Dear brothers and sisters ,
Ten years after a tragic war that left thousands dead and a million people displaced, we once again ask you to join us for the tenth annual International Day of Prayer and Fasting for Kosova.
Each year we watch as God does amazing things in our land. People are coming to Christ. Churches are being planted. Believers are growing together in unity. It is not happening quickly, but it is happening.
Even still, on the brink of Kosova’s second year as an independent country we desperately need to pray for God’s blessing, the expansion of his kingdom and proclamation of his gospel. Kosovo, a nation of roughly two million people, is majority Muslim. While the majority is very moderate and pro-Western, there is increasing pressure by extremist groups on all sectors of society. For example, on January 12 an influential Muslim cleric was beaten by radical Islamists in west-central Kosovo.
Would you consider setting some time aside on January 31st to seek him on our behalf? Could you mobilize your church or small group to gather together and pray on this day? Here are some suggested prayer requests:
1. That the believers in Kosova would grow more and more in knowledge and depth of insight (Phil 1.9) and that they would be active in sharing their faith, coming to full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. (Phil 1.9).
2. For KPEC (Kosova Protestant Evangelical Church) an organization representing 38 evangelical churches and organizations in Kosova. Pray that God would use KPEC to minister effectively and represent evangelical churches before the government and society.
3. For the “Life for Kosova” project during Easter week, April 6-12 in the city of Gjakova. Last year the project focused on the capital city and included week-long service projects and evangelism culminating in an open-air Easter service.
4. For vast numbers of unemployed men and women (as high as forty-seven percent). Pray that God would provide for them and their families.
5. For Kosova to remain peaceful and find ways to grow as a vibrant multi-ethnic society.
6. For key national political leaders especially President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi (1 Tim 2.1-2).
7. That as Kosovo enters its second year of independence, its leaders and politicians would act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before the Lord (Micah 6.8).
In the name of Christ our Savior,
Council of the Ministers
Kosova Protestant Evangelical Church