Lord Jesus, we pray for Christians seeking to be salt and light in very restrictive societies od Central Asia, living with laws that grow ever tighter. We pray for Christian parents and their children, as more and more legal obstacles hamper the work of ministry to children. We pray for church leaders who have to wrestle with bureaucracy that seems designed to make it impossible for them to fulfil all the regulations imposed of them. Please bless them with joy, hope, perseverance and wisdom as they respond to the constantly changing situation. May all they do bring glory to You.