Tag: Day of Prayer
Imagine walking down a street in a neighborhood with 100 homes with 1 person living in each house. If you are in Europe, that means you will encounter only 1 believer in that entire community, since 99% of Europeans don’t have a personal relationship with Christ. In fact, more people go to church on Sunday in China, than the whole of Europe (GoogleFacts @GoogleFacts, 18.8.13). Millions of people are living on this continent without knowing about God’s love for them, without knowing that His Son died for their sins, and without the hope, peace and joy that can be found in Him. Will you join with our EUROPEAN PEOPLES AFFINITY GROUP for a DAY of PRAYER this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, praying fervently that Europeans will have encounters with our Lord and Savior that will change their lives for all eternity? Intercede that our personnel will boldly proclaim the gospel and that a spiritual awakening will sweep across the nations of Europe. Prayer guides, prayer requests and other features are available on the Prayer Page at http://imbeurope.org.
On September 11, Catalonia (one of seventeen autonomous communities of Spain) celebrates its National Day, La Diada. On this day, members of the BARCELONA TEAM (WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CLUSTER) invite you to join them for a day of prayer. There are about 7.6 million people living in Catalonia and tragically, only a fifth of 1% are new born creatures in Christ! Pray for a spiritual awakening that will bring glory to God in all of Catalonia’s cities, towns and villages, and especially in Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia. Ask that Catalonians will be saved, as well as Spaniards and other ethnic groups living there. “The truth will set [them] free” (John 8:32). Also pray for the Holy Spirit to bring repentance to 737 towns and villages, where there is not even one evangelical church. Intercede that new testimony points will open as house churches.
Imagine being in a room with 100 people – they might be strangers to you, or perhaps they are work colleagues, neighbors, friends or even family.
With varied climates, cultures and landscapes, it would appear that the countries and people of Europe have little in common. But one thing is true for almost all Europeans – they lack a personal relationship with the Son. 98.5% of Europeans have been blinded by the evil one, making them oblivious to this void in their lives. 2 Corinthians 4:4 (HCSB) offers a fitting description of their plight. “The god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” They have placed their faith in traditions, rituals, false religions, governments, and material possessions and as a result have a false sense of security. That security is deteriorating, however, as Europeans face various issues – the economic crisis, high unemployment, and bank failures, as well as conflict over immigration, religion and cultural identity. Anxiety and despair fill their hearts and they are left with no place to find hope and comfort. Our EUROPEAN PEOPLES AFFINITY personnel desire to bring hope to the hopeless, sight to the blind and freedom to those trapped in sin. For this reason we have set aside Oct. 21, 2012 as a Day of Prayer for European Peoples. Will you join us on this day and intercede that the barriers preventing the spread of the gospel will crumble and that multitudes of Europeans will turn to Christ?