“Lord Jesus, come and revive Malaysia for your glory!” This has been my prayer for my country since I was born again in England in 1980. I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to pastor a church in Kuala Lumpur from 1995 to 2001. A few local pastors and I, though we were all from different denominations and theological persuasions, were meeting together monthly to pray for our nation. By God’s grace we had a few wonderful city-wide revival meeting in the stadium. Revivalists Carlos Annacondia, Claudio Freidzon, and Sergio Scataglini from Argentina were the speakers. I experienced the filling of the Holy Spirit and so did our church in Kuala Lumpur. The Lord had transformed our traditional church into a Spirit-filled church. The Spirit of God is moving in Malaysia. The churches are growing and praying together for the coming revival. First, let us pray and bless those who are in authority as the apostle Paul commanded us in 1 Timothy 2:2, “for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” Ask the Lord to instill a God-fearing heart to our King Yang di-Pertuan Agong as well as our Prime Minister and his cabinet.
Ask the Lord to grant our leaders wisdom, understanding, and love as they serve more than 30 million people with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural backgrounds. Second, ask the Lord to pour out His Spirit on all the churches in Malaysia. Pastors and church leaders need to put aside our denominational and theological differences. Let us come together and do what the Lord has promised us in 2 Chronicles 7:14. We must come together and humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, so that we will experience healing and revival for our nation.
Finally, pray for all the believers to live out the life of Jesus Christ with the power of the Holy Spirit daily as He has promised us in Acts 1:8. People around us have religions but they long to see the reality of the true and living God. Christians must step out of our comfort zone and love the Malays, Chinese, Indigenous people, and the Indians in a tangible way. When we love the people around us and meet their needs, they will see our good deeds and give glory to the Father in heaven.
I am praying and expecting to see revival in Malaysia, “Lord Jesus, fill Malaysia with your presence. Amen.”
~ Hing Chai Cheng