With so much angry, polarized politics in Europe, it is not surprising that people cling even more firmly to certain politicians or political structures or their national identity as their source of hope and stability. But “Do not put your hope in princes, in human beings who cannot save,” says Psalm 146:3.
EEA is prioritizing the importance of praying for politics at this time, especially when and where there are signs of fear, intolerance, anger and particularly high levels of “post-truth”. That is why we are working with Robbert Jan Perk, coordinator of the EEA Hope for Europe Intercessors’ Network to gather intercessors to pray for angry politics in a non-partisan way. Out of this prayer initiative, we have started issuing calls to prayer when there are tense elections or other troubling socio-political situations. You will have seen a prayer call for the Netherlands, written in collaboration with the Dutch Evangelical Alliance, and a more informal call on Facebook for the Bulgarian elections.
We really welcome your partnership in praying for our nations in non-partisan, hope bringing ways. We would love to know what you are doing to inspire intercessors in your nation to pray. Are there intercessors who want to pray for the rest of Europe? Would you tell us what are you doing to encourage the wider Church in your nation to pray? Let’s share so that we can inspire each other and pray together.
And please get in touch when you see troubling news connected to angry politics that you want others to pray for or if there is a tense election coming up. We would be delighted to stand with you in prayer.
“Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God,” (Psalm 146:5). That is why we pray, and can pray in confidence.