a turbulent four years following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan-led government (triggered when several MPs switched political parties causing the loss of the parliamentary majority), GE15 is seen as power returning to the people.

As Christians, we are called to honour our leaders and submit to those whom God has placed in authority (Romans 13:1-7). By taking part in the civic process of voting, we recognise the authorities established by God and also practise our right as citizens to vote for righteous and godly leaders.

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honour, then honour.

Romans 13:1-7 (NIV)

The Malaysian Church is fervently praying for God’s sovereignty to be displayed in every polling centre, for His peace to rule and for His will to be done in GE15. Join Pr Shaun Quek (SIBKL), Rev Eric Lau (Bethany Church KL) and Joanna Dorai (FGA CYC) as they lead us in prayer for Malaysia!

For peace to rule over Malaysia and every Malaysian – Pr Shaun Quek, SIBKL

Jesus, I thank You for Malaysia. Thank You for Your grace and providence that’s always been with us. God, I pray more than anything for peace — peace on the 19th of November, on election day. Peace over our whole country, peace over every voter, peace over every PACA volunteer.

[I pray] that on the day of the elections, there will be no uproar, no riots, there’ll be only peace and only order. And even after election day, whatever the results may be, may the Church of God remain in peace and righteousness.

May Your righteousness and justice prevail. God, more than anything also, may we trust in You. May we trust in Your sovereignty, trust in Your grace and mercy. God, I commit Malaysia into Your hands. I give You glory and praise.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Watch Pr Shaun’s prayer here.

For leaders with strong convictions, a heart for the poor and a spirit of humility – Rev Eric Lau, Bethany Church KL

Father, we come to You in Jesus’ name and want to commit our beloved nation, Malaysia, to You at this time of the general elections.

Your Word says that, “Many are the plans of a man’s heart, but it’s only the purpose of the Lord that will prevail”. So we pray to You, O God, for this general election, for Your will, Your purpose, and Your plans to be accomplished for this nation.

We pray, O God, that those elected into positions of power will be those who have strong convictions to stand for righteousness and justice, those who have a big and compassionate heart to help the poor and underprivileged, and those who walk in the spirit of humility. [We pray] that only these righteous leaders will be elected.

We commit our nation to You in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Watch Rev Eric’s prayer here.

That Malaysians would be righteous and bold as a lion, and for leaders anointed with wisdom to restore law and order – Joanna Dorai, FGA

I would like to pray with you for the nation out of Proverbs 28. The Bible says that “the wicked will flee when no one is chasing them, but the righteous will be as bold as a lion.” The Passion Translation continues to say that the leaders anointed with wisdom would restore law and order.

Father, today as we come as a nation, at the turn of the tide, I pray that we would put our entire trust in the hands of the Lord, that Malaysia is loved by the Lord. And today I pray that a spirit of boldness will come upon every single person like a lion that is righteous before the Lord.

I pray for Malaysians to do the right thing, not only for the elections, but for the days to come. Father, we pray for every leader who is in a seat of leadership. Anoint them with the spirit of wisdom from heaven, so that they are able to restore law and order, so that people can live under joy, peace, hope and the grace of God.

Lord, bless Malaysia. We put our trust in You today and we believe that there is a hope, a future for the days to come.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Watch Joanna’s prayer here

No matter the outcome, we know that the Lord our God is sovereign

The hope that we carry is that God loves Malaysia, and that He watches over our nation with care. We can trust that He has given us His divine peace, a peace that this world cannot give. And when we have His peace, we are able to truly not worry about tomorrow and what it will bring.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27

Let us continue to uphold Malaysia and the leaders who will be elected into power in our prayers as we head out to vote on Saturday! May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13).

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