NEW Prayer Resource – THE THIRTY ONE: Largest Frontier People Groups

 

The Thirty One Prayer Resource

Did you know?

One fourth of the world lives in reclusive Frontier People Groups (FPGs—less than 0.1% Christian of any kind).

These FPGs perceive Christianity as a foreign influence threatening to tear apart their families and communities. Traditional church planting and witness to individuals within FPGs reinforces these fears. Thus, FPGs are reached only through the blessing of God sweeping through the families of these peoples in Jesus movements, in fulfillment of
God’s promise to Abram (Gen 12) to bless all earth’s families.

Half the population of all 4,700+ Frontier People Groups (FPG) live in these 31 largest FPGs.

WE BELIEVE PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!

Visit http://multmove.net/pub/the31.pdf to:
• Download your free, sharable electronic copy.
• Print a copy on your home printer.
• Reserve a quantity at a pre-publication discount.

A Collaborative Effort, this prayer guide is a gift to Christ’s body through the collaboration of these and other organizations and individuals:

• 24:14 Coalition
• 24:14 Inherit the Nations
• Ethnê Movement
• Fellowship of Prayer Strategists
• Frontier Ventures
• Global Prayer Digest
• International Orality Network
• International Prayer Connect
• International Prayer Council
• Joshua Project
• Light of the World Prayer Center
• Mission Network/MultMove.net
• The Seed Company/Pray for Zero
• others

We invite you to download your copy and to share this resource with others.

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April – May 2018 ION Prayer Focus

April May 2018 Prayer Focus

Thank you for joining to pray.

As each of these ION Prayer Focus Guides are published we are reminded that without our partners in prayer the work of prayer would not be united. We want to take the time to stop and say THANK YOU for linking together in prayer.

 

We invite you to join in the ION Weekly Call to Pray each Thursday. There is a small group that meets on a dial in prayer call. If you are available, we invite you to dial in or use the FreeConferenceCall.com App – You will be received and can bring your prayers in corporate prayer time.

 

Each Thursday at 2pm Eastern for one hour of corporate prayer time together.

Dial: (641) 552-9404

Code: 818908#

or use the FreeConferenceCall.com App 818908# with your country code. Write in for that information to ION Prayer via email.

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It is an honor to walk together. Let’s pray!

Lord Close the Gap

Pray for the ION Network upcoming events and trainings listed at: https://Orality.net/Events

Public prayer items regarding Bible Translation:

  • Praise God for websites in eight new languages that are now available for distributing Christian materials and Scripture. Ask God to use these websites to draw people to Himself. Pray for the Scripture engagement workshop planned for April. Several teams will work to prepare additional material for the web.
  • Praise God for the progress made so far in preparing the JESUS Film script for recording in a language of Asia. Ask God to send the voice actors needed for all the parts, so the recording can go forward. Pray for the recording team as they make the recordings and then edit them to fit the Film. Pray for the people of the language community as they read the New Testament and interact with Scripture on Scripture Apps. Pray for the audio recording of the New Testament to be completed soon.
  • Praise God for the commitment of Brooke’s Point Palawano believers to plant churches in difficult areas through Bible Listening Groups with the audio New Testament. Health issues, lack of proper nutrition, dirt floors that turn to mud in rainy season, threats from outsiders are just a few of the trials they face with their church members. Yet by God’s grace through prayer in the power of His love, they persevere. Please join in prayer for them.
  • Praise God that the books of James and Mark were checked* in 10 languages in the Aitape West area in early 2018. Ask God to use the recent visits into thesed areas to encourage the community members to support the translation projects for these languages.
  • Praise God for the recording of the Bwanabwana New Testament at the Alotau Regional Centre in early March. Pray for the Gumawana translation team as they read through the New Testament a final time before beginning publication. Pray for protection and good health for the staff and translation teams working during this time.
  • Pray for guidance for the people from four language communities in Southeast Asia who are gathering next week to craft two oral Bible stories to share with their communities.

 

GLOBAL PRAYER CALLS:

This is your INVITATION to step in with others around the globe and to pray together beyond our individual groups –

NEW movement with Inherit the Nations (ITN) – Would you pray and connect? 

There has been some new progress on the “pairing project” adopted by 24:14 Coalition Prayer Task Force called 24:14 Inherit the Nations. This was first put in place in early 2015, the vision was given to Jonathan Fritz, where 66 pairings were made between prayer communities and field representatives focusing together on unreached people groups for a year, walking together in prayer. Many continue to this day….many breakthroughs happened and still are happening! Would you pray with us as this prayer initiative is relaunched and consider joining your group into the continued prayer for unreached peoples? To find out more visit the ITN website: http://inheritthenations.net/

INVITATION TO PRAYER TEAMS

  • Apply to be matched with a specific unreached people group/place and a representative of a field team working there.
  • Pray at least one hour weekly as a community for your specific unreached people/place, recording how God is leading you to pray and any sense you receive from the Lord regarding this effort to share with your partner field team weekly of bi-weekly.
  • Communicate weekly or bi-weekly:  Receive from your partner field team weekly or bi-weekly prayer, praise, and progress reports and share with your team your prayers and words form the Lord for your unreached people/place.
  • Be sure you each have a personal intercessory team for your own prayer cover and expect God to respond!

INVITATION TO FIELD TEAMS

  • Apply to be matched with a specific prayer community as your valued team member and include them in sharing your heart for your UPG, how they can pray toward seeing movements, and what God is doing and wants to do among them.
  • Communicate weekly or bi-weekly:  Receive from your partner prayer community their words impressions from the Lord as they’ve prayed for your unreached people group/place and consider how God may be speaking through them to you.
  • Expect a harvest and prepare for God to work as you join hands asking for the nations as your inheritance!

Connect via these links:

Field Teams – FIELD TEAM APPLICATION

Prayer Teams – PRAYER TEAM APPLICATION

MONTHLY Aroma Prayer call for the Bible-less: Hosted by Seed Company – held each 1st Thursday of each month at 5pm Eastern; Focus is on PRAYING FOR ZERO – Zero People Groups being those who currently have NO Scripture in their heart language and mother tongue. NEXT CALL is 3rd MayYou can join via the Pray for Zero Facebook group’s LIVE Call or through the Seed Company’s Prayer Call number. To be added send an email to Marj_Walton@tsco.org   (For security reasons, you must ask for the link, but the call is open to those of you connected thru ION.)

Monthly Ethne Prayer Call for UPGs: Hosted by Ethne & Fellowship of Prayer Strategists (FPS) – held each 2nd Thursday of each month at 1pm UK time (BST) / 8am Eastern; Focus is on the UPGs and regions featured in the Global Prayer Digest along with a Guest Speaker who is able to bring the latest information for the focus region for the month. We link together in the mobilizing of prayer through the 12 Regions of the globe in the cycle of 12 monthly focus areas.  To see the current monthly focus area we invite you to FPS website:  https://prayerstrategists.net/  Current Prayer Guide:  https://prayerstrategists.net/about/prayer-guides/ . NEXT Call is 10th May – Diaspora in Toronto. The goal is to take the information shared and motivate prayer through the answers and breakthroughs heard on the call and for the needs shared during our time together. Join the monthly prayer call via the Zoom platform:  Click here for the Ethne Zoom Prayer Room zoom.us/j/7867380647

A gift from American Bible Society (ABS) Prayer Bookmark http://storage.pardot.com/369561/28036/prayer_bookmarks_final_e4.pdf 
The 10/10 Initiative is an invitation from Vision 5:9 to participate in a 10 year effort, launched in January 2018, to pray for 10% of the Muslim world. Schedule a time to take part in this 24/7 prayer event happening now!
Click to sign up  (user name : 1010PF / password : abidebearfruit)30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World is a 30 day event that has taken place every year during Ramadan since 1993. Join hundreds of thousands of believers in over 30 languages to pray for the Muslim World each day during Ramadan starting March 15.
Click to order a prayer guide.

Praying alongside ION Partner, TWR Women of Hope in their new audio prayer guides each month: https://www.twrwomenofhope.org/monthly-focus-archive

Prayer article from Lausanne: Article from Lausanne on Prayer  https://pdf.printfriendly.com/pdfs/1522987797_c84f08/download

Invitation: 24:14 Prayer Task Force in the IPC Connection Newsletter: http://www.ipcprayer.org/ipc-connections/itemlist/tag/24-14%20Prayer%20Task%20Force.html

 

 

Contact Jenny Oliphant at: prayer@2414now.net to join the 24:14 (Matthew 24:14) Coalition’s Prayer Task Force.

 

If you have questions or comments in regard to prayer for the ION Orality Network contact: ION Prayer

IMPORTANCE OF PRAYING IN FAITH – from Ryan Shaw (SV2 Movement_

“We are meant to expect to obtain the things we ask that are according to God’s will. Much prayer is offered without any real belief that anything will really change. Unbelief is a great obstacle and a reason behind much unanswered prayer.

Increased expectation is connected to a sense of evidence that what we are seeking God for is indeed His will. Expectation grows as we receive a greater vision of God’s power. Paul reveals this in Ephesians 1:18 -19, “that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”  — Seven Characteristics of Effective Global Harvest Prayer by Ryan Shaw of SV2 Movement in the blog, Abandoned Times.

Sharing this Orality Network partner blog by Mark Snowden:

                                              ION Orality Network

                                                    Upcoming Events

                                                                                                   April 2018

Bible Storying / Orality Training Workshop

April 21 @ 8:30 am4:30 pm UTC+0
The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Rd. S.
Fort Wayne, IN 46814 United States
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$35

Contextual Bible Storying, plus impact stories and advanced applications of the Concepts, Principles and Practices of Orality.  This training will be beneficial for beginners, as well as veterans in the Orality Movement. Cost: $35 per person, $20 per person for groups of 5 or more

Find out more »

                                                                                                    May 2018

ION NAR Pre-Conference Luncheon

May 9 @ 11:00 am2:30 pm UTC-4
LifeBridge Church, 12120 Chase Road
Windermere, FL 34786 United States
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Free

LifeBridge Invitation May 9     You are Invited! By International Orality Network (ION) – North America Region To a luncheon graciously hosted by LifeBridge Church in Windermere, FL followed by an optional 2-hour Introduction to Orality. You will learn about ION and our upcoming national…

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ION NAR Pre-Conference Luncheon

May 10 @ 12:00 pm3:30 pm UTC-4
Wycliffe Bible Translators, 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32832 United States
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Free

Wycliffe invitation May 10     You are Invited! By International Orality Network (ION) – North America Region   To a luncheon graciously hosted by Wycliffe Bible Translators, followed by an optional 2-hour Introduction to Orality. You will learn about ION and our upcoming national…

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                                                                                                  June 2018

Bible Storying / Orality Training Workshop

June 2 @ 8:30 am4:30 pm UTC+0
Living Water International, 4001 Greenbriar Drive
Stafford, TX 77477 United States
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$35

Contextual Bible Storying, plus impact stories and advanced applications of the concepts, principles and practices of Orality.

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Orality Training Workshop

June 23 @ 8:30 am4:30 pm UTC+0
Valley Church, 16431 SE Renton-Issaquah Road
Renton, WA 98059 United States
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$35

Contextual Bible Storying, with reports of fruitful practices in the Orality Movement.

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                                                                                                August 2018

StoryRunners Orlando School of Storying

August 19August 24
Cru Headquarters-Orlando, FL, 100 Lake Hart Dr
Orlando, FL 32832 United States
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$495

You understand the opportunities & challenges of reaching oral people.  StoryRunners, the oral Bible storying ministry of Cru, offers an interactive workshop to ground you in oral Bible storying, a means of communicating the Gospel that is highly effective for oral learners.  Join people from around…

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                                                                                                 September 2018

2018 North American Regional Conference

September 17 @ 3:00 pmSeptember 19 @ 9:00 pm EDT

We are eagerly anticipating all the Lord has in store for this year’s ION North America Conference in Orlando, September 17-19, 2018.  “Orality:  Many Applications – One Mandate” is our theme.  While there are numerous applications and aspects of the Orality domain, the one mandate, which is…

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                                                                                                   November 2018

ION Africa Consultation 2018, Johannesburg

November 26November 30

Who is an oral learner? How do we reach every oral learner in Africa so that he or she has the opportunity to become a follower of Jesus? What must we give oral learners that will best sustain a movement of self-replicating disciples? How do we reach the least unreached…

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From May 15 through June 14, Christians around the world will be learning about and praying for followers of Islam to come to know Jesus Christ.

This is the 25th year of 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World, and the distribution of this year’s daily prayer guide booklets — in adult and children’s editions — is well underway.

There’s still time to order booklets. You might even consider mobilizing your church or small group to participate — we provide steep quantity discounts to encourage communities to pray together.

Order Your Copies Now! →

 

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March 2018 ION Prayer Focus

March 2018 ION Prayer Focus

Will you not watch and pray with Me?

If you are able to connect to the weekly prayer call, we invite you:
Join each Thursday at 2pm (EDT) GMT-5
Dial: (641) 552-9404
Code: 818908#

Each month we offer an open invitation to come and join others to pray for UUPGs, all Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-less, Orality.net partner groups and Great Commission Partners. Each Thursday at 2pm (EDT) GMT-5 a small group gathers to pray together.

We invite you to join to pray or to share what you are doing in Orality and let us come alongside you in the place of prayer for what God is allowing you to be involved in.

 

Will you not stay with me

We invite you to #PRAYtheWord in Matthew 26:36-46 & Mark 14:32-42 in this Lenten Season.

And He said to Peter, “So could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
To listen to the Scripture portion, click here

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, and the ION Prayer Focus each month. Visit https://orality.net or https://ionprayer.com for more information.
UNITED PRAYER:

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

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As we move forward in this Season, I was reminded of our challenge to know the “backstory” to who God is by our dear friend, Avery. May we introduce you to an orality partner group again that is working toward bringing the Word to every people through the God’s Story?

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This month as you pray for Oral Peoples, and those who still wait to hear the Name of Jesus –would you ponder with us the “backstory to some of your favorites”? Our dear friend, Avery Willis shared with me, “Linda, you know all the names of God and use them well, but let me ask you pointedly, do you know the story behind the names? The backstory of each one released the story of who God is and each one give another layer of God releasing Who He Is and the power of the I AM in greater ways.”

The “backstory” is always the best part of the story… because you get to know what it was that God was trying to bring to His people that could only be told through a story!

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Do you know the “backstory” to your favorite name of God?

In Wikipedia it is described this way: A backstory, background story, back-story, or background is a set of events presented as preceding and leading up to that particular place in the story or plot. It is a literary device of a narrative history all chronologically earlier than the narrative of present or primary interest. Even a purely historical work selectively reveals backstory to the audience.

We invite you to visit our Orality friends at https:blazingtrees.org

We think the Master Storyteller was on to something in His pattern of presenting Himself through Who He presented Himself as and to His Timing!

Master StorytellerVisit: http://master-storyteller.net and  http://master-storyteller.net/trailer/ for more on the story and book highlighting God’s oral communication in the Bible and Hebrew Tradition. A Book, Short Films & Interactive Learning Platform.

Linking Globally with others in Prayer: Ethne Prayer Partners Call

  • JOIN THE MONTHLY CALL TO PRAY FOR THE REGION OF THE MONTH!April 12, 2018 (2nd Thursday) at 7:00 am – 8:30 am7am CDT/12pm GMT/1pm BST
  • To Join Online: https://zoom.us/j/7867380647
  • To Join by Phone: Please email us for instructions.
Download the March Unreached People Daily Prayer Calendar
English: Click Here
Spanish: Click Here

Download the April Unreached People Daily Prayer Calendar
English: Click Here
Spanish: Click Here

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

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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: 

ION PointofTheSpear

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”
February 2018 Spanish

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:

IONPrayer Brochure

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

ION Bookmark

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
4:00 p.m CST
[NOTICE THE TIME CHANGE]

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

IONPrayer Brochure

(IONPrayer Brochure – Sample copy)

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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

 

 

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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

Pray for ZERØ

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

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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.

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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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