Psalm 24:1-2: “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” NIV
In June 2010, my father and I went to Germany and Austria for two weeks. For years I dreamed of a visit there. Of course, I saw the Rhine River and visited the palaces and castles. I stood in awe of the sites where my favorite movie, “The Sound of Music,” was filmed. The music and folk dances of Austria filled my heart with joy, especially because I sat up front and could almost touch the folk instruments. The concert of the music of Strauss and Mozart ended too soon.
However, as a writer and speaker, my time there meant more than capturing the sights and sounds of both countries. As I walked the cobble stone streets of Germany and Austria, I prayed. I claimed both countries for the Lord Jesus Christ and asked God for revival there.
When I saw parents with their children, I prayed they would teach their children about the Good News of Jesus Christ. When I saw people of all ages, I asked God to bless them with salvation. As I passed bakery after bakery, I prayed the employees there would know and love the Bread of Life.
I’m home now, but I still see the faces of the Germans and Austrians and can still pray for them.
Prayer: Father, Germany and Austria are yours. So are all who live there. I pray they will know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Thought for the Day: Which country will you pray for today?
Prayer Focus: People in other lands
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega July 7, 2010
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