United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates plans to maintain diplomatic ties with Israel. International outcry over the toll of the war in Gaza is mounting. The UAE hopes to have some moderating influence over the Israeli campaign while safeguarding its interests. It has established diplomatic ties with Israel under the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords. That paved the way for other Arab states to forge their relationship with Israel by breaking a taboo on normalizing relations without the creation of a Palestinian state. UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an end to the violence. Pray that the mediation effort of UAE with Israel will yield good results. Pray for the Emiratis to look to Jesus Christ and have their efforts blessed. (The Bible, Psalm 90:17).
Praise God for young Christian Believers participating in a year-long discipleship program. They serve in remote parts of the country as part of their program. They share their faith, are involved in distributing literature, and running Bible study groups. Pray that they will know God’s presence this Christmas season. Pray they will not feel alone or isolated but will experience the joy of fruitfulness in their ministry. Pray that the people they have been sharing with will choose to accept Jesus as their King and Lord (The Bible, Revelation 17:14).
Source: Christian workers in the region