The Christian conservative group Family Research Council (FRC) has asked supporters to pray for Malawi's laws criminalizing gay sex, reported.

Same-sex relationships in the African country are illegal and offenders face up to five years imprisonment, according to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Earlier this year, the United States backed a non-binding United Nations resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cheered passed of the resolution in the 47-member Human Rights Council.

Obama called the resolution's passage a “significant milestone in the long struggle for [LGBT] equality.”

“This represents a historic moment to highlight the human rights abuses and violations that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face around the world based solely on who they are and who they love,” Clinton said.

While the measure was backed by representatives from the European Union, Brazil and other Latin American countries, African and Islamic countries condemned the resolution, saying it had “nothing to do with fundamental rights.”

The FRC asked people to pray for countries, in particular Malawi, where gay sex has been criminalized.

Under the headline Pushing Homosexuality at Home and Abroad, the FRC writes: “The U.S. government has become the chief player in efforts to promote homosexuality and homosexual rights oversees.”

And then the group offers a prayer: “May God restrain the Obama administration from promoting the LGBT agenda at home and abroad. May He give targeted nations courage to withstand U.S. coercion! Forgive us for this evil.”

(Related: FRC President Tony Perkins denies his group supports the criminalization of gay sex.)