Sunday, January 05, 2014

Prayer Week 2014: Day 2

On Day 2 of “Bedeuge” (Prayer Week) in Denmark, organizers are asking Christians all around Denmark to “See One Another!” In other words, look for believers (and others!) in the workplace, on the street, in the grocery store, at home. Seek them out. Bless them with your care and attention, and find new ways to encourage them, as Jesus noticed and encouraged those around him.

If one may generalize, this speaks to the typically Danish tendency to quietly go about one’s business. In public, Danes often maintain a somewhat reserved personal style.

So the Prayer Week devotional book, circulated by the Danish Evangelical Alliance, describes their need this way:

To meet a Christian brother or sister who doesn’t see past me, but who sees me as I really am, and who gives me a bit of their attention, is a gift and a glimpse of Him who always shows me his full attention.

So let’s PRAY for relationships within the growing Danish church. As Jesus prayed, “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:21)

PRAY for unity at the congregational level, from small independent country churches, to larger urban church plants, to growing Lutheran churches in the Valgmenighed movement.

PRAY for Danish believers, that the Holy Spirit would fill their families and their fellowships in a fresh way.

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