Homes, businesses, and hospitals in Uzbekistan have been experiencing electricity and heating gas shortages much earlier this year than normal. One hospital was without electricity for five hours. People are concerned that the shortages became regular before winter even began. Pray for protection around the health and well-being of those who are poor and vulnerable. Pray for provision to last through the winter. Pray that Christians in Uzbekistan will take care of one another, building trust and community this winter as most of Europe faces a winter with energy shortages (The Bible, Philippians 2:4).
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the country’s water resources could no longer meet the needs of the rapidly growing population. The government is nonetheless taking strategic steps to conserve the water supply. Sisi also announced that he is launching a new initiative called “Water Adaptation and Resilience” in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization. The Minister of Local Development announced that the country had entered a stage of “water poverty” according to UN standards. The Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators call it the “Green River.” Pray that water scarcity that has become a critical concern for Egypt will be dealt with wisely. Pray for Egyptians to turn their hearts to Christ to quench their thirst (The Bible, Isaiah 44:3).