Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pray for Croatia

Croatia is nationalistically a Roman Catholic country. The Catholic Church has to be credited for providing a representation and visual presence of Christianity in the Croatian culture throughout the centuries. Although the atheist in the country discount the influence of the Catholic Church the fact is they still speak for a lot of Croatians.

Let us use the Cardinal’s Christmas message and the statements of senior state officials to guide our prayers for Croatia.

Christmas celebrated throughout Croatia

25. December 2011. | 18:29    

Christian believers adhering to the Gregorian calendar were celebrating Christmas throughout Croatia on Sunday to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanic, led Christmas Eve Mass in St Stephen's Cathedral in Zagreb on Saturday, telling the congregation to enjoy the nearness of God and not to be afraid.

"Our hearts are now illuminated by the Holy Spirit and we should not be afraid," the archbishop said. He invited the faithful to open themselves up to God because "God's love is among us."

"The history of humanity is in God's hands, or more precisely, in the very heart of God, even though sometimes it seems that it is run by the power-wielders of this world," Bozanic said.

Bozanic also led Christmas Day Mass in the Zagreb Cathedral, which was attended by senior state officials, including President Ivo Josipovic, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and Parliament Speaker Boris Sprem.

Addressing reporters after the Mass, all three officials extended their best wishes for Christmas.

"These were messages of peace and unity. That is what we will need in Croatia, to respect ourselves and others, and have others respect us, to be together in these difficult times," Prime Minister Milanovic said.

1)      Let us pray as the archbishop said, that hearts would be illuminated by the Holy Spirit and Croatians would not be afraid. Because of the economic situation, young adults are not sure of their future. Those that have saved for their security in their later days, now see that slipping away. Lord, may You take the fear away.

2)      The archbishop is trying to comfort the Croatian people by reinforcing the fact that the future is in God’s hands. He is making a statement to bring comfort. History shows that we are in God’s hands and He guards our destiny, not the “power-wielders of this world”. Lord, we recognize You have Croatia and its people in Your hands.

3)      Let us pray for a realignment of Trust in Croatia. May the Croatian people learn to trust in the Lord.

4)      So many in Croatia still look to the Catholic Church for hope. As evangelicals we tend to only see fault in the Catholic Church. So Lord, help us to pray for the Croatian Catholic priest and the archbishop, Cardinal Josip Bozanic. Lord, help them to minister Your heart to the people. Lord, use them for Your glory in the positions of leadership they have.

5)      The archbishop refers to the fact that the country is not only in God’s hands but in His heart. Let us pray that the Croatian people would truly be comforted by God’s heart. (I believe we can make a point of contact here. As we pray for Croatia, God will/is turning His heart to the people.)

6)      Prime Minister Milanovic, in his comments spoke of the need for peace and unity. He referred to the fact that peace and unity comes through respect; “…to respect ourselves and others, and have others respect us, to be together in these difficult times," Let us pray into what the PM has spoken here. Lord, let there be a return to honor. Let this start in the government. May the government officials respect the wishes of the people, may the people respect government officials as men and women positioned by God to keep peace.

The following verses are hard to swallow, especially when seeing corruption in our governments, but God promises peace.

Romans 13:1-7  Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

I want to pull up two prayers we prayed this past October.

7)      Lord, You can make Croatia a blessing for Europe. Lord, may grace be poured out through all the institutions in the land. We pray that promotions would come to the Christians in the workplace.

8)      …pray for men and women of vision to also come forth this winter. Lord, bring out Your chosen ones. Open their eyes to see Your plan for Croatia. Release courage and assurance of their calling. Let them speak with authority to the demons that stand against the Lord’s plan.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pray for Bulgaria

First I would like to invite you to visit Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia by taking a Virtual Prayer Walk. http://pray4bulgaria.wordpress.com/virtual-prayer-walks/ If you do take this VPW you will learn of many things to pray about, not only in the city but throughout the country also. Bellow I have selected some highlights I think we should give extra prayer to.

Casinos are prominent throughout Sofia, offering an escape from daily life and the (false) promise of a quick financial gain.

1) Let us pray that the Lord would rescue many Bulgarians from the false hope the enemy offers. Gambling is a curse on any society. Let us pray that not only would these casinos fail but that the owners and workers would learn of the real hope the Lord offers.

2) It is sad to me as a Texan to know that “Texas Hold’em” is becoming a favorite tool of the enemy. Lord, we pray that You would command a blessing from Texas to Bulgaria.

3) Let us pray that a ministry will be raised up that concentrates on counseling and delivering Bulgarians from the gambling spirit.

We have prayed about this before but Let us again pray against corruption in government and in the marketplace.

4) Let us start by praying for righteous judges, men and women willing to stand up and do what is right.

5) Let us pray that the Mafia of Bulgaria would actually turn against itself. As they say “there is no trust among thieves”. May their empires fall apart due to infighting and a lack of trust.

6) The opposite of corruption is righteousness. Bulgaria needs revival and a return to Biblical truth. Lord, visit Bulgaria with humility followed by grace.

There are people in Bulgaria that are seriously praying for church growth. They have designed a church planting strategy that works to find “people of peace” to sew into.

7) Lord, we pray for these dear saints/intercessors that have been deeply burdened for their country. As they abide under Your wings, Lord, may they be blessed with intimate times spent in Your presence. Lead them to the people of peace.

8) We pray for these people of peace to be revealed. Let us pray that a hedge of protection will surround them and they will be delivered from the enemies grip.
Job 1:10 (KJV)
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

9) Let us pray for a day when every city and every village in Bulgaria has an evangelical body of believers.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pray for Bosnia Herzegovina

Angelina Jolie, writer and director of the film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” is interviewed at the premiere in Los Angeles, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. - AP Photo

This film has two aspects that will draw movie goers. First, it was produced by Angelina Jolie, a well known movie star that has many fans. It is also the first feature film and directorial debut of actress Angelina Jolie Second, is the controversy surrounding the film. It is a story using as a back drop the 1990s war that tore apart Yugoslavia with Bosnia being one of the main battle grounds. Most of the controversy has been addressed and most critics have relented. Read more at, http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/10/bosnian-war-victims-praise-angelina-jolies-movie.html

1) Let us pray that positive results for Bosnia Herzegovina would come out of this film. Let us pray that there would be hope not more division.

2) As a result of this movie, let us ask the Lord to motivate Christian intercessors to pray with boldness for B-H.

The following is from a former prayer directive dated Aug. 2, 2010.

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, is home to 400,000 people, 95% of whom are nominally Muslim. It still bears the scars of the war that tore apart Yugoslavia in the 1990s; bullet holes and bomb damage mar many of the buildings. Although much of the city has been restored, the people have not forgotten what happened. When a Christian organization, Eurovangelism visited in July of 2010, they laid to rest 600 bodies that had been found in a mass grave, victims of the Srebrenica massacre. The theme of the memorial service was “Never Forget” and this is at the heart of the challenge faced by the church in Bosnia.

In Bosnia Herzegovina people never forget their ethnic identity - Bosnian Muslim, Catholic Croat or Orthodox Serb. Religion and nationality are indivisible and to become an evangelical believer means turning your back on your identity, rejecting your people and betraying the memory of all that has happened. Yet people are discovering new life in Christ and becoming a part of one of the 25 churches in the country. In a country of 3.8 million people there are maybe 700 evangelical believers spread around the country. They meet in churches of 20 - 30 people, with just three larger churches of 50 believers.

1. The Srebrenica massacre is truly a scar on Bosnia Herzegovina that will take time to heal. Let us pray that the Lord would especially minister to the victim’s loved ones. What the devil intended for evil and division may it be turned to good. May Srebrenica be a reminder to all three ethnic groups in B-H, Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats, that war has innocent victims and peaceful solutions are worth extra efforts.

2. Let us pray that in Bosnia that to the “never forget” slogan would be added “but forgive”; “never forget, but forgive”. Those that forgive will be able to go on in life and defeat bitterness.

3. The report above says there may be 700 evangelical believers in the country, a country of almost 4 million people. This needs serious intercession. Pray that God would visit that country.

4. Let us pray for the Christians in B-H. May the Lord hold them in the faith and encourage their hearts. Lord, we ask for Your presence to be in their small gatherings.

5. Lord, send missionaries into Bosnia Herzegovina. Give them strategy to plant churches throughout the country. Break their hearts for this unevengelized land. Help them to learn the language.

6. There are different levels of missionaries; Let us pray for those that will renounce their present life and its comforts to truly go live with the people.

7. Lord, we pray that finances would be raised for the churches in B-H and the pastors and elders would know how to properly apply these monies toward the kingdom.

8. Let us pray for the city Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia Herzegovina. Ninety five percent Muslim is a curse that can stifle any city. The prayer is; Lord, give grace to the Christians that live there.

Oh, let your heart burn for Bosnia Herzegovina.

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Monday, December 05, 2011

Pray for Albania

1.      Lord, we thank You for blessing Albania and letting freedom of worship come forth.

2.      We pray that when the saints assemble, the Holy Spirit would hover over them, releasing revelation, gifting and abounding faith.

3.      Lord, it has been a joy to pray for Albania. Come move in the hearts of Your intercessors, Lord. May they declare with boldness, “Let the Kingdom come forth in Albania”!

4.      Lord, we ask You to disable the enemy in Albania; cut off his power in the land. Lord, raise up a church that will kick the Devil’s gates down and demand their inheritance.

Paul wrote of how he had preached the Gospel in Illyricum, the ancient land of Albania.  (Romans 15:9)

5.      Let us pray that once again Albania would be visited by apostles and prophets of great faith. Lord, send men and women that are convinced You are ready to transform Albania.

6.      Let us also pray that the apostles and prophets that are sent will raise up evangelist, teachers and pastors. Even now Lord, separate these unto Yourself for the work of the ministry in Albania.

7.      Let us pray for the present churches in Albania. May the churches be motivated to reach out to the culture around them. Give them a plan to reach the lost.

The report is that 75% of Albanians in Albania don’t practice any religion and identify themselves as atheists or agnostics. This goes for the Muslims in the country also and is why they drink alcohol and eat pork. At one time (around 1960) the Marxist government declared Albania the only completely atheist country. Many decades before communism, a Nothern Albanian poet, Pashko Vasa remarked, “Churches and mosques you shall not heed / The religion of Albanians is Albanism”.

8.       Let us pray for a plan to reach the Muslims of Albania. Lord, since the Muslim respects dreams and visions, we pray that You would speak to them in this way. Prepare their hearts for those You will send to love them.

9.       Lord, we believe You are reversing the curse of this poet. Break the power of the enemy to keep these people in bondage to a false nationalism.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pray for Turkey (Week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2001)

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. ~ Ephesians 3:10-12

While praying for a direction to pray for Turkey, I was drawn to the above scriptures. Let us pray these scriptures over Turkey.

1. When Asia Minor was first evangelized, the evangelist, prophets and pastors faced many demons in that land. After the 4th and 5th century the Christians relaxed, and did not stand firm. Let us pray for the present Christians in Turkey, that they will stand firm.

2. The Muslim hoards came in the 8th thru 15th centuries and either drove out the Christians, made them pay additional taxes, sold them into slavery, or forced conversion. Let us pray that the Lord will raise up and send intercessors across Turkey to walk and pray over the land. May their prayer be restoration; “Demanding the demons leave and surrender their domains!”

3. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. As the Christians suffer persecution, may they know within their souls the peace and freedom Jesus gave. Let us pray that they would draw near to the Lord, and have an assurance that He is with them. Lord, shine Your light into the camp of the righteous.

4. It is really hard to set up a church building in Turkey. There are not only a lot of legal loop-holes but negative attitudes from the authorities, neighbors and unbelieving family. Let us thank the Lord for the houses of prayer that have been popping up across Turkey.

5. Let us pray for protection upon these houses of prayer. May the faithful be found trustworthy so God can share His plan for Turkey with them.

6. Looking at Eph. 3:10-12 – Lord, You have chosen the church to bring blessings to people in the face of the enemy. God’s solutions in a culture prove His love and wisdom. As the present churches and houses of prayer stand firm in their convictions may the doors to the culture open for them.

7. There is a place where Christians make a radical stand for the Lord in order to bring in the Kingdom to their land. They usually have to face persecution, with some being martyred. Lord may the Turkish Christians have a wise boldness. Let us pray they would be strengthened as they hear God’s voice for direction and see Him do miracles in response to their obedience.

I am convinced that if you prayed along with these prayers, the satanic influences over Turkey have been weakened. Bless the Lord Almighty.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pray for Serbia Nov. 14-20, 2011

Pray for Serbia 

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In August we had prayed for Nebojsa and Gordana Savic in Belgrade. The above video shows how God has prospered their work.

1)      Once again let us pray for this church in Belgrade, Serbia. May the Lord open doors of ministry. May the Lord send the lost to get saved but also helpers that will help disciple the new Christians.
2)     Lord, we pray You raise up “investor” for this ministry. Spiritually; intercessors that will stand in the gap. Givers; that will join the work in Belgrade through financial help.

News headline - "Islamic communities unification plan falls through”
BELGRADE -- The Serbian authorities refused to sign an agreement detailing the reconciliation of the two Islamic communities in Serbia, writes a Belgrade-based newspaper. http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=11&dd=01&nav_id=77125

3)     The underlying motive of Islam is world domination with every nation being in bondage to Mohammad’s teaching. Lord, we pray that the Islamic leaders in Serbia would remain in confusion.
4)      There is a part of West Serbia that is called Sandzak, where there is a majority of Islamic believers. We pray for confusion in that area. May the true motives of their leaders be revealed. Let us pray that attendance in the Mosque would drop significantly. (Тhe name Sandžak derives from the Sanjak of Novi Pazar, a former Ottoman administrative district that existed until the Balkan Wars of 1912, whereas Raška was the name of a prominent Serbian Kingdom)
5)      Let us pray that the Lord would send a powerful witness into that area. Pray that the joy of the Lord would be released across that land. Lord raise up intercessors to plow the ground. Lord, send Your evangelist and pastors to plant seeds of righteousness.

 >> The first week of August, this year, we had prayed for the Serbia and Kosovo border. The following report is good news.

  The agreement envisages joint Kosovo and Serbian customs points and it does not require Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s independence. The Kosovo government has agreed to have integrated control over the crossings with central Serbia, in accordance with the EU standards. http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=11&dd=12&nav_id=77302
6)     Lord, we thank You for smoothing out relations between the Serbs and the Kosovars. You are a peacemaker, Lord. Although it may be hard to see with our eyes and understanding, but we pray that someday the Serbs and Kosovars will live peacefully together.
7)     Let us pray that the Christians in both Serbia and Kosovo would set an example by having fellowship with one another.
8)     Let us pray for Northern Serbia, the Vojvodina area. There has been much ministry in this area but there is much more needed. We thank the Lord for the Baptist and Assemblies of God for their many efforts and the fruit that has remained. There is a disunity problem among the pastors and churches. Let us pray that the curse of disunity would be lifted.
9)      I want to return to a past prayer. Back in March of this year the Lord gave me a mental vision and ask me to pray into the vision. I saw five intercessors praying for six pastors to raise up and release seven evangelist to declare the Kingdom of God in Serbia. (5-6-7)
It starts with the intercessors. Lord, bring those intercessors together in Your time.

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Pray for Romania

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Romania’s central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate as slowing inflation gave policy makers room to spark an economic recovery amid the euro-area’s sovereign-debt crisis.

In Romania the middle class is very small. In countries where the middle class is not strong, the economy is not strong. Romania has been blessed with foreign investments since communism fell but now it is time to build up the middle class.

First of all corruption and unreasonable government regulations can rob the middle class of progress.

1) Let us pray for reason to prevail in the government so small enterprise can flourish. May the Lord position men and women of good moral character into government offices.

2) Microsoft has been setting up technical framework in Romania to encourage networking and internet startup businesses. Let us pray for a technical boom that will bring prosperity and modernization.

3) Let us pray for the positioning of Christians in these technical fields; Christian led social sites, networking companies, broadcasting, etc.

Throughout all Europe, Romania is the most Evangelical Christian nation. Even during the communist days the Romanians defied the government’s atheistic dictates and tried to keep their churches open. The government came down hard and now a healthy appreciation of the spiritual is celebrated. There is still a long way to go before Romanian institutions reach acceptable moral ground.

4) Lord, thank You for Your special spiritual blessing upon Romania. May the seeds that have been sown bring forth abundant fruit. Let us pray that the churches would be respected by the government, nationally and locally.

5) Lord, we know the way You work; what the enemy tries to destroy, You restore to a better state. We pray for restoration of Romania to a country of blessing not curse.

Here is an example of restoration.

Report from Church on a Hill in Apata, Romania.

Praise God 2 young people from our [Church], Vasile and Laura decided to marry on Saturday, 22nd October 2011. It has been a reason for great joy. We all could see their relationship start developing and now touched [reached] its goal.

Their marriage is a testimony in a very special way of how Jesus’ disciples love each other. Both of them grew up in [the village of] Augustin, Romania but in 2 different Gypsy clans: Laura is Lacatar and Vasile is from Hora. The Lacatars and those from Hora never mix up together and a common marriage usually is unimaginable unless God doesn’t change the hearts and minds.

Personal Note: Last year when I was in Romania, I did some house to house ministry with Vasile and Laura and I know them to have a great love for the Kingdom.

6) Lord, I thank You for this couple and their dedication to the Gospel. May they prosper in all they do. Let their marriage be an example to many.

7) Lord, we pray You would not just add to the churches daily but multiply daily. We so look for Your Kingdom to be established in Romania.

Acts 2:47b “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”

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Personal Note: I don’t know if you remember the outreach I went on in January of this year to Romania, but another one is being planned for January of next year. Overall, last year we seen 87 Romanians and Gypsies get saved. This year I would like for my wife to go. Zuzanna is an able minister in her own right and speaks the language. So if you would like to be a part of it by donating, please do.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pray for Montenegro

Montenegro recorded an increase of over 14% in tourist arrivals for September 2011 over September of last year.

Montenegro is a very poor country but things are changing. Investment has come and the beautiful coast is being developed. I remember being burned for the people in poverty in Montenegro years ago. If tourism is the answer then may we pray into it.

1. Lord, we trust that You are bringing a blessing to Montenegro. May the riches of the nations come to this small nation on the Adriatic Sea.

2. As the vacation/tourist industry develops, let us pray for Christians to go seek employment there. The Apostle Paul used his skill as a tent maker to finance and open doors of ministry. Let us pray that the Lord would send “tent makers” into Montenegro to be a witness.

This morning, after reading about tourism in Montenegro, I went to Youtube.com and started watching videos about the Montenegrin coast. I was especially attracted to the following video about the Bay of Kotor; http://youtu.be/FtgwzMecW1A. Although the lady’s English is hard to understand, the video’s scenery is amazing. I also went to Google maps and zoomed in on the bay.

Then it was time to go to church. During worship time at church I kept seeing that satellite view of Kotor Bay. I spent most of the worship time praying for the Bay of Kotor.

3. Lord, you created this beautiful bay on the Montenegro coast. Lord, the Bible says You looked out over the multitude and had compassion on them. Lord, we pray that Your compassion be poured out on Kotor Bay.

4. The last I heard was that there was a house church being established near there. Let us pray for the raising up of a church in that bay.

5. Lord, I know You answer prayer. I just believe You are hearing us right now and the Holy Spirit is about to move. Whatever embers of hope are already there, You are about to blow on them.

6. Lord, I thank You for the video (mentioned above). As the camera spans the bay from the mountain tops, I pray down blessings on to the towns and villages.

7. Let us pray that the Lord of the harvest will send labors to this bay. May the “Fishers of men” cast in their nets. Lord, send evangelist, use the “tent makers”, may many be compelled to go with the Gospel.

Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“ Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Thanks for praying with me. I hope you don't think it is strange that I talk/pray directly to the Lord, addressing Him as Lord.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Pray for (FYROM) Macedonia

23 October is being celebrated because of the founding of the Macedonian Revolutionary Organization.

Back in 1893, on October 23rd in the house of Ivan Hadzi Nikolov in Salonica, 6 young men gathered and founded the Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, which has later become a symbol and flag of the Macedonian struggle for freedom.

Later on, the organization was turned into Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization and its members were struggling for liberation and independence of Macedonia.

The founding of IMRO marked the beginning of an organized Macedonian revolutionary struggle, which with the Ilinden rebellion as well as the National Liberation movement in the Second World War has resulted into the creation of the Macedonian State

1)      Let us pray for Macedonia as they continue to struggle at making their country secure in the Balkans and the world. Let us pray for people of wisdom to ascend to positions of authority for the good of the country.
2)      There was a recent loan of 100 million EUROs to Macedonia to be channeled into businesses for the creation of jobs. Let us pray that this money would get into the hands of wise men and women. Let us pray that more investment money would flow into Macedonia.  Let us declare that it is time for Macedonia to blossom like a rose.
3)      Along with economic advancement there needs to be advancement in the Gospel. We see from history that the Gospel brings wisdom to a country. Pray that the evangelical Christians would be the voice of hope for Macedonia. May doors of opportunity be opened to the churches in Macedonia.
4)      Lord, I ask for Your blessing on the evangelical churches in Macedonia. May the Holy Spirit visit them with overcoming power. May the seeds planted there by the Apostle Paul and his converts come forth in another harvest.
5)      Lord, we seek Your favor for Macedonia. Let us pray for more intercessors for Macedonia. Let us fill the sensors before the throne of God with prayers for Macedonia.

I feel the the following is prophetic:
Acts 10:3-5
New King James Version (NKJV)
3) About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” 4) And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. 5) Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter.
6)      It is time for visions to come to the Macedonian pastors, business people and government officials. It is time for their good deeds to be a memorial before the Lord. It is time for them to seek out the men and women of God to impart wisdom to them.
7)      Lord, send your trained ones to Macedonia. Those that have been prepared for this time. Let us pray for “tent maker” ministries to go to Macedonia.
The above I pray will be judged by God’s called out prophets. I do feel it came from the heart of God but it should be judged. Sometimes there is that place of prayer where you see things in the spirit and you must proclaim it.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Pray for Greece

Praise the Lord, the Hellenic (Greek) government changed its politics in favor to Israel. Over the past two years the Greek government has been turning more toward Israel. I know of at least one church group in Greece that has been praying for Israel.

1) Lord, You said that those that pray for Israel, Your covenant people, they will be blessed. We know Greece needs a blessing at this time. May the Greek government make a covenant with the God of wisdom.

I want to give the rest of this prayer time to two prayer request I received from two intercessors in Greece.

From Bro. Spyros

This is a prayer request to the Lord that a sister in Christ redacted. I totally agree with her letter. Please take it in consideration, when you pray for Greece.

2) Please, pray that the believers in Greece will seek the Lord with all their heart and that the Lord will raise anointed leaders and teachers who will preach and teach His Word, and pastor the congregations, guided by His Spirit and not by their own spirit and understanding. Because, how far can a Church go without good leadership? We need a strong and holy church, to be able to set an example and to witness to people for Christ.

3) Please, continue to pray that the devil's schemes for this country will not prosper and that Greece will serve Jesus and will become known to the world as the country that loves and takes pride in Jesus and not in the false demonic gods of the ancient pagan times. For centuries, the human spirit [humanism] has prevailed in this country. Now is the time for the Holy Spirit to prevail.

4) Pray that the current economic difficulties in Greece will open the eyes of the Greeks to understand that "the wages of sin is death". That they will be fed up with sin, as they will understand where corruption, lies and injustice have brought the country and that their hearts will be changed and they will seek the truth and justice. That they will hunger and thirst for the Word of God and a huge revival will stir up the whole nation.

5) Pray that all men of corruption and injustice will be exposed and what they have stolen from public money will be returned to the state.

6) Also pray for believers and men of justice to be given positions of influence, so that they will help in putting an end to corruption and they will set up an example of justice and Christian life.

7) And please continue praying for our government to have wisdom and to be guided by the Lord when they make decisions for the present and the future of the country. And, if among them there are evil men, who intentionally harm the nation because they seek their own profit, these men will be exposed and will be cut off from the government.

8) Please, pray for a Christian state leadership in Greece. We would love to have a true and devout Christian leader in this country. We need a leader who will understand the Word of the Lord. There isn't such a politician, that we know of, in the Greek society.

9) May the Lord anoint a David (who is hidden at the moment) and bring him to the light, soon.

10) Finally, pray that Greece will be protected from the Islamic spirits, which seek to bring death and chaos, …

11) Pray that the government will find a way to deal with this issue and that these evil Islamic spirits will be bound and will not continue to harm the Greek society.

12) At the same time, please pray that those of the Muslims who have a heart for the Lord will find Jesus here and a huge number of them will be saved.

From Pastor Jim in Crete:

Dear brother Jerry,

We need prayers for the island of Crete, Greece.

We believe God is about to start a revival in the city of Iraklion.

God has spoken to Pastors I work with that a "revolution" in Greece will start on Crete.

God bless you, Jim Vamvoukakis

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Monday, October 10, 2011

 Pray for Croatia

In preparation for this prayer guide, I heard from two ministries in Croatia; One is Croatian Evangelical Outreach and the other Sion – House of Prayer for Croatia.

Sion – House of Prayer for Croatia is reporting that this is a New Day for Croatia. God is pouring out His Spirit through a women’s conference, youth conference, men’s conference and in a hunger for prayer. They report a non-ceasing out pouring of worship and prayer with many churches participating. Also there is a new unity among pastors and churches. They are believing that Croatia will rise up and be a blessing to Europe.

1. Oh, Yes Lord, we stand and believe with Sion for a mighty outpouring in Croatia. Where there is faith God will move. May they expect You to move like never before. Show them the extraordinary.

2. Pray that the church arise as God’s army and Bride, placed in an ordained place to show forth the Father to a broken culture.

3. Sion, ask prayer for a conference with John Mulinde from Uganda, October 13th – 16th. Pray that many congregations will participate. Learn more about John Mulinda at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4WSe5tK_2Y

4. Pray for the coming elections. Usually a nation gets the leader they deserve. Let us pray for an exception for Croatia. May God visit Croatia with great mercy, giving them leaders that have godly principles.

5. Lord, You can make Croatia a blessing for Europe. Lord, may grace be poured out through all the institutions in the land. We pray that promotions would come to the Christians in the workplace.

Croatian Evangelistic Outreach thanks us for our prayers and support as they witness for the Lord in the capitol city of Zagreb. They are asking for the windows to open and pour out a financial blessing. The building they occupy is old and cannot be heated properly. They need to move into a better building before it gets really cold. Also they are on the brink of being able to release a worship CD in Croatian but need $3,000 in order to produce a thousand copies.

6. Lord we know You planted that congregation in Zagreb over a decade ago to be a blessing to the country. There is an enemy holding this window shut, we rebuke him in the name of Jesus. May our prayers break the lock and let the Holy Spirit open the window wide.

7. Let faith arise in this church. It is time for the joyful sound to go out and not only bring in the lost but bring in money to house and warm the saints.

8. Lord, we pray that the CDs will be paid for and go out to the Croatian speaking people. Lord, attach angels to each one making sure they lift up joy in the hearts of saints and sinners.

I asked the Lord for a word from His Word for the Christians in Croatia. I believe the Lord led me to the book of 1 John.
1 John 1: 7-8 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9. Lord, I pray you help the Croatian Christians to walk in Your light. May they strive to walk in purity having great appreciation for what the blood of Jesus has done.

10. Lord, let this be a winter where Your Word grows in them exceedingly. May this be a winter of the birthing of anointed teachers. I see the Lord filling Croatian saints with His word to the point their hearts burn to share it. Let the spirit-filled teachers come forth.

11. I was about to get ready to publish this, and the Lord said pray for men and women of vision to also come forth this winter. Lord, bring out Your chosen ones. Open their eyes to see Your plan for Croatia. Release courage and assurance of their calling. Let them speak with authority to the demons that stand against the Lord’s plan.


Monday, October 03, 2011

Pray for Bulgaria
Here is something really rare. A unique picture of inter-religious tolerance can be viewed in a Northeastern Bulgarian village called Kamburovo, with local Muslims working to rebuild a church. Read More at, http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131721

This is a unique area of Bulgaria where the Christians and Muslims live comfortably in peace respecting each other’s traditions and even celebrating each other’s feast and holy days.

1)    Lord we pray that this peace will continue and spread throughout all Bulgaria. May the Christians reach out with love and may the Muslims continue to reject radical Islam.

2)    The Muslims will only be won by the love of Jesus. Let us pray that the Christians be given innovative ways to be a blessing to the Muslim people in Bulgaria and around the world. Lord raise up non-confrontive Christians, with a “love anointing” to reach out to Muslims. May they appeal to the God given peaceful desires of the human heart.

 Now for the present tragedy in Bulgaria -

There has been much tension in Bulgaria for the past week. There was an incident that has fueled ethnic hatred between Bulgarians and the Roma (Gypsy) minority. A Bulgarian young man (19 yrs. old) was believed to have been intentionally run over by a minivan. The van being driven by an associate of notorious Roma mafia boss Kiril Rashkov. Bulgarians have been having mass rallies in many cities across the country protesting the incident and venting their hatred of the Roma minority.

The father of the victim insisted his son had been deliberately murdered, while the occupants of the minibus took refuge in the home of "King Kiro," before forcing their way through an improvised roadblock that had been set up by local people, injuring other villagers in the process. Having been joined by hardcore supporters of Plovdiv football club, the inhabitants of Katounitsa then set about burning and looting houses belonging to the Rachkov clan.

On Monday and Tuesday night, protests followed in many major Bulgarian cities, including the capital Sofia. Nearly 300 people in total were arrested by the police after the two nights of rallies that unfortunately involved what has been perceived as ethnic hatred.

3)    Let us pray for God’s peace. Ethnic strife is not good for Bulgaria. We pray for wise and respected leaders to stand up and sooth the fears of the protesters.

4)    Lord, help the Christians to have clean hearts in this mater. May the churches of Bulgaria reject violence, and only speak words of peace to both sides.

5)    May this be a wakeup call to the Christians to pray for Bulgaria. Lord, raise up intercessors that will seek for Your peace to prevail.

Sadly, corruption is not limited to business and politics, Research done in 2007 found that 40 percent of Bulgarians believe that high levels of corruption also exist in the healthcare industry. (“Economic Program History 2007”, Center for the Study of Democracy, www.csd.bg/artShow.php?id=9262)

6)    Corruption is a bad problem in Bulgaria. We have prayed against corruption in Bulgaria before. The word I have for prayer, is “stumble”. Lord we pray that those involved in corruption would stumble over their own miss-deeds. Lord, set a trap.

7)    Let us pray for a healthy sense of shame in the Bulgarian society. May those involved in corruption be convicted until they cry out to God for relief. Lord convict those in government: from local magistrates to the very president and prime minister, those crooked doctors and hospital administrators, also the street thugs and the thugs living in mansions.

8)    Lord, help the honest Bulgarians to maintain hope and integrity in the face of corruption.

9)    Let us pray for the presidential and municipal elections on October 23. Righteousness or non-righteousness of a nation is usually reflected in its leaders. May servants not crooks be elected on election day.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Pray for Bosnia Herzegovina

The fact is, Bosnia Herzegovina is a mixed up country. Three nationalities, two federations in one country; Three presidents from the three nationalities that rotate in the office. Some people say they are Croatian, some say they are Serb and some Bosniak, but they are all suppose to be Bosnian. After Yugoslavia split up these three nationalities in Bosnia went to war against each other. NATO and the Americans settled the war with the Dayton Accord. Most people think this settlement caused more problems than it solved. Also they have to agree that it did stop the killing and although the constitution is really crazy, at least there is no war presently.

1) Let us pray that Bosnians be able to put the war behind them. The Lord needs to work forgiveness into the people of all three ethnic groups.

2) Only revival can bring about a national change of heart. With very little happening spiritually in Bosnia Herzegovina, we need to pray for a miracle. Let us intercede for the Lord to have mercy on the country and open doors.

3) Let us pray for the evangelical churches, asking the Lord to shine grace upon them. May the Christians realize they are a “light on a hill”. The Lord has provided in His word the solutions for the country, let us pray the Christians would stand up in the culture and let their banner fly.

4) Let us pray for the Catholic and Orthodox churches, that the priest would turn from nationalism and seek to be used as part of the solution.

5) Let us pray for the Bosniaks, especially those that embrace Islam. Pray that they too would seek to live peaceably with all nationalities.

6) Lord, we pray for a plan to reach the Muslims of Bosnia Herzegovina.

7) Lord, we pray that you would send out labors to harvest the fields. Truly the fields are ripe. There is such a lack of hope in Bosnia. Lord, we ask that a message of hope would go forth in the land.

8) We pray that the churches, Christians and all the missionaries that the Lord sends would be so filled with hope that people would be drawn to them. Bosnia needs an out-pouring of hope.

Psalms 33:22 Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Pray for Albania

Albania is the size of Belgium and has a population of about 3,300,000. In Europe, it is the one of the poorest countries and has the highest proportion of young people. It is also Europe's only predominantly Moslem country: 70% of the people have a Moslem background. About 10% are Roman Catholic and 20% Orthodox.

1) Albania has always been an isolated country; being up against the sea on one side and surrounded by a mountain range around its borders. The communist took advantage of this and kept Albania closed off from the world. Now that the door is open and the Albanians are free may they discover the real source of freedom in Jesus Christ. Lord, we not only ask for open doors for the Gospel to freely go into Albania but we ask that Albanian hearts be open. We pray against any spirit of isolation or exclusiveness.

2) Lord, it is glorious to see You move in the mist of nations. We do thank You for opening the doors to Albania. Let us pray for every institution; government and non-government to be managed with honesty, allowing freedom to worship, encouraging development of enterprise, respecting past promises, protecting truth in education, mainly policies that promote peace. There is new leadership arising in Albania. Lord we ask for men and women of principle to be raised up to lead the emerging institutions.

3) Lord we pray that truly a great light would come to the Albanian people. In Isaiah 59 the scriptures talk of “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Lord we ask that You make the churches strong in Albania. Give them the strength to stand against the influx of post-modern culture and provide a redemptive alternative.

4) Let us pray against militant Islam and those that would want to stir up trouble in Albania. May there be peace between the religions. Although Christianity is classified as a religion, actually it is people just being like Jesus. May Your people Lord, go and do works of righteousness.

5) Let us pray for Albanian Evangelical Mission, a prayer and mission group raised up in the United Kingdom to reach Albania. AEM have been working for Albania since 1986. May the Lord continue to bless their efforts to spread the Gospel in Albania. (For more information, see their website, http://www.aemission.org.)

6) Lord we pray for the present churches in the land. Give them shepherds that seek You and love the sheep like You love Your bride. Pastors and Priest, that are open to the needs of the people. Lord, give revelation that is Your wisdom poured out.

7) Lord we pray You send teachers into Albania and raise up teachers in the churches. The Christians need to know the blessings of living the Christian life.

8) Let us pray for the Muslim population of Albania. They are so special to the Lord, so may He send out labors into their fields, neighbors and businesses.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Pray for Turkey

Although Turkey is considered a secular state it is undeniably Islamic in culture and Christian churches are tolerated as long as they stay confined.

1. Ask the Lord to expose the lies and endless misinformation about Jesus Christ, the Bible and Christians that have hardened and deceived hearts throughout this land of Turkey.

2. Pray that the Christian fellowship in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul will soon receive legal status as a church. Ask the Lord to bless the outreach of this exciting body of believers.

3. Let us pray protection over the churches in Turkey. We pray that the enemy will be distracted and confused.

4. Over the past five years Houses of Prayer have been organized to intercede and establish an open heaven in critical areas of Turkey. Let us pray that God would come down with transforming power to take spiritual dominion.

5. Let us pray for Gospel Radio being broadcast into Turkey.

a. Pray that many would tune in and be touched by the Gospel. May the Holy Spirit open their hearts to receive Jesus.

b. May Truth overcome the lies of the past.

c. Lord, we ask for undeniable confirmation in their hearts of their salvation.

d. Pray that many Turks would contact the ministries that are offering Bible correspondence.

6. Also there are many coming to Jesus through the Internet. Let us pray for Internet ministers that can use the Turkish language to reach the curious and searching. Anoint their keyboards.

7. Many of these radio and Internet converts are alone, surrounded by unbelievers. Lord, we ask that You spend special intimate time with them making Your presence very real to them.

8. The nation’s undisputed political leader is 57-year-old Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – a Muslim cleric, onetime semi-professional soccer player, and former mayor of Istanbul. “We didn’t come to rule!” he says to admiring crowds. “We came to serve you!” Pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 for this man and the government he leads. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

9. There is a healthy “going forward” attitude in Turkey. Last year the country’s economy grew faster than all leading nations except China and India. Pray that this progress will benefit those in greatest need. Unemployment is high in the Eastern Turkey and among young people.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Pray for Slovenia

For the past six days I have been really sick from an outbreak of singles. Thank the Lord, I really started getting better yesterday. I haven’t been able to do the research and meditation in preparation for this prayer guide so I am going to rely upon a dear intercessor in Slovenian named Todd. For a good monthly prayer guide for Slovenia request his Prayer Calendar by email: MMSS@barnabasvision.com.

1)      Pray for the Churches of Slovenia – Pray for Christians, as they return from vacations, to make church attendance a priority this Fall.

2)      Pray for hunger for God – Pray for those Slovenes getting back into the routine of the fall season. Pray they would not be satisfied with the answers they have about life. Pray that dissatisfaction would lead them to find satisfaction, peace and purpose in Christ.

3)      Spiritual fruit from Summer Camps – For many time, energy, prayer and finances were put into summer camps for all ages. Keep praying for those who came to the camps to now get connected with local believers and evangelical churches.

4)      Taking the Gospel – Pray that the whole Gospel would be spread across Solenia – full of grace and love, serving needs, reaching the whole person with the Good News.

Acts 26: 24 Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!”
25 But he said, “I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.

5)      Like Paul before King Festus - Pray that Slovene Christians would be so convinced of the truth of the Gospel that Jesus is indeed the one and only way, truth and life that they would share the Gospel boldly with their family and friends.

6)      Slovene Municipalities – Slovenia is divided up into governed municipalities. Many of municipalities do not have an evangelical church. A good start may be home groups or Bible study groups. Let us pray for homes to be opened up to the Gospel in these areas. God anoint teacher/pastors to guide the group even if they are just a few.

7)      Let us pray for pastors and their families. Lord, we add out faith and intercede for these pastors and their families. Do not let the enemy strike down the leader.

8)      Unity will cost – To say “I need you” (1Cor. 12:21-22), or admit I was wrong, or accept correction costs a person’s pride. Pray for genuine, humble repentance in the churches. Rray we would be willing to pay the price to be unified.
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