Today, we are reminded of the many awesome responsibilities of each country’s president and leaders. We at Russian Ministries have prayed for God to work in the lives of the leaders of each country in order to bring about His will or change.
Twenty years after the collapse of the USSR, Russia has fallen upon hard times, as you may have read in the news. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets this past December in the biggest opposition demonstrations since Putin rose to power in 1999. The last massive rally was held on December 24th in central Moscow (100,000 protestors). Unrest is rising in Russia and the Next Generation is marching against corruption, deceit, lies, theft, hypocrisy and power-grabbing leaders.
The Psalmist says: “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry…. “ God has heard our cry, and unrest in the hearts of Russians is evident. Join us in praying for the troubled land of Russia, especially for peace and wisdom for its leaders and for the transforming power of the gospel.
You may have also read of Putin’s condescension and apparent disregard for the mass demonstrations that have opposition leaders vowing to hold more rallies after the country’s January holidays are over in a few weeks.
We have prayed that God would provide wisdom, knowledge and unction from on high for each day, each decision, and each challenge facing the leaders of Eurasia.
The psalmist says: “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; ?he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand…“
Join us in praying for protection for Russian Ministries’ workers across Eurasia. Pray with us for His intervention where needed. Ask God to bless Next Generation leaders who seek His will and want to serve God in their communities.
Today, there is a new move of God among Next Generation Christian leaders in the Eurasian window. These include homemakers, construction workers, nurses, lawyers, medical workers, mass media personnel, executives, CEOs, pastors and vocational ministers who, like other protestors, are members of the middle class. However, instead of simply protesting, these trained Next Generation Christian leaders are peace-makers, bringing Jesus to their work places and their communities.
God is helping graduates of School Without Walls understand the importance of bringing the presence of Jesus into their communities. God is calling evangelicals to part of the process of changing Russia from within because the unrest across Russia is a SPIRITUAL problem. School Without Walls students trained by Russian Ministries are bringing God’s presence into their work places, resulting in real transformation. They welcome more freedom to impact their communities for Christ.
God is calling Next Generation Christian leaders to establish “church-plants” in this new frontier of freedom seekers that the church has failed to focus upon. The “church” is two or more believers who come together in the name of Jesus. It is not a building. It is people. So today, pray for School Without Walls graduates to bring the church to the greatest mission fields of the 21st century—their work places and communities.
The Psalmist said: “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him.”
Evangelicals across Eurasia want more freedom of assembly and God has heard their cries. “Chanting ‘Russia will be free,’ opposition activists took to Moscow’s Triumph Square Saturday (New Year’s Eve) to demonstrate for their right to assembly.” (New York Times)
These are hard times for Eurasia’s evangelicals who are expressing their desire for freedom of assembly. Pray with us that God will grant them the desires of their hearts. “At least 60 demonstrators were detained in Moscow after the latest wave of protests against the ruling United Russia party.” (New York Times)
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; ?he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. (Psalm 40: 1 – 3) NIV
Please pray in agreement with God’s Word for the entire Russian Ministries’ team: staff, leadership, board of directors, national directors, School Without Walls students and faculty and intercessors for:
• The Lord to move across Eurasia as we intentionally wait patiently on Him.
• God would hear our individual and corporate cry to Him for Eurasia.
• Whatever seems to hold down a spiritual awakening would be removed from Eurasia.
• We would find ourselves established on the solid rock of God’s sovereign will, and would be ready to respond to the spiritual needs of Eurasia.
• We would find His Spirit surrounding every step of Russian Ministries, giving us greater confidence.
• A new song of praise to God would come from each country where Russian Ministries’ School Without Walls program is taking place.
• Many would see the difference God is making in the lives of new believers and would trust in Him.
• Next Generation leaders who are reaching out to tens of thousands of needy children in the countries of the former Soviet Union during the Russian Christmas season, which begins January 7.