Saturday, April 24, 2010

Begin to pray for the 13th General Elections

Today at Andrew Wong's monthly gathering at his house in Kota Kemuning, I was privileged to meet Elder Goh Keat Peng.

I heard of him and read his blog, but today was the first time I met this man of God. He put in lots of effort to fight for a better Malaysia. We are on the same boat. Let us continue to cause a 2-Party System establish in our country. The next General Elections will be very crucial for the fate of Malaysia. Therefore, let us begin to pray diligently.

1. God, Your plans are firm, faithful and forever. The purposes of Your heart prevail through all the generations. Let Your mighty, perfect will bring about a better Malaysia. (Psalm 33:11)

2. Lord, bring righteous people who fear You to be elected. Establish godly leaders who glorify You as they lead, and let their tenure be as welcome as the light of morning at sunrise and like the brightness after rain that brings green grass to the earth. (2 Samuel 23:3)

3. Lord, grant that wicked and evil influences will be weak and impotent in their efforts at bringing down the candidates for election. Usher into authority those who are committed to leading with righteousness. (Proverbs 25:5)

4. Heavenly Father, You promised to bless us with rejoicing when righteous leaders are in charge. So we ask You for godly, good leaders who will bring joy to those they lead. Do not allow any wicked persons to gain public office, but only those who will honor You. (Proverbs 29:2)

5. Lord, You value so deeply the qualities of good judgment and discernment, but it is easy for us to lose sight of them. Guide all those who will vote a sense of discernment and sound judgment, and let that discernment in turn bring discerning leaders into office. (Proverbs 3:21)

6. Lord God, during election time it is easy to get wrapped up in the negative, in fault-finding, criticism and contentiousness. Cause our hearts to be sweet and pure, obediently acting as You want Your children to act, so no one can find fault. In this way, we can shine for you in our darkened world. (Philippians 2:14-15)

7. Mighty God, we look to You for protection and safe keeping, especially during the days leading up to the next General Elections. Keep the candidates, the public rallies and the media safe from every kind of harm, O Lord, and deliver us from any evil plots that have been arranged. Let no weapon that is formed against our nation or the leaders prosper. (Psalm 32:7, Isaiah 54:17)

8. Father God, You love truth and are displeased with lies. Grant a spirit of truthfulness in the elections, particularly on the part of all media. Grant a spirit of fairness and honesty in the reports created by all members of the media, and give discernment and wisdom to citizens as they seek information from the media. (Proverbs 12:22)

9. God, You are actively involved in every part of Your creation at every moment. Grant to all Malaysians a willingness to get involved in the upcoming General Elections, resisting complacency and passivity, especially for Christians to rise to intercede fervently. Let each one know the value of his or her vote, and let each one exercise their privilege with diligence and faith. (Amos 6:1)


  1. Well said,Allen,it is not just for us ,it is a matter of preparation the good for our children and their children to come.
    We may open up forest and clearing the land.It is up to them to build what ever they deem is good.
    We may not able to see their results,but we have done our part by providing a chance for them.Don't miss it ,my fellow Malaysian.

  2. Yapsir,

    To reform an established system needs time and persistency. And along the path, many good people would have to be sacrificed.

  3. Very good prayer list for the country.

    However, the Hulu Selangor election defeat for PKR may serve as an indicator of where the country is heading vis-a-vis God's divine plan for Malaysia.

    A certain issue became more and more loud pre-election: constant harping on the APCO issue by Anwar Ibrahim. It is not relevant to Hulu Selangor and also the nation although a case can be made that the US$23m is tax payers money.

    It is as if Anwar and the PR coalition were waiting for a big fish issue to drop from the sky for them to raise up as an election issue.

    Is the name of the game among Islamic conservatives still: who is a better Jew basher? Anwar seemed to have gone overboard by calling the head of APCO a Jew.

    I wonder what the Christian Malaysians thought about that when majority of them love the Jewish people. We know that God hates and judges countries that condemn the nation/people He loves.

    We should pray that the anti-semitism spirit(the Haman spirit) is brought down in Malaysia among Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

    It is a contradiction to believe in 1Malaysia when we are encouraged to disparage another race in another country.

  4. Hi Bro Jeremiah,
    Your view on Anwar harping on APCO is right. How I wish that all Malaysians will love the Jews. The nation would be bless when we bless them. Otherwise it will turn up to be a curse.

    I see that PR has fielded the wrong candidate. Zaid Ibrahim is a scholar. He suits the urban folks but not rural ones.

    Anyway, all is not lost. We can take the defeat as a lesson.