Monday, August 27, 2012

Pray for Bulgaria

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Just as in other parts of the Balkans, the Roma people (gypsies) in Bulgaria are generally treated as second class citizens, who regularly face social exclusion, racism, substandard education, hostility, joblessness, rampant illness, inadequate housing, lower life expectancy, unrest, living on desperate margins, stereotypes, mistrust, rights violations, discrimination, marginalization, appalling living conditions, prejudice, human rights abuse, etc.

1)    Let us pray for the hearts of the Bulgarian people. Overall the Bulgarians are a good people but there is this prejudge against the Roma. Lord, we ask for You to create trust among the races in Bulgaria.
2)    We want to especially pray for Bulgarian Christians. Let us pray that many would be moved with compassion to reach out to the Roma people.
3)    We know there are Roma churches being raised up in Bulgaria. All over the Balkans God is moving among the Roma. Lord, we just want to praise You for bringing them to the table.
4)    Lord, we pray for healthy interaction between Bulgarian Christians and the Roma Christians. The redeemed of both races will stand before the Lord’s throne and praise Him together, for eternity.
5)    Lord, we know the Roma as a people group, have many problems; They are known for their dishonesty and disrespect to others. Lord, we know You have a new nature for us all. Lord, let your heavenly standard spread throughout the Roma communities.
6)    The Roma have decided to live among other cultures rather than seek a nation of their own. Lord, help them to respect their host country.

The Balkan Networks, an organization located in Romania, has sent out a call to intercessors to set aside September 2nd to pray for the Balkan countries. Let us join in, this coming Sunday, and pray for God’s favor for the Balkans. I recommend you read over their website.

Welcome to Balkan networks -

This website has been created to join together followers of Jesus in the Balkan region. We believe that God is “moving” in the Balkans and wants [us] to stand together in unity with Kingdom minded people.

We would like to invite followers of Jesus to stand together in a day of prayer for the region on 2nd September 2012.
More Good News in Bulgaria (from Eurovangelism)

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Pray for Bosnia Herzegovina

In this Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 photo the clothes in which 6-year-old Tarik Bijelic died hang on the line in front of his family's small house in the village of Olovske Luke, 60 kilometers north of Sarajevo, Bosnia. Tarik Bijelic was hit by a land mine last week as he scavenged in the forest for firewood to help his family make ends meet. He died in his father’s arms.

Two more discouraging Reports
Posted on August 15th, 2012
With international interest in the country having dissolved, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s politicians can now start pulling apart the political architecture imposed by the US Government at Dayton, bringing the state ever closer to irretrievable collapse.

KONJIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Heavy winds, steep hills and landmines were complicating firefighters' efforts to battle four blazes in southern Bosnia on Friday, including one close to an ammunition factory, authorities said.

     1.      These three reports signal to us the troubles and sorrows in Bosnia Herzegovina. Lord, we pray for Your mercy for the land. They did to see the Light, they need relief.
       2.      Let us pray that a new war in Bosnia would be avoided. Lord, make a way for the three cultures to reconcile their differences.
      3.    Some say a divided Bosnia Herzegovina would be best and some say they must stay together. Lord, we pray that You would help the Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats work out this problem in peace.
      4.    Let us pray for a way to detect the land minds. Is there a radar or long-distance metal detector that can be applied? 

In the past two years there has been growth in the number of evangelicals; from 700 to about 2,200. That is encouraging but in a land of 4 million people there is much more evangelizing to do.

      5.     Lord, we thank You for tripling the number of believers in the past two years. Let us pray that in the next two years there would be ten times as many believers as there are today.

Acts 2:46-47 (NKJV)  So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,  praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

     6.    Let us first pray for unity among the Christians in B-H.
      7.    Oh, Lord, we do pray for souls to be added daily to the Christian fellowships in Bosnia Herzegovina.
     8.      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.
      9.      Lord, send missionaries into Bosnia Herzegovina. Give them strategy to plant churches throughout the country. Break their hearts for this unevangelized land.
     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.
     11.  Let us pray for the city of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia Herzegovina. Ninety five percent Muslim is a curse that can stifle any city. Lord, give grace to the Christians that live there and show them how to bless their neighbors.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Pray for Albania

Week of Aug 13 - 19, 2012
In my research before writing this prayer directive, I kept coming across articles about coastal development in Albania. There are projects being planned to build resorts to attract tourist and vacationers. The Albanian government is seeking investors to help them develop their Adriatic coast.

1)      Lord, we ask for Your blessings upon the restoration of natural beauty and resorts in Albania.  Let us pray for investors that will have a heart for Albania and want to give back to the people from the profits.
2)      Let us pray for open doors for Christians to be involved in this development of Albanian’s natural resources: Christian investors, construction workers, hospitality and service workers. Lord, bless Your people with jobs.

I felt concerned about the Church in Albania. Please join me in praying Ephesians 4:11-16 over the Albanian church.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

3)      Let us pray for unity among the Albanian Christians. Pray that they would “…come to the unity of the stature of the fullness of Christ;”. Lord, develop the “five-fold ministry” in the Albanian churches.
4)      Lord, raise up Pastors that will show Your love to the people. Men and women that can be trusted with the lives of others. May they be examples of the Father’s heart.
5)      Let us pray for Teachers that have spent hours with You, Lord, looking to You for understanding of Your Word. Let the teaching mantle fall upon them to rightly divide the Word of God.
6)      Lord, raise up Prophets that hear from You and are full of boldness to proclaim and decree Your Word. Let us pray for a school of the prophets, where there is an open heaven for men and women of God hear from the Lord.  May they have an open door to stand up in the churches to not only edify the churches with a clear Word from God but to speak out against sin and rebuke the devil to flee.
7)      Let us pray for the Evangelist to go forth and proclaim the salvation message. Lord raise up men and women that will have hearts that burn for the lost.
8)      Lord, raise up seasoned men that have walked close to You, that have proven their service to the church and have the wisdom to oversee Your works in Albania. Let the Apostolic anointing be evident in their lives. May the Albanian Christians show them the proper respect.
9)      Let the day come when the Albanian church will be seen as mature and abounding in the things of God.
10)   The report is that the Muslims in Albania are not devout to their religion. That means they should be easier to reach. Let us pray for evangelism to go out to the Muslims in Albania. Open a door Lord that no one can shut. (About 63% of Albania is Muslim)

A very important date is coming soon; Balkan Prayer Day 2012  -  Christians and intercessors that love the Balkans have set aside this coming September 2nd to pray for the Balkan countries. Read more at

Also Please read the Plans Box to the right. We are in the middle of a Coat drive now.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Pray for Turkey

Asia Minor (Turkey) was once the center of Christianity. From the church in Antioch, mission outreaches went north into Asia Minor and had great success proclaiming Jesus to the Greek and pagan idol worships. Then starting in the 11th century the Seljuk Turks from Central Asia begin to move in through conquest. They had embraced Islam so they slowly drove the Christian culture out, usually at the point of a sword. There was a backlash from European Nobles and the organized church. They sent forth the Crusades with the main objective of recapturing the Holy Land. The Crusades were defeated and the final conquest was marked by the fall of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) in 1453. This was a massive blow to Christendom, and the Ottoman Turks thereafter were free to advance into Europe without an adversary to their rear.
Now in the modern age, Turkey is a solid 99% Islamic nation. Having a population of 75 million people, Turkey has an estimated 100,000 Christians and only about 7,000 are evangelical.  
   1)       Let us pray for this vast amount of people that do not know Jesus as savior.
  2)      There is a serious concerted effort of intercessory groups praying for Turkey. Lord, we ask that You encourage them daily with direction, favor and most of all Your presence. Show these dedicated intercessors Your plans for Turkey. Help them to raise up Houses of Prayer in the vital cities and ports of entry. Lord, we ask that these houses of prayer have an open heaven where revelation flows freely.
  3)     Let us pray for the Christian tent-maker, marketplace ministers the Lord has sent to Turkey. Open the market place positions where they can apply Biblical solutions to business problems.
  4)      As technology spreads out across Turkey may many Turks login to Gospel Internet sites.
  5)      Let us pray that the Gospel will be broadcast louder than Western humanism over radio, television and the internet.
  6)      Lord, raise up evangelist that have a burning heart for the Turkish people. Open the doors into the cities for these evangelist to proclaim the Gospel.
  7)      Let us pray for Turkish Facebook evangelist, keyboard evangelist with zeal to reach Turkey.

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