FEBRUARY PRAYER ASSIGNMENTS
In the United States we think of February as the month of showing love for that ‘someone special’ in our life. God is always ready to demonstrate His love for the world:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 KJV)
I ask you this month as you pray for the nations listed below that you allow the love of Christ to flow from your heart and believe that the winds of revival will cover the nations of the earth.
1-3 Europe: The European Union (EU) is a political and economic community of 27 member states with supranational and intergovernmental features, located primarily in Europe. The European Union is composed of 27 independent sovereign countries which are known as member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. There are three official candidate countries, Croatia, the Republic of Macedon
ia and Turkey; the western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia are officially recognized as potential candidates.
To join the EU, a country must meet the Copenhagen criteria, defined at the 1993 Copenhagen European Council. These require a stable democracy which respects human rights and the rule of law; a functioning market economy capable of competition within the EU; and the acceptance of the obligations of membership, including EU law. Evaluation of a country’s fulfillment of the criteria is the responsibility of the European Council.
Four Western European countries that have chosen not to join the EU have been partly integrated into the EU’s economy; Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are a part of the single market through the European Economic Area, and Switzerland has similar ties through bilateral treaties. The microstates’ relationships can include use of the euro and other co-operation. EU citizens elect the Parliament every five years. (Source: Wikipedia, 1/08)
Pray for a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit across these nations. Pray for the leaders of the church that they will rise up and continue to proclaim Revival! for their nations.
4 – 6 Pacific: New Zealand is a secular society; people see the church and Christianity as irrelevant. More and more people claim to be of ‘no religion’ and churches are rapidly shrinking and losing their young people. Churches need to understand how to reach out to these ‘post-modern’ generations.
New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for the number of missionaries that it sends out.
Large numbers of Polynesians have immigrated to New Zealand to look for work. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. Many live in poorer areas, where unemployment and crime are commonplace.
The recent revival in Maori culture is changing New Zealand society. Throughout history Maoris have suffered; they lost rights to their land in the 19th century and now have higher levels of unemployment and poverty than European New Zealanders.
Pray that a new generation of Maoris would find cultural acceptance and freedom in Jesus.
7-8 Afghanistan: The new government has a challenging time ahead.
Pray for God’s wisdom in the decisions they make and courage to practically uphold their agreement to the Human Rights Charter.
Afghanistan’s living standards are among the lowest in the world. Much of the population continues to suffer from shortages of housing; clean water, electricity, medical care, and jobs, but the Afghan government and international donors remain committed to improving access to these basic necessities by prioritizing infrastructure development, education, housing development, jobs programs, and economic reform over the next year.
Pray that God will bring a lasting peace and justice to Afghanistan.
Under the Taliban regime women in Afghanistan were denied basic human rights and suffered cruelly at the hands of men. Pray that promised freedom will be a reality for women in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is one of the least reached countries in the world. There are an amazing 48,000 mosques. Under Taliban rule the death penalty was imposed for anyone converting from Islam.
Pray that this will not continue unofficially.
Approximately half the population is ‘Pashtuns’ – the largest Muslim tribal society in the world. There are 27 million Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.
Pray that those working with the Pashtuns will be encouraged and that they have breakthrough
9 Albania: In 1995 Albania was the most heavily ‘evangelized’ nation in Europe – by both Christians and Muslims.
Pray for a long term vision to see people meet Jesus and follow Him in a way that is culturally appropriate.
Most ethnic Albanians are Muslims and live outside Albania in Kosovo or Macedonia.
Pray that they would have opportunities to hear the gospel.
10-11 Algeria: The Berber peoples could make up as much as 40% of the population, but the Arab majority have tried to impose their culture on them and stopped them from using their own language. Thousands in the Kabyle region have become Christians and meet openly in their villages.
Pray for these churches – that they would be protected from persecution and grow in the faith in God.
As many as 2.5 million Algerians have left their country and moved to Europe. There could be more opportunity for them to hear about Jesus but also about Islam.
11 American Samoa: American Samoa consists of five volcanic and two tiny coral islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Lots of people have left the Church and joined the Mormons.
Pray that theirs eyes would be opened to this false teaching and that they find real life and truth in Jesus.
Andorra: Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra is a small landlocked country in western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain (Catalonia) and France (Northern Catalonia and old Occitania). Once isolated, it is currently a prosperous country mainly because of tourism and its status as a tax haven. The people of Andorra are currently listed as having the highest human life expectancies on Earth, at an average of 83.52 years (2007 est).
(Source: Wikipedia, 1/08)
Pray that that would come to know the giver of life.
12-13 Angola: In the first decade of violence Christians faced intense persecution and thousands were martyred or abducted. Throughout the suffering and devastation many Christians have remained strong in their faith and the church is growing.
Pray that a lasting peace can be restored to Angola.
Luanda and other cities are home to millions of refugees living in squalor and many orphaned or abandoned children struggle to survive.
Pray that churches and other groups can meet the needs of all those who are suffering.
13 Anguilla, Antigua: In the Caribbean Sea, Anguilla is at the northern end of the Leeward Islands. Anguilla refused to follow St Kitts and Nevis into independence and has remained a British dependent. Territory.
Pray for better cooperation between the 21 churches on the island.
In between the Caribbean and the Atlantic, Antigua and Barbuda have belonged to the Spanish, the French and lastly the British. The islands gained their independence in 1981.
Pray for the many refugees who came here from Montserrat after the volcanic eruption on their island.
14-15 Argentina: Most of the church growth is in the cities.
Pray that the Church will have a vision to impact their communities and do more to address the enormous poverty in the city.
Pray that the move of God will spread into rural areas.
Thank you for your willingness to join with a global company of intercessors to change the atmosphere over nations. We believe that our prayers are heard in the courts of heaven and multitudes of souls will come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Loving in Jesus’ Name,Germaine
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<!– Day 8—Jamaica (Latin America) – Pray that government and church leaders may have the courage, moral integrity and determination to turn the country back from sin and darkness to the Light of the Gospel, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins…(Acts 26:18).