Lord, today we pray for Brunei, a nation where Christmas is illegal. We pray for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who is revered by his people. Please help him lead his people with great wisdom, courage, strength and integrity. May he lead Brunei toward every kind of prosperity, including the thriving of all its people. Lord, we pray for the Christians of Brunei, who comprise 16% of the population. Be with them as they must be so careful about their identity in Christ. Protect them from persecution and discrimination. Help them to be lights even when faced with dark circumstances. We also pray that they will find opportunities for fellowship, and that they will have access to your Word, despite the importation of Bibles being illegal. Finally, Lord, we pray against the implementation of Sharia law in Brunei. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.