Basque Country Prayer Points for May 2024

Prayer Points and verse for the month:

Prayers points:

  • Recently pharmacies have agreed to help share the phone number to report sexual aggression with it being visibly posted. Additionally, people can ask for a small piece of paper that will have the number for them to call, report and ask for help.
    • Pray for those who are in these situations and for those answering the phones.
  • The global economy is having its effects on Gipuzkoa, with the first two months of the year seeing a large drop after a record setting year in 2023. Concerns exist with the other EU countries, the US and China.
    • Pray for a healthy global economy as the effects are felt by everyone.
  • With the results of the recent Basque election, the parties that are currently in control (PNV and PSE) have a list of several projects they’d like to complete. The top 5 are about the hospital system and transportation. Over the past several years larger projects have not made progress as expected.
    • Pray for the efforts of the government as they look to improve the lives of the citizens in Basque Country.
  • Identity Theft is on the rise in Basque Country. Over the last 5 years they have seen a ~73% increase. They are also seeing that 9 out of 10 attempts happen over the phone. People usually find out when they are attempting to sign up for a new service and have a large balance that needs to be paid.
    • Pray for those who are affected by identity fraud, the authorities as they look for the offenders, businesses working to reclaim the charges and those that are doing the taking of identities.
  • On June 6-9 elections will happen for the European Parliament. The last elections happened back in May 2019. A lot has changed since then. The parliament has 720 seats with representatives from the European block. Spain has one of the largest delegations with 61 seats.
    • Pray for people as they select representatives for the European Parliament and the decisions this governing board will make for all of Europe.

The verse for the week:

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

‭Psalms 42:11 NIV‬