Pray for Russia following the introduction of stricter laws regarding missionary activity. The so-called ‘Yarovaya Law’ was introduced in July 2016.
In the last year there have been over 125 convictions of people from different faiths, including many Christians. According to Forum 18, this includes missionary activity by at least 93 individuals or groups affiliated to Christian organisations.
Pray for local churches and leaders to have wisdom in navigating these laws, and for the church to grow.
For more information, see the news update from World Watch Monitor