Monday, April 11, 2011

Pray for Bulgaria

Bulgarians are really wonderful people. Of all the Slavic people, their history can be traced further back in time. But Bulgaria has some deep wounds that only God can heal.

Bulgarians have an unfortunate history of being deceived and lied to by foreign powers and, at times, even their own leaders. Over-all, anyone in politics is considered untrustworthy and this translates into apathy among the general public. A Bulgarian saying is “You can trust dogs, but you can’t trust people.”

1) Bulgaria has always been surrounded by more powerful nations. Bulgaria has been dictated to and what we call “bullied”. Let us pray for a sure foundation. Lord, help Bulgaria stand its ground in the mist of the nations.
2) Bulgaria has been content to eat the crumbs from the master’s table, now it is time for Bulgaria to sit at the table and eat off the good china.
3) The surest way to reverse a curse is to do the opposite of the curse; do the right thing. Righteousness needs to arise in Bulgaria. Let us pray that at all levels of Bulgarian society truth would be proclaimed and lies exposed.
a. Let the farmer give a true measurement.
b. May one neighbor not look on his neighbors with suspicion.
c. Lord, raise up righteous politicians that will strive to build trust among the people.
4) Lord, we pray that Christians would lead this transformation in Bulgaria. Actually it is only biblical truth that can stimulate righteousness and justice, therefore bringing trust among men.
Because dominating world powers came, took what they wanted and did not give back, the Bulgarians took upon themselves this same nature of greed. Even today greed is evidenced through business people that tear down historic buildings in order to build modern/profitable buildings.

5) Let us pray that greed would be replaced by men and women of integrity and generosity. Lord, show them the value of freely giving of their time, finances and ideas.
6) Lord, open their eyes to see how greed destroys relationships and causes disunity.
7) Lord, help Bulgarians to see and feel eternity in their hearts. The things of this world are temporal and will just fade away.
8) Let us pray for the Christians to step out in faith and give. Lord, You promised to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing on those that give. May there be an abundance of giving in the churches this year.
2 Samuel 22:21
“The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me."

9) Let us remember the children of Bulgaria. Let the Holy Spirit move upon their generation. May they grow up in true freedom; released from yokes of bondage in their souls.
10) Let us pray for pastors, church workers and volunteers as they prepare for the summer youth camps. Many children have been saved in these summer camps, so we pray for a double, triple portion this year.
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