Heavenly Father, we come before your throne to intercede for Castilla and Leon, the largest region in Spain, with the most World Heritage sites. Thank you, Father, for the beauty of the Cathedral of Burgos, the Alcazar of Segovia, the Vivero Palace and the Cartuja of Miraflores. Thank you for the cultural contributions of the universities of Salamanca and Valladolid, and for the great sense of humor of the people, who know how to enjoy their great variety of fine foods.
Nonetheless, Valladolid was one of the main centers of the Inquisition, where many were burned at the stake without mercy for joining the Protestant Reformation. This opposition to freedom of conscience persists in many parts of Castilla and Leon, and one can travel many kilometers without encountering a single evangelical church, something that only recently has come to the provincial capitals. The need for the gospel in Castilla Leon is great. We pray for that the fear provoked by the Inquisition will be transformed into a love for God and His word, and that the life and hope that were taken away by the sword will be restored to this land. We cry out for workers who will go and proclaim the Love that transforms the world. We pray for salvation, and that the winds of renewal will engulf the towns of Castilla and Leon.