Here we are at the 1/2 year mark of 2016. Wow! Time is moving, time is ticking. . .
Yet at the same time in the middle of it all, it seems so slow. Sometimes we do not take the time to stop and look at where we are as things are moving so fast. But when we do, it is always a treat to look back and see the hand of God right in the middle of it all.
One year ago, we were ending our 5o Days to Pentecost Prayer Initiative (https://ionprayer.com/2015/04/06/ion-pentecost-prayer-initiative-50-days-easter-to-pentecost-7-weeks7-topics/).
As our ION Core Prayer Team looks out into today and into tomorrow, we are seeing and we are believing for the answers. In this year of “REFRESH”, we are believing for the MORE. Yet still not all is in full view, so to speak. We see God’s activity and His answers are upon us. Things are moving at mock speed in many ways. Can we pause and stop to take note?!
We want to ask you to link in prayer for what God is doing in and with those involved in Orality around the globe. As we share the picture of what God is doing in and on behalf of the Oral and Oral Bible-less that you might not be aware of in the world of Orality.
4 New Focus Areas
- Global Positioning
- NEXT Generation – Students and Younger Adults
- Media-ization – Getting the Story out
- Maintaining the centrality of all we do to be the Bible – The WORD
What does it look like to move out into these areas?
- Fresh Vision
- Looking out & seeking out to those who may not yet be a part of ION
- Focus our listening – intentionally focusing on hearing
- Exploring Needs
- Discover God’s View
- Seeing the Potential
- Serving Effectively and Stewarding the Sacred Gift – fostering and encouraging a Global Orality Movement
Seeing the ANSWERS
Global Positioning Regional Orality Communities
ION’s mission is to influence the body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners. To do this we must become truly global as a network, as oral preference learners are in every people group. – Click and take a listen and pray alongside the vision into the future that has been released. https://soundcloud.com/ion-690149754/becoming-truly-global-as-a-network
Orality – Changing the Paradigm
Be sure to visit https://orality.net/about/
A new step for ION – North America Regional Conference. Ask with us for a strong drawing and continued answer to our prayers to engage the NEXT Generation. As well to see the media-ization come forth as this conference will be linked in REAL TIME to Social Media.
Word Without borders
Orality: making Him known through creativity and culture.
Together, we will be exploring how we can both be inspired by the creativity of God and also honor the diversity of the communities in our midst as we seek to use new forms of media, oral and creative expression to communicate the richness of God’s story.
Register at http://ionevents.org
Serving Effectively. Walking together along the Gateways & Paths of Orality
See more at: https://orality.net/networks/gateways/
Looking into June: Recalibrate
Looking to the Global Prayer World: Partnering Together in Global Prayer Strategies
ION Prayer invites you to link in alongside millions around the globe in the 30 Days of Global Prayer for the Muslim World, prayer initiative again this year. Mark your calendars and share with your prayer teams. Note: The 30 Days of Prayer begins at Sunset on June 5th. Join June 6 – July 5 for 30 Days of Prayer – To find more information, you can visit http://30daysprayer.com
Introducing a Ramadan Prayer Guide…
Grateful for PTAP & their 18 years of sharing and advocating for the 30 Days of Prayer. To connect to them visit: http://www.pray-ap.info/
Grateful for WorldChristian.com making a way to distribute the prayer guides each year. You can order your copy at: http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php/product_id=37263
Please check the ION Website for information on the 30 Days Prayer Initiative: https://orality.net/event/30-days-of-prayer-for-the-muslim-world/?lang=en
June 19 & 26th, 2016 Find out more Info & Find Resources: ow.ly/m8yU300lACh
We continue to ask you to link in prayer for the Oral & Oral Bible-less thru http://fetchaprayer.net/?page_id=5&target=Oral%20and%20Oral%20Bible-less%20Peoples&pronoun=group&pcwpnl=1&cat=35 You can sign up to receive a prayer prompt into your email or text message.
Praying for: Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples
Revelation for a Pioneer
Intro: In every people group there are pioneers who are ready to break with their culture and tradition, and explore something new. Our prayers can focus the attention of the Holy Spirit on one of these pioneers.
Scripture: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. -1 Chronicles 16:24
Prayer: Lord, You are God over all the earth, Your kingdom extends beyond the heavens. There is no one more worthy of praise than You. You are God, and there is no one else.
Lord I lift up the pioneers among the Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples, those who have a drive to explore new places and new ideas. Who are not satisfied with what is, but are always longing for what could be.
Holy Spirit, I ask that today you would visit one of these pioneers and spark in their mind the revelation they need to embrace the Good News of Jesus. Fuel their heart for discovery to seek Your truth, and Your face.
Break them free from traditions and superstitions, and stir their pioneering spirit to search for the one true God, and to carve a path for others to follow. In Jesus mighty name, amen.
On going Ethne Prayer Initiative