Day 24

Libya, North Africa
Population: 6,412,000
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Fayez al - Sarraj
Christians: 3.2%
Evangelical Christians: 0.3%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 7th
Life Expectancy: 78.34 Years
Literacy Rate: 94.2%
Population Below Poverty Line: 32%
Refugees Living in Libya: 399,935

Pray for Libya - facebook page

Armed clashes between militias have left hundreds killed and injured, while thousands have been displaced. Social media sites have been blocked in the city and many believe that it is just a matter of time until there is a total shutdown of internet access. The militias influence every aspect of Libyan life; they influence the government and control the banks. They have the last word on access to visas, documents, on the price of money on the black market, the safety of oil wells, ministries and infrastructure. Pray that violence, militancy and corruption will come to an end in Libya. Pray that justice and righteousness will be restored (The Bible, Habakkuk 1:4).

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya's war

Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Population: 30,514,000
Chief of State: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Muhammad V
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Christians: 8.4%
Evangelical Christians: 3.2%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 23rd
Life Expectancy: 74.75 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.1%
Population Below Poverty Line: 3.8%
Refugees Living in Malaysia: 270,621

Pray for Malaysia - facebook page

A recent study showed that the deterioration of religious freedom in Malaysia worries not only the country’s Christians and other minorities, but also Muslims. Muslims can be prosecuted for not fasting or for refusing to pray, and women are under increasing pressure to wear the Islamic veil. Shia Islam and other non-Sunni sects are banned. Muslims cannot convert to other religions, and anyone who marries a Muslim must embrace Islam or leave the country. Pray for Muslims who would like to experience the freedom to choose which religion to follow to be bold and brave to make that choice (The Bible, Psalm 27:1-3).

Concerns are growing that Malaysia is going backward in terms of religious freedom (Asia News)