24 Hours of Prayer for Basque Country

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” Samuel Zwemer

Knowing God Better – 5 minutes of Praise and Thanksgiving

Read EXODUS 3:1-15.

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.” When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. “Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God. Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live. Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “I am who i am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.”

Has God ever showed you something “extraordinary” in the midst of the ordinary?

Has God ever spoken to you audibly?

What does the name “I AM WHO I AM” mean to you?

Worship this God.

5 minutes of Confession

Sometimes, it may be easier to enter into a time of confession following the pattern of Psalm 79:8-9. Confess the sins of past generation first, then our sins.

“Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of Your Name; deliver us and forgive OUR sins for your Name’s sake.”

Loving Others Better – 5 minutes of prayer for unity

“I long to see you that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” -ROMANS 1:11-12

Pray that there would be this eagerness to share truth with others as well as to receive truth from others, giving and receiving, a true unity among believers. Pray the same for believers in Basque Country.

Loving God and Serving Others Better – 5 minutes of prayer for believers

“But in your hearts, revere Christ as Lord. Always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” -1 PETER 3:15. 

Pray to revere and worship and love God as you should, and then in that spirit, to be willing to give an answer to those who ask you the reason for your hope. Pray the same for those in Basque Country.

Darkness in Basque Country – 5 minutes of prayer for Jesus’ power

The history of the 16th century in Spain was one of severe persecution for those who attempted to translate Scriptures or distribute copies of the Bible. The Bible became a forbidden book and those who promoted it were eliminated. Even today, there is still some that attitude with regards to God’s Word. Pray that many in Basque Country would have the curiosity pick up a Bible or even a phone app of the Bible and discover for themselves what God want to tell them about His love for them.

Other Resources To Pray

You can also use one of the videos below to help structure your time, or browse the other resources or prayer posts on this site.

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2 Comments
  • Vicky Hughes
    Posted at 06:00h, 22 March Reply

    It was a challenging time. The people take pride in being rebellious it makes them very resistant to imposed rules as in religious beliefs as they perceive them..
    I found myself praying blessing on the copies of the Bible Story Book as well as other older bibles that people would get them off shelves this Easter to read again.
    Thank you for the notes. They help keep me on track.
    Vicky Hughes

  • Sara Smead
    Posted at 20:41h, 23 March Reply

    Very strong sense of praying for opportunities to arise for the believers in Basque Country to share the hope they have in Christ and how Jesus changed their own heart. Holy Spirit make a way for these opportunities and give the words to those who will share, in Jesus Name we pray!

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