Father, we also lift up our friend Ashaknaz. We pray for Ashaknaz’s family and their living situation in the United Arab Emirates. It has to be tough being a Christian in a country that is over 3/4 Muslim. I suppose one has no choice but to trust in you, God, and know that you have a plan for their lives. Father, your word says in Matthew 6:26:
Help Ashaknaz to internalize that truth, that you are in control, and you will always be there. Thank you, God, for being so faithful.