24 Hours of Prayer for Basque Country

“The concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion…..but trembles when we pray.” Samuel Chadwick

Knowing God Better – 5 minutes of Praise and Thanksgiving

Read ISAIAH 40:28 – 31.

Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

What does the name “everlasting God” mean to you? Try out “always God” – always has been, always will be. Always!

What else do you learn about God in these few verses?

What does this “always God” promise to each of us in verses 29 & 31?

Worship this God. Ask for today’s strength.

5 minutes of Confession

Spend a few minutes in Psalm 32, one of seven confessional psalms.

How often do you complete verse 6 in a normal week? How often should you do so? Do so now.

Loving Others Better – 5 minutes of prayer for unity

GALATIANS 28-29. “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Rewrite this verse for your own church context. Then rewrite it again for the Basque Country.

Pray for this level of unity, and this level of “reach” for the church in Basque Country – to all kinds of people.

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

Two of my favorite verses to pray for the Basques are PSALM 69:13, 16: “But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of Your favor, in Your great love, O God, answer me [the Basques] with Your sure salvation. Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of Your love; in your great mercy, turn to me [the Basque people].”

“In the time of your favor” grants God the freedom to move when He is ready to do so. Do you trust His love and His goodness and His mercy enough to pray these two verses for the Basques, and especially using this phrase?

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

In the Basque Country, only 20% of marriages are celebrated in the church. 80% are civil ceremonies. But when people die, 82% of funerals are held in church, only 18% elsewhere. Why the disparity? Most people have no idea what to say about death, so they ask the church to speak for them. Pray that more Basques would ask the church about life, abundant life, as well as death.

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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  • Vicky Hughes
    Posted at 06:06h, 29 March Reply

    Thank you for another focussed time to pray.
    Three things came strongly during this time.
    1 Amongst people of peace do you have health visitors or district nurses? I saw a lovely lady with such simple access to opportunity.
    2 Prayed for the ETA prisoners and their families . How hard it is to let their enmity go when they are still in the battle.
    3 Huge opportunity offered for public thanksgiving and celebration in small communities when Covid restrictions are lifted.

  • Sara Smead
    Posted at 21:30h, 30 March Reply

    Tonight was a rich and tearful time of prayer for the Basque people and workers there. Praying for the Holy Spirit to blow like the wind there and shine Light into the darkness.
    For years, been praying this verse for the Basque – 2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
    Lord, may You shine your Light through the hearts of the workers and Holy Spirit move in ways that can only point to God! In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.

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