Pray for Germany on Sunday, November 8, 2009

Prayers for Germany: Mark 12:38-44

As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, let us pray for the country of Germany. We ask you, O God, to bless our partners in ministry there, the Union of Evangelical Churches (UEK). We thank you for their commitment to peace and justice and we ask that we might be strong in supporting and encouraging one another in this global struggle. We ask that you might help us to practice what we preach and to display generosity in giving to your work around the world. Help us to continue to find ways to tear down dividing walls through our prayers and action. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

(Prayer by Bob Shebeck)

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Global Ministries International Partner in Germany:

  • Union of Evangelical Churches (UEK): The Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU) traces its origin to 1817 when, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III decreed that the Reformed and Lutheran parishes in his domain should be united in a single church. In 1981, the United Church of Christ's General Synod declared a relationship of full communion (Kirchengemeinschaft) with the Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU). The EKU was an historic union of the Lutheran and Reformed traditions in Germany and the ancestral church of many German-American pioneers who founded the "Evangelical Synod in the United States"—one of the UCC's antecedent traditions. In 2003 the member churches of the EKU voted to disband the EKU and join with other United and Reformed churches in Germany to create a larger body: the Union of Evangelical Churches (UEK).

Global Ministries Missionaries in Germany:

None at the present time