It’s located in Central Europe. At some point it’s been known as the home of the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler, physicist Albert Einstein, composer Amadeus Mozart and Christian martyr John Huss. These are just a few of the famous people who have walked her streets through the centuries.
An amazing Astronomical clock was built and installed in the Old Town Hall in Prague at the beginning of the 15th century, by Master Mikulas of Kadan. Thousands of tourists from around the world come to Prague, “The Magical City” each year. I was recently one of them. I found the Czech people to be friendly, helpful, and accommodating; and the food to be wonderful and tasty. It’s a meat and potato kind of place!
Prague is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Moldau River, with inspiring ancient bridges connecting each side. Various religious statues can be seen on Charles Bridge, a beautiful Nativity is displayed in the city at Christmas, and beautiful cathedrals, churches, and synagogues are scattered throughout. Yet, 71% of Czechs indicate they are “non-religious” and, as many as 61% identify themselves as Atheists. Only 0.7% consider themselves “Evangelical Christians”.
Something about my visit to the Czech Republic tells me that these statistics will greatly improve in the years ahead. When I was there, I met with several young Christian believers who are fervently praying for their country. They are committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Czech people through every possible means. This is the purpose and vision of their lives. I was inspired by their passion to align their life with the heart of God.
How can we help them in their journey?
- Pray for them to be wise, courageous, and creative regarding the gospel.
- Pray for God to open the hearts and minds of the Czech people to spiritual things.
- If you are aware of opportunities to support a Christian work in Czech Republic, do so.
- If you visit their beautiful country, and you should, spend some time praying for the people or maybe even engaging someone in a conversation about Jesus Christ. The people are much more open to spiritual conversations in English!
Perhaps together, we can see Czech Republic experience a great embracing of the greatest gift ever given to mankind: a true relationship with the God who made them and loves them! Jesus Christ!