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The Church of the Assumption in Penang was attacked on Sunday, 26 January, by two men on a motorcycle who threw Molotov cocktails into the building. The building sustained minimal damage, as only one of the Molotov cocktails exploded.

The attacks came less than 24 hours after five separate churches discovered banners that had been hung on their property with the phrase ‘Allah is great, Jesus is the son of Allah.’ Each of the churches has filed a report with police about the act of vandalism.

The use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslim groups has led to attacks in recent years.

Sources: Malaysian Insider, Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord no one was injured in the attacks.
  • Pray the Lord will use these attacks to increase boldness among believers (Acts 4:29-31).
  • Ask the Lord to grow His church in Malaysia in love for Him and for one another, pray they will be effective witnesses for the Gospel.