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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