Shia of the Desert

For many Shia, Christmas does not exist. December 25 is just another day, and winter break is not until January for government schools. Pray for the Shia of the desert to have encounters with Christ followers who are truly celebrating the coming of Immanuel, God with us. Pray for new believers–especially those who came to follow Christ while in Europe or the United States–to understand that Christmas is not about the decorations of the West or beautiful programs in church, but it’s about worshiping Jesus, the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 ESV).