Monday, December 31, 2012

Pray for Romania

Week of Dec. 31,2012 - Jan. 6,2013

This Romanian man took off his ragged coat and put on the new coat European Initiative brought him, Jan. 2012.

In this sequence of Praying for the Balkans; praying for Romania comes at an opportune, if not critical time. This will be the 5th consecutive year for European Initiative, which is primarily an evangelical ministry working out of Berlin, Germany, to conduct an outreach to Romania in January. The purpose is to bring warm outer-garments (coats, gloves, hats, shoes, boots) to the very poor, primarily Gypsy population in central Romania. By giving away these items, we are able to get into homes and reach families to share the love of Jesus. Last year, January 2012, we saw over 80 people accept Jesus as Savior. Last year we only reached one village, this year we are geared up to reach six villages. We are believing for many to come into the Kingdom. The outreach dates are January 10th thru 16th. Zuzanna and I are in charge of organizing and managing this outreach. We ask for your prayers of covering and enabling so we may partner with the Lord in blessing the people of Romania.

As I have reported in the past, Zuzanna and I have committed to serving with European Initiative. For us, 2013 will be mainly spent setting up a European Initiative base in Zagreb, Croatia; a base to serve the Balkan countries. (We expect to actually move there in June, 2013)

Let us focus our prayers this week on the final preparations for the 2013 Romanian Outreach:

1)    We have an urgent need to pray right now for the shipment of shoes to get released out of the Romanian Customs at the Black Sea port of Constanta. Because these boots and shoes are new branded shoes the authorities are demanding documentation that they were actually donated as “not to be sold”. Let us pray that even though we are in the middle of this holiday time, the documentation will be satisfied and the container of shoes released within hours.
2)    Let us pray that the “Crocs” shoe company, which make this donation, will make this a priority and quickly produce the documentation.
3)    Let us pray that the Romanian Customs will quickly process this shipment and release the container to its destination.

Final preparations for the team of 18 people from America and Europe:
4)    Pray that each team member will have their financial needs meet for the trip.
5)    Pray for Angelic protection, over each team member’s health, travel, luggage and their families and possessions back home. May this be a season of special covering. We rebuke any demon that has an assignment against this team. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
6)    (We are confident every team member is divinely chosen for this outreach) As each team member submits to You, Jesus, may Your grace, anointing and destiny be full in their lives and ready to spill over in the heart of Romania.

There is also a team of local church workers assembling in Romania:
7)    Lord, we thank You and we are amazed at what You are doing trough “City on a Hill” church in Apata, Romania. (Click link for Google map location of Apata in Romania, Click Here)
8)    Let us pray for Pastor Eduard and City on a Hill as they prepare for this outreach. Lord, we pray  for each Romanian team member as they prepare to assist with translation, logistics and accommodations.  Lord, put an expectation in their hearts to see Your glory over the coming days.

The unreached of Romania:
9)     Lord, we ask for the nation of Romania. We believe it can be a “sheep nation” and we pray against the enemy and all his plans for Romania.
10)    Let us pray for the people in the villages around Apata. May their hearts be prepared by the Holy Spirit to receive the Gospel. Although the Gypsies in this area are down trodden and poverty stricken, may this be the season of turning for them.
11)    Lord, we pray for every individual touched by this outreach; the people in the villages, the City on a Hill church members, the foreign team, and even the custom agents that are holding up the shipment.
12)    We also pray for the Crocs company, Operation Blessing (they first took the donation of shoes); May blessings be on their operations and staff. May profit and peace be their portion.
13)    Let us pray for special blessings on those that gave toward this outreach. They have a major part in this outreach and can rejoice with the angels over every soul that comes to Jesus.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Pray for Montenegro

Week of Dec. 24-30, 2012

 I know we are all preoccupied by Christmas (Jesus’ birth), which is good, but please take time to pray for Montenegro.

Montenegro is one of the least evangelized countries in Europe and has the fewest Christians per population in all of Europe. Most people in Montenegro have never heard the Gospel.

Religious belief in Montenegro
The Serbian and Montenegrin Orthodox churches (two different denominations) claim to be the religion of the people but this claim is a farce and a tragedy.

The example in Niksic [Montenegro] is instructive: The population of the city of Niksic is around 70,000. Around 60% of the population would claim to be "Orthodox." Yet there is only one Serbian Orthodox church that regularly holds services, and on any given Lord's Day there will only be around 50 people that attend the whole service. Many who claim to be Montenegrin or Serbian Orthodox have no idea what the Montenegrin or Serbian Orthodox church teaches and have never even been inside a Montenegrin or Serbian Orthodox church building. 

What is extraordinarily sad is that many of the Serbian Orthodox leaders are just like the Pharisees of whom Jesus said, "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from men; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in." (Matt. 23:13) So many Serbian Orthodox leaders do not preach the Gospel; they do not call Montenegrins to faith and repentance, they do not teach the love of Christ, but they do call biblical Christians a "sect" and liken us to Satanists and tell people not to listen to us. It is so sad that many Montenegrins listen to this kind of propaganda. Read More:

1)    Please pray that God would open the eyes of Montenegrins to see the Gospel and the lies of those who would hinder them.
2)    Please pray that the mouths of those who speak lies would be shut and that their lies would be ineffectual.
3)    Let us pray that intercessors would be raised up in Montenegro. May they take their place on the walls and cry out day and night for the Spirit to come.
4)    Holy Spirit, we ask that You go forth and prepare the hearts of Montenegrins to receive the Gospel.
5)    We pray for the breaking of old, un-redemptive mental images Montenegrins have of Christians, church and Jesus as just on icon. Lord, activate the need for a savior in their hearts.
6)    Let us pray for the Lord of the harvest to send out labors to gather Montenegrins unto His Kingdom. I truly believe the Lord has plans to evangelize Montenegro. He just needs committed Christians that He can trust His plans to.
7)    May foreign churches and ministries be drawn to the spiritual needs in Montenegro. May they send help; may workers and money be sent to help the few churches that have been started.
8)    There was a “Christmas shoebox drive” in Montenegro this season; let us pray for powerful results as the Lord uses His servants to distribute about 5,000 boxes. Lord, may there be an anointing on each box.
9)    Let us pray for workers to do follow-up with those that have received boxes. 

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Pray for FYROM Macedonia

Week of Dec. 17-23, 2012

Skopje Fortress >

The Macedonian parliament has started working on reforms in their military laws/statutes that are aimed at giving equal benefits for all ethnic groups in Macedonia.

Quote:  “Today we start our battle to save the inter-ethnic relations and build bridges between Macedonians and Albanians,” said during the session Xhevat Ademi from the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI.

The draft law, pushed by the main ruling VMRO DPMNE party of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, envisages state pensions, free healthcare and other benefits - but only for Macedonian army veterans of the 2001 conflict between government forces and Albanian insurgents.

But there is opposition from the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA); they want the same rights extended to former Albanian guerrilla fighters, or want the bill dropped altogether.
Ethnic divisions in Macedonia have been the greatest hindrances to a smooth civil government.

1)    Lord, we thank You for these steps in the government to solve ethnic differences. May these lawmakers be forgiving of the past injustices and have wisdom to set into law a respect for all ethnic groups.
2)    Democratic government usually requires compromise on behalf of opposing parties in order to establish a law. Also compromises can be impacted by a greater idea, usually delivered by a statesman, that can create a more sure solution. Lord, we pray for a solution that solves the needs (not wants) of all parties involved. May they work toward the unity of one country and not a fragmented society. 
3)    Lord, we believe it was and is Your will to set apart a northern Macedonian nation. We pray that the citizens can put aside past abuses and work together to bring forth a “sheep nation”.
4)    As the government’s reforms laws, we pray that all religious expression would not be legislated against. Let us pray for total religious freedom in Macedonia.

Macedonia’s Economy:  Macedonia has maintained macroeconomic stability with low inflation, but it has so far lagged the region in attracting foreign investment and creating jobs, despite making extensive fiscal and business sector reforms. Official unemployment remains high at 29%, but may be overstated based on the existence of an extensive gray market (illegal trade), estimated to be more than 20% of GDP that is not captured by official statistics.

I was overwhelmed by all the scriptures in the Bible concerning the poor.

Psalm 41:1
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
1)    Let us go beyond considering the poor and ask for the lifting up of the poor in Macedonia. Lord, release innovation and relax government restrictions on opening small business.
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
2)    It is true, the Lord makes the poor and makes the rich, but we want to pray into the second part of the verse; “He brings low and lifts up”. Lord, we know You desire to bless all the people of Macedonia so we pray that both rich and poor would be lifted up.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory.  
3)    God knows how to bless whom He wants to bless. God chooses the lowly and blesses them. Let us pray that the poor would give their financial concerns unto the Lord and therefore be able to receive His blessings.
Psalm 10:2
The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
4)    The wicked persecute the poor because they are an easy target. Let us pray that the wicked of Macedonia would be humbled before the poor.  Lord, expose the financial schemes that are designed to rob the poor.
Psalm 12:5
“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
5)    Let us stand in the gap and join in their yearnings. I truly believe your prayers are highly considered by the Lord when He decides to bless a people or nation. Let us agree with the Lord and ask for His favor on the poor of Macedonia. Lord, we ask that the spirit of poverty be broken over Macedonia.
Romans 15:26
For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.
6)    There was a time when Macedonians gave to the poor of Jerusalem. (These were likely Greek Macedonians) Lord, we ask that churches outside Macedonia would repay a blessing for a blessing that was given long ago.
Luke 14:13
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.
7)    Let the churches be full of feasting and let the poor be invited to sit at the Lord’s table.
Psalm 72:4
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.
8)    The will bring justice, so we declare it – What was spoken in heaven for the poor, we declare it on earth in Macedonia. Lord, we pray for the children of Macedonia. May the Gospel be presented to them.
9)    Lord, we pray for the widows and orphans. May the churches take the responsibility to minister to them as You commanded.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Pray for Kosovo

Week of Dec. 10-16, 2012

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted the former prime minister of Kosovo [Ramush Haradinaj] and two of his former Kosovo Liberation Army comrades for the second time of murdering and torturing Serbs and their supporters in Kosovo’s war for independence.

His British lawyer, Ben Emmerson, confirmed that Haradinaj wants to return to power. “With the consent of the people, he will soon be resuming his rightful position as the political leader of the country,” Emmerson told reporters at the court.

Emmerson said Haradinaj told him he wants to lead a government representing all ethnic groups in Kosovo. “It is time, he says, for reconciliation.”

1)     Now I know my Serbian friends may not feel like praying for Ramush Haradinaj but he has returned to Kosovo as a hero and likely future prime minister. We must trust God according to the following verse; Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Let us pray that Haradinaj would recognize the “hand of the Lord”.
2)      Let us pray that he will be true to his statement to bring about reconciliation. Lord, we know that only You can put reconciliation in the hearts of men.

3)     In my research of Ramush Haradinaj, there was no mention of him being a Christian. Let us pray for his salvation and the salvation of his family. As a Christian he could do so much for Kosovo. Oh, that the Kings of the earth would submit themselves to the King of kings.
4)     Let us pray for godly people to be assembled around Haradinaj so they may supply him wisdom to help the Kosovars.
5)     Let us pray against corruption and cronyism in the government of Kosovo. May there be justice for all in Kosovo.

6)     Although Kosovo is mainly Islam, it is shallow in the hearts of the people. It is more of a cultural commitment rather than deep set of beliefs. Let us pray that the emptiness of Islam would be exposed and a hunger for truth would consume the people of Kosovo.

7)     Let us pray for the Christians in Kosovo to be deeply burdened for their country. Lord, may You give creative ideas to the Christians for sharing Jesus outside the churches.

8)     Lord, we ask that if there is not a “house of prayer” in Kosovo yet, You would draw saints together with a burden to pray. Lord, we pray for a portal or open heaven to be opened in Kosovo.

Present Prayer needs:
Pray for the upcoming outreach to Romania. More information about this trip at
We are taking some bold steps in confronting the poverty Satan has imposed upon the eastern part of Transylvania. Please add your prayers as we watch God bless these people that have been disregarded in the past.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Pray for Roma People

Week of Dec. 3 - 9, 2012

Evangelical fervor has swept through the one-million-strong gypsy population in Spain at the speed of a Mediterranean brush fire. According to the Spanish Association of Gypsy Presence, about 30 per cent of gypsies in Spain are Alleluyas. The Church of Philadelphia itself says it has 90,000 officially baptized members and about 500 churches across Spain. There are now 70 churches in Madrid alone; ten years ago there was only one. 

The Catholic Church has been taken completely by surprise by this sudden upsurge in religious activity. Its priests say they are too overstretched to meet the needs of the gypsies and some are even critical of the cult for being too spiritual.
  1. “Too spiritual,” Oh yes, Praise the Lord! The Lord has not forgotten the Roma people. He said He would pour out Holy Spirit on all flesh. Lord, thank You for what You are doing in Spain and we believe for an out pouring in the Balkans.
  2. Actually it is happening in the Balkans with reports of Roma revival in Serbia, Macedonia, etc. Lord, You are seeking out the despised and pouring out a blessing.
The Roma are a distinct people group with a common language and history. Often referred to as Gypsies, the Roma are the largest minority group in Europe, with a population of 7-15 million. Numbers are difficult to determine because the Roma are not usually counted in census statistics since their nomadic history and wartime persecution forced them to move without many of their documents.

The Romanians and the citizens of Rome complain about the word Roma being used but the term "Rom" means "people" in Romani, the mother language of the Roma.

Although the Roma never claimed to be Egyptians, the term "gypsy", which stems from "Egyptian", was given to the Roma by Europeans who incorrectly thought that they originated from Egypt. (It is well established now that they originated in India.)
  1. Lord we thank You for bringing many Roma to salvation. Truly Lord, You desire that none perish. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 (New International Version)
  2. Lord, we ask for your direction for the Roma people. Do they become part of established churches or do they gravitate to their own culturally distinct churches. Let us pray that above all they will be cared for by loving pastors.
  3. Let us rejoice in the beneficial things built into their culture that can be of redemptive value. Tight family units, tribal, honor given to patriarchal leadership, and culturally connected throughout every country.
  4. Lord, let not materialism and individualism pull families apart. May they stay true to their family connections.
  5. Tribal can be good because if one gets saved many times others easily follow. Lord, we ask for deep and true conversions and not just religious acts to satisfy others.
  6. Lord, we ask that You speak directly to family and tribal patriarchs. Because of the respect afforded the elder male, many in the family will come to faith in You. Lord, send your word from family to family and from nation to nation. Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, Your God reigns!
  7. With many gypsies coming to know Jesus in the past few years, and many churches springing up, there is a need for scriptural teaching and the operation of the five-fold ministry. Lord raise up more Bible schools throughout the Balkans to train those that are called to evangelize, pastor, and teach the Roma people. May the present Bible schools embrace the Roma in their countries.
  8. There are many Gypsy churches outside of the Balkans that are mature in the faith; May they be senders of missionaries to the struggling Balkan churches.
  9. Lord, we ask that You release finances for ministry to and through the Roma people.
"And I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they will say, 'You are my God!'" Hosea 2:23 (NIV)

Norway's biggest church, the (Lutheran) Church of Norway, has apologized to the nation's Romanies—once known as gypsies—for its ill treatment of their people in the past.

Personal Note: The more I pray for these people the more my heart is broken for them. I can’t wait to visit many Roma’s homes in January 2013.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Pray for Greece

Week of  Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2012

Greek commerce sector report paints bleak picture - Bradenton Herald
ATHENS, Greece — Employment in the Greek commerce sector shrank by over 12 percent in the past year and there is going to be no improvement in 2013, a report by the sector's main association claims.  

CNN: Greece’s Disappearing Middle Class

… Greece’s disappearing middle class is included among October’s most popular videos, which show how the financial crisis and the austerity measures are turning Greece’s middle class into newly-poor.
The video shows the everyday life of Greeks who used to be well-off, but within two years had their lives ruined. An example is a widow, former nurse, struggling to live on a 200 euro allowance. The reporter also shows the 7-member family trying to get through the daily agony of putting food in their empty refrigerator.  According to recent research, over 900,000 families are facing poverty. In total, 2,341,400 people are living below poverty line.

Malaria makes a comeback in southern Greece - 

Forty-years since the last recorded case of malaria in Greece, the disease everyone thought was a thing of the past is back. There have been 28 cases among the Greek population in the southern agricultural land of Laconia in the last year alone.

After reading all that bad news, I thought of the following scriptures:
Psalms 25: 12-15.
Who is the man that fears the Lord?
Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.
He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. 

1.       May the Fear of the Lord come upon Greece and have their feet plucked out of the net.

2.       Their government is so messed up, corruption has been a curse, men are giving up because of a lack of hope and there is a demand for sacrifice from the people. Truly Greece is a government that needs divine intervention. We pray for a healthy humility to come upon the people of Greece.

3.       We ask You Lord, to prepare the people of Greece to receive tough love. As they go through this time of breaking, may they call upon the Lord for help.

4.       Lord, Greece needs Your help. Greece needs a move of God, a revival. When the Gospel was first brought to Greece by the Apostle Paul, the Greeks and Macedonians had an open mind. Paul talked about how that the people of Athens spent their time seeking out new philosophies (Acts 17:21).  Lord, open their minds and hearts once again.

5.       There are many evangelical churches in the country. Lord, show these churches that this is the critical hour for them to reach out to the hurting of Greece.  Since the government can no longer guaranty support in hard times may the churches bring relief, house to house.

6.       We ask for a coming forth of evangelist in Greece. May the Lord stir up a fire and passion for the lost. May they be sent to the lost sheep of Greece.

7.       Let us pray for the release of money into the churches. May Greeks throughout the world see an opportunity to help their countrymen financially. Let the money come from Greek Christians worldwide.

8.       Lord, we ask for You to stop this malaria outbreak.

9.       I have heard of a House-of Prayer in Athens but have not made contact. Let us pray for the protection and the blessing on it. Lord, draw your intercessors there to pray and grow in intimacy.  As the depth of the convent is reveled may they understand the secrets of the Lord and His plans for the Greek people. We pray for an open heaven of revelation as they confront the sins of their nation.
Good News: 

150,000 Bulgarians in Greece for Christmas Holidays

Thousands of vehicles from Bulgaria are expected to flood the Greek roads as our neighbors are visiting Greece to celebrate Christmas. The massive tourism wave is expected on Christmas and New Year’s Day according to the Bulgarian newspaper Telegraph <READ MORE>

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Pray for Croatia

Former General Ante Gotovina (L), 
President Josipovic (center) 
and Former General Mladen Markac (R)
Week of Nov. 19-25. 2012

 IN THE NEWS: In 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia sentenced Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac to 24 years and 18 years for crimes including murder and deportation. Judges ruled both men had been part of a criminal conspiracy to expel Serbs.

TWO Croatian generals cleared of war crimes have received a hero's welcome after flying back to Zagreb.
The decision by a 3-2 majority on Friday in the United Nations court's five-judge appeals chamber is one of the most significant reversals in the court's 18-year history and overturns a verdict that dealt a blow to Croatia's self-image as a victim of atrocities, rather than a perpetrator, during the Balkan wars in the 1990s.
The ruling was hailed in Croatia as vindicating its war of independence but the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, deemed it ''scandalous''.

The appeal judges also overturned the verdict that Croatia's Operation Storm involved a criminal enterprise to expel ethnic Serbs from Croatia's Krajina region.

1)    Let us pray for peace between Croats and Serbs. This action has stirred up old wounds between the two people groups that have been struggling to live together for centuries.
2)    The good news is that the evangelical Christians on both sides are starting to come into communion. Lord, we ask that in Your house the Christian Croats and Serbs would forgive one another and build relationships.
3)    Croatia is culturally Catholic and Serbia is culturally Orthodox. Let us pray that the hierarchies of each church would reach out to the other.
4)    Let us pray for a generation to rise above this ancestral bitterness and work for co-operation. We come against the hatred and mistrust that Satan has fermented all these years, in the name of Jesus.

Let’s pray for the president of Croatia, President Ivo Josipovic.
In 1980 Ivo Josipović became a member of the League of Communists of Croatia. He played a key role in the democratic transformation of this party…  Josipović entered the 2009–2010 presidential election … and won the second round of voting by over 60%.

5)    First of all we ask that President Josipovic would be dramatically touched by the love of God. Lord, reach him at the point where he will listen to You whether it be a cabinet member, family member or someone else. Direct his heart to look to You, Lord, for wisdom to lead Croatia.
6)    National leaders are influenced by the counsellors and adviser around they. We pray for godly, God chosen men to be placed strategically around President Josipovic.

Let us pray for the city of Zagreb, capitol of Croatia. The main plaza in the city is Ban Jelačić Square, named after a hero that united the city.

7)    Let us first pray for unity among the churches in Zagreb. May the pastors give up their own kingdoms to serve the Lord’s Kingdom.
8)    Zagreb and the surrounding suburbs have a population of over 1 million. Although there are catholic traditions there, very few are born again Christians and very few have seen the love of Jesus. Let us pray for active evangelism to out from the churches into the neighbourhoods, marketplaces and the squares.
9)    Let us pray for street evangelism in the squares, especially Jelacic Square.

Personal View: First of all I was against the UNs Criminal Tribunal in the first place. In war the victor pronounces the verdict on the conquered. Since there was no victor then the criminal accusations and convictions are an internal affair that the soul of each nation has to deal with. (Over time God judges nations)

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Pray for Bulgaria

Week of Nov. 12-18, 2012

I met a man recently here in Dallas who is from Varsa, Bulgaria. He is here studying to earn a degree so he can return and help others like himself to secede in life. This really thrills me because I often pray for Balkan nationals to return to their country of origins to give back to that country. Svitlin is a gypsy and was an orphan. His mother left him at the hospital when he was born. He grew up in an orphanage in Bulgaria. He had every reason not to succeed. He determined to come to America and get an education. He was blessed to find a sponsor. His plans are to return to Bulgaria and work with orphans. After talking with him many times, I am amazed at hearing his heart.

As you can see, this young man has touched me. Many times over the years I have been praying for the “brain drain” of the Balkans; Many success-minded individuals who are discouraged by the lack of opportunity in the Balkans are immigrating.

1)    Although we are mainly praying for Bulgaria, let us pray for these immigrates from the Balkan countries. First of all may they be surrounded by Christians and see the love of Jesus lived out through them. Second, they would decide to let Jesus captivate their hearts. Third, they would get a burden for their home land.
2)    Let us pray for Bulgarian immigrates wherever they are in the world. Lord, bring them to You and then bring them back to Bulgaria.
3)    Let us pray for Svitlin. Lord, protect him here in America and help him all along the way to acquire his skills and credentials. I know Svitlin is a chosen vessel for Bulgaria. Even here in America he is leading others to Jesus.

Bulgarians are responding more and more to the Gospel. People are coming to the evangelical churches and giving their lives to Jesus. It is positive to even see a great percent of parents favoring religious teaching in the public schools.

4)    First of all let us thank the Lord, for many Bulgarians coming to Jesus. Lord, Give them teachers that are anointed to expound upon the uncompromising Word.
5)    Pray that Christians would want to go into teaching. Pray they would stand firm in their faith through their time in the universities.
6)    Let us pray for teachers in the public schools to teach scripture in the religion classes and not church dogma.
7)    Let us pray for the Evangelical churches. Pray that they would continue to be a light upon a hill shining God’s love out to the Bulgarian people.

Isaiah 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

8)    Let us pray for abundant joy in the Bulgarian Christians. A joy that overflows to their families, friends, work place and in the market place. Lord, show them how You desire to walk with them daily wherever they go. May they be known as the people of joy.
9)    Let us pray for the Orthodox church in Bulgaria. If only they would seek the power and freedom Jesus desires for them to walk in.

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Pray for Bosnia Herzegovina

Week of Nov. 5-11, 2012

I just got through watching a video that someone took while walking through the markets of Sarajevo. You can watch it if you want. Here is the link, It is boring if you are not listening to the Spirit. All the shops’ doors were open with items neatly laid out on tables in front to tempt passersby; every once in awhile you could see elderly women begging. Most of the people’s faces were empty or sad, maybe tired. As I watched I kept thinking, why not a Christian coffee house or at least Christians on the streets passing out tracts, bottles of water or singing and sharing Jesus.

1)    Where ever this marketplace is in Sarajevo, Lord, send someone, send many to tell the good news.
2)    Let us pray for street evangelist to go to the marketplaces of Bosnia.
3)    Lord, we ask for a church in Bosnia Herzegovina that will have a burden for these marketplaces.
4)    Let us pray for finances and provisions for these street evangelist to go to the streets of Bosnia.

5)    Bosnia Herzegovina has about 4 million people and there are less than 1,000 evangelical believers. Oh, Lord we pray for labors. We ask You, Lord, send many.

6)    Let us pray for intercessors that will burn for Bosnia. Lord, help me to be serious in my intentions to pray for this very needy land.

7)    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.
8)    Lord, send missionaries into Bosnia Herzegovina. Give them a strategy to plant churches throughout the country. Break their hearts for this unevangelized land. Help them to learn the language.
9)    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.
10)    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.

Think on this: Hidden Valleys turn Shepherds to Kings. 

Prayer Request: From Nesa and Goca, Belgrade, Serbia
[Concerning a couple in Podgorica, Montenegro, I do not have the liberty to give their names at this time, but let us Pray] They want to start ministry to married couples in Montenegro. In the best hotel in Podgorica, they organize promotion of marriage and family values, and we are the speakers. At this conference will be some of very important people, political leaders, journalist, professors of various university, minister of police, people from UNICEF and probably president of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic. We will have interviews on several television [stations]. In this country they do not have any martial counseling center.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Pray for Albania

Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2012

According to the latest IMF report on Albania’s economy, the country, unlike other Balkan countries, has managed to avoid recession, but the consequences of the financial crisis are denting the local economy and are slowing growth down.

1) Let us thank the Lord for this good financial report concerning Albania. Most of the other Balkan countries are struggling.

2) Let us pray that Albania will stay insulated from the overall world financial crisis. May the legislators and captains of industry have wisdom.

3) Lord, we ask for open doors for Christians that are true to Biblical financial principles to be favored in the business world of Albania. We pray that doors would be open for Christian business people; may they have financial backing and favor in the marketplace.

4) We pray that Christians would find employment. May they acquire skills that are in high demand.

5) Most of all let’s pray for those pastors that have to work a secular job and pastor also. May their jobs not consume all their time and may they be given extra energy, especially clarity of mind.

6) Let us pray that the church members would tithe and even give above the tithe. May they enter into the joy of giving. Lord, we pray for the 100% blessing.

Patriarchal societal customs that disenfranchise women, along with high rates of poverty, domestic violence and governmental corruption have made Albania a pivotal location for the trafficking industry. The country serves as both a source of trafficking victims and a transit hub

7) Patriarchal society, disenfranchised women, poverty, etc. there is still no right for Albanian women to suffer violence. Lord, we ask for relief. May there be a movement in Albania to bring dignity to women.

8) This trafficking in women must stop. First of all we pray for exposure of any and all government people that are involved in human trafficking. Let us pray that any judge that looks the other way and perverts justice in regards to these women be removed.

9) Lord, raise up righteous judges, attorneys and prosecutors. May all corruption be exposed.

10) Lord, we pray for these abused women. Give them a route of escape.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pray for Turkey

Week Oct. 22-28, 2012 [Why do we pray for Turkey if only 5% is in the Balkans? The fact is Turkey has greatly influenced the Balkans throughout history.]

I wanted to spot-light a ministry that is using modern tools to reach Turks for Jesus.

Internet Outreach A project of TURKISH WORLD OUTREACH

God is moving in many dramatic and supernatural ways these days among Muslims. And the Internet is opening up incredible opportunities for evangelism.

Turkish World Outreach workers are experiencing phenomenal results with their Internet outreach among Turkish Muslims. Their community chat room and forum have led hundreds of Turks to Christ.

Turks are all over the Internet. Turkey is the 4th largest user of Facebook in the world, with 26 million and growing each day. Smart phones are as common among Turks as they are Americans. And when the Turkish government made some motions toward banning some content on the Internet, it has never seen such unanimous public disapproval. or

Daniel 12:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. [Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and knowledge [of God’s purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and become great.

1) A new day, a new time (end-times), and new tools to spread the Gospel. Lord, we thank You for this day and time when knowledge has been increased. May we understand the battle waged through knowledge (good and evil) and overwhelm the enemy with truth.

2) Radio and television has been a beneficial tool for spreading the Gospel but through Internet we can actually interact with people using the social networking software. Let us pray for the expansion of the Internet. Lord, we ask for expansion worldwide, jungles, deserts and every remote area of the earth.

3) Lord, we thank You for Turkish World Outreach and how they are using the Internet to reach the Turkish people. May funds flow in so they can expand their reach.

4) Let us pray for social network evangelist. Let us pray for Evangelical Christian schools and universities to embrace this technology and train Internet evangelist to reach the world from their computer.

Habakkuk 2:14 KJV
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

5) Lord, You have commissioned us to go into all the earth and preach the Gospel. Although Turkey is now 97% Islam, let us pray for the doors to open to the Gospel.

6) The untold story is the many “houses of prayer” that is opening up in Turkey. A church building can come under attack but house of prayer are low-key, but powerful.

7) Let us pray for protection of these houses of prayer. May there be an “open heaven” or divine portal for the saints to receive power to reach Turkey with the Gospel.

8) May their prayers lay out a pathway for the outpouring of the Gospel.

Acts 2:14 KJV
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pray for Slovenia

Week of Oct. 15-21, 2012

Slovenia Minister: Reforms Last Shot to Avoid Bailout
Slovenia's budget, pension and labor reforms are the country's last shot to exit the grips of Europe's sovereign-debt crisis on its own, but should suffice, Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič said. 

"I guess this our last shot if we want to solve the problems by our own means," Mr. Šušteršič said in an interview. 

The new government, set up in February, is "working hard and fast" and hopes to get major overhauls of the labor and pension rules done by year-end to accompany an aggressive deficit-cutting budget, he said.

Proverbs 22:7
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.

1)      This is so encouraging to see a Balkan country that is trying to work out their financial problems themselves. Let us pray that government and financial ministers would be given wisdom.
2)      Lord, help Slovenes as they have to cut back and sacrifice in order for financial correction to take place.
3)      Slovenia is in no way a lending nation, but let us pray for a miraculous transformation. Lord, raise up managers that can be guides to prosperity.  

2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

4)      Let us pray for a healthy fear of God in the churches in Slovenia. As the scripture says, may Slovenian Christians realize the great rewards and promises they have from God and turn from all filthiness and be holy before the Lord.  Lord, you set before us life and death, may we choose life and life abundant. John 10:10b  “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
5)      Being cleansed of all filthiness and being perfected in holiness we tend to shine or as Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matt. 5:14-16) Lord, may the Slovenian Church be a light of hope.
6)      Pray for Slovenian Christians based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, “Love is, patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
7)      Pray for God’s blessing on the Christians of Slovenia. May they be led by the Holy Spirit to share the love of Jesus everywhere they go.
8)      In 2006 Slovenia legalized “civil unions” for homosexuals. Let us pray for the homosexuals in Slovenia, may there be Christians led to go share the love of God with them.
9)      Pray that men in evangelical churches would better understand their importance and role in the family, the church and in society. Pray that men would become more connected to one another through prayer and support the weaker brothers among them.

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