Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pray for Serbia

It is time for Serbia to stand tall among the nations. Let Serbia’s colorful flag fly in front of international buildings, in conference halls and at state dinners around the world.

Pray these prayers as declarations; “here on earth as in heaven”. (Luke 11:2)

1. Let us pray for Serbia’s prestige. Lord, we know prestige is a virtue that is earned. Lord, release the force of good in the Serbian nation. Restore Serbia’s greatness, not through nationalism but through goodness.
2. Let the day come when Serbia’s national pride is reestablished upon the good works she has done.
3. Lord, Serbia needs intercessors. Men and women that will cry out night and day for the Lord’s mercy. Serbia needs prayer warriors that will cast out the forces of darkness, open gates of righteousness and hold the enemy in check. Champions, Serbia needs champions.
4. Where are the Daniels? Daniel devoted himself to prayer and was so trusted by God with wisdom that he affected the course of two empires.
5. Serbia needs restoration; Serbia needs to earn the forgiveness of its neighbors. Lord, we ask for the “helpful hand” of Serbia to come forth.
6. It takes strong families to make strong nations. Restore the families of Serbia. Turn fathers to their children and children to their parents. Let the fathers put down their alcohol and pick up their children.
7. Overall, Lord, we ask that Serbia will be blessed. Let the abundance of grain come forth. Let the hills and valleys bring forth fat sheep and cattle. Release in Serbia a spirit of discovery that will bring forth new inventions to stir up new industry. We declare that Serbia will rise up to be a blessing to Europe and the world. We rebuke the notion that Serbia will stumble off into a drunken and dysfunctional state.
8. Personal prayer: My family and I will be visiting Serbia the second week of June. May we be a blessing to family, friends and churches. This is not necessarily a ministry trip but when you carry the Hope of the world, God can open doors.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pray for Romania

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Romania a 5 billion Euro line of credit for them to draw upon in case of an emergency. It is reported that the Romanian economy is expected to have 1.5% growth rate this year. Click Here for full story.

1) Let us pray that the finance ministers and captains of industry would not be greedy or have a knee-jerk reaction to borrow. Investment is good but investing on borrowed money is a trap.
2) Let us pray that the Romanian economy would not only gain 1.5% but 2.5% or 5.5% this year. Lord, you know where the resources are whether they be minerals, man power or ideas.
3) These blessings that are coming to Romania, lets pray that it will benefit all people, all the way down to the villager that brings wood out of the forest to sale.
4) Let us pray also for the pastors, priest and elders that watch over the Christians of Romania. Lord, You have charged them to care for Your flock, may they be good shepherds and not hirelings.
John 10:12-14 (New King James Version)
But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
5) Lord, we ask that You bless the hireling with a job somewhere else and raise up true shepherds that love Your people.
6) Let us pray for the Romanian churches. May they have Fathers of the Faith, and young men and women that are submitted and teachable. May the leadership of each church be in unity with a pure love for one another.
7) As the youth programs are coming together for this summer, may all be done for the glory of God. May each worker have their hearts made ready to impart eternal truth into the lives of these youth. We pray that many young people will surrender their lives to You, Lord.
8) Let us pray for finances to be released to fund the youth programs; youth camps, street dramas, outreaches, etc. Lord, You know who needs to give, touch their hearts. Lord, we pray You would bless the workers, volunteers and givers by meeting all their needs.
9) I am friends with a couple that have went to Romania to work with orphans. Let us pray for Mark and Rebecca Essenburg. Click here http:freebalkans.com/extra3 for their prayer needs and to read of how God is using them. Lord use them to reach many, many youth this summer.
10) Lord, we lift up all the Romanian Christians. May this be a summer where the Holy Spirit moves mightily, teaches deeply and comforts each one. Let this be a time when the Romanian Christians have their cups running over.
Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

“On Earth as it is in Heaven” –Jesus

Speaking for the Lord, King David wrote,
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Let us pray with assurance that we are collaborating with His plans.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Pray for Montenegro

BRUSSELS, Belgium --03/05/2011-- The European Commission (EC) will carefully monitor Montenegrin authorities' steps in guaranteeing security during the first ever Gay Pride parade in the country, scheduled for May 31st, EC spokesperson Natasha Butler said on Monday (May 2nd). She added that threats against event organizers, posted in Facebook, are raising concerns. Butler said participation by senior officials in the Gay Pride event would be a symbolic gesture supporting the fight against discrimination.

1) Let us pray against this event on May 31st that is aimed at displaying the homosexual lifestyle. First of all Lord, we ask You to confuse their plans. Pray that either the participation will be so small or just have to cancel. Second that Montenegrins would feel repulsive toward this event. Also let’s pray that godly men and women would reach out to those that identify themselves as homosexual.
2) This is a time of great change in Montenegro. Let us pray that there would be respect for the churches and the Christians by the government, market place, civil institutions, etc.
3) Let us pray against the sins of the past in Montenegro; sins of incest, wife beating, adultery, drunkenness, and child neglect. Lord we ask You to bring your healing touch to the people.
4) Lord, we realize there has to be Christians ready to present Your healing touch. Lord, prepare feet to walk in peace and anointed holy hands to touch the people. Lord, we are asking for the ministry of healing to cover Montenegro.
5) Let us pray for a summer of Christian outreach. Lord, give a burden to the Christians for their lost friends.
6) Let us pray for strategies to be released to the churches to reach out to the culture around them; youth camps, food programs, street drama, neighborhood outreaches, etc
7) Most of all Lord, teach the Montenegrin Christians to pray in power knowing You hear and answer in Your timing.
8) Let us pray for Prime Minister Igor Lukšić. Lord, surround him with godly men and women, those that love justice. Give him wisdom to guide the economy of Macedonia

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Pray for Macedonia

- Macedonia, Conquered by Alexander the Great… ruled by the Caesars… oppressed by the Ottoman Turks… controlled by communists… and now an independent democratic republic.

Before praying, read the following reports from Macedonia. We have prayed for Macedonia in the past and God is moving there, the following reports testify of this.

- - - News Report
Macedonian police seize nearly 11kg of heroin [Setimes, 01/05/2011]
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Police have seized 10.9kg of heroin at the border with Greece, the interior ministry announced on Friday (April 29th). The value of the drugs is estimated at about 200,000 euros. Eleven people, including a police officer, were arrested during the operation conducted in co-operation with Interpol. They are suspected of membership in an international drug trafficking ring. http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/newsbriefs/setimes/newsbriefs/2011/05/01/nb-11

- - - A Letter
For a long period of time we have been praying for something new in Tetovo. We had noticed a problem in terms of spending time with people in Tetovo. It is difficult for us to relate with them on a deeper level, because of the lack of a neutral ground where we met up with them.
We shared with you in our previous letters that we have on our heart to pray for a specific place (coffee house) that will be available all the time, and where people could come and relax, drink coffee of tea, listen the music, watch the movies, listen some of the teaching etc. That will be the place where will be easier to develop deeper relationship with them. To discipleship, share the God’s truths; help them understand more of social and moral principles.
So, after some time, God has led us to register a Non-government organization. We have made a project with the specific goals we (with God’s help) want to reach.
[From] Jordan & Vesna Stoilovi

For more information on Tetovo, Macedonia go to http://travel2macedonia.com.mk/destinations/tetovo

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Macedonia: This month Stojan Petrovski shared with us how the Bible League
of Macedonia helps churches to train church planters. “They are called by God
to start new churches and to work in the Kingdom in Macedonia. On our training
sessions there are 15 church planters. Some plant churches where they live while
others minister in other places.”

Macedonian evangelicals make up less than 1% of the total population, among various language groups. “That is not so much a worry, as it is a big challenge in any place, at any time, in any language.” They see their mission as being “that the Gospel can be preached and that there are churches planted.”

The Bible League organizes different activities, like study Bible groups, prayer meetings, and the like. “For that we need workers. Those 15 people do their best as God has given them chance. However, there are still 13 towns in Macedonia without any evangelical witness. But the work goes on, there are 3000 people contacted, 50 families visited, 20 small groups started, teen classes have begun, and there are some 50 people who have given their lives to Christ. Stojan gave us testimonies of lives changed and he thanks those who have prayed and those who have been a financial part of what they are doing.” More Info. at http://www.bibleleague.org/eastern-europe/macedonia

We received the following request for prayer and donations on April 6, 2011.
I have a special prayer request for Macedonia Teen Challenge. They owe the bank about $6000.00 US for the operation of the center.
Pray that the money will come in to them. They are in the process of starting on a business that will keep the program funded and they are doing paperwork on the property.
In Macedonia, all of this is expensive. Pray for Jonatan and Valentina as they go through this process. Working with the Government can be very stressful.

After reading the above reports, we see God is faithful to respond to prayer. Let us continue these prayers with thanksgiving and faith knowing God is faithful when we pray. This first week of May two years ago (2009), here at FreeBalkans.com, the Lord led us to pray the following for Macedonia.
1) [Acts 16:9] Let us pray that today’s Macedonians will again cry out to God to send missionaries like the man in Paul’s vision.
2) We pray for missionaries that are seeking God’s heart and are willing to act upon today’s “Macedonian Call”.
3) The “Macedonian Call” was acted upon in the first century and led to the eventual Christianization of Europe. Let’s pray that the Macedonians would seek another visitation from God for a new revival. Jesus in Luke 19:44 talked about a time of visitation and Peter in 1 Peter 2:12 did also.

4) We want to congratulate the police for intercepting those drugs. May there be lives spared because of it. May those caught give up the names of their sources and their distributors.
5) Lord, we ask that you help those that are working with Teen Challenge in Macedonia. We pray the windows of heaven will be opened and ALL their needs will be met.

In July 7, 2009 we had prayed for the following;
1) There are many towns and villages in Macedonia without an evangelical church. Lord send out evangelist and church planters to reach every area of the country.
2) Now we thank the Lord for Stojan Petrovski and the Bible League. Lord, continue to open doors for church planters to reach every city and village in Macedonia with the Gospel.
3) I just know that Macedonia is close to God’s heart. He used them in the past to extend His glory and He wants to use them again. Intercede for them to overcome.
4) May we all be motivated by this verse: 2 Timothy 4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

God really likes to hear us pray for others. I believe that in many cases He waits for us to pray before He acts. Actually when praying His will and acting on His will, I think we are in His school where partner with Him in expanding His Kingdom.

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