From the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, and the sands of the Costa del Sol, from the endless olive groves, and hidden mountain villages, to the stately arches and towers of the ancient cities, Gerard is praying for Andalucia.
Father, thank you for Andalucia. Thank you for the beauty of the Sierra Nevada, the warm sands of the Costa del Sol, the endless olive groves and the secluded white washed villages, where the aroma of the old arabic culture still echoes in the hidden courtyards, and fountains, and tiled patios. But Lord, you know […]
Between Cádiz and Málaga, across from the majestic North African coastline, nestled in the southern Spanish mountain ranges, rises Jimena de la Frontera. The town lies…
Gateway to the Sierra of Mágina and surrounded by extensive olive groves, the town sends workers to harvests all over Spain. But no one has been sent to plant a church in the town of Jódar.
In the Iberian Peninsula, during the Middle Ages, there was a kingdom whose control extended into much of the Mediterranean: the feared Crown of Aragón. Centuries later, Aragón is one of the larger and less populated regions of Spain, located in the north and made up of three provinces: Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza. Many legends […]
Lord, we pray for Aragón. Thank you for the beauty and diversity in it’s landscapes, from the majestic Pyrenees to the strength and beauty of the Ebro valley. Thank you for the joy and tenacity of the people of Aragón, their search for progress and modernization, without sacrificing their traditions. But Lord, many here have […]
Asturias. Home of miners and farmers. Green mountains blanketed in pine forests and nourished by the morning mists. Rugged coastlines populated by hardy fishermen, for whom the rough Atlantic is just a day’s work. Deby, Reita, Nathan, Kathryn, Lisa and Bill are praying for Asturias.
Father, thank you for Asturias – that land of miners and farmers, green mountains covered in mist, rugged coastlines with hardy fishermen; cities with a long history and modern streets. But heavenly Father, You know the harsh reality many people there face. Young people flock to the cities, leaving the towns with only the elderly […]
The Balearic Islands are the easternmost autonomous region of Spain. It is an international tourist destination made up of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and other small islands. Its popularity with tourists has brought many changes. In the past there was peace and tranquility, but now it has an excessive night life and large land developments. […]
Thank you, Lord, for the Balearic Islands. Thank you for creating its immense natural beauty, before which we cannot remain indifferent. Thank you for the people of the Balearics, for their care for the earth and for their great generosity. Thank you for their creative and happy spirit…
The Canary Islands are a chain of seven Islands located off the west coast of North Africa. They are a privileged place to live, surrounded by stunning views of creation. Evangelical churches have a presence in the larger cities, but many towns have no witness to Jesus Christ. From the healing waters of el Hierro […]
Lord, we pray for the Canary Islands. They are filled with incredible views of creation, all the while being surrounded by millions of people who don’t know the magnificent creator of these works of art. We pray for the small towns like Ageate, with its turquoise waters and giant sea cliffs, but without a gospel […]
On the northern coast of Spain, nestled between the mountains and the sea, lies a place of extraordinary beauty, a place known for its rugged natural landscape filled with white sand beaches, rocky coastlines, and rolling green pastures. This breathtaking region is Cantabria. “Infinite Cantabria”: that’s what the locals call their home. For them, Cantabria […]
Endless stretches of coastline, millions of grains of sand, quaint fishing villages, sailboats and the lighthouses that guide them in each night, and many souls, half a million…we know they are all important to you, O Lord. When you said that “your eye is on the sparrow,” we knew how deeply you care for all […]
The history of Spanish literature runs through Castilla and Leon. It runs through its landscapes and its people. One can still hear the echo of galloping horses bearing warriors who died protecting the countless forts and castles. Castilla was strong, it was cultured. And most of all, it was Christian. Castilla and Leon contain the […]
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 […]
Castilla-La Mancha is poetry, fine food, the peaceful life, windmills and Don Quijote. Throughout history much has been written about this region of Spain. The rain is sparse, and the elderly carry on their faces the marks of a difficult life, marked by war, poverty and continuous change. In Castilla La Mancha’s capital, Toledo, and […]
Father God, we pray for Castilla La Mancha, for its leaders and for its cities and towns. Thank you for its legacy of poetry, fine foods, the peaceful life, and the story of Don Quijote. Although the gospel came to this land more than a century ago, and established itself in cities like Valdepeñas and […]
Jutting out of the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula, the region of Catalonia stands apart from the rest of Spain. Its identity is wrapped up in the independent spirit of its people and their unique language. Diligent stewards of their resources, Catalonia has led Spain in industry since the 19th century, and its economy […]
Lord, I pray for the region of Catalunya. Thank you for the diligence of the Catalans and their leadership in industry both in Spain and Europe. Their economic strength is a blessing, but it has brought tensions inside Catalunya as many cry for self-determination. We can see that this independent spirit is also causing many […]
Perhaps it is the out-of the way location, or the rugged and sometimes hostile terrain, but Extremadura remains one of the lesser known and lesser reached regions of Spain.
Lord, thank you for the diversity that is Extremadura. Thank you for the green mountains, cork oak forests, vast olive groves, and rich farm lands – all of nature speaks of your creative power. And Father, though many have forgotten you, you have Extremadura in your heart. You desire everyone to know you, and to […]
People come to Galicia looking for something. Some want forgiveness, some peace, or beauty, or just rest. And often they are not disappointed. But many walk away, the same as when they started their journey.
Lord Jesus, thank you very much for Galicia. I really like Galicia. I like the green meadows, and the big forests, and the sea with so many boats and fish. The sea is really pretty. Thank you for the sea. Thank you also for all the pilgrims that go to Galicia. Help them not to […]
The Community of Madrid is located in the very center of the Iberian Peninsula and is home to Spain’s capital city. Even through changes in culture, language, kings and rulers, it has benefitted from its strategic location and its people who are always on the search for improvement. From north to south, the region is […]
Thank you, Lord, for the Community of Madrid, for its beautiful mountains overlooking Spain’s capital city. Thank you for gifting it with beauty and for writing in it many stirring chapters in the history of Spain. We ask you for a time of revival, to make your Word known in each home. Thank you for […]
The sun rises on a warm Mediterranean morning, illuminating the sea and a curved coastline. We are in the Spanish region of Murcia, along with all the tourists, enjoying a few days of summertime rest on the sunny beaches. In the winter, all that will remain will be a few sandy footprints. Murcia’s landscape is […]
Lord, thank you for the region of Murcia. Thank you for its generous people who don’t seem to fear the future but daily welcome the sun that bathes its coastline. Thank you for those who do know you, and who preach your word. Thank you for the spiritual fruit of recent years. Multiply that fruit, […]
Nestled between the rugged Pyrenees mountains in the north and the wide expanses of the Ebro river valley to the south, lies the Spanish autonomous region of Navarre. The name conjures up images of medieval castles and ancient legends. Forested mountain slopes hide countless villages that maintain the old traditions but Navarre has set its […]
Lord, you have richly blessed Navarra with fertile soil and beautiful mountains. Its inhabitants are self-sufficient people of the land who harness the wind and soak up the sun. But as they work the fields and hike woodland paths, they do not bow to its Creator. They do not see beyond the beauty of their […]
The Basque Country has forged its identity defending its indigenous language and its traditions, whose origins are lost in history. Beverly, Hal and Caroline are praying for Basque Country.
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 […]
La Rioja is an autonomous region located in the northeast of Spain. Half of its 300,000 inhabitants live in the capital city of Logroño, and the rest are dispersed among the many small towns. Although La Rioja is one of the smallest regions of Spain, it is large in history, culture and natural beauty. Every […]
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 […]
Lord, Spain needs You. Its streets flow with busy people who are completely unaware of your grace. From its fields come flowers and food, but those who plant and harvest don’t know of the love they can find through your word. Spain has more brothels and bars than any country in Europe, and leads in […]
Sun, sand, a peaceful sea and beautiful weather. The Community of Valencia, with its long coastline and happy lifestyle, is also the origin of one of the most iconic of Spanish foods – Paella. Life in community and culture are essential for the Valencianos. It is no coincidence that each town has its own music […]
Lord Jesus, we pray for the Community of Valencia, with it’s long coastline, carefree lifestyle, and the most iconic of Spanish food, Paella. We pray for these people of the Spanish Levant who love fire, and enjoy the tradition of burning giant effigies, looking to purify their past and begin anew. Work in them, Lord, […]