Thank you, Lord, for your creative hands. You made La Rioja in Spain with excellence and mercy, demonstrating to all the beauty of your works. We see your generosity through diversity in nature, in the prosperous towns, the rich history, and in each person you made in your own image.
We pray, Lord, for the people of La Rioja. You know each one by name. Make your love even more clearly evident to all. Help them understand and believe that Jesus Christ is alive. Help them see that they can come to know you beyond the four walls of a church, that they can be healed, and that they can hear your voice.
We pray, Father, for workers to take the love of God to the many towns without any gospel witness—almost all of them. May the handful of churches in La Rioja grow and become agents of social and spiritual change.
As the branches need the vine, so the people of La Rioja need You. We pray for a great harvest of souls, bringing even greater joy than the abundance of wheat and wine.
For your name and for your glory. In the name of Jesus, Amen