Monday, June 27, 2011

Pray for Bosnia Herzegovina
Week: June/28-July/3/2011

Facts: (From

• In Bosnia, nationalistic religions have replaced Communism as the prevailing ideology.
• Religious freedom is more theory than practice.
• Evangelical Christians = only 0.07% of the total population.
• Foreign aid is virtually the only source of income and unemployment is more than 60%.

1) Lord, we pray for an economic miracle for Bosnia. As prayer warriors, called by You Lord, we cry out for this destitute area.
2) Let us pray that national religions would fade and true worship would come forth in Bosnia Herzegovina.
3) Let us pray for prayer warriors and intercessors to be sent into the land.
4) Whatever has brought this curse upon that land, we rebuke in the name of Jesus and ask for life to come forth. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
5) Lord, we ask for a spiritual attack on Bosnia Herzegovina. We call for the ministry of Michael the Archangel; Jude 1:9
Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
6) Let us stand up with our Savior and Lord and proclaim victory over the lies of the enemy that have robbed Bosnia Herzegovina of its salvation.

Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia Herzegovina. The city lies on the Vrbas river and is well-known for being full of tree-lined avenues, boulevards, gardens, and parks. In the summer, there are many festivals where the temperature rarely gets over 27C or 80F.

There is only one evangelical church in Banja Luka. Pastors Sinisa and Olja Stojkovic often feel isolated from other churches and leaders. Let us pray for the Stojkovics and the church in Banja Luka.

7) Lord, we ask that first of all “joy” would fill their hearts. A contagious joy that pours out from the pastor, through the church and into the city. (Definition: Contagious, transmitted from one person to another either by direct contact with the person or by indirect contact)
8) Lord, I believe those festivals are there for a purpose; so the saints can go boldly into the culture and proclaim the Gospel. May the alcohol turn sour and the “new wine” release joy.
9) Let us pray that powerful prayer warriors will be raised up in this church. Let miracles flow in their mist. Lord, may Your manifested presence be in their meetings.
10) Lord let freedom come forth in the church. Freedom to worship, freedom to dance, freedom that binds disunity and causes love to be evident to all.
11) Lord, we ask that the freedom to create wealth be given to the Christians of Bosnia. (and the wisdom to handle wealth) Lord, use Your church to rescue this country.

Be assured, your prayers for Bosnia Herzegovina will be heard in heaven and will be applied to the Father’s plan.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Pray for Albania

Week of 6/20-26/11

The People of Albania are crying out for peace and reassance. The years of communism have left them empty.

1) Lord, we pray that You make a way for the Gospel to go out across Albania.
2) Lord, only You can satisfy the enemy heart. We pray for the moving of the Holy Spirit upon the land. Ask the Lord, to draw out the redemptive aspects of the Albanian culture. (The things the Lord has built into the culture that prepare them to receive the Gospel)
3) Pray for the intercessors the Lord has or will raise up for Albania. Isaiah 62:6I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent,
May they cry out and remind the Lord daily of His mercies and grace for the people. May the intercessors not lose heart but have their faith built daily.
4) We hear reports of churches and ministries in Albania that are testifying of Jesus. Lord, we ask for favor among the people and the authorities.
5) Let us pray for pastors for Albania. Pastors that know the Lord itimately and will love the people with Jesus’ love.
6) Let us pray for the Albanian Bible Institute and all they do to prepare pastors and church workers. May the teachers be anointed to draw out from the Bible life transforming truths that are breathed upon by the holy Spirit. Lord, we pray for a humble, teachable spirit in each student.

Report and Prayer Request from LEE BRADLEY, Director, Albanian Bible Institute:

It is gratifying to be able to say that this has been a great year at ABI. Sometimes, when a school year starts, the students can seem like angels (I am SURE we seem the same to them). Then after they encounter the first problem or two, the new wears off quickly and we see the “real” them. So far this year, we have been spared such a rude awakening. This does not mean we have had no challenges this year. However, the group of students we have this year has been probably our best ever. They are humble, teachable and have a strong commitment to the Lord. They love Him and are growing in their relationship with him. They are serious about serving the Lord and are open to being discipled and becoming better equipped to serve Him. We have seen academic and spiritual progress in everyone this year. Their pastors are seeing a difference.

Please pray for new students to attend ABI this fall. We have begun reaching out to churches and individuals who might be interested in what we have to offer. The need for training is acute in Albania, yet the availability of God-called servants is not too plentiful. It takes great sacrifice to come to school. Many are not willing to pay that price in terms of time and financial struggle.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pray for TurkeyTurkey has been a functioning republic since 1923 and has open elections and relative freedom of the press. With the present troubles in the Arab world, some leaders are said to be openly pushing for Islamization and an expanded role for the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey.

1. Let us pray that Turkey’s leadership would not listen to radical Islamic extremist but fully embrase freedom of expression.
2. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was recently re-elected with an impressive 49.8 percentage. Let us pray that he will not listen to Islamic extremist but listen to those that truly seek peace and prosperity for Turkey.
3. Missionaries are not granted visas, so each worker must enter as a "tent-maker" or tourist. Let us pray that tent-maker missionaries would be willing to go work for Jesus in the Turkish/Islamic culture.

Two weeks ago my wife, Zuzanna, my daughter, Joy and I were in Turkey and we visited the ruins of Ephesus. At the time of the Apostle Paul, it was the second largest city in the Roman Empire. With an estimate of only 15% of the ruins being excavated, what we seen was impressive. I thought of Acts 19 and the mighty miracles Paul did in Ephesus. (Read Acts19, you will be fired-up to pray)

We know that Paul wrote the Book of Ephesians (letter) to the Church in Ephesus. Let us use the following verses to pray for today’s Turkish Churches.
Ephesians 4:11-16 11) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12) for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13) till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14) that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15) but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16) from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

4. Let us pray that the Lord would raise up the “five-fold ministry” for the Churches of Turkey; apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers.
a. Lord, let the teachers teach the uncompromising Word,
b. that the pastors would love and attend to the needs of the saints,
c. that the evangelist would be so burdened for the lost that they will proclaim the Gospel throughout the land,
d. that the prophets will hear from God to give encouragement to the saints,
e. and that the apostles will have vision and wisdom to give guidance to the Churches as a whole.

Let us pray “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry”.
6. Let us pray for unity among the Turkish churches so these five ministries can be complete and flow freely; “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ - from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
7. In the name of Jesus, we rebuke the enemies attempt to propagate disunity through “every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting”. Lord, we pray that selfishness and self promotion would be cut off. Lord, show the Turkish Christians how to love unconditionally.
8. Once again Lord, may Asia Minor embrace the Gospel. The saints of the Early Church prayed, believed, were sent out and were faithful to proclaim the Gospel in Asia Minor. Lord, we ask that you commission Your Church to do it again.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Pray for Slovenia
Personal note: I am still on vacation, presently in Budapest, Hungary – tomorrow in Serbia. Ninety percent of the time I am away from the Internet so I can’t do research. Also being around the family on vacation it is hard to have a quite time and hear from God concerning prayer points for Slovenia. There is a brother in Slovenia, Todd, who is a dedicated prayer warrior for the country. Each month Todd puts out a prayer guide for Slovenia so I want to share some of his prayer points for this week.

As we pray for Slovenia, let us pray following our Lord’s Prayer:

1. REVIVE – “Our Father who is in heaven…” Pray for God to revive and unite His people as one family before Him; for wayward Christians to repent and return to God as Father, learning to obey and trust Him; for fresh moments of prayer, seeking the throne of grace with persistence.

2. REVEAL – “…sanctify Your name…” Pray for the truth of God’s character to be exalted and honored. Pray for God to distinguish Himself from every false god and to expose every false thing spoken about Him. Pray for the word of God to be proclaimed in every people and place across the earth.

3. RULE – “May Your kingdom come…” Pray for many to be drawn by the power of the Gospel, to submit their lives to Jesus Christ. Pray for Christ’s followers to walk in the fullness of God’s Spirit so that they can live in the likeness of Christ. Pray for the Lordship of Christ to influence every part of our cities and societies.

4. TRANSFORM – “…and may Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…” Pray for God’s people to bring the influence and blessing of Christ into every aspect of commerce, arts, education and governance in ways that bring lasting transformation. Pray for God’s wisdom to be upon government leaders, bring changes that increase righteousness and justice.

5. PROVIDE – “…Give us this day daily bread…” Be still before the Lord. Speak to Him confidently and listen carefully, as if face to face with Jesus. Set the desires of your heart beyond your own needs. Pray for the basic needs of food, water and health care for the poor, for the sick, for refugees and for children; that God’s people would become, by His Spirit’s help, agents of change.

6. FORGIVE – “…Forgive us our sins…” Pray for the Spirit of God to move in the hearts of people so that they will be able to see how God is grieved and how their lives are being destroyed by sin. Pray for the Spirit of God to empower people to abandon patterns of sin and find grace to renounce allegiances to powers of darkness.

7. RECOCILE “…as we forgive those who sin against us…” Pray God would break cycles of resentment of relationships between women and men, for reconciliation in marriages and renewed relationships of children with their parents.

8. LEAD “…And lead us not into temptation…” Pray for Christians to be filled with such love and zeal to please God that they are unmoved by enticements of materialism and sexual perversity, Pray that Christ would guide leaders of business, education and government so that the curse of corruption would be overcome.

9. OVERCOME “…but deliver us from evil.” Pray that God would restrain satanic powers, revealing the truth of the Gospel, liberating people to follow Christ; for deliverance from idolatry, witchcraft, demonic oppression and depression.

10. GLORIFY “…for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.” Pray that Jesus would be honored openly, worshiped extravagantly and glorified globally.

June 12. GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER – Join Christians in every nation today in prayer, confession, repentance, worship and asking God to move mightily in our day, now!

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