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Title: Malaysia Day of Prayer 2017
Date: 01-Sep-2017
Category: Features
Source/Author: Chrisanne Chin
Description: Held at Calvary Convention Centre September 16, 2017

1. MDOP 2017 was held at Calvary Convention Centre for the third time on Malaysia Day, September 16, 2017.

a.  It was the first time where the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur came together in solidarity with CCM and Prayer United as co-organisers to pray for the nation, under the theme, “Seek the Peace of the Land” from Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 7.

b.  Main organisers for the event from the CCM were the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia and the Methodist Church in Malaysia. Bishop Ong Hwai Teik is chairman of the MDOP Organising Committee.

c.  The audited accounts of MDOP 2017 will be presented at the next CCM BOM meeting as the accounts are still being finalised.

2. We take this opportunity to give thanks and our deep appreciation to all who helped to make this event happen.

a.  The Methodist Church in Malaysia for helping to provide facilities and financial resources for “up front” usage in organising MDOP 2017. This event could only have been made possible with the help of advanced payments for the event. We thank Bishop Ong and the Methodist Church in Malaysia for the help extended.

b. Tan Sri Prince Guneratnam and the Calvary Convention Centre for letting us use the place at a special concession priced at 2013 rates.

c. Archbishops Ng Moon Hing and Julian Leow for coming on board to co-organise this event, together with the many church leaders, priests and pastors who 
stepped up to lead intercession sessions. These sessions touched many hearts on the issues facing the nation.

3. We 
are thankful for such a meaningful and wonderful inter-denominational, multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual national prayer gathering, representing diverse expressions and traditions.

a.  MDOP has grown from being just one event in the year, to becoming the culmination of various prayer events in the run up throughout the year under the theme “A Day of Prayer for the Nation”.

b. This year, MDOP was celebrated widely by churches and pastor fellowships such as those in Teluk Intan, Kuching, Sibu and Bintulu, and as far as Lahad Datu. Praise God for more churches are showing their love for the nation by coming together in unity and prayer.

As this is the 5th year we have organized the September 16th Malaysia Day Combined Prayer in KL/Selangor, we hope that more CCM churches will block off and reserve September 16 as a Day of Corporate Prayer for the Nation, and encourage their congregations to come for corporate prayer together in solidarity and unity of love and purpose. Given that MDOP 2018, i.e. 16 Sept 2018 falls on a Sunday, we pray to consider how we can make this a bigger event across the nation.

Archbishop Ng Moon Hing presented the reflection for MDOP’s theme - Seek the Peace of the Land. In a powerful, timely and prophetic call to bless the land, Arch- bishop Ng reminded all present to bless the nation through prayer and action. The full text is provided for everyone’s consideration and meditation.






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