In what I think is a remarkable event, approximately one million Polish citizens gathered to pray on Poland’s borders to ask divine protection for Poland from the forces of secularism and Islamist penetration into Europe. To put this into perspective for American readers, the population of the USA is approximately eight times that of Poland. An equivalent event in the USA would perhaps be the physical presence of eight million Americans along the USA’s southern border to pray that God would move the Congress to build a border security wall to keep out terrorists, illegal immigrants and drug dealer trafficking. That would be an unprecedented event in America, and I think what happened in Poland is an unprecedented event for Europe.
The details about this massive assemblage of Poles to pray for their nation can be found in the first link and second link. About 90% of Polish citizens are Roman Catholics so you will see references to praying the rosary–a Catholic form of prayer not practiced by Protestants and other Christian denominations. The participants in this event had the support of Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo (third link), the Archbishop of Krakow, Marek Jędraszewski, and many Polish bishops. The date of the event was held on the anniversary of a pivotal naval battle in 1571 in which a Christian European fleet defeated an Islamic fleet of the Ottoman Empire. The date for the Polish prayer event surely symbolized the need for modern Christians in Europe to rally to defend Christianity and defend Europe’s culture from a very large wave of Islamic immigration. These Islamic immigrants have displayed very little desire or willingness to assimilate into the culture of their host nations, so various European nations (including Poland) are refusing to accept the “quotas” of Islamic immigrants arbitrarily assigned to them by the EU. Indeed, Archbishop Jędraszewski is quoted in the second link as calling on participants in the event “to pray ‘for the other European nations to make them understand it is necessary to return to Christian roots so that Europe would remain Europe.'” Clearly, the admittance of large numbers of Islamic immigrants into Poland is seen widely in Poland as a threat to its national culture.
The above information indicates that Poland’s desire to protect its independence from the EU has a very strong religious component as well as political ones (which were discussed in previous posts). A common Christian faith bound many people in the former Soviet-dominated Warsaw Pact to the historically-Christian nations of Western Europe during the time when the Eastern European nations were forcibly separated from the rest of Europe. Many in these formerly Communist nations were likely unpleasantly surprised to learn just how dramatically the western European nations had forsaken Christianity in the years from the end of World War II until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Poland evidences no desire to allow Christianity to wither as it has in the western half of Europe.
Obviously, this particular event in Poland has no specific mention in any biblical prophecy. However, this event does reveal the stark and deep divisions that exist between many nations in Europe and the globalist, leftist leaders of the EU. These deep divisions within the EU make it more likely that the EU, as it is currently structured, will either have to be significantly reframed or it will not survive. If it does collapse–or even if it is shrunken in its membership–it will have grave implications for the Euro currency and for the future of Europe. These developments need to be watched to see how they will have a role in fulfilling biblical prophecies in the future.
One last thought: Can you imagine one million German or French citizens gathering in a national religious event to pray about anything??
My thanks to a reader for bringing this event to my attention.