Prayers from Berlin
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
As you pray for Berlin, please include the similar challenges in you own city.
“Diversity Destroyed": In Berlin the theme of the year 2013 is designed to remember the diversity of life in Berlin and its destruction by the Nazis. The occasion is the 80th anniversary of the transfer of power to the Nazis in 1933 and the 75th anniversary of the November pogroms in 1938. Both dates have deep meaning for Berlin, because as the capital city of the Reich, it was the location of the transfer of power, and also because it was strongly impacted by the persecution of Jews, since 160,000 Jews were living in the city.
Please pray that migrants into Berlin from all the world would be accepted openly and that the church would respond in love toward the diversity within Berlin.
written by Mike Edwards