Most Americans quickly recognize Germany’s flag with its 3 bold stripes of black, red, and gold. The black stripe represents the darkness of servitude, the red stands for bloody conflict and the gold signifies the light of freedom. Together, these stripes represent the freedom of Germany and its people. Although politically free, the majority of Germans are living in spiritual darkness, enslaved to sin. They need to hear the Good News that Jesus has shed His blood to pay for their transgressions. Intercede with the GERMANIC CLUSTER that Germans will embrace the gospel and find true freedom, as they begin walking with Christ and living in the light.
Germany in August is often a quiet time – streets are deserted, small businesses are closed, repairmen are impossible to find…Why is that you ask? It’s vacation time. All Germans are entitled to 4 weeks off from work each year and they are religious about using it to spend time away from home. Give praise with the GERMANIC CLUSTER that we have a God, who is never on vacation! Pray that He will send His Spirit to actively work in the hearts of Germans this month. Intercede that as they escape from the routine of life that their thoughts will drift to spiritual topics and that they will find rest and refreshment in a new relationship with Christ.
Germans love the outdoors, fresh air, and exercise. No matter what the weather, they will spend time on weekends going for a stroll through town, taking a walk along a river path, or hiking through fields and forests. Along the way they will admire the beauty of nature – the blue sky or interesting cloud formations, wildflowers growing in fields, animals scampering about the forest, trees growing tall and stately, bubbling brooks, and tranquil lakes. Although they have eyes to see the magnificent creation, the majority are blind to the Almighty Creator, who made it. Will you join with the GERMANIC CLUSTER in pleading with the Giver and Sustainer of Life to open the spiritual eyes of the people of Germany? May they recognize the Creator and receive His free gift of eternal life.
There are close to 6 million Germanic descendants living in Brazil, who speak a variety of languages including grammatical German, Hunsrik, Pomeranian, Mennonite Platt Deutsche, Westfalen and Bairisch. Two of these language groups are engaged, but all groups remain unreached with the gospel. Join members of the DIASPORA CLUSTER in BRAZIL in petitioning the Father to raise up more laborers for the harvest.