How to pray for Albania
Albania is a country in the southern part of Europe. It is located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula on the Strait of Otranto, the southern entrance to the Adriatic Sea. The capital city of Albania is Tirana(Tiranë). It has a population of over three and a half million. Their official language is Albanian. Their terrain has been a very isolating factor for them. Their location has made them an opportune entry point for conquerors. They endured various invasions from various insurgents. The Ottoman Turks would be the ones to successfully conquer Albania in the 15th Century.
They became independent in 1912. A demarcation led to infringement of their territory by surrounding great powers. This has somewhat led to further isolation from other nations. Post World War 2, they became a communist state with a strong political desire to protect their boundaries and sovereignty.
As other communist regimes fell apart, the Albania nation began to open to other influences. They have maintained ethnic and cultural heritage over the years.
Prime minister: Edi Rama
Political brief: General politics
Albania has changed quite a bit since its time as a communist state. It is now a full fledged democracy. The current president, Nishani came into presidential office after some years in various political office. These were years in which he was known to stand up to various government persons and institutions. His election came as a surprise to some, but there was clearly something that the people saw in the man.
Albanian economic development was somewhat stunted by the Kosovo conflict, which led to a lot of political tussling at the end of the century.
In the communist years, a lot was invested in the agricultural development of the country. Although overall production would increase in this area, lack of technological advancement and improvement of farming method meant that the full potential of the farming sector was not reached.
After the communist period, there has been annual growth in this sector. Nearly all of Albania’s food needs are met by local produce. They mainly grow maize, wheat, sugar beets, watermelons, apples, plums, grapes, walnuts, chestnuts as well as citrus fruits in well irrigated areas.
Livestock farmers raise cattle, goats, sheep, and pigs.
Their best sector remains mainly the mining sector, which produces copper, chromium, iron-nickel and other metallic deposits.
They also have petroleum and natural gas deposits in the Southern part of the country.
Italy is currently Albania’s largest trading partner by a mile. They are the main exporter and importer from Albania.
Albania runs on a flat tax system for both individuals and companies. This is an obvious area of contention.
Use the link below to find out other things that are happening in Albania that you can also pray for.
What to pray for regarding Albania?
Prayer Points for Albania
Leadership : 1 Timothy 2:1-2
- Speak a covering over Ilir Meta, Bujar Nishani, Edi Rama and other government officials.
- May their families be preserved.
- We pray for unselfish vision in leaders.
- Pray for peaceful alliances for a common purpose among the political opponents.
- Lord we pray for continual economic grow.
- We pray against the spirit of poverty.
- Lucrative partnerships with other nations.
- We pray for rain and wisdom for the agricultural sector.
- We pray for success in the plans to repopulate the over hunted animals through the hunting ban.
- Father we thank you for peace across Albania.
- We speak against the rise of organised crime.
- May your word find its way into more and more homes and transform the nation.
- We pray for peace even as the protests currently go on. May the government handle them with grace.
- We pray for the nation in the view of stranded refugees that they may take in.
- Let it bear good fruits for both.
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
God forbid that this word would ring true in our time. You are that man, you are that woman who will stand in the gap before the Lord for individuals and for nations. Arise intercessor!
These prayer points are part of our intercession drive, as the Prayer Relay Movement. We are a prayer ministry, as such we believe this is a very integral part of it all. These prayer points will be updated to remain relevant to the needs of the nation, as far as we are aware. Let’s pray for Albania. We would love to hear from you with added information and things that we may have missed when creating these prayer points.