Lord, we pray for the Basque Country. The rugged mountains have produced a rugged people who take pride in their self-reliance. The Basques are proud of their unique language, of their mysterious ethnic origins, and of their standard of living that remains high as the economy in the rest of Spain staggers under the weight of unemployment.
The greatest need of the Basque people is freedom from the crippling effects of sin. May the message of peace and reconciliation through the cross of Christ captivate their hearts and reach into each of the towns without an evangelical witness. Send workers to announce peace to the Basque Country. In the name of Jesus, amen.