February 2018 ION Prayer Focus

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Each Thursday those involved with the Orality network and our partner groups unite to pray. We ask you to pull away and gather together as a group and really pray!

Since ION is a network and our partners are all around the globe, the best way to connect is to ask everyone to link together each month in united prayer through posts like this one called, The ION Prayer Focus.

UNITED PRAYER: 

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If you are able to connect to the weekly prayer call, we invite you to join:

Time: 2:00 pm EST / GMT -5

Dial: +1 (641) 552-9404 USA*

Code: 818908#

The ION Prayer Team encourages you to be an advocate by helping others see the great need for strategic prayer for oral learners!

International Orality Network  -Influencing the body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners
– 80% of the world (5.7 billion) are oral learners and of that group 1/2 are children!
~ Visit : http://www.Orality.net

Isaiah 42:16 “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

Helping others see this and coming alongside them is needed to make the shift. It has been said, “Every great move of God was birthed in a movement of prayer.” We believe that goes directly back to the birth of the Church, when the disciples and the 120 were praying in the Upper Room. This we consider was a movement of prayer going into Pentecost.

We are asking, “Who can we help to resource others to see prayer as “An invisible, yet tangible platform from which everything flows out from, as it did in the first century church?”

Our teams continue to ask God for a greater, more effective collaborative movement of prayer and missions. This requires getting prayer advocates and even prayer strategists in place for each of the least reached people groups, and for all of us to work alongside each other.

This month we want to continue to pray for Regional Prayer Associates for each and every area where Orality is happening around the globe. Right now ION is focusing on making sure we have Prayer Associates in each of our Regions. In the emerging Regions this is also a need. For those who are involved in Orality in your Country or Local area, many of these same things will be needed. Because ION is a network, each partner or group functions according to what their need is. To get a Prayer Network up and running  many of the same things are needed at the beginning no matter who your group is. The key is to allow for what you to in prayer and mobilization to be able to be multiplied and reproducible.

What might the work of a Regional Prayer Associate look like? It looks different for each Region, just the same way it looks different for each group who is looking to have effective prayer coverage in place for their group and work of God.

Let’s ask this question:  “Have you recently agreed to help START UP PRAYER MOBILIZATION OR A STRATEGIC PRAYER NETWORK for your group?

Over the years working with the network, we are now seeing an increase of more groups bringing on a prayer strategist or prayer mobilizer champion who is tasked with the initial startup of coordinating or mobilizing prayer for the work God has called their group to be involved in. This is very much needed, but it is a huge step for that person who agrees to give themselves to this work. Each network, group, ministry, organization or agency should have prayer. Prayer is best done when it is presented to a larger group who will engage together and in multiple layers to be most effective.

This month we want to look at the nuts and bolts of “How to get started creating a prayer network.”

Pray 4 Tunisa has posted to their website several great resources for you to use. You are invited to use this resource as a pathway for you to get started. Put your name or group into the plan and get going!

How to Start a Prayer NetworkStart a World Changing Prayer Network

Get Started: Has God’s heart for the nations become your heart? Wishing you could do something significant in behalf of one of the 6700 unreached people groups in the world? You can. Start a prayer network to intercede on behalf of a people group. Prayer will soon result in vision and collaboration!

To start the network you’ll need to answer some questions. The Pray4Tunisia partnership is used as an example of how you might answer the questions.

    1. WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PRAYER NETWORK?

      The Pray4Tunisia network promotes “strategic prayer for a church multiplication movement”

    2. WHAT PRAYER WILL HELP ACCOMPLISH THOSE OBJECTIVES?

      The Pray4Tunisia network prays about issues that David Garrison’s research indicates have been extremely strategic in past church multiplication movements

    3. WHAT’S A SHORT, DESCRIPTIVE, MEMORABLE NAME FOR THE NETWORK?

      Pray4Tunisia

    4. WILL YOU NEED TO CONTROL CONTENT?

      Pray4Tunisia promotes prayer for an Islamic nation where Christians have been persecuted for years. Because it’s virtually impossible to make sure that a large network will uniformly apply good security protocol, we decided to allow open access to the network but to rigorously control what information is shared. Details that would endanger believers are left out.

    5. WHAT TOOLS WILL HELP YOUR NETWORK?
 Create an E-mail Address 

An option for a free email address is to sign up for an account at Gmail

Make the email address descriptive (perhaps Pray4XYZ@gmail.com) so that it’s not treated as spam

Click on these additional resource items to find out more: 

Pray4Tunisia has helped launch over a dozen other prayer networks.

Forming groups who pray If you are looking for a Story Set or biblical pattern for starting groups that pray, see this resource from The Oral Bible Schools: 

Track 2:  Forming Groups that Pray

Planting New Testament House Groups

(Stories from the Book of Acts)

This resource material can be found at:  Track 2

As many of you are aware, ION has been asking and praying for more full Bibles to be translated. As we pray, we have been watching what God is doing in Bible Translation work. This may be a new area for you. So this month we are sharing a group that is very active in Bible Translation. Each month this group posts an update to share what they are doing and what is happening in their work. The PNG Experience is one story group that shares what they are doing in Orality, they work in many different spheres. Check out and pray along as you read their February story:

Every Tribe, Language, People and Nation

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Connecting in Global Prayer

Upcoming Events

  • JOIN THE CALL – FPS Prayer Call 2nd Thursday of each month: February 8, 2018 at 8am EST/GMT-5  [Email: prayerethne@gmail.com for information on how to connect to this monthly prayer call with Ethne Prayer Strategy Group & Fellowship of Prayer Strategists.]
  • Join in the PRAY for Zero prayer movement & THE AROMA CALL: Praying for the Bible-less. Currently there are 1,671 languages that DO NOT HAVE ONE VERSE of Scripture. . . These prayer calls are hosted by The Seed Company. For more info or to ask to be added to their updates Contact: marj_walton@tsco.org

Prayer Calendars based on Global Prayer Digest UPG’s

February 2018

West and Central Africa consists of 22 countries, 11 of which are majority Islam. God is doing some amazing work among the Peoples in the unreached areas of Central and West Africa. Thank you for linking in to pray for these regions where movements are happening.

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February 2018 – Unreached Peoples of West And Central Africa “A Harvest Among The Fulbe Peoples Of West Africa”
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logo-global_prayer_digestA daily prayer guide for unreached people groups around the world. Visit them at: http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/ 

Global Prayer Digest Booklets: 

Jerico Walls Prayer – http://jwipn.com/

Jerico Walls Prayer   Jerico Walls Prayer App

If Orality is new to you or you want to understand what it is better, take the time to watch this great webinar with Jerry Wiles as he does a fantastic job of bringing you into the world of Orality! 

Click this link to watch:

https://gacx.io/videos/oral-strategies-rapid-multiplication/

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A huge THANK YOU to all who joined to pray for the recent Fellowship of Prayer Strategists Gathering. God met us and we individually and corporately went deeply into intimacy with the Father and with each other. Twenty three gathered for four days, with 13 NEW Prayer Strategists in our midst.

What might it look like to be a part of the work of God as a prayer strategist?

The ION Prayer Team encourages you to be an advocate by helping others see the great need for strategic prayer for Oral and Oral Bible-less people groups. Helping others see this and coming alongside them is needed to make the shift. It has been said, “Every great move of God was birthed in a movement of prayer.” We believe that goes directly back to the birth of the Church, when the disciples and the 120 were praying in the Upper Room. This we consider was a movement of prayer going into Pentecost.

We are asking who can we help to resource others to see prayer as “An invisible, yet tangible platform from which everything flows out from, as it did in the first century church.”

Our teams are asking God for a greater, more effective collaborative movement of prayer. This requires getting prayer advocates and even prayer strategists in place for each of the least reached people groups, and for all of us to work alongside each other. That need will continue until there are zero people groups still waiting to hear the name of Jesus.

If you would like to connect, send an email to: IONPrayer@gmail.com

We invite you to visit the Orality website and regularly look at the new articles, events posted and the information that is offered.  The website content is free, but for some of the material, you must sign in.

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PrayforZero

Each Thursday at 2pm EST/GMT-5  You are invited to dial in and pray with other intercessors for UUPGs, Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples

ION links together in the prayer initiative, #PrayforZERO

No matter what country you are in, we would love to have you call in to the Prayer Call. 

*Recently we changed our platform so that more people around the globe might be able to call in. The purpose is to allow for some of you out in the field to connect to people who will pray for you and who would love to hear your story!

freeconferencecall-com-app.jpgWe invite you to download the FreeConferenceCall.com App which runs on your mobile device thru Wifi or Internet connections. You can connect directly thru the App for countries outside of the USA. Once you download the App, put in our number listed above and it will let you access the free International Country Call Numbers for your particular country. Then you Dial the Country Number, and use our Code: 818908# to connect to our call. (See the graphic at the bottom of the blog to see the listing by Country.)

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January 2018 ION Prayer Focus

Press on in 2018

Happy New Year!

As we take one last look back. . .  We are so grateful for the work of God in and through the Orality Network of ION. We rejoice in the setting in place of Regional Prayer Associates around the globe. Continue to pray for the more of Ephesians 3:20!

Thankful as we close out 2017

We invite you to join each Thursday for the ION Prayer Call:

If you are in the USA:

Dial: +1 (641) 552-9404

Code: 818908#

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FreeConferenceCall.com App We invite you to download the FreeConferenceCall.com App to use to save money on your cell phone data plan. You can connect directly thru the app with WiFi.

As we pray, we remember

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We invite you to pray for the ION Events that are listed on the official ION Website: Orality.net/Events 

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Join as well to pray for all the Events posted. Want to know more about ION Prayer or to share with others. . . Download the ION Prayer Brocure:
https://drive.google.com/open? id=0B-J- EhxxMpBJZ1ZfVURuLUdyYUYydjdpaG FCUHh6VXBScGY0

Sample of the brochure here:

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ION Prayer Bookmark:
https://drive.google.com/open? id= 1Pc9NyZYUXm1Qj0XM5E40bjlpwEGfo pmg

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Special Invitation

FPS Invitation FEB 2018
FPS INFO PAGE
FPS Reg Form

Here is the link to the pdf document in Google Docs:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-J-EhxxMpBJTTZPMjBTbjNYeVpPbGV2c0JZQlpOUnNfYmNF

More info or to Send your registration:

Contact Liz Adleta via Email: asianrd@gomail.asia

Praying around the globe

Each month in this new year of 2018, we will join thousands of prayer networks thru  “Praying for the Unreached Peoples”.

January we pray for East and South Africa Region:

January 2018 Ethne Prayer Calendar

January 2018: Prayer Focus of East and Southern Africa
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Global Prayer Digest Booklets:

​See the overview of the 12 Month Prayer Schedule:

 Ethne Harvest 12 Month Prayer Schedule
​Found at: http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/ethne.php?es=1

 

January:  We unite to #PRAYtheWord from Psalm 22:27-28:

God we come to you in united prayer this month for the Region of East Africa and South Africa. . . All the ends of the region of East & South Africa will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of these areas will bow down before Him, for dominion belongs to the Him and He rules over East & South Africa. In Jesus name we pray.

 

January Prayer Article

Specific Article Related to Strategic Prayer

This month’s featured article is:

John 17 – A Model for Strategic Prayer By Lloyd P. Estrada (Wycliffe Global Alliance)

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See this link to download the pdfhttp://www.wycliffe.net/en/prayer-resources?id=4505

Sharing this Prayer Resource from PRAYERCAST: Want to change the world? PRAY.Prayer Plans for 2018 https://buff.ly/2q5sA9z

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Join in the PRAY for Zero prayer movement

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 To be added and to get more information contact Marj Walton marj_walton@tsco.org

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Praying for Reaching Unreached Peoples in the US

We ask you to consider subscribing to the Weekly Prayer Effort lifting UPGs & UPG work in the US by Global Prayer Digest leader Keith Carey.

This will be done by subscription for a brief digital email that will be sent for each of the 52 weeks in 2018. This is a prayer effort for the UPGs in the US. If you or someone you know wants to join, let Keith know. He will add you.

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The purpose is the fill the bowls of incense, and to make people more aware of the UPGs in our country.

 

Thank you to all who prayed during the 90 Day Prayer Initiative  Thank you for praying for the FTT Conf
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DEC. 2017 ION Prayer Focus

DEC 2017 ION Prayer Focus:ION Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative

We invite you to link in each week in prayer for UUPGs, Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples across the globe alongside the work of ION, Orality Network & Great Commission Partner groups.

Join the ION Prayer Call each Thursday at 2pm (EST) for one hour
Dial: +1 (641) 552-9404
Code: 818908#

If you are in a country other than the USA, we have a Country number specific for your country. Please write to: IONPrayer@gmail.com so that we can get it to you.

We continue in the Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative… you can join at anytime.

As we move into the last 90 days of 2017, we continue in our annual prayer initiative,

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As we LISTEN, we PRAY:

  • Praying for Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-less People Groups
  • Praying for those working in Orality/UUPGs & Great Commission Partner groups
  • Praying for the Bible-less around the globe
  • Praying for Bible Translation groups who are working tirelessly to complete Scripture projects in every mother tongue.
  • Scripture for the every and all in a way they can really receive.

A United Call for Prayer:

“Devote ourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful… that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.” (Colossians 4:2-4)

We invite you to join in this 90 Days Prayer Initiative. You can join in with us at any time during the 90 days.

START NOW!

For more info go to: https://orality.net/prayer/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/

Prayer for Upcoming Events:

Thank you to all who link in prayer through the ION Website events pages. Click here to go directly to the ION Events pages

Current ION Events:

ION SE Asia Convergence NOV 2017

Currently the ION South East Asia Convergence (invitation only gathering) is just finishing up and at a different location for the next 3 days the ION Leadership – Global Executive Team and the International Council are meeting face to face while they are assembled for the ION SE Asia Convergence gathering.

Thank you to all the prayer warriors for covering these meetings.  Please continue to pray and pray as well for them as they travel to their next meetings or home.

PRAY for those who gathered as they make their way back to their homes and families.

PRAY for strength, protection and a spirit of God’s endurance for them mind, body and soul.

PRAY as well, as several of them will be traveling directly to California to be with the FTT Conference.

FTT Conference 2017

FTT InvitationPlease join to pray for the upcoming Finishing the Task Conference. There will be representatives for ION and the Orality Network presenting during the conference.

For more info on this conference and to pray please refer to the FTT Website:

Find out more on the FTT & Conference here

PRAY for the Prayer Track, this is the first year for FTT to offer this!

PRAY for the Orality Workshop & Prayer As Strategy Workshop where ION will be featured.

For prayer and your information, here is the link for the Prayer As Strategy – Workshop Resource Document Shortened URL: https://goo.gl/BpeDsQ

 

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Int’l Prayer Council (IPC) DEC. 2017 Newsletter
Follow this link to read the current information:

 

 

Each month there are a number of Global Prayer Connection Calls happening. If you are a prayer coordinator or director and would like to link with others around the globe, send and email to: IONPrayer@gmail.com and we can provide you with that information.

 

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November 2017 -ION Prayer Focus

We invite you to link together each Thursday at 2pm (EDT) for one hour from wherever you are! If you are able to join, we welcome you to the ION Prayer Call via Conference Call.
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Dial: +1 (641) 552-9404
Code: 818908#
If you are in a country other than the USA, we have a Country number specific for your country. Please write to: IONPrayer@gmail.com so that we can get it to you.
We continue in the Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative… you can join at anytime.

As we move into the last 90 days of 2017, we continue in our annual prayer initiative,

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As we LISTEN, we PRAY:

  • Praying for Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-less People Groups
  • Praying for those working in Orality/UUPGs & Great Commission Partner groups
  • Praying for the Bible-less around the globe
  • Praying for Bible Translation groups who are working tirelessly to complete Scripture projects in every mother tongue.
  • Scripture for the every and all in a way they can really receive.

A United Call for Prayer:

“Devote ourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful… that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.” (Colossians 4:2-4)

We invite you to join in this 90 Days Prayer Initiative. You can join in with us at any time during the 90 days.

START NOW!

For more info go to: https://orality.net/prayer/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/ 

LINKING TOGETHER IN PRAYER AND MISSIONS:
Each first Thursday, we invite you to join the Aroma Call hosted by The Seed Company (TSCO) Prayer group. Calling from outside the U.S? Or if you would like to be added to the group for email reminders each month please email marj_walton@tsco.org for international number options or additional questions.

Aroma Prayer Call
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JOIN AROMA CALL
 1st Thursday of each month
The Aroma
A Monthly Prayer Conference Call


Join us on our next Aroma call and learn more about the new i.Bible app being released this month. We are excited about the potential of this app to revolutionize the Bible Translation experience, connecting prayer partners to field partners in real time.  In the words of Shawn Ring, Chief Information Officer, “Today in Bible translation, we see the Body of Christ being joined together as never before.  And once the Body is connected, God will bring life.”

Prayer focus of November:
An App for Bible Translation
Download Prayer Focus
Special Guests
Matt Knisely
Vice President Interactive, Seed Company
Brad Stroup
Founder and Director, The Prayer Room, Dallas-Ft Worth House of Prayer
You do not need a Zoom account to participate!
Just click here the day of the Aroma call.
Or call: 1-646-558-8656
Enter 444-668-0885 when prompted for meeting ID
Press # when prompted for participant IDCalling from outside the U.S?
Please email marj_walton@tsco.org for international number options or additional questions.

Two Sunday IDOP Prayer Calls – November 5th & November 12th
To find out more:
 

If you are outside of the USA, we invite you to join us… click here to get your country code number to connect to the call:

https://voiceofthepersecuted.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/international-day-of-prayer-for-the-persecuted-idop-2017-conference-call-event/

What can we do?

This weekend and next weekend, individually and corporately, we will have the opportunity to join with millions of other believers around the world to lift up our persecuted family in prayer. The first two Sundays in November (11/5 and 11/12) have been designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP 2017). Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted, in collaboration with International Orality Network and other global ministries(TBA), will unite to host two 12-hour IDOP prayer conference calls for our persecuted family. This is your opportunity to come and pray and be the voice of the persecuted Church through those prayers. Please mark your calendar to stand in the gap and join the calls to lift-up our brothers and sisters suffering for Christ.

We believe prayer works. Stay on the call 5 minutes, 5 hours, or as long as you feel led. Your prayers make a huge difference in the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.

Meet you on the call!

Blaine Scogin (pwprayercall@gmail.com) and his Persecution Watch Team will be hosting the call…

Participating Global Advocates:

Persecution Watch  – Voice of the Persecuted  – International Orality Network (ION)

SPEAK UP against persecution—DEFEND those discriminated—HELP those in need—PRAY for those suffering.

Location: Any location from your phone or device you dial in and join together.

Coming up Dec. 5-7, 2017 Finishing the Task Conference:
 
It is time to register to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT.  Go to: https://finishingthetask.org
Click on Finishing the Task Conference and register today.
 
Plan to join Orality network representatives as we collaborate together prayer & missions!  
 
  

Pricing: 

Early Registration: $175/person (ends November 14th)
Registration: $200/person Note: Registration cut-off is December 2, 2017

Paying by check? Please print and follow the instructions on the downloadable registration form.

Registration link: Register Here

Conference Starts: 7:30am on Tuesday, December 5th

Conference Ends:  4:00pm on Thursday, December 7th

Closest Major Airport:  Orange County/Santa Ana Airport (SNA)

Registration Includes:   Conference fee; three lunches; Tuesday and Wednesday dinners; daily refreshment breaks; and resource materials.

 

How do we make disciples without the Scripture, the Word of God???

How do we pray for these people groups?

How do we understand how they receive info?

For the past several years our ION Prayer Teams have taken the last three months of the year in united prayer as we listen to the Bible in Audio format, using the ear gate. Remembering all those who do not as yet, have the Scriptures in their heart language and mother tongue.

We are asking God to close the gap, for Scripture to be made available for every mother tongue and for Oral Bibles for every oral culture people group.

Praying for Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-les People Groups. Praying for those who are working in Orality around the globe.

Praying for us to understand how to pray more effective strategic informed prayers. 

We are asking you to listen rather than read. Let God’s Word wash over you each day for 90 days. Listen in a different mode!

We are asking God to allow us to understand what it is like for oral peoples who sometimes prefer use the ear gate to receive information. For those who are blind, for those who are deaf and cannot hear in the way “we think of”, but who desperately are in need of His Scriptures. . . In a way they can really receive.

That looks differently for different peoples, but the reality is: 1671 people groups do not have ONE VERSE of Scripture and for the vast majority of the globe, they do not have access to the Word of God.

Only 8% of the world have the full Bible. (4.2.20 Foundation)

80% of the world’s population are oral preference learners – people who do not read, or prefer to learn by oral-visual means.

Bible in 90 Days – A different kind of prayer initiative

Praying & Washing in the Word Daily for the last three months of the year. ASKING for Scripture and Scripture Access to be available for the Every & All.

Asking the Lord, “Close the gap for there to be Scripture (FULL BIBLES) for everyone. Praying Luke 10:2 & Matthew 9:37-38, Send the laborers into His harvest fields.”  

Praying for the Orality Network

We invite you to continue to pray each month for the Orality Network (ION) as God continues to grow us. Currently there are two additional Regions that are about to launch. As you pray, for informed intercession, you are invited to visit the Orality website and as you go through the different areas, please PRAY. See these few below that will help you to strategically pray for the way God is providing organization of the work. Thank you for linking and connecting in prayer.

ION 7 Gateways Explained

This organizational model allows for everyone to find their place. It also allows for the different gateways and pathways to be accessed by individuals & organizations and agencies. Each one can find their function and are encouraged to work in more than one gateway if that if that is what God is calling them to in His work.

Praying alongside ION Partners

We continue to ask you to learn more about ION & its partners. To collaborate together and see God’s activity and join Him there, where ever possible.

Pray this month for ION Partners. So much is going on around the globe. So much that we can pray for and that others might connect to. Pray for more ION Partners to catch the opportunity to post their Orality Training and Orality Events directly to the ION Events Page.

Post Your ION Event

Can we come to share with your group?

Here is the link to download the IONPrayer Brochure: IONPrayer Brochure

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OCT., NOV., & DEC. 2017 – ION Prayer Initiative – Bible in 90 Days

As we move into the last 90 days of 2017, we begin our annual prayer initiative,

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As we LISTEN, we PRAY:

  • Praying for Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-less People Groups
  • Praying for those working in Orality/UUPGs & Great Commission Partner groups
  • Praying for the Bible-less around the globe
  • Praying for Bible Translation groups who are working tirelessly to complete Scripture projects in every mother tongue. 
  • Scripture for the every and all in a way they can really receive. 

A United Call for Prayer:

“Devote ourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful… that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.” (Colossians 4:2-4)

We invite you to join in this 90 Days Prayer Initiative. You can join in with us at any time during the 90 days.

START NOW!

For more info go to: https://orality.net/prayer/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/ 

Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative

WE MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BRING SCRIPTURE TO THE EVERY & ALL IN A WAY THEY CAN REALLY RECEIVE. WE MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BRING THE GOSPEL IN A WAY THEY CAN REALLY HEAR.

To bring the Gospel in a way they can REALLY HEAR, is ION’s call. . . with the common goal of making God’s Word available to oral learners in culturally appropriate ways that enable church planting movements everywhere. That will require the Church to move to the way God speaks, recognizing HE IS AN ORAL COMMUNICATOR.

ORALITY WORKS!

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(*The current number for not ONE VERSE of Scripture is 1,671 people groups)

How do we make disciples without the Scripture, the Word of God???

How do we pray for these people groups?

How do we understand how they receive info?

For the past several years our ION Prayer Teams have taken the last three months of the year in united prayer as we listen to the Bible in Audio format, using the ear gate. Remembering all those who do not as yet, have the Scriptures in their heart language and mother tongue.

We are asking God to close the gap, for Scripture to be made available for every mother tongue and for Oral Bibles for every oral culture people group.

Praying for Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-les People Groups. Praying for those who are working in Orality around the globe.

Praying for us to understand how to pray more effective strategic informed prayers. 

We are asking you to listen rather than read. Let God’s Word wash over you each day for 90 days. Listen in a different mode!

We are asking God to allow us to understand what it is like for oral peoples who sometimes prefer use the ear gate to receive information. For those who are blind, for those who are deaf and cannot hear in the way “we think of”, but who desperately are in need of His Scriptures. . . In a way they can really receive.

That looks differently for different peoples, but the reality is: 1671 people groups do not have ONE VERSE of Scripture and for the vast majority of the globe, they do not have access to the Word of God.

Only 8% of the world have the full Bible. (4.2.20 Foundation)

80% of the world’s population are oral preference learners – people who do not read, or prefer to learn by oral-visual means.

Bible in 90 Days – A different kind of prayer initiative

Praying & Washing in the Word Daily for the last three months of the year. ASKING for Scripture and Scripture Access to be available for the Every & All.

Asking the Lord, “Close the gap for there to be Scripture (FULL BIBLES) for everyone. Praying Luke 10:2 & Matthew 9:37-38, Send the laborers into His harvest fields.”  

Praying for the Orality Network

We invite you to continue to pray each month for the Orality Network (ION) as God continues to grow us. Currently there are two additional Regions that are about to launch. As you pray, for informed intercession, you are invited to visit the Orality website and as you go through the different areas, please PRAY. See these few below that will help you to strategically pray for the way God is providing organization of the work. Thank you for linking and connecting in prayer.

 ION 7 Gateways Explained

This organizational model allows for everyone to find their place. It also allows for the different gateways and pathways to be accessed by individuals & organizations and agencies. Each one can find their function and are encouraged to work in more than one gateway if that if that is what God is calling them to in His work.

Praying alongside ION Partners

We continue to ask you to learn more about ION & its partners. To collaborate together and see God’s activity and join Him there, where ever possible.

Let’s look at “What does it look like to see God as an oral communicator?” The Center for Oral Scriptures recently released the “Master Storyteller“, its purpose is to help us to reconnect and see how God is the master storyteller. While we recognize that Orality is not just storytelling, it is about His Story being shared and used to reach the every and all in various ways. Look at the different gateways and pathways and how Orality is being used. We invite you to link with COS in this project. This might be a way for you to share with others how to look at why Orality is key to everything we do.

Master Storyteller  –Watch the trailer

MASTER STORYTELLER

GOD’S ORAL COMMUNICATION

IN THE BIBLE AND HEBREW TRADITION

A BOOK, SHORT FILMS & INTERACTIVE LEARNING PLATFORM Find out more here.  Center for Oral Scriptures (COS), a program of the 4.2.20 Foundation.

Already purchased access to Master Storyteller online?

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS MASTER STORYTELLER ONLINE

 

 

Seed Company The Seed Company (TSCO) CLICK to visit

God’s Word is LIFE giving. By it the oppressed are LIBERATED, the lost are RECONCILED.

YET OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE ARE STILL BIBLELESS.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

God is opening up opportunities to partner together in prayer in greater ways. We want you to learn about what is going on in prayer and missions and ask you to link together to pray for projects for Oral Bibles and for UUPGs thru the group, The Seed Company (TSCO) which is a part of the Wycliffe family.

Here are two ways to do that:

  1. Join ION Prayer in Adopting these two Oral Bible Translation Projects in PRAYER:  

Mango People Project – 10 Prayer Partners Needed

Sign up to pray here: https://theseedcompany.org/projects/mango-2

Old Testament Sudan Bible-less Project – 60 Prayer Partners Needed

Sign up here: https://theseedcompany.org/projects/genesis-cluster

To Sign up, just Click on the “Commit to Pray” button

We ask you consider Connecting for Pray with TSCO on the Aroma Call each month:  

The next Aroma Prayer Call is Oct. 5th

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING

Or call: 1-646-558-8656
Enter 444-668-0885 when prompted for meeting ID
Press # when prompted for participant ID

Dear ION Prayer Partner,

Currently there are 1,671 language groups that do not have ONE VERSE of Scripture in their mother tongue. If we are to see rapid acceleration of the Gospel making an impact on the unreached, UPGs & UUPGs around the globe, they must have Scripture in a way they can really receive it. That leaves us with a dilemma, as to how to pray. . .  In order to help us to know how to pray more effectively for Bible translation projects we are asking you to join in a focus on connecting together to pray for Oral Bibles and the Oral Bible-less, as we team up with The Seed Company to offer you the opportunity to call in and learn more each month so that we can all pray more effective strategic informed prayers.

We invite you to hop on the monthly call as you are able and learn how to pray more effectively. 

The schedule for The Aroma prayer call for the Bible-less is as follows:

Each Call happens the first Thursday of each month

2017
September - Global Initiatives
October-Partnerships
November - An App for Bible Translation
December - Bible Translation Movement

2018
January - First Scripture Languages
February - Dangerous Areas
March - Technology
April - Field Partners
May - Leaders
June - Deaf Translation

Getting Connected in Global Prayer

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15 DAYS Hindu World Prayer Guide: OCT. 8-22, 2017 (about 400 copies left)

Click here: Link for purchasing the 15 Day Hindu Guide

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NEW annual Hindu World Prayer Focus calls Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days (Oct 8 – 22, 2017) to learn about and pray for our world’s over one billion Hindu neighbors. That time period also encompasses the significant Hindu Festival of Light (Diwali). The informative prayer guide booklets will help Christians to know how to pray for the people(s) growing up within this major and very diverse world religion. (Of course, if this 15-day time frame does not work for you, there is no prohibition to taking another 15 days.)

Diwali (or Deepawali) is known as the Hindu Festival of Lights, and is one of India’s most important annual celebrations, lasting about 4-5 days. While (similar to Christmas celebrations in the Christian world) it has historical and religious roots, Indians of all stripes celebrate it by lighting and displaying rows of small oil lamps, participating in family gatherings, consuming special sweets and watching fireworks.

It is not our intention with this prayer focus to disparage India or the Hindu religion. in any way. We recognize that both are far too complex and too full of great traditions to simply or easily condense, explain or take lightly within a mere booklet.

But, at the same time, it is no secret that as Christians, we long that all the world’s people(s) will have an opportunity to freely see, hear and understand the grace of God incarnated in Jesus Christ. To this end we inform ourselves, pray for and want to support respectful efforts to make that grace known also within the world’s Indian and Hindu communities.

We invite all Christians and churches to participate, and to learn about and pray for Hindus.

To link with the Seed Company’s Aroma Call:

The Aroma

A Monthly Prayer Conference Call

“If Peter, Paul, Timothy and Barnabas were here today, they would want to be involved with this to see what Jesus predicted coming true in our lifetime.” –Susannah Baker, Prayer Partner, Kingdom Investor
Dear Seed Company Prayer Partner,

In our next Aroma call we celebrate you, our prayer partners, advocates and kingdom investors who have paved the way in Bible Translation for the past 25 years. We celebrate you because Vision 2025, God’s Word in the remaining 1671 languages by 2025, will not happen without your prayerful intercession. We celebrate you, the Aarons and Hurs, supporting and sustaining the translation teams on the front lines of the battle. We celebrate because “the victory is coming and it will come through your prayers” –John Piper.

Prayer focus of October:
Partnerships

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My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus — the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.  — Acts 20:24

Our God is a community of three persons in one, an infinitely beautiful picture of partnership. The Father displays majestic generosity and fatherly love as He gives everything to His Son. Jesus shines glory back to His Father. This demonstration of submission and respect is given to us as a pattern to follow. The Holy Spirit makes the unthinkable possible — a place for us with the Trinity. In the humility of His incarnation, Jesus chooses to advance His kingdom through partnerships.

• Believe in a harvest of new partnerships and a deepening of existing partnerships (Psalm 126:5-6).
• Ask God to awaken the global Church to His passionate desire to reach the Bibleless (Isaiah 52:1).
• Stand in prayer for increased unity in partnerships as we race toward ZERO (1 Corinthians 1:10).

Our great partner in prayer is the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26). Let us ask God to deepen our love for the Bibleless. May we yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit as we pray for an awakening of the global Church. May ministry leaders become aware of the desperate need for Bible translation around the world

Please join us on our next Aroma call as we pray His promises and ask Him to impart vision for local ownership of Bible translation among the nations. “Prayer is the only adequate way to multiply our efforts fast enough to reap the harvest God desires” (Wesley Duewel).

The Call is held the First Thursday of each month.

 

Next Call is October 5th
12:15 p.m. EDT

 

Special Guests this month:

Sarah Keeling
Prayer partner, Advocate, Kingdom Investor

Brian Heasley
International Prayer Director, 24-7 Prayer International

On October 5th at 12:15 pm (Eastern)  CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING

Or call: 1-646-558-8656
Enter 444-668-0885 when prompted for meeting ID
Press # when prompted for participant ID

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  • JOIN THE CALL: FPS Prayer Call October 12, 2017 at 8am EDT (You will need to find what time that is where you are.)  Please send an email for information on how to connect to this monthly prayer call.

Connecting to Global Prayer Items & Events Around the Globe

ION Events via the website: Be sure to pull up the ION website and pray thru the events listed. There are lots more that are not listed that are happening as an invitation only or by groups that prefer to not post publicly.  For the latest calendar events go to:  https://orality.net/events/

ION Prayer Initiative Bible in 90 Days – Join and share this prayer initiative with your prayer partners and pray-ers. This initiative is a bit different! We ask those involved to “Listening in audio format to the Bible as we pray for 90 days for those who do not have the Bible and who are Oral & Oral Bible-less”.  For more info go to:  https://orality.net/prayer/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/  or see the calendar event: https://orality.net/event/bible-in-90-days-ion-prayer-initiative-oct-1st-dec-31st/

SE Asia ION Conference 2017  29 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2017 – Manila, Philippines – The South-East Asia Orality Conference (IONSEA) will take place in Manila, Philippines, 29 NOV. – 1 DEC. 2017. Please pray for this small gathering of leaders in missions and cross-cultural missionaries in the South East Asian region as they meet together for this Convergence (by invitation only… Find out more » )

Finishing the Task (FTT) Conference – Dec. 5-7th, 2017 Register for the conference here.  At this year’s event there will be a PRAYER TRACK specifically designed to help prayer leaders and pray-ers to understand how to Collaborate Together – Prayer & Missions.  We invite you to plan to come and be a part of history!

Invite to FTT 2017

If you would like a personal invitation to be sent to your email inbox, send a note to IONPrayer@gmail.com to request it. We would love to invite you to join us.

FTT Invitation

ION Prayer Teams will be there to provide Onsite Prayer and to facilitate the Prayer Track, Dr. Charles Madinger will be presenting during the conference on Orality. We invite you to share this event, pray for this event and consider joining onsite as a participant of this historical conference.  FIND OUT MORE & Register for the conference, CLICK here.

Join us at this year’s Finishing the Task Conference:

Register http://finishingthetask.org 

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Sept. 2017 ION Prayer Focus

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The longer I serve as Senior Associate for Prayer with the International Orality Network the more I realize the need to have prayer as a foundation in everything we do, This verse brings us back to the center of it all.

Praying Without Ceasing: What Might That Look Like?!

As a network we want to share in this month’s ION Prayer Focus what this might look like:

Realize prayer is a “being thing” with God, not just a “doing thing”. Asking for prayer to be in the mix of everything.

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• Keeping an attitude of prayer as we work. 

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• Making a priority to have a biblical lifestyle of praying unceasingly (It is not saying a “pray before we start or asking God to bless the work”).

• Presenting the biblical model in Acts, as the foundation of everything.

• Recognizing our roles, as individuals or corporately together, we are responsible to be people who pray and encourage a sustainable measure of allowing the Holy Spirit access to all.

• In addition to talking about prayer, that we have as a foundation the goal of having a specific prayer connection point person such as a prayer coordinator & working toward having in place a physical prayer team as a basic element to every team in our network, as well as us as individuals or corporately together.

• When prayer is a natural element of everything we are, then we see the component of “praying unceasingly”.

We invite you to link in together each Thursday at 2pm (Eastern) in united prayer for the “more” of Ephesians 3:20-21 for the entire ION network as well as the body of Christ, in the area of having real tangible prayer in place.

 

In unity we pray. . .

Luke 10:2 & Matthew 9:37-38: 

Lord of the Harvest,

SEND Your laborers into Your harvest field. Lord, close the gap in having Scripture for the Every & All. In Jesus name. Amen

We join together to echo Your Son’s Request TO ASK:

He was saying to them, “The harvest is abundant [for there are many who need to hear the good news about salvation], but the workers [those available to proclaim the message of salvation] are few. Therefore, [prayerfully] ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

We invite you each Thursday at 2pm (EDT):      

Dial-in: +1 (641) 552-9404  

Code: 818908#

Let’s pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance as it will look differently for each group or organization as they put prayer into their foundation in a real way. Join in praying the Word from Ephesians 3:16-19:

Father,

Strengthen the inner man of each one, that Jesus would dwell in our hearts thru faith. That we would be rooted and grounded in Jesus. That we individually and as the Orality Network might be able to know the love of Jesus and be filled with the fullness of God. Let us allow for the freedom of Your work. May we celebrate the work of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we watch and pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

Let’s pray for a greater portion of not just the thought process of thinking that a couple of people who you think are praying –but the reality of knowing we have prayer support and full prayer coverage however that looks for each group withing the ION network.

In the month of September we invite you to join to pray for dedicated Prayer Associates for each of our ION Regions.

What might that look like?!

Each ION Region would have a dedicated person/s that would work toward providing prayer support and prayer mobilization for that specific Region. We are believing for the “more” as we see God bringing the different Regions into place. Those Region Prayer Associates would link together with the Senior Prayer Associate, so that prayer across the globe would be united in purpose.

We know this will be an ongoing need because the Regions are still being formed. But we are believing that if we put the priority on having prayer in place and being prayerful in everything, that God will hear and answer.

We have seen this to be true in the past 11 years, being involved in the prayer support and mobilization as a huge part of the acceleration we have witnessed in ION. There are Orality networks being birthed all over the globe. We join God in the place of prayer for what He is doing around the globe and are united in our prayer for the Orality movement and continue to ask Him for the “more”!

Anyone Can Pray for Oral Peoples

Join to pray for Oral & Oral Bible-less at:  http://fetchaprayer.net/?page_id=5&target=Oral+and+Oral+Bible-less+Peoples&pronoun=group&pcwpnl=1&cat=35

In John 5:17 Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.” We must be actively at work in the area of prayer and responsible to pray. It is not just the prayer team who engages in prayer with the Father, but everyone as a whole works together. Remembering back to the book of Acts, it happens in the mix of everything.

Prayer is not a formality

Our ION Core Prayer Team is praying into the reality of every group having an active prayer team.

We invite you to join us this month to pray.

We are seeing and hearing testimonies from several of our ION network partners who are actively putting into practice prayer as the foundation. It must be functional for a shift to occur. Do you have an active prayer director and how are you seeing prayer making a difference? We would love to hear from you.

If you would like more information or send us a note email: IONPrayer@gmail.com  We look forward to how we might connect further to each other in a very real way. So much more can be accomplished together than alone.

As we shift, it is a shift into the arena of extraordinary prayer as the norm. What God does is extraordinary, it cannot happen without our extraordinary God. So why would we think that “ordinary” prayer would be sufficient at anytime?

What does extraordinary prayer look like in this mix of collaborating together?!

A great model to check out, that might be helpful to you is Team ExpansionWhy does Team Expansion value extraordinary prayer?

“We value extraordinary prayer because we believe it’s the power behind missions, crucial strategy in reaching the unreached, and the key to the fulfillment of the great commission.”  Betty Byrd -VP Prayer, Team Expansion

Click here to read the full interview:  https://teamexpansion.org/breakdown-extraordinary-prayer/

Another wonderful resource to take note of can be seen in the following screenshots ​from Pray4Tunisia, CLICK on the individual links to go directly to each page:

How to pray amazing prayers Pray4Tunisia

How to pray with amazing insight:  https://pray4tunisia.com/en/universal-elements/

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 How to Start a Prayer Group:  https://pray4tunisia.com/en/start-a-prayer-group/
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How to Start a Prayer Network:  https://pray4tunisia.com/en/prayer-network/

Currently there are very few resources available to use in the area of setting up a prayer group or prayer network related to Prayer & Missions as the focus.

As we see a fresh desire again of Collaborating Together Prayer & Missions there is a move to join together to look at what it will take to collaborate together in a convergence of these two streams becoming one.

This month will you join to bathe this in prayer and ask God to let you take note as you see this convergence more and more. Both of these streams have much to learn about each other. In addition we must re-learn how to operate as one.

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Collaborating Together Prayer & Missions is not new.

Look back over the centuries the History of 24/7 Prayer, not just the model of IHOP Kansas City or 24/7 Prayer (UK), but a return to the ancient path of unceasing prayer as a lifestyle that goes back to the biblical standard over the centuries.

 

See the previous ION Prayer post: https://ionprayer.com/2017/04/12/pray-therefore-to-the-lord-of-the-harvest-that-he-may-send-out-laborers-into-his-harvest-luke-102/. The materials were written by some of these groups to help the church today return to the ancient path and model of the first century church in the book of Acts and the unfolding history of God’s pattern and stories of 24/7 prayer through the ages of the church.

Linking Together in United Prayer:

We invite you to pray this month for the ION North America Region (NAR) gathering in Colorado Springs, CO USA Sept. 11-13th. This Region launched last Sept. and is actively putting together their leadership teams and beginning to model the ION structure of Gateways & Pathways.

ION 7 Gateways Explained

Pray for a greater understanding of the new ION Structure that was released last year. It allows for all of the Regions to function in a similar way, but leaving it open to them as to how it might looks. This will allow for everyone to find their place and gives structure to our network in a very clear way.

Multiple Gateways

Multiple Pathways for Service

FTT InvitationWe also want ask you to pray for another opportunity for Orality and ION will be highlighted at the Finishing The Task gathering in Dec. 5-7, 2017 where we have another opportunity to link together. ION Partner FTT, will have their annual gathering and Orality will be featured as well as Prayer As Strategy with ION Teams being involved.

We invite you to consider registering and plan to join others for this event:

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Linking Together with Global Prayer Initiatives:

From The Fellowship of Prayer Strategists & Ethne Prayer:

September 2017 Unreached Prayer Calendar!  Join in the month of September to pray for those unreached peoples in South Asia!

Download the calendar at: https://wordpress.com/page/prayerstrategists.net/21

SEPT 2017 FPS

Hindi Prayer Initiative

NEW annual Hindu World Prayer Focus calls Christians & churches worldwide to take 15 days (Oct 8 – 22, 2017) to learn about and pray for our world’s over one billion Hindu neighbors.

This time period also encompasses the significant Hindu Festival of Light (Diwali). These informative prayer guide booklets will help Christians to know how to pray for the people(s) growing up within this major and very diverse world religion. (Of course, if this 15-day time frame does not work for you, there is no prohibition to taking another 15 days.)

Diwali (or Deepawali) is known as the Hindu Festival of Lights, and is one of India’s most important annual celebrations, lasting about 4-5 days.

Source:  http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37563 

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Little to No Access to Scripture!

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The prayer need. . .

Little to no access to the Scriptures for far too many peoples of the world. We acknowledge the reality of. . . 7102 languages in the world, yet only 664 have a full complete Bible. – 4.2.20 Foundation

Father, we pray for You to close the gap in the area of peoples (5.7 Billion) of the world of which 2/3 are oral, who have limited to no access to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through His Word in a way they can really understand!

Far too many have little to no access to the Scriptures or who are in fact Bible-less Peoples.

We link together in prayer for the completion of Scripture for all languages in our lifetime.

We are praying for the innovative ways You are bringing, to make the reality of Revelation 5:9 & 7:9 possible.

We believe for the “more” of Ephesians 3:20 and trust You to bring it to pass. Draw Your Bride to step fully into John 17:20-23 as we collaborate together in prayer and missions. Make us one, Lord!

We pray in unity. . . Luke 10:2 & Matthew 9:37-38, we pray Lord of the Harvest, SEND Your laborers into Your harvest field. In Jesus name. Amen

We join together to echo Your Son’s Request TO ASK: He was saying to them, “The harvest is abundant [for there are many who need to hear the good news about salvation], but the workers [those available to proclaim the message of salvation] are few. Therefore, [prayerfully] ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

We invite you each Thursday at 2pm (EDT):      

Dial-in: +1 (641) 552-9404  

Code: 818908#

 

The Worldwide Status of Bible Translation (Wycliffe 2017):

  • More than 1,400 languages have access to the New Testament and some portions of Scripture in their language.
  • More than 600 languages have the complete translated Bible.
  • About 7,000 languages are known to be in use today.
  • Up to 160 million people need Bible translation to begin in their language.
  • More than 1,600 languages* still need a Bible translation project to begin.
    *Does not include sign languages

Stats from Davar Partner (Specializing in bringing the Old Testament into every recording)

Reports a total of 714 full complete Bibles available around the globe – only 636 languages have a text translation of the complete Bible and only 78 audio full versions exist.

2.7 BILLION PEOPLE remain without access to the Full Bible and 350 MILLION PEOPLE are without a single verse of scripture in their primary language. Of the 7,097 living languages, only 636 languages have a text translation of the complete Bible, and only 78 audio versions exist. Sobered by this reality and strengthened by His grace, we press on to make audio Bibles available to people of every tongue.

From our Friends at The Seed Company
OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE ARE STILL BIBLE-LESS.  Take a moment to let that sink in. #ENDBIBLEPOVERTY

Finishing the Task – UUPGs & Scripture
1002 UUPGs with NO WRITTEN SCRIPTURE          1,653 UUPGs with NO ORAL SCRIPTURES
493 UUPGs Engaged, but with NO SCRIPTURE      469 UUPGs with NO KNOWN RESOURCES

United in Prayer. . . Lord, close the gap, bring Your Word to the Every & All across the globe. We unite in the prayer of Luke 10:2. In Jesus name. Amen

If you would like this in a pdf send an email to: ionprayer@gmail.com

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Step into praying for the Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples

 

Sharing a PowerPoint presentation that might help you or your prayer group to Step in to Praying for the Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples around the globe.

It is best viewed directly from the PowerPoint screen. . . To view the entire PowerPoint presentation, click here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11zNCpY3vKIm7dLc3IL41-8D5NAEdrTysxrxCjZhC7Vg/edit?usp=sharing

 

Here is a sampling of the information available on this presentation. . .

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Everywhere you see a “red dot”, that is where Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPG) are located. Much more prayer is needed.

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The ION Prayer Teams invite you to visit the ION Website and find out more, so you can pray in a more informed way. Thank you for linking in prayer and missions.

Please join us to pray through the months of June – August:

https://ionprayer.com/2017/06/01/june-july-august-2017-ion-prayer-focus/

 

The ION Weekly Prayer Call has a NEW number!

PLEASE take note and keep it for later use. . .

Dial-in: +1 (641) 552-9404                          Access Code: 818908#      

If you are outside the USA, we have Int’l Country Codes available. Send us an email: IONPrayer@gmail.com

NEW ION Prayer Number

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June, July & August 2017 ION Prayer Focus

Welcome to the first Summer ION Prayer Focus!

We wanted to let your summer months be less crowded, but hope you will continue to pray thru these three months.

So much is going on in the IONOralitySphere as Samuel Chiang would say! Much you may not be able to see, much we cannot even share here. But be assured God is at work and for many around the globe ORALITY is coming into focus for the first time or maybe even coming into focus more fully at last!

Join in united prayer each Thursday at 2pm (EDT) GMT-4
Dial:     +1 (641) 552-9404

Code:   818908#                    The call is for one hour.

The ION Weekly Prayer Call has a NEW number!

If you are outside the USA, we have Int’l Country Codes available. Send an email requesting your country to: IONPrayer@gmail.com

Asking for you to stay faithful to the Thursday ION Prayer Call each week. THANK YOU

NEW ION Prayer Number

FIRST, let us be praying for the ION Conferences & Convergence Events including the North America Region ION Conference coming up in September. It will be held at the Focus on the Family facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You can register and find out more info at: http://IONEvents.org

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PRAY:

Pray for the program team and the North America Region Team as they work behind the scenes to finalize plans and content.

Pray for those who God is calling to REGISTER and ATTEND. Bind the enemy from any work and Ask God, the WayMaker to make a clear way for them to come.

Pray for the larger family of ION to pray alongside and support this new region. For many of them this is a season of change. The North America Region (Canada, USA, & Latin America) is a large body of geography and as a network that can be hard to stay connected. Ask God for more ways for them to begin to function as a Region and be able to communicate as a Region. Pray for the different Gatekeepers (Door-openers) who need to be in place to find their places. Pray for Jerry Wiles, who has taken the lead for the NAR. Pray for those who are active in this region to reach out to him.

Pray for the Program and Content Team for the conference as they reach out to speakers and workshop facilitators.

Praise God for the connection to Focus on the Family. Pray for us as the ION Network to reach out to our Colorado Springs friends and invite them and they be able to attend to find our more about Orality and how they might fit in and find their place in the network.

Praying as well for the ION Africa Regional Conference, July 16-21, 2017 in Jos, Nigeria. Thank you Father for the strong leadership team of ION Africa under the leadership of Dr. Victor Madziakapita and the ION Africa Leadership Team. Each of their Gateway Leaders in place at this time. We pray a blessing on this upcoming gathering.

Praying alongside ION SE Asia as the details for the upcoming ION South East Asia Regional Convergence: November 28 – 30 in Manila City, Philippines are beginning to be released. This group also has solid leadership and nationals in each of the Gateways leading out. Praise God. Psalm 24:7-10.

Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty—
    he is the King of glory.   

 

SECOND, Let’s remember the Orality Network around the globe. Several areas are very active and planning events to bring the ION family together. There are a couple of areas that seem to be coming out that we have not had much “public” activity seen in the past. Please pray for these persecuted church areas where Orality is an everyday reality. These are areas of the world where oral peoples are the norm. No other way of communication is really going to have lasting effect.

PRAY for Areas where Orality is coming more public:

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PRAY for the Middle East & North Africa Region

PRAY for Areas where Orality are the norm:

West and Central Africa

PRAY for the areas in the West and Central Africa Region

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PRAY for the areas in the East Africa Region

PRAY as the ION Africa Region begins to take their place:

Pray for the ION Africa Regional Conference, July 16-21, 2017 in Jos, Nigeria. Thank you Father for the strong leadership team of ION Africa under the leadership of Dr. Victor Madziakapita and the ION Africa Leadership Team where this gathering is being planned for in West Africa. The areas of East Africa, West Africa and Central & South ION Regions will gather together. This area of the world is very unstable. Pray for them as they plan. Pray for grace as they work out the details to bring together the ION friends and family in these regions.

PRAY for new areas and emerging regional areas

 

As you pray think about the hardships on the people of India

 

Praise God for the ongoing growth of the South East Asia Region:

South East Asia Region — leadership of Romerlito Macalinao

Want to hear or share updates about orality and storying within SE Asia? Check out this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/317216938672673/

*Interested in the International Orality Network FaceBook updates? Check out: https://www.facebook.com/oralitynetwork/

 

THIRD, We ask you to pray for those behind the scenes working as the International Orality Network at a global level. Those working in core areas of support. Those working in specific title areas representing ION to global partners. Those who serve as Senior Associates representing specific areas of the network. Those who serve as Ambassadors at Large in the global and regional areas helping to put in place a network of those who are working in Orality. There are so many who will remain nameless and faceless, yet whose face and name is out there to those they work alongside of!

If you look at the history of the Orality Network, you can see how God has and continues to lead the leadership to have a very “hands off” approach. The leadership is driven by God and is given favor in so many areas. Their calling to ION is apparent to those who know them. Yet for the most part, many in the network are unaware of the work the individuals do to make the network work effectively.

PRAY for those nameless and faceless champions who are working tirelessly behind the scenes. PRAY for their families. PRAY for God to guard, guide and protect them and their family.

You can go to the ION Website and pray for the specific regional areas:

PRAY for ION Leadership 

See the leadership function here: https://orality.net/ion-leadership/

See those to pray for specifically here: https://orality.net/leaders/associates-advisors-liaisons/

 

PRAY for where is orality needed around the globe:

where is orality needed

Do you see the red dots? This is where UUPGs have been documented to be located. But what about those who are not documented as unengaged, but unreached? How do we track them and reach them with Christ in a way that can be really received? We have to know what their needs are. There is a project right now being done for that purpose:

global research project   PRAY for the Global Orality Research Project that is documenting the “orality” of peoples all across the globe. No current research has been done that will significantly document the fact of the reality of Oral Peoples across the globe. This project will begin to document the reality of Orality and Oral peoples in a way that will call for more research and will begin to cause us to look even harder at how to do missions with Orality and Oral peoples as a focus into the future.

Ask and it shall be given Ask and it shall be given. . . Ask for the Full Bible for the Every and All. That every people group might hear the name of Jesus and receive the Gospel in a way they can really understand.

Pray the Lord of the Harvest Just as we are called, Ask for others to begin to

Pray Matthew 10:35-38 “Then He said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.'” 

Collaborating Together Prayer and Missions

Keep this topic in your prayers as the global prayer leaders and mission leaders continue to link together. For more info see: https://ionprayer.com/2017/04/27/may-2017-ion-prayer-focus/

Linking together across the globe:

PRAY for  Lausanne Mission Leaders Gathering

Global Prayer Leaders & Prayer Groups,

Would you kindly pray and share with your key prayer leaders this Prayer Request on behalf of The Lausanne Mission Leaders Gathering. The number of those who will gather has risen to 90+ CEO/Executive Directors who will gather at Wittenberg, Germany. They are acknowledging the need for extraordinary prayer and have asked us to partner in prayer.

Would you join to pray for their gathering that will happen in June 2017*, in just a few weeks.

Phill Butler writes, “I have the opportunity/ responsibility of designing/facilitating the process by which these 90+ leaders engage with God, the challenge, with each other, and with a plan for action. It’s a process we’re well into. Many very encouraging things. BUT – We are coming into the final 7-8 weeks – the ‘homestretch’ of this thing and if anything of lasting Kingdom value occurs over these next few weeks – during and after Wittenberg – it will be because of prayer. Will you and your praying friends/network(s) take up this cause? This small team behind the scenes, will be lost without the extra prayer support. And, as always, this comes with my profound thanks for your commitment to Kingdom collaboration and the prayer that’s so essential. Your support over the years has been such a huge encouragement!”

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Pray with us!

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY • International Day of Prayer For The Unreached • 4 JUNE 2017

Operation World Releases Mobile Prayer Resource

New mobile app makes Operation World prayer content even more accessible

London, UK – 2 June 2017

Operation World, the ministry behind the definitive global prayer handbook, is pleased to announce the worldwide release of a new, free mobile app this Pentecost Sunday. Millions of Christians have used Operation World (OW) resources since the 1960s to pray for the nations. The OW team hopes an even greater number will now gain access to the content and join the global prayer movement.

“There is something of ‘God on the move’ that occurs through the united, fervent, sustained prayers of His people, that otherwise does not occur,” said OW author, Jason Mandryk. “Imagine the possibilities of what can happen when thousands upon thousands unite together from across the whole earth to lift up the world before Him, day after day, nation after nation!”

The app allows users to set reminders to pray for the “country of the day,” easily retrieve OW research statistics, explore in-depth prayer requests and praise reports given for each country of the world, see how many others are praying along, and favourite countries for future reference.

The OW app was developed in partnership with Global Mapping International (GMI) and Missional Digerati.

“It has been GMI’s great privilege to support Operation World over so many years,” said Jon Hirst, President and CEO. “Few resources in the history of the Church have done more to challenge believers to pray for the nations.”

Download the Android app on Google Play, and a version for Apple on the App Store. For more information, go to http://www.operationworld.org/prayer-app/

Contact: info@operationworld.org

About Operation World

Operation World is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature. Operation World is published by InterVarsity Press.

About Missional Digerati

Missional Digerati is a Christian non-profit mobile and web application development team dedicated to using technology to deliver the Gospel to every nation.

 

27 May – 25 June 2017

 

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PRAISE GOD: Over 200,000 downloads!

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Initiative over the 10 days leading up to Pentecost.

God is allowing for an all time global wave of prayer to happen.

Father, we ask you to awaken the Church world wide to begin to pray for the Harvest!

Read the article from Lausanne: https://www.lausanne.org/content/lga/2017-05/god-reviving-europe-refugees?utm_source=Lausanne+Movement+List&utm_campaign=cc8a6f4d04-Lausanne_Global_Analysis+-Mar2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602c1cb67d-cc8a6f4d04-91633245

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Follow the PrayerCast Ramadan Challenge via Facebook or email them directly at:

Together let’s watch and pray,
The Prayercast Team
*Ramadan is one of the months of the Muslim calendar, landing on 27 May – 25 June this year. During this month Muslims around the world will intentionally seek Allah through prayer and fasting – one of Islam’s five pillars – the most important requirements of their faith. Abstaining from earthly pleasures, they seek the cleansing of their souls from sin.

Click here to see the prayer schedule and learn more about the Prayercast Ramadan Challenge. You can also like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter for daily prompts and reminders.
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Praise God for this collaboration:

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Join in praying for the ORALITY COMPONENT of this MAC Gathering:

Please pray for Mark Snowden  as he leads a one hour seminar for a workshop group of 30 who have signed up. Please pray was well for Byron Spradlin who will lead up the Orality in Arts in Evangelism, a part of the Creative Arts Track. He will be presenting to the entire large group on Wednesday, June 28th at 11 am Central Time.

Amplify Conference

Amplify Conference

June 27-29, 2017  Wheaton, IL (National)

Sponsored by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College in partnership with Mission America Coalition, Amplify is a 3-day event to reimagine an evangelism for our day that is winsome, soulful, creatively, and deeply grounded in scripture – with a mix of plenary speakers, case studies, research, breakout sessions, tracks, and networking times intended to meet the needs of everyone who attends.

Ed Stetzer: Source: http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2016/november/mark-your-calendar-to-join-me-at-amplify2017-national-evang.html

Mark Your Calendar to Join Me at #Amplify2017: A National Evangelism Conference | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

The last recorded statement of Jesus before His ascension was, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  (Acts 1:8).

Friends, we cannot shut our ears to His commands and our eyes to a field ripe with harvest. We mustn’t be the workers who are few (Luke 10:2). Our call is to go and declare His goodness (Ps. 96:3).

If we are honest and look at the fruit of many churches and Christ-followers today, we might say that many hold evangelism to be a low priority in their daily lives. Regardless of the reason this is so, we must admit that the Church in North America is at a critical crossroads of witness.

That is why I am inviting you to join me, Luis Palau, D.A. Horton, Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Trip Lee, Will Graham, Michael Frost, Dave Ferguson, Andrew Palau, Jerry Root, and many others on June 27-29, 2017, for Amplify 2017, a national conference on evangelism.

We are coming together to reimagine what evangelism looks like in our mission to be followers of Jesus. We will creatively work towards a united gospel witness that can impact our communities, cities, and nation for Christ.

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May 2017 ION Prayer Focus

Collaborating Together Prayer and Missions

Are we willing to pray BOLD PRAYERS?

Here is one example of bold prayers shown in Scripture. . . Praying BOLD Prayers, comes from the reality of having been with Jesus. . .  look with us at this one that begins in Acts 4:23.

23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:

“‘Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord
and against his anointed one.’

27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly.

This month let us unite together for GOD’S TIMING in the Collaboration Together for Prayer and Missions, that the places where we meet might be shaken and we might be filled with the Holy Spirit, to speak the Word of God boldly.

Many are saying there is an acceleration of God’s timing right now in the area of collaboration of prayer and missions.

This is not new.

We believe the early church began in a prayer meeting and grew because of their culture of prayer (click to read about this). You can see this so clearly in Acts 1. Let’s pray for that same culture of prayer and missions to be apparent in the Church today.

We stand at a critical place in history. Do you believe we might be standing at the beginning of a season of another “Great Awakening” that is sweeping across Nations to bring the Gospel? We see the Spirit of God visiting His people with power. At the same time, the powers of darkness are raging. As the light of Christ grows brighter, the darkness becomes darker. But we know the end of the story, Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you and to give you assurance of these things for the churches. I am the Root (the Source, the Life) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.” Jesus, the Root and True Light is coming!

As we move into this accelerated season, the lines are beginning to blur from where we have been, to where God wants to take us. Might there be a freedom to hear from Him as to how things need to be done. Even in prayer. We see more and more no set way to do things as we have had in the past few years for most of the world in many things. That is not a bad thing, but it is a time to really be sure you are seeking God’s guidance through the Holy Spirit.

As we seek Him in prayer, there is so much that we need to unite in prayer for in regard to God’s Word come to the EVERY AND ALL across the face of the globe.

What might it look like to unite in prayer & missions?

We, those who pray and we, who are in missions, must unite and walk together. To collaborate together in prayer & missions!

How can we understand how to pray? How do we move from where we are to where we need to go -in praying for the Gospel, God’s Story, His great gift, JESUS to go the EVERY AND ALL. . .

Let’s begin to unite and pray in celebration for what HE IS DOING. One of those things that He is doing right now is uniting those who are working to bring Scripture to every person on the earth! We want to share with you the stats, the newest numbers from the United Bible Societies (UBS) DEC 2016:

2016 Bible Society Report 5These stats are from the UBS 2016 Global Scripture Access Report, which charts progress in Bible translation and the availability of Scriptures.

Join us in giving thanks to God for the progress made in Bible translation, and asking him to bless efforts to unblock obstacles that prevent people from accessing and engaging with Scripture.

Because of Him,

Michael Perreau
Director General
United Bible Societies

See the full report from UBS

2016 Bible Society Report 830 First Translations spoken by 95 million people (17 Bibles, 6 New Testaments, 7 new portions)

31 New Translations, Revisions and Study editions spoken by 333 million people (16 Bibles, 5 New Testaments, 7 Portions, 3 Study editions)

648 languages now have a full complete Bible and further 1,432 languages have a New Testament. This leaves us with 1,671 languages without NOT ONE VERSE.

434 million people with only some portions of Scripture and a further 253 million people who have NO SCRIPTURE translated in their heart language at all.

Let’s PRAY for the many people groups who still do not have access to or only have limited access to the Bible, God’s Word, His Scripture.

PRAY for the 253 MILLION who have NO SCRIPTURE.

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PRAY for the 434 MILLION who only have Portions & Selections of Scripture. PRAY Father, close the gap and bring Your Word to the EVERY AND ALL. Think about the reality of those who still wait for God’s Word.

Bible Translation Prayer

Here is the hard reality:

2017 Translation Reality (Current number of full Bibles is 648 –These numbers are continuing to be updated)

What might be needed right now to help to come alongside the work of God in bringing His Word to the EVERY AND ALL.

There is no better time than now to be obedient to His command in Matthew 9:37-38 & Luke 10:2 – PRAY TO THE LORD OF THE HARVEST. Join in praying LORD, Mold our hearts to be one with Your heart. Multiply our lives through others. Mobilize laborers through our prayers and ministry efforts.  -#PRAY2020

Then He said to His disciple, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into His harvest field.” -Matthew 9:37-38

How is this done? It might be seen in a more fuller way as we think about how a collage is made. Different pictures are put together and sometimes even overlaid to make sure everything can fit into the big picture.

Could it be that we are in such a season? Where we must go back and see what it has looked like in the past to pray.

Look at this collage:

collage of prayer and missions over the ages

This is the same picture from the beginning of this post, with the “more” of where we find ourselves at in this season. With the elements of the timeline of prayer over the ages superimposed upon it, with some of the critical questions of the day we are seeing.

It is a perfect example of where we find ourselves at in the movements called prayer and missions. There is a blurring of lines. . .  a blurring of different concepts and strategies of prayer from over the ages being seen again. Maybe for some, even for the first time. It will require a 2 Chronicles 20, the Battle is Not Ours, but the Lord’s kind of mentality. Where God shifts the strategy in order to take His people where they could not have gone on their own.

We are in that same kind of time, we believe. Things will be different. Things will not be the same. It is time to ask again, “What does the King want?”

For our ION Teams it reminds us of the launching of the Call2All group when our ION Prayer Teams were called to pray alongside this group as they launched in 2008 in the Orlando, FL USA location. It was a convergence time. . .

We found ourselves doing the work of “working the prayer room” and at the same time, we began to see a new journey of how prayer might look differently into the future.

Our teams saw a clear shifting to a different pattern – “to get positioned in the room to pray if at all possible”.

This came as a by-product of listening in the place of prayer and knowing we had to follow God’s call for our whole team. Those serving on the Congress Onsite Prayer Team took a consensus, so we could pray into what was happening, rather than “stay where we had been placed”.

We followed God’s prompting and saw a clear picture, of “the intercessors have broken thru” as God led us. Over the years, we now know we are to bring the model of being “in the room” wherever we are blessed to serve, no longer just staying in the prayer room if at all possible.

This was a classic example of learning to move into the uncomfortable zone of the Holy Spirit’s calling as we chose to obey. This was a historic launch for those of us who got to be there and witness what God was doing. At the end of that gathering the group moved into the following event as a collaboration with TheCall (Lou Engle) followed.

Here are a few of the pictures from our album.

Collaborating together in this current time

As those that gathered from the two events watched, up onto the stage came the Table 71 group as God wanted to set in place something historic.

REPORT ON A HISTORIC GATHERING IN ORLANDO – JANUARY 2008 “A historic meeting of international missions leaders, prayer leaders and church planters was held from Jan. 29- Feb. 1, 2008 called the Call2All-Orlando. Mark Anderson gave leadership to this gathering which was attended by 600 leaders including the CEOs of 170 of the primary mission organizations in the world with the leaders of prayer ministries and church planting moments. Call2All are called to reach “all”: the least, the last and the lost.” – Mike Bickle

As Lou Engle and Mike Bickle walked the young and old who were gathered through the need to understand the convergence of prayer and missions which really is the model of the first century church: To serve one another and promote each other for the sake of the Gospel.

For the most part, to date only the young people and prayer movements have actively modeling and intentionally carried forth this message. We believe this must be seen in a greater measure, even among the mainstream groups involved with prayer and missions to be intentional to collaborate and work together

screenshot_2016-12-23-20-24-07-1As you look at this Essential Elements of the Great Commission, we take note that Item (6) Prayer & Unity can be seen as a foundation to help to make the first five (5) elements that have been called “Currently Very Strategic” work more effectively. Call2All is one of the Table 71 Initiatives, like International Orality Network that has come out of the work of God through the managing partners.

As we all partner together, we must understand what God is calling us to do. We ask you to watch the Call2All video to understand more fully: Video for the five (5) #FinishLines.

Finish Lines are a way we can strategically focus on what Jesus commanded us to do. Mark Anderson puts into perspective and shares the importance of orality to discipleship.

The Five Finish Lines of the Great Commission:  Learn more

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  –Matthew 28:19-20

Many of the “finish lines” that Jesus gave us are now in sight. The Kingdom of God is advancing rapidly across the earth. As Christians concerned with missions, we need to know what is going on in the world and what Great Commission activity looks like in this new era.

Let us give ourselves fully to the task of “making disciples” of all “tribes, tongues, peoples, and nations”.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. –Matthew 24: 14    Mark Anderson, Call2All

We are seeing a restoration of David’s tabernacle being set in place as we see movements of prayer and missions joining across the globe today. There is a movement to return to the spiritual model of David’s Tent. You may not be aware, but day and night prayer is not a new model. To see the full picture through the ages of the Church in 24 hour prayer, see our recent post: Pray therefore to the Lord of the Harvest that He may send out laborers into His harvest field.

At this point in church history, what if our only strategy should be to link together and collaborate together in prayer and missions as this is seen as the plan throughout the Bible.

Let’s pray for the mainstream church and evangelical missions groups to catch the vision again of the original first century church, to move on the foundation of prayer and missions.

There are some gatherings on the horizon that are doing this very thing like the gathering with IPC & guests in Herrnhut in May 2017. And some are being planned. Please join and unite in prayer for the “more” in this arena.

Mark you calendar for Dec. 5-8, 2017 and plan to be with us at the next Finishing The Task (FTT) Conference. Finishing the Task (FTT) is an association of mission agencies and churches focusing on Unengaged Unreached People Groups www.finishingthetask.com to learn more about how these fit together.

Finishing The Task Conference 2017

Date: December 5-7, 2017
Location: Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

Save the Date! 

All across the world we see the Spirit raising up prayer and missions movements for such a time as this. This is His pattern, see the parable in Luke 18:1-8 which Jesus shared to demonstrate the need for praying persistently. The parable in Matthew 25:1-13 shows the need to not only have your lamps ready, but we have to keep them lit. The fire on the altar must never be allowed to go out, as is written in Leviticus 6:12.

We ask you to believe and join to pray for a collaboration of prayer and missions that will cause an unprecedented amount of movement in bringing the Gospel to the Lost so that all might hear, believe and receive salvation through Christ Jesus.

To take a look back at the timeline of prayer & missions over the ages, asking for a true understanding of the “Historical Timeline for Prayer thru the Ages” that will help us to see this is not new:

Historical Timeline for Prayer Pete Greig http://www.getamericapraying.com/groupdocs/90_1409690952.pdf
History of 24 7 Prayer IHOP KC http://www.getamericapraying.com/groupdocs/90_1409690915.pdf
Building and Repairing our Houses of Prayer http://www.getamericapraying.com/groupdocs/90_1409690846.pdf

Partnering in Prayer and Missions:

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30 Days of Prayer Int’l

ION Prayer invites you to partner – 30 Days of Prayer invites you to set aside a few weeks to pray with love and respect for Muslims. Learn about Muslim families, pray for them, and be challenged to love them more! Join us May 27th-June 25th. Get your prayer guide at pray30days.org

 

PRAY for these upcoming gatherings:

Linking Movements of Prayer and Mission
Herrnhut, Germany
May 8-12, 2017

Join in prayer for the 120 global prayer and mission leaders as they meet up to pray, connect and honor the Moravian legacy! May the slain lamb receive the due reward of his sufferings. (The event registration is closed, as the consultation is FULL, PTL.)

Pray thru the Schedule:
http://www.prayerandmission.com/event-itinerary/

Believe for the spirit of revival and spiritual awakening as you read about the History of Moravians:
http://www.prayerandmission.com/history-of-the-moravians/

Father we thank you and ask for a pouring out of Your Holy Spirit upon the Body of Christ in this season. We believe the Holy Spirit still waits to fill believers with power from on high. Without that power, we can do nothing. Praying Ephesians 3:14-21 for those who will gather there with John D Robb & the IPC leadership and distinguished guests.

Source: http://www.prayerandmission.com/

Global Prayer Leaders & Prayer Groups,

Would you kindly pray and share with your key prayer leaders this Prayer Request on behalf of The Lausanne Mission Leaders Gathering. The number of those who will gather has risen to 90+ CEO/Executive Directors. They are acknowledging the need for extraordinary prayer and have asked us to partner in prayer.

Would you join to pray for their gathering that will happen in June 2017*, in just a few weeks.

Phill Butler writes, “I have the opportunity/ responsibility of designing/facilitating the process by which these 90+ leaders engage with God, the challenge, with each other, and with a plan for action. It’s a process we’re well into. Many very encouraging things. BUT – We are coming into the final 7-8 weeks – the ‘homestretch’ of this thing and if anything of lasting Kingdom value occurs over these next few weeks – during and after Wittenberg – it will be because of prayer. Will you and your praying friends/network(s) take up this cause? This small team behind the scenes, will be lost without the extra prayer support. And, as always, this comes with my profound thanks for your commitment to Kingdom collaboration and the prayer that’s so essential. Your support over the years has been such a huge encouragement!”

*The specific dates cannot be shared for security reasons. If you write separately to IONPrayer@gmail.com, more info can be given.)

 

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