Prayer for Europe

Father in Heaven,

You are a great and holy God! You are worthy to be praised.
You hold this world and the destiny of the nations in your hands.
Through your love and creative Word you have called them into existence and you direct their paths.
In the same way, you also direct the nations of Europe and lead everything towards your goal. You will bring this world to completion, according to your wonderful plan.
We worship you, holy God, “For from you and through you and to you are all things. To you be honour and glory forever.” (Rom 11:36).

 

Father in Heaven,

We thank you for all the blessings you have given to our continent, to our peoples, our families and your church.
We thank you for our neighbouring countries.
We thank you for those who brought us the gospel and who taught us discipleship.
We thank you for all the revivals in Europe in the past.
We also thank you for giving us decades of peace after the Second World War.
We thank you for our constitution and the democratic state under the rule of law in our countries, for science, culture and ministries of charity, and for the beauty of our nations and cities. For all of this we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for your Word says, “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright, I will show the salvation of God.” (Psalm 50:23).

 

Father in Heaven,

Because you love the people of our continent, we ask your Holy Spirit to awaken anew the nations of Europe.
We ask you for a spiritual renewal of your church. Help her to become a home to many for we have heard your promise that you want to touch and transform millions.
We ask that you expand the Kingdom of God: over all European governments and over all the institutions of the EU, over the economies and the financial world, and over all areas of society at national and European levels so that “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10).

 

Father in Heaven,

We, as Christians, have failed to stand up for the peoples of Europe and the process of their growing together.
For decades we have neglected the politicians and have not taken any responsibility in prayer. Father, forgive us!
For those of us in the EU, we bow down before you on behalf of the sins of our representatives in the EU Institutions, who decided no longer to recognise your sovereignty and who did not want to allow the reference to God in the Preamble of the European Constitution. We are very sorry for this.
We confess to you, as representatives of the peoples of Europe, the lack of godliness, exploitation of all kinds, sexual libertinism, millions of abortions, corruption, human trafficking and much xenophobia.

If you judge the peoples of Europe now because of their sins, when social riots, terrorist attacks, financial collapse, epidemics, and natural catastrophes arise, then you are absolutely right and we bow before you. But you always have our betterment at heart. But, Father, we cannot do it on our own. Therefore, pour out your Spirit upon us once again, that we may receive the new heart and the changed spirit that you have promised.
We ask forgiveness and healing for our peoples through the blood of your Son.
Father, we place ourselves under Your Word of exhortation and healing: “If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). Do it, God, in Europe, yes, do it!

 

Father in Heaven,

We call your kingship over Europe and praise the name of Jesus over our peoples.
We praise the power of the blood of Christ over all spiritual principalities against God, over all the spiritual strongholds that have stealthily penetrated our culture.
We proclaim Jesus as the Victor over faith in rationalism, over anti-Christian ideologies and religions, as well as the belief in old and new pagan cults. We also believe in the victory of Jesus over “faith” in money and faith in ourselves.
We also proclaim the victory of Jesus over the economy, the banks, and over the education system and all political decisions.
We praise the name of Jesus, the name above of all names. “Every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
(Phil 2:10-11).

 

Father in Heaven,

As Your messengers, we now bless the countries and the people who have their homeland on the continent of Europe, and all who seek protection here with us. You love them all with a great and holy love.
May Your salvation and your healing, your hope and your peace come upon us.
Your will is to do good things for us, for you say: “The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His face upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).

The blessing of the Godhead, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, come upon us. Amen.

 

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