Ortwin Schweitzer, retired Headmaster was born in
1937, Evangelical-Lutheran, married, lives near Stuttgart. He studied
Modern Philology and Evang. Theology in Tübingen, Basel and
Reading/UK. For 30 years, he served in different ministries in the
Evang. Church in Württemberg. He is now one of the prayer leaders
on the national level with emphasis on Politics and Society.
Within the framework of the prayer initiative, Call
of the Watchman he publishes The Political Page
monthly, which treats a current political theme, attempting to understand
it from a godly point of view, followed by guidance for prayer.
Ortwin Schweitzer is the author of several books, including his
latest, Germany my love (2003). The main theme
in this book are the causes for the shame of the Germans, for their
broken national identity and how, through Jesus Christ, forgiveness
and a new beginning is possible. This book gives hope for Germany
and the assurance that Germany will never again be a curse but rather
a blessing for people.
Prayer Dynamics Ministry
Prayer Dynamics Ministry is not an own organisation but just the
name of the supporting ministry of Ortwin Schweitzer. As a spiritual
father he supports and encourages younger learders in their ministry
especially on the field of national prayer. He is leader of the
Adoramus Fellowiship and co-leader in the network of the "Call
of the Watchman".
The Adoramus-Fellowship has existed since 1990 and is a group of
committed Christians living in the Württemberg area (southern
Germany) It is their goal, out of the strength of a committed fellowship,
to implement renewal in the church and society. The Fellowship supports,
among others, Ortwin Schweitzer's ministry of national prayer.
The Call of the Watchman is a prayer initiative that
arose, not from Adoramus, but in a free-church, an initiative in
which Ortwin Schweitzer is a leading co-worker, which is definitely
supported by Adoramus. The Call of the Watchman unites
over 200 localities in Germany in which Christians from various
churches are willing to pray for Germany and Europe around the clock
for 24 hours on a given day of the month. To help align and give
the prayers direction, the leaders compose a monthly prayer-letter
based on current events, which is sent to the groups and is also
available in English.