Monday, May 28, 2012

Pray for Albania
Week of May 28 - June 3, 2012

Albania is coming into the modern age! Albanians have always been isolated from the rest of the world. Being secluded by a mountain range, they have retained their ethnicity and national customs. Because of their seclusion they have become set in their ways, desiring to hold on to the customs of old rather than practice new methods and accept new beliefs. It is reported that the Albanian Christians are superficial in their commitments. The Catholics and Muslims would mix Christianity and Islam with local pagan beliefs just to get what converts they could. Albanians need to see Christians that are totally committed to their faith.Please leave a Comment or Reaction so we will know you Prayed

1. Let us look to the scriptures and find hope for Albania. Isaiah 46: 12-13a “Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, who are far from righteousness: I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger…”

2. As Albania opens up to the world, we pray that the Gospel will rush in.

3. There is a need for the Gospel to be demonstrated by the supernatural in Albania. Lord we pray that when the saints assemble, You would be manifest in their midst to save, heal and deliver. (I believe that the supernatural acts of Jesus will break the superficial hearts of the Albanian people.)

4. Lord, we pray for a holy assembling of pastors for the purpose of repentance and seeking Your face. The Lord promises to bring His righteousness near, within grasp. Albania needs to see Christians living holy before the Lord and demonstrating acts of righteousness.

5. Let us pray for faith to arise. May the Albanian Christians cry out for God to move in their country. Let the intercessors arise. Oh, the joy on the Lord’s face to see a great number of Albanian Christians before His throne worshiping Him.

6. Lord, thank You that You respond to the people that cry out to You. Let not Your salvation linger but come quickly to rescue Albania.

7. Many ministries went into Albania since Communism fell and we pray that their seeds would remain. May they be rewarded by seeing the salvation of many.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pray for Turkey
Week of May 21-27,2012

In the Early Church, they first sent missionaries to Asia Minor (Turkey). Turkey was evangelized to the point that a third of the great city, Ephesus, was Christian. From Turkey missionaries went out to all the world. Then in the 14th and 15th centuries the Muslim hoards came, conquered Turkey and forced many to convert to Islam. Then the Turks, through the Ottoman Empire, expanded their economic base and their zeal for Islam toward the west and thereby dominated the Balkans for the next 500 years. Turkey has been a land where great movements have been launched.

Although we don’t have the actual numbers, Turkey in the 2nd and 3rd centuries was 33% Christian and by the 5th Century near 100% culturally Christian. Now there is around 0.2% Christians and that includes all Christian denominations. Also it is 100% culturally Islam.

1.       Oh, Lord, what can we do? How can we proclaim Your freedom in Turkey? How did the former saints loose the land, How can it be regained?

2.       Lord, we know Your judgments are serious and Your plans are beyond our ability to figure out, but we will cry out for Your mercy. We just simply ask You to lift Your judgment.

3.       Let us pray for the seeds planted by the Early Church. May they come forth once again and grow in Turkey.

4.       The report is that the evangelicals that are in Turkey are strong in their faith. We first ask You, Lord, for their protection. Next we ask for their encouragement. Lord, we pray that Your presence will be with them daily; Divine guidance.

A great number of youth in Turkey and the Muslim world are getting tired of the “don’ts” of the Muslin culture. Through the internet and their cell phones they are finding out that other teenagers are living life to the fullest.

5.       This is good and this is bad. We know materialism is deceptive and following secular pop-stars is also. Let us pray that they would hear of the greatest star of all, Lord Jesus.

6.       Thank You, Lord, for the dreams and visions You are giving many Muslims. The Muslim understands the dream language, so Lord we ask that You continue to speak to them in the night.

7.       Let us pray for intercessors that will develop a discipline to pray for Turkey.

8.       Let us pray for more Turkish speaking evangelist that will go.

9.       Lord, send out Turkish ministers on radio, television and the internet. Lord, we ask for invasion.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pray for Slovenia
Week of May 14-20, 2012

According to the Eurobarometer Poll 2005,[218] 37% of Slovenian citizens responded that "they believe there is a god", whereas 46% answered that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force" and 16% that "they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, god, or life force". (Info from Wikipedia)

Generally in historic Christian countries you will get way over 50% that believe in the God of the Bible. The statistics above show that only 37% believe there is a God. Then there is an alarming 46% plus 16% that do not believe in the God of the Bible. This may be why Slovenia has the highest suicide rate in the Balkans and is ranked 6th in the world. (This was a 2005 poll, but recent reports show little change)

1.      Hope, hope, hope, this is what Slovenia needs. Thank You Lord that You bring abundant hope.

2.      Lord, we ask that You send out Your angels to soften the hard hearts. Prepare the people to hear the Gospel. Slovenia needs Your help.

Luke 13: 6-6  NKJV

He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.  Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’  But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.  And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’”

3.      The “keeper” in the above parable is like unto an intercessor. Lord, we ask that You call out the intercessors to pray for Slovenia; Station watchmen on the walls.

4.      Let us pray for the Slovenian Evangelical Christians to be burdened for their countrymen. Lord, raise up churches in Slovenia that will be safe places for the lost and newly redeemed to find healing. May there be trained ministers that can walk young Christians through emotional healing.

5.      Let us pray for anointed teachers to present the Gospel in purity and truth. Thank You, Lord, that Your Word cleanses us and shows us how to walk righteous before You.

 Amos 9:13   NKJV “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, And all the hills shall flow with it.

6.      Lord, we pray for “plowmen” and “treaders” that will go quickly into the harvest field. Lord, we know this happens when the Holy Spirit blows across the land. Holy Spirit blow upon Slovenia.

7.      May the Slovene people ascend the mountain of the Lord and find His sweet wine. May they be so full of the sweetness of the Lord that they will spill out over the hills and into the valleys.

8.      Lord, we rebuke that lying spirit of suicide that inhabits Slovenia. Come Lord, and set the people free.

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Monday, May 07, 2012

Pray for Serbia
Week of May-7-13,2012

Economic Headlines in Serbia

• Serbian currency continues its downward slide

• Serbian First-Quarter GDP Contracts 1.3%, Flash Estimate

• Also: 24 percent unemployment, a weak dinar, accusations of endemic corruption, and weak economic growth.

Sunday May 6th there was an election and the above facts weighted heavy on the outcome. If you have time read the following news article: Milosevic Party Emerges as Kingmaker

The final vote tally is not expected until Thursday May 10th. There will have to be a run-off election in a few weeks to discover the presidential victor. After talking with Christian friends from Serbia, it looks like the man they favor, Boris Tadic, will win but will have to make compromising appointments to obtain the votes needed.

1) Let us pray for the shakeout of this election. As Christians we are to pray for peace in the land and believe God to let righteousness rule.

2) Let us pray for the present president Boris Tadic. We pray that he stand firm for what is right.

3) Let us pray for the Serbian media as they report developments leading up to the run-off election. May truth be revealed. Secrets that are hidden, may they come to the surface.

4) Lord, most of all we pray that the Serbian people will hear/know the truth, even truth in politics. Lord, we also pray for rational thinking as the people analyze whom they should vote for. May they not be led astray by false hopes and emotional pleas.

Over the years I have found that a country usually gets the government they deserve. God is a just God whether a nation needs judgment or blessing. God does respond to the Church when they pray.

2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 Timothy 2:1-3
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

5) Let us pray for revival in Serbia. With less than 0.01% being evangelical Christian, Serbia is very dark and without Biblical understanding.

6) Let us pray for revival in the churches. May the Serbian Christians repent and be purged of sin so they will be a light to the hurting around them.

7) Lord, we ask for the Church worldwide to turn its focus on Serbia. Lord, send missionaries from the east and west. The physical country of Serbia is seeking financial investment from abroad, although this would be helpful, we ask for prayer investment and servants that just love the Serbian people.

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