In a time like this, a jolt needs to go through our nation. What if hundreds of thousands in Germany would simultaneously join in prayer?

The Jewish Passover feast starts on Wednesday, April 8. The people of Israel remember how God, by way of the plagues, liberated them from captivity. We are extending an invitation to pray together from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.: For the sick and the healthy, for everybody that is currently providing critical services. For our country! For our continent and people worldwide that are affected by the crisis. We pray together! Online! From our houses and apartments! Solidarity instead of isolation – hope instead of fear. Our country needs God’s help and we want to set a clearly visible sign. Will you be part of it?

United in heart and online via the live stream of “Deutschland betet gemeinsam” (Germany unites in prayer) leaders and Christians from different confessions will join in prayer for our country. A signal against anti-Semitism. A signal against hopelessness.

We unite together in prayer!


Your host for the English Language Channel will be John-Erik Horn.To follow the prayer session in the English language, please download the LiveVoice app from Google Play or App Store to your mobile device. For the desktop version visit LiveVoice.

We will be broadcasting on LiveVoice Channel Number 720027 for this event. You can use this Link to launch the app. You can also download an installation guide. You can connect a few minutes before 5 p.m. in order to test your device.

The original German-language video stream will be broadcast on the TV channels Bibel TV and EWTN.TV and also via YouTube.



Prime Minister of Bavaria Dr. Markus Söder


Dr. Bertram Meier, appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Augsburg

Metropolitan Serafim Joantă,

Rumanian-Orthodox Archbishop

Dr. Frank Otfried July, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg

Dr. Stefan Oster, Bishop of the Diocese Passau

Gregor Maria Hanke OSB, Bishop of the Diocese Eichstätt

Dr. Michael Gerber, Bishop of the Diocese Fulda

Dr. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Anglican Bishop

Florian Wörner, Auxiliary Bishop the Archdiocese Augsburg

Thomas Maria Renz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Dr. Dominikus Schwaderlapp, Auxiliary Bishop the Archdiocese Cologne

Dorothea Greiner, Regional Bishop of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bayreuth

Axel Piper, Regional Bishop of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Augsburg

Christoph Stiba, Secretary General of the Union of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany

Julia Klöckner, MdB (Member of the Bundestag), Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Marie-Luise Dött, MdB, long-standing Chairwoman of the Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs

Gitta Connemann, MdB, Vice-chairwoman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag

Marco Wanderwitz, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary

Dr. Karl Lamers, MdB, Vice-chairman of the Defence Committee

Volker Kauder, MdB, long-standing Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag

Otto Fricke, MdB, Parliamentary Speaker on Budgetary Policy for the FDPDr.

Stefan Ruppert, MdB, Parliamentary Speaker on Religious Policy for the FDP

Steffen Bilger, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary

Dr. Kristina Schröder, former Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Stephan Pilsinger, MdBMarc Biadacz, MdBMarkus Grübel, MdB

Prof. Dr. Rolf Eissele, Chief Physician (retired), specialist for internal medicine and intensive care

Prof. Dr. med. Patrick Verreet, Chief Physician (retired), German Society of Surgery (DGCH), Ethics Comittee

Heiko Herrlich, Football Coach for the Bundesliga Team FC Augsburg

Flavio Simonetti, Bodybuilder, Author

Harald Eckert, Christians for Israel International, German Chapter

Prof. Dr. Roland Werner, Lausanne Movement

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel, Chairman of the Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs

Ulrich Eggers, Publisher SCM Publishing Group, Chairman of Willow Creek Deutschland

Peter Wenz, Gospel Forum Stuttgart

Prince Philip Kiril of PrussiaMarie-Louise Princess of Castell-Castell

Dr. Heinrich Christian Rust, Peace Church of Braunschweig

Dr. Frank-J. Weise, President of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

Markus Rode, Managing Director Open Doors Deutschland

Daniel Böcking, Author and Journalist for the newspaper BILD

Peter Maffay, Musician

Maite Kelly, Musician

Samuel Koch, Actor, Author

Jana Highholder, Social Media Ambassador of the Evangelical Church in Germany

Samuel Rösch, Singer, Winner of „The Voice of Germany“

Rainer Harter, House of Prayer in Freiburg

Jobst Bittner, The March of Life

Gerhard Kehl, Jordan-Stiftung

Juri Friesen, Outbreakband

Mia Friesen, Urban Life Church

ACK Bavaria | Alpha GermanyArbeitsgemeinschaft evangelikaler Missionen e.V.

Working Group Spiritual Church Renewal within the United Methodist Church

Awakening Europe | Union of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany

Bund Freier evangelischer Gemeinden Deutschlands | Bibel TV | Blue Flame e.V.

Campus for Christ

Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. |. Christians at Daimler

Christian Convent for Germany

Christliche Polizeivereinigung e.V. (Christian Police Fellowship)

YWAMSalvation Army in Germany

German Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta | ELIA-Kreis e.V.

Europe Shall Be Saved | German Evangelical Alliance | EWTN.TVERF Medien e.V. |

Forum Wiedenest | House of Prayer in Berlin

Spiritual Church Renewal in the Union of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany

Spiritual Church Renewal in der Protestant Church | Good Weather Forecast

Evangelischer Gnadauer Gemeinschaftsverband e.V. | Hillsong Church Germany

ICF Germany | YWAM Germany | Youth 2000 Germany | Aid to the Church in Need Germany | K5-Community | Church of the Nazarene Germany | Lausanne Movement ‚Round Table of Prayer‘ | Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V.Malteser Deutschland gemeinnützige GmbH | Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary in Darmstadt | Mülheim Association of Free Churches and Evangelical Communities | Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt

Vineyard Movement Germany, Austria & Switzerland

The Call of the Watchmen – Prayer Network for Germany | Path to Reconciliation/ Roundtable – Organization for the Advancement and Cooperation of Christians in Austria World Vision Deutschland e.V.


Gerhard Proß, Together for Europe

Dr. Johannes Hartl, House of Prayer in Augsburg

Fadi Krikor, Christian Convent for Germany (CCD), Father’s House for all Nations

Friedegard Warkentin, Chairwoman of the Social Welfare Association, Head of the Therapy Facility Eser 21

Tobias and Frauke Teichen, ICF Munich

Julia Warkentin, House of Prayer Initiative in Munich


Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, World Council of Churches


In solidarity with the many suffering and those, that providing irreplaceable services for our society, we as people of faith stand before you, the God of life. We confess: We need your help.  The opportunity for a sustainable fresh start lies alone in our faith in you.  Jesus Christ speaks:  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  We pray for our country and speak:

We bow before you, the triune God and confess our guilt.  We have not thanked your for your daily kindness and great faithfulness.  In our daily lives, we did not seek your will.  We disregarded your commandments, distorted your order and ignored those suffering.  We are sincerely sorry for this.

We hear your word to the people of Israel: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chr 7,14).  We believe you that you have plans of salvation and hope for us.

We ask you:  For the sake of Jesus Christ, forgive us our transgressions.  We seek you and reverse our wrong paths.  We say no to anti-Semitism, racism and hopelessness.  Heal and renew this world, your church, our life, and our togetherness.  Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.  Open us for you and your words.  Fill us, that we may live a life that honors you, helps the people, and fills us with gladness.  Let this crisis be a new chance, through which many people find you for the first time, the source of life.

We especially pray:

  • for healing of the sick, for mild symptoms and consolation
  • for your closeness for the dying
  • for hope and confidence for the mourning and fearful
  • for strength and protection for those providing essential services in our society
  • for all who are active in politics, medicine and research: for wisdom
  • for support and inner stability for all who are going through existential crises
  • for your blessing and an experience of your love for all people, no matter their beliefs, in Germany and around the world

Our Father in Heaven….