Monday, March 26, 2012

Pray for Croatia
(Week of March 26-31/2012)

When I was living in Former Yugoslavia, back in the eighties, I attended and helped with some Summer Youth Camps in the Croatian area. For awhile I followed some of the young people as they matured in years and found many of them going on with the Lord.
1)      Let us pray for the youth camps for this coming summer.
a.       Lord, we ask that You pick out those that are to be involved in organizing and helping in the camps. Release within them Your great love for the children.
b.      Lord, we pray You help the planners with all the details of the camps; activities, speakers and accommodations. We pray that all plans would be carried out according to the Lord’s will.
c.       Lord, make it possible for many youth to come.
d.      Let us pray for all the finances to come in for these camps. Let us pray for scholarships to be available for the children whose families can’t afford it. Raise up sponsors, Lord.
e.      Lord, we pray for an out-pouring of Your purposes on these Children. May they never be the same. Lord, we ask for the breaking off of demonic and generational ties that would drive them to alcohol, drugs and just general un-productivity.
f.        Let us pray that the Lord would reward each worker abundantly.
                                                               i.      Matthew 10:42 KJV
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
                                                             ii.      1 Corinthians 3:14 KJV
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
                                                            iii.      Colossians 3:24 KJV
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
2)      Tourism is one of the main driving forces of the Croatian economy. Hospitality and tourism generate 13 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, and Croatia is becoming a popular travel destination.
a.       The Lord has given Christians the gift of hospitality. Let us pray that a lot of these jobs will be filled by Christians.
b.      Let us pray that Christian business people would see the Croatian coast as a place to make a profit. Lord, speak to Christians to look at this area to invest.
c.       If you check my prayer guides over the years, I have often thought we should pray for the Churches to seek God on how they could reach out to the tourist that come to Croatian each Summer. The Nations are coming to Croatia.
d.      In the “spirit” I heard a tourist say, “I went on vacation to rest from my physical labor  but found rest for my eternal soul”

Dear Jerry,

Greetings from Croatia!

I am happy to announce to you that I am planning a trip to the States from June 15th-August 21st 2013. I am scheduing speaking engagements for Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, midweek services, seminars, conferences, men's meetings and meetings with pastors and missions boards.

If you would be interested in my coming to speak at your church please ask your pastor to contact our office at and my administrator will contact him about scheduling my visit.

Thank you for your kind and loving support of the ministry here in Croatia.

May God richly bless you.

Pastor Mario Ducic,
Croatian Evangelistic Outreach, Zagreb, Croatia

3)      Let us pray for Pastor Ducic and his upcoming trip to America. This pastor knows the needs of Croatia better than anyone I know and it would be a blessing for him to speak in your church or fellowship.
a.       Let us pray that many would sign on to hosting Pastor Ducic, opening doors for him to speak and accommodating him along his way.
b.      Let us pray God would give Pastor Ducic a message to link American Christian’s hearts to the Christians in Croatia. Also that us American Christians would be stirred out of our apathy. 
c.       I pray that this trip would be a very financial blessing for Pastor Ducic and the ministry he oversees in Croatia.
d.      Let us pray that Pastor Ducic would make many more friends.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Pray for Bulgaria
Week of Mar. 19-25, 2012

Let us pray for the youth of Bulgaria.

There are two Youth ministries that have sprung up in Bulgaria that are multi-denominational in scope; New Wave and EMO.

New Wave is a Christian movement for youth and young adults. The highlight of the movement is an annual non-denominational summer camp. Each summer ‘wave’ includes contemporary praise and worship, teaching and fellowship. These three components are important. New Wave is making contributions to the Kingdom of God by raising up leaders in the areas of teaching, preaching and music ministry. They are also blessing the broader Christian community by developing music videos and other resources for use in local churches.

EMO, which is a Bulgarian acronym for Evangelical Youth Organization, began as a monthly prayer meeting of around 20 youth pastors and youth leaders. Their prayer time developed into sharing ideas and coordinating their various ministry activities. One development was an initiative called “Prayer 365”, which is an effort to mobilize Bulgaria’s Protestant churches to intercede for Bulgaria, covering every day of the year. They are also raising up a network of youth leaders throughout Bulgaria.

1) Let us just thank the Lord that He is moving in Bulgaria among the youth. The two reports mentioned above give great hope for the future of Bulgaria.

2) Lord we pray for unity among the leadership of both of these organizations. May they walk humbly before You Lord, giving honor to one another. Jesus said,

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35

3) As the staff of New Wave sits down to plan the Summer camps for this year; Lord, first we pray that You will be in their mist. Lord, we ask that You supernaturally visit them with Your presence. Second, we ask Lord, that You will direct their plans. Give them much expectation to believe for a great baptism of fire for this coming summer.

4) Lord, we thank You for the innovative spirit that flows through New Wave. Continue to use them in new methods of modern ministry; such as music, videos, websites, web and radio broadcast, Social Networking, etc.

5) Lord, bless EMO as they stir up the youth to pray. Thank You Lord for giving their leadership a strategy for intercession over Bulgaria. May it result in a holy covering over Bulgaria.

6) Let us pray that the Protestant Churches would all open their doors to spiritually organized prayer. Oh, Jesus, open the doors to those Catholic and Orthodox Churches also. Touch the hearts of those priests, Lord.

7) May this be the Spring and Summer when many, many youth get saved. Lord, launch a major rescue effort. Reverse what the devil has done. May the streets and plazas in Bulgaria become a place to show forth Jesus this summer.

8) Let us pray for the churches to be ready to care for the new Christians. Show the pastors and churches how to set straight the Gospel in the minds and hearts of these new believers. May all the false myths about Jesus be corrected.

9) As you pray for Bulgaria and the Balkans, expect God to honor and respond to your prayers. He is preparing strategy to implement revival in the Balkans. May we be listening for His orders.

Cup and Cross Ministry reports:

In years past, we have visited and ministered to a dozen different youth camps in Bulgaria. Each of them has been unique and special, but it has been a while since we have ministered at a youth camp where people have been so hungry to receive from God.

Matthew 25:21

“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

The Lord rewards obedience with joy and maturity.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Pray for Bosnia Herzegovina

Signs of Healing in multi-ethnic Bosnia Herzegovina.

SARAJEVO, MARCH 12 - Sarajevo will erect a monument for Serbians who were killed by government troops during the siege on the city in the conflict that raged in the '90s. The monument will be dedicated to Serbs who were killed in 1992-93 by members of the 10th brigade of government forces, commanded by Musan Topalovic, alias 'Caco', a Bosnian Muslim who was killed by the Bosnian army in 1993.

If you know much about Bosnia you know there is three ethnic groups; Muslim Bosniaks, Croatian Bosniaks and Serbs. Neither has a majority so friction is everywhere. So the above article is encouraging.

A Video about Bosnia Herzegovina -

1) As Bosnians acknowledge the past, may they look to a future of coexistence. Let us pray that the erecting of this monument will have a positive effect and not negative.

2) Lord, we thank You that the Gospel is all about breaking down walls. In Ephesians 2:14-16 (NKJV) “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”

3) May the Lord be lifted up before the eyes of the Bosnian people. A Jesus that came off the cross and now reigns in power. May they see the true Jesus that can wipe away their fears, suspicions and guilt. May they let Him take away their hate.

4) Let us pray for unity among Christians in Bosnia. May every church door be open to any and all people groups.

5) Let us pray that a Bosnian identity will arise, not a Bosniak or Serbian culturalism that divides.

Some say the Bosniaks are confused about their past and their future.

Hasan, one of the characters in Mehmed Mesa Selimovic’s book Dervis i smrt (The Dervish and Death), says that Muslims/Bosniaks are the most complicated people, that they are stuck half-way through, baffled, not able to go anywhere, detached, embarrassed about their heritage and feeling guilty about their betrayal, that they refuse to look back and have no place to move forward to.

6) Let us first rebuke the above statements. Let us pray for hope to come to Bosnia.

7) Let us pray against backwardness, poverty and lack of education.

8) Let us pray that the Lord would raise up people of vision to challenge the status quo.

9) As we have prayed before; the government is broke and needs Christians to get involved in civil service. Lord, raise up Christians with Your anointing to bring wisdom to the Bosnian government.

10) Discipleship training in the Churches should present the whole Gospel. Let it be taught and lived out that the Gospel is to not only change people but the culture around it.

11) Maybe we should pray for evangelism since there are really few born again Christians in Bosnia.

More Positive news and answers to past Prayers.

The Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption has launched a website on its anti-corruption work, newswires reported March 7. The site allows people to report corruption electronically as well as local news on corruption, relevant pieces of legislation and future projects of the Agency. The website also features a Q&A section on how to fight corruption and invites visitors to give suggestions and ideas for improving the fight against this type of crime in BiH.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Pray for Albania
Week of March 5-11, 2012

Three (3) things I would like for us to pray about: 1) Women Day in Albania, 2) Teaching of the Chinese language and, 3) Corruption.

Women's day is March 8th and in Albania it is also called Mother’s day, which was changed during the time of the communist regime. Regularly on this day women receive gifts and everything is allowed to them.

Song of Solomon 1:15

Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes.

1) Women’s Day is celebrated all over the Balkan countries. Let us pray that the women of the Balkans would feel special this week. When the churches meet, may they honor the women and especially the mothers.

2) Proverbs 31 shows us a godly, virtuous woman; her hard work and the honor that is due her. Let us pray that in the churches virtuous women would be raised up and not Jezebels.

3) Let us pray against the exploitation of women. May the daughters of Albania be protected and valued for their womanhood and not be sold into dens of pleasure.

4) Lord, bring freedom and respect to the Muslim women of Albania.

Prime Minister Berisha has ask that Albanian schools start to teach Chinese in the schools. Currently, under the government’s new directives pre-university pupils are required to study two foreign languages, of which English, French, German or Spanish were among the electives. But now, Prime Minister Berisha has suggested that they should also be offered Chinese…
5) Let us pray for Chinese Christians in the academic field in China to hear a call to go to Albania where they can fill these teaching jobs. Lord, call out Your special ones and give them Your love for the Albanian children.

U.S. Ambassador to Albania, John Whithers, speaking on corruption, said;

“Albanians value honesty as much as any people in the world and as much as any people that I know. Albanians hate corruption. They hate the fact that the few who are corrupt spoil it for the many who are not.”

Some of the practical things he mentioned include these:

• The political elite of Albania should lead by example.

• Change the immunity law, which protects senior officials in courts, in Parliament and in other offices from prosecution.

• The political leadership of Albania should empower the institutions that seek justice.

• Public responsibility: citizens who see corruption or victims of corruption, protesting it, criticizing it, exposing the incidents of corruption, demanding more of the leadership to do something about corruption.

6) Lord, let the words of Ambassador John Whither be a proclamation, a declaration and a new direction for Albania.

7) We pray for the exposure of those involved in corruption; Bring to light the hidden things.

8) Research shows that the main problem is in the judicial. We pray that righteous judges will arise. Lord, execute Your justice over the judges.

9) Lord, give boldness to the Albanian people to speak out against corruption.

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