• Pray for the power of the living Christ to triumph over materialistic ritual.
• Pray for the Word to be quickly available in Lëtzebeurgesch.
• Pray for healing of suspicious attitudes toward evangelicals.
From the glorious mountain of Buurgplaatz to the serene flood plains of Moselle, the Western European nation of Luxembourg is quaint and picturesque. The last remaining Grand duchy in the world, Luxembourg was founded in 963 A.D. Bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany, Luxembourg gained full independence from the Netherlands in 1867. During both World Wars this small, independent nation was overtaken and occupied by Germany, and the infamous Battle of the Bulge was fought on Luxembourgish soil in 1944-45. Today Luxembourg is a member of the European Union and home to more than 500,00 people.
A prosperous nation with a steady economy and low-unemployment rate, Luxembourg boasts a large work force in the financial and banking services industries. The nation did suffer from the global economic crisis in 2009 but remained one of the least affected members of the European Union. Food in Luxembourg is inspired by both German and French cuisine. With exception to immigrants, nearly all of the Luxembourgish population is tri-lingual, speaking Letzeburgesch, German, and French.
Roman Catholics make up 87% of the population, yet only a handful attends mass on a regular basis; it is tradition rather than a heart felt commitment that is holding the people of Luxembourg to their Catholic heritage. The other 13% includes an array of religions from atheism to Islam, however, the greatest obstacle to salvation in Luxembourg is that people are comfortable, living in materialistic abundance. The people are leery of anything that might compromise their affluent living standard. Due to widespread secularism and humanism, evangelicals are perceived as a cult, making it difficult to rent church buildings and to find other resources necessary for discipleship. There is a great need for God to soften the hearts of the people of Luxembourg so they may be receptive to the Gospel message and discover the eternal treasure who is Christ Jesus.
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. - John 14:14
Source: Hillsong - De Tout mon être (With Everything); TwilightWaterfall
Capital City: Luxembourg
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Major People Groups: 53.3% Luxembourger,
16.2% Portuguese, 7.2% French, 3.5% Italian,
3.4% Belgian, 2.2% German, 1.1% British, 13.2% Other
Religion: 70.4% Christian, 2.3% Muslim, 0.5% Other
Language: 55.8% Luxembourgish, 15.7% Portugese, 12.1% French, 3.1% German, 2.9% Italian, 2.1% English, 8.4% Other
GDP Per Capita: $109,100
Literacy Rate: 100%