Macedonia is a small and poor part of the former Yugoslavia. It is a country in conflict. Greece denies the country the right to use their name. A quarter of the population are ethnic Albanians who want greater independence. And at the moment it is being overwhelmed by passing refugees. About two thirds of the population are nominally Christian, yet many Orthodox churches stand empty. Praise God for the growing evangelical movement and pray that it will touch many parts of the country, especially the large Muslim minority.
Macedonia is 66% Christian and 31% Muslim, with the majority of the Christian population belonging to the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Many Churches remain empty, and few of the Macedonian people incorporate faith into their daily lives. Yet at the same time, the protestant and evangelical populations are growing. The evangelical church in Macedonia is one the fastest growing in Europe and is reaching across the many boundaries that exist in the Macedonian society to minister to others. With the nation traditionally Orthodox, it can be difficult for new religious groups to become established. However, there is a growing focus on oneness in Christ, which includes pastors’ prayer networks and citywide worship events. (Prayercast)
PRAYER POINTS (Prayercast)
• Pray for an unprecedented movement of the Holy Spirit in the Macedonian Orthodox church.
• Pray for an end to racial and ethnic tensions through a vibrant and growing Church.
• Pray for eternal success among indigenous Christian groups ministering in country as well as in surrounding countries.