Day of Prayer for European Peoples | October 17

Today is the day that European Christian leaders have set aside and asked Christians to join them in praying for European peoples.  I hope that those who read this blog will take time today to do this and make praying for Europeans a regular part of your intercessory prayer life.

My first exposure to Europe came when I was a pre-teen.  My family lived in Aviano, Italy for 3 years near the foot of the Alps.  About 5 years after we left Italy, I returned to live for a year and a half in Germany.  Life in a Bavarian village was wonderful.

Later in life I was twice in Interlaken, Switzerland to minister to members of the European Baptist Convention.  I have also been back to Germany to do some preaching and teaching.  My last venture was to teach theology to young Russian students and to preach in various Russian locations.

My graduate school work was a focus on 16th century European history.  My Gantz family roots can be traced back to Germany.

I give you all of this information to help you understand my heart for this continent.  I do pray that God will do a mighty work among the peoples of Europe.  Will you join me in praying?  If so, you can read about the prayer emphasis and even download a nice prayer guide to assist you.

Day of Prayer for European Peoples

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