The Slovakian Parliament Building
Yesterday we all met at the Slovakian Parliament building. There are 2 Members of Parliament that are born again, and another 8 who are Christians, but perhaps unsure about the whole “born again” thing. We met with 1 of the born again MPs, Boris. He seemed very discouraged and hopeless. I think he feels very alone. Boris started a prayer meeting with the other Christian MPs, and he said that usually only 4 show up. He said that the meeting lasts about 30 minutes. The meeting starts by Boris reading a Bible verse about righteousness, they meditate on it for about 5 minutes, then they pray about it together.
Whenever there is an important vote, Boris calls a prayer breakfast for his supporters who are believers, and they pray together about the issue. However, we were told later that he’s not very organized about getting the word out, so the prayer breakfasts are only about 10 people. In reality, Boris has many more supporters who would come and pray if they knew about the prayer breakfast. So we prayed for Boris and for the Slovakian Parliament. It was powerful. At one point I felt very strongly the urge to kneel as I prayed. When I opened my eyes, everyone around me was also on their knees, including Boris and his translator.
After lunch we took a trip out to Devin Castle. At the foot of the castle was a monument to the victims of Communist terror. This was where the iron curtain separated east from west, at the Danube River. From that spot in Slovakia, you could see Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria. There more than 400 people were killed trying to escape Communism. A few members of the team said that they couldn’t pray there because it felt so heavy. So before praying we decided to do a prophetic act and worship. So we marched through the gateway of the memorial singing a worship song. Then we went to the riverside and poured wine and salt into the water (another prophetic act). Then we sang more worship songs. The songs started out weak, but became strong. Then someone noticed that a couple of snakes swam across the water and the frogs began singing louder.
Bullet-riddled monument to the victims of Communist terror
Then we climbed up to the castle. Up there we heard a strange buzzing noise. I laughed and said that it was a UFO. Well it was unidentified and it was a flying object. It was a photographic drone, which after the place of so many Communist murders gave me the creeps. There was a big team up there, taking pictures with equally sophisticated equipment.
It was a good day, with wonderful prayers and lots of hugs goodbye. Today we travel to Vienna. A couple of teammates are going by riverboat in order to pray and worship on the river. God is good!