From November 1st to 4th we started our prayer gathering in Madrid. We had 45-50 different participants involved over the 4 days. We met at On the Red Box prayer and evangelism room overlooking Puerta Del Sol at the very centre of Madrid. The city was outside our door. We appreciate the involvement and coordination of our time with Leo and Renee from YWAM Madrid and who are also coordinators of 365 a year-round national prayer initiative for Spain. Furthermore, we saw pastors from different churches in Madrid involved as well as 2 DTSs: one DTS from Torrejon de Ardoz (Madrid) and the other from Caceres. The leaders at the prayer room were also involved and we appreciate the care they showed to us in our time there. In the mornings, we prayed and worshipped together and then received teaching about the spiritual history of Spain and Madrid from Renee and Leo. Then in the afternoons the DTSs received teaching from myself on Intercession and Spiritual Warfare and then we went to the streets to pray at different strategic locations.
Our prayer times were spent praying for:
- Puerta del Sol praying for forgiveness, purity and holiness – Interestingly, one man who stayed to watch us pray in the Puerta del Sol gave his life to Jesus while we were praying. He said his reason for doing this was he just wanted to be clean of all the things he had done wrong and he believed Jesus could forgive him.
- Human trafficking and prostitution in central Madrid
- The Local & National government buildings in Madrid
- Economic well-being and unhealthy ties with colonial nations
- The upcoming General Election
- Statue of Cibeles & Communion/Worship Time
- Cultural & Exposition Building
A highlight of our time in Madrid was meeting with the Spanish and international political Conservative organization Hazte Oir and Citizen Go. This was a fruitful time praying with Catholic believers. It was also a chance to agree with other Christians who are impacting Government both in Madrid and around the world.
After our time in Madrid, we also spent a day praying at the old capital of Spain: Toledo. We partnered with the YWAM house of prayer there and I spoke on Humanism verses the Holy Spirit in Europe concerning the root of humanism in Toledo. This was followed by a powerful prayer time for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit in Toledo, Madrid and Europe. After lunch we felt God asking us to pray for the Holy Spirit and the root of humanism in Toledo and also for the history of Jewish persecution in Toledo. We went to the city and prayed, worshiped and danced across the bridge where the Jewish population was sent out hundreds of years previously. We also prayed at one of the locations it is believed some of Aristotle’s work was rediscovered, translated, and sent out through Europe to the world.
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:20-24)