24 Hours of Prayer for Basque Country

“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Imagine – 7 minutes.

Today, we are going to walk through some of the ways God talks about light all throughout His Word. There is no better place to start than the beginning.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, ́Let there be light, ́and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3

Imagine being there and watching God speak and command light to illuminate the darkness.

It says in the passage that God spoke and called forth the light. Where can I speak light into darkness today?

Right now take some time to pray for Christ followers living in Basque Country, that they would have opportunities today to speak light into darkness.

Praise – 8 minutes

Scripture also refers to God as the One who is the light by which we see.

How precious is Your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of Your wings. You feed them from the abundance of Your own house, letting them drink from Your river of delights. For You are the fountain of life, the light by which we see. -Psalm 36:7-9

Take some time to praise God for being the way by which we see clearly and for His abundance.

We join with Rend Collective’s pray for revival in Ireland as we pray for revival in Basque Country.

Ask. – 7 minutes

God calls us to join Him in spreading light.

 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14-16 (MSG)

Where is it that God has put you on a light stand? Take some time to pray that God would show you how to light up those spaces.

Pray with us for some places in Basque Country that we long to see God place a lamp:

  • the Catholic church
  • Basque eating societies
  • Mountain clubs
  • Little towns in the valleys where light is both physically and spiritually lacking

Return to Praise. – 8 minutes

Let the picture God gives us in Revelation sink into your hearts as you read it through a few times.

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” -Revelation 22:1-5 (ESV)

What words or phrases stand out to you?

Finish in praise once again to our God who sees the whole picture, the complete story!

Other Resources To Pray

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2 Comments
  • Vicky Hughes
    Posted at 05:07h, 08 March Reply

    Great theme with very helpful pointers. The Irish song is very powerful. could we see runners carry fire through the regions of Navarre?
    Many threads to take into my day on behalf of the Basque region. Thank you.

  • Janice Brazeau
    Posted at 23:43h, 09 March Reply

    Weeping as I type, both in wonder for this prayer time snd in sorrow for my Basque friends and their resistance to the Lord.

    Please Father, empower Your church as we break down these ancient gates of resistance.
    You are our fire, our light and our living water
    Save these precious people. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen!

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