Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pray for Serbia

First let me share the following letter from a pastor in Serbia.

Hi Jerry!
Next year election is coming up in Serbia. It seems that the present democratic party will lost the majority. And more national radical parties will get the power. That will mean departing from the pro European course. That can mean more ethnic problems and tensions with Kosovo.
The people are confused and disappointed.
Serbia has to come to face its past and to change we need brokenness and humility.
Kosovo question is quenching the life out of the people and they are blind and don't know that.
Spiritually everything is shaking.
Praying for new churches for spirit of mission.
Bibles schools in the land.
Several top leading pastors has been divorced this year. We need mercy.

Pastor V. Sabo, Subotica, Serbia

Also I recieved an email of a missionary family that has had to leave Serbia. I won’t give their name because of confidentiality at this point.

1) Let us pray for the political situation in Serbia. It would be a step backwards if the radical parties were to win. Let us pray that the radical camp would go into confusion. Let there be no unity within those parties that still hold hate in their hearts.
2) Lord, we ask You for the placement of godly people in the political process of Serbia.
3) There is corruption throughout the institutions in Serbia. Lord, we ask for exposure of those that prey on the weak. Lord, let the fruits of greed be bitter for them.

Job 7:6 (NKJV)
“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, And are spent without hope.

4) Many Serbs are suffering because of lack of hope. Just like Job, they see this world passing swiftly. Every day without hope is just another day of death. Let us pray that the people of Serbia would find hope.
5) Lord, we ask that You put into the hearts of Your intercessors a fire for Serbia. Lord, You are the only hope for that land, please rescue them. Lord, there was a time when You would have destroyed Your people Israel but Moses stood in the gap. Lord, please raise up intercessors for Serbia.
6) Let us pray for the reconciling of marriages in Serbia. Let us start at the ‘house of faith’ and ask for the reunion of these marriages Pastor Sabo mentioned. Let them return to their first love.
7) There is hope. I just read a report from Pastors Nebojsa and Gordana Savic in Belgrade. They are being given interview time by the secular tv and radio stations to share healthy solutions for marriage and family. Lord, we pray your hand be upon them and give them much wisdom.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pray for Romania

Maramures is a county in the northern most part of Romania. In my research I came across this area but could not find much information on it. That just makes me want to pray for the area even more. I could find no reference of an evangelical church there.

In 2002, Maramures County had a population of 510,110 and a population density of 81 inhabitants per square kilometre (210 /sq mi).
• Romanians - 82% (or 441,288)
• Hungarians - 9.1% (or 46,300)
• Ukrainians - 6.7% (or 34,027)
• Roma - 1.7% (or 8,913)
• Germans - 0.4% (or 2,012), and others.
Looking back: In 1910, 18.4% of the county were Jewish.

MaramureČ™ is known for its pastoral and agricultural traditions, largely unscathed by the industrialization campaign that had been carried on during Romania's communist period. Plowing, planting, harvesting, and hay making are mostly done through manual labor. The county is also home to a strong mining industry.

1) Lord, we look to You for guidance as how to pray for the people of Maramures County. You know their needs; Lord, share Your heart for them with us.
2) No place is too remote or too traditional that the people can’t be touched by God’s love for them. Our God is faithful and He has already built into their culture a way that leads to His redemptive plan for them.
3) May the Lord anoint the pastors and teachers that He knows will be faithful to the people there.

Let us think about seed time and Harvest. The ground is first plowed. The sewer then goes forth and sews. The seeds are watered and nurtured. Then the plant breaks out of the ground and starts to grow quickly. The full plant develops and the fruit starts to appear.

4) Let us pray for the ground that the Holy Spirit and the intercessors have plowed in Romania. Let us also pray for the ground that is waiting for the plow.
5) Lord, all the villages in Romania that need an evangelical witness. Let us pray to the ‘Lord of the Harvest’ that He will send out the sewer with good seed.
6) Let not these witnesses give up in waiting for the seed to take root, but rather let them go forth watering, praying, making sure the ground is kept ready.
7) Let us pray for the seed to germinate. Let many people get saved in Romania. The Holy Spirit working in hearts to convict and the enemy being bound so the people can make full decisions.
8) Then the pastors, farmers need to protect and fertilize the young tender souls. Let the roots go deep into the Word and let them grow and grow.
9) Once the plant has matured the fruit appears.
10) Lord, we ask for Your eyes to be upon Romania and guide the Seed time and Harvest.
11) Let us pray for Intercessors that plow in the spirit, Evangelist that sew, Pastors and Teachers that water and nourish the harvest of Romania. Lord, may there be unity and singleness of purpose.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pray for Montenegro

We are exhorted by the Lord to Pray for nations at the national level. 1 Timothy 2 is very clear that by doing so the people are able to live “a quiet and peaceful life”.

1 Timothy 2: 1-3 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. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

1) Let us pray for the government of Montenegro. We pray for the elected and appointed officials, we ask You, Lord to direct their lives.

Pray for President Filip VUJANOVIC: A public servant that has been a prosecutor and in April 2008 was elected the first president of Montenegro.

Pray for Prime Minister Igor LUKSIC: First nominated to the office after the first PM resigned in December of 2010.

Pray for Dep. Prime Min. for Economic Politics & the Financial System Vujica LAZOVIC: Since 2006 - performs the function of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs in the Government of Montenegro.

Pray for Minister of Economy Vladimir KAVARIC: In December 2010, he was elected for the Minister of Economy in the Government of Montenegro. After reading some of his writings, I am personally impressed that he has truly rejected old communist thinking and embraces free capitalism..;wap2

2) We pray for the bureaucracy and all government organizations. May each agency be filled with godly servants.
3) We pray for Christian friendly laws in Montenegro and respect for evangelicals.
4) Let us pray for the economy of Macedonia. Among the president and prime minister I listed two economic ministers above because I felt they need the Holy Spirit to hover over them.
Luke 19:16-18 (NKJV) Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’

5) Let us pray for “good servants” for Montenegro. I quoted Luke 19:16-18 because it is a fact of history that in secular governments, money rules. Let us pray for good servants that will create a healthy and prosperous economic atmosphere for Montenegro.
6) Lord, we ask You to look over the land of Montenegro and hand pick Christians to go into public service.
7) Lord, we ask You to expose those that are cheats, liars, and covetous. Clean out the Montenegrin government of under-the –table dealing politicians.
8) Montenegro is a land of hope. Once the goodness of the people and the rich resources come into their prime, Montenegro will be a city on a hill.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pray for Macedonia

Please read my Personal Note at the end.

Sitting down to pray for Macedonia I heard two words, Faithfulness and Courage.

Faithfulness: Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)”

Courage: Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength”

1) Let us pray for the Christians in Macedonia. May they stand even when things look bleak and dreary.
2) Lord, we pray they are reassured daily of Your great promises. Lord, we pray that You will intervene in their daily lives; showing Your manifested presence (undeniable acts of God).
3) May the Macedonian Christians stand fast and not waver in the days of trial.

The steadfast reassurance of King David:

8 I have set the LORD always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
(Psalm 16:8-11)

4) Let us pray that the Macedonian Christians would determine to set the Lord before themselves daily.
5) May they know that the Lord is always at their side.
6) Lord, let their flesh rest in hope. May they have supernatural healing that will mystify the physicians in Macedonia.
7) May the Christians in Macedonia grow in faith and maturity. Make them strong, full of courage and ready to stand strong against the enemy.
8) The warrior spirit that once rested upon the Macedonian hero, Alexander the Great, let it now be spiritually applied to raise up mighty warriors of faith.

Eight soldier figures, representing a part of Alexander the Great's phalanx, have arrived
in Macedonia's capital Skopje, where they will be placed on the central square.

The bronze soldiers are "accompanied " by eight lions. All new sculptures will be a part of the grandiose composition involving the statue of Alexander the Great himself, who has been imagined as the forefather of the Macedonian nation.

Personal Note: Three years ago today (8-8-2008) I officially started Now for three (3) years I have systematically been praying for the Balkan countries. ( Actually it was about ten years ago that God told me to concentrate my calling of intercession on the Balkan countries. Up until Aug. 2008 I had prayed but not systematically. I want to thank you for praying with me. Often I get reports from the Balkan countries of God doing great things.

Here is what I am believing for the future. I believe the day will come when I will walk the land and see what the Lord has done, and see confirmed what He spoke to me in prayer. This has happened before in my life. Back in the 70s and 80s I prayed for Eastern Europe for ten years. Then from 1985 to 1988 I was able to spend four years there and was able to prayer-walk many of the cities. One thing I am convinced of, God is faithful and His leading has a purpose. I seen Eastern Europe when it was bound by communism and the faithful were few. Now when I have occasion to go there I am amazed at His faithfulness.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Pray for Kosovo

Kosovo is in the center of the Balkans. There is a big dispute over Kosovo as to whether it is still part of Serbia or if it is independent. We do not wish to get into that debate but rather pray for the people of Kosovo. Many spiritual seeds have been planted there and we need to pray that they remain and grow.

Published: 07.29.11, 00:12
American and French peacekeepers were told Thursday to fire their weapons in defense if attacked at border posts on Kosovo's northern boundary with Serbia, a day after the crossings were set ablaze by Serbs armed with firebombs, a NATO spokesman said.

There have been days of mounting tension between ethnic Albanians and minority Serbs after Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci ordered special police units to take over two disputed border posts that were previously manned by Serb members of the police under EU supervision. One Kosovo policeman died in the operation. (AP),7340,L-4101666,00.html

1) Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia are being stirred up again. Let us first pray that things would calm down.
2) Thank You, Lord, that no one was seriously hurt in the recent border unrest.
3) Let us pray that the NATO troops would actually work toward being peace-keepers and not take sides in the dispute.
4) Lord, we pray that You would raise up and put into position men and women that have the respect of both parties and could bring forth a peaceful and permanent solution.
5) Let us pray against the enemy and his plans to make sure there is no peace between the Serbs and Kosovars (Albanians). Lord, change hearts and raise up a new generation that will reject the hatred of the past.

Personal Story: In 1985 I went to Kosovo to visit a couple, John and Maria Angelic, who had moved from Serbia to start a church in Kosovo. At this time the church hadn’t been established but they were settling in. It was Easter Sunday and I remember thinking; “In America the churches are filled on this day but here in Kosovo there is no evangelical church to attend”.
Now this Report: The annual “Life for Kosovo” event at Easter was a great success, and Christians from across the country [Kosovo] travelled to the town of Gjilan to share God’s love in practical ways. The week of good work culminated in an open air Easter message service, which was very well attended! One person said: “It’s hard to believe that someone still will sacrifice his time and money in these days, for someone else that they don’t know”. (from

6) Rejoice with me in the above report. This really thrills my heart because back 26 years ago the spiritual climate was dry as a desert.
7) Lord, this is all Your plan. You never gave up on Kosovo. Lord, continue to send Your love.
8) Let us pray that the heart of the Balkans will be healed.
9) John and Maria Angelic are now pastors in Hungary. Lord, I ask that you bless them and all others that gave of themselves for Kosovo.

Over my 40 plus years of being a Christian, I have seen seed planted and have witnessed fruit come forth. Never, never despise the small things you do or the prayers you pray for the Kingdom, God is planting a seeds.

For my opinion of the Kosovo conflict see Editor's Comments on Kosovo at

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