Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been strengthening its relations with China and North Korea. In particular, North Korea and Russia appear to be actively assisting one another to circumvent international sanctions they both face. Pray for a dismantling of these unholy alliances. Ask the Sovereign God to overrule agreements made between these nations. Speak out over these nations that the Lord shakes all things that can be shaken, in order to turn hard hearts towards Himself. Pray for the salvation of these leaders. Pray for Christian Believers in North Korea to experience supernatural joy and faith this Christmas (The Bible, 1 Timothy 4:10).
For many years Turkey has hosted more refugees than any other nation in the world. But this situation is not seen as sustainable for Turkey resulting in a government crackdown on refugees and foreigners in general. In 2022 more than 45,000 Afghan refugees were deported back to Afghanistan, and Syrian refugees are finding their options dwindling. Even international missionaries are finding that their visas are not being renewed as each region of Turkey has been asked to reduce the number of foreigners living there. Pray for a way through this current crisis that brings life for Turkey and the refugees and expatriates that live there (The Bible, Philippians 3:20).
Source: Why EU can’t count on Turkey to protect asylum seekers (EU Observer). and Christian workers in the region