December 2016 ION Prayer Focus

Until the World Hears
Greetings from the ION Prayer Team!

candles-for-christmas Thankful for your effort and continued support to link in prayer each Thursday in joining the Call for Prayer for Orality/UUPGs & Great Commission Partner groups & prayer for Oral peoples around the world. It is hard to believe that there are only 31 days left in this year of 2016!  Looking back over the year, it seems to have moved so quickly.


We continue in the ION 90 Days of Prayer thru Dec. 31st

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.

Bible in 90 Days – Prayer Initiative

Second stack of biblesWe hope you have been keeping up with your Listening and Prayer for the UUPGs, Oral & Oral Bible-less, that God might work His miracles to allow for the Every and All to have access to Scripture in their own heart language. For more info see the ION Event page:

Finishing the Task Conference 2016

December 6 @ 7:30 amDecember 8 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Saddleback Church
Lake Forest, CA

There is only one reason to go to every people group and that is because Jesus “commanded us to go and make disciples of ALL nations.” It is at the heart of God to care about one lost sheep, one lost coin, and one lost son. Some worry that FTT is in danger of triumphalistic “engage-them-all-and-Jesus-comes-back” thinking. That is not the thinking of the 1,462 denominations and organizations involved in the FTT network. The burden of the network is the danger that yet another generation will live and die and these groups of men and women will still be unengaged and unreached. One way to bring about change is to get at least a few people committed to reaching out to each group in this generation.

Image may contain: 1 person , indoorJoin in praying for the Finishing the Task (FTT) Conference:

Pray with the ION Prayer Team for the upcoming Finishing the Task Conference Dec. 6-8th at the Saddleback Church in California.
Covering each one involved behind the scenes… covering each of the conference leadership team for FTT… covering the FTT Executives & their staff, covering each of the speakers… covering each of the participants… Join in prayer and covering for the conference.
Father in the name of Jesus, we approach the throne of grace boldly and confidently. May the Word of God come forth accurately and may the love of Christ be abundant surrounding this FTT Conference. We ask You for every speaker to be filled with the Holy Spirit’s anointing and to guard, guide and protect them as You prepare them as Your ministers.
As this preparation is at the highest point before the time together, we come bringing a heart of thanksgiving. God, You are an awesome God. We bless Your holy name. Even before we gather, we want to minister to the Father’s heart. We want to begin to make the shift from where we find ourselves, readying ourselves for what You are setting in place for this particular gathering.
As we pray for each one of this executive team and their support people we ask You to come. Meet them where they are, let them know of Your LOVE for them individually. 
As we pray for those participants, we want to bring the leadership to you. We want to bring the speakers to you. We want to bring “us” as the Body of Christ to You.
Father, thank you! As we shift into the final days our focus must begin to shift to being present in the gathering… We ask now that You  cause the opening of spiritual eyes and ears that each participant would hear clearly and receive fully all you have thru these men and women. We commit these days to You. Father, we deposit it into Your charge -entrusting this time, the people involved at every level to Your protection, watch care and love. We commend this meeting to the Word – the commands and counsels and promises of Your unmerited favor. We submit completely to the Holy Spirit and to Your purposes and plans.
Father, Jesus said that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven. In His name we bind the will of each person – psalmists, speakers, ushers, and workers – to Your will, their minds to the mind of Christ, and their emotions to the control of the Holy Spirit. When the people see the boldness and unfettered eloquence of the speakers, they will marvel at You. Everyone will bring their praise offering that this was time well spent, and that You met us, individually and corporately.
We thank You, Father, that when we pray, the place will be shaken and is even now being shaken and prepared specifically for our gathering, Your gathering. The people will be coming from the north, south, east and west, bringing with them their portions and part. May each one be received, as precious as You see them. May their portions be given. May they be received unto You.
Lord, we pray that each on will release rivers of living water, an outflowing of the anointing of Your Holy Spirit beyond the measure of our human understanding. For the sake of those who still wait to hear the name of JESUS, we pray for the fullness of this meeting to come forth! Abundance and fruitfulness will be seen!
Thank You, Father, Son and Spirit for the performance of Your will. May it all be for Your glory. We ask for all this as You taught us to pray. May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. In the name of Jesus! Amen.
International Orality Network will have two leaders (Charles Madinger and Linda Bemis) presenting workshops during the conference.

The PRAYER AS STRATEGY Workshop offered during the Finishing the Task Conference:

Content Info for the Prayer As Strategy Workshop
Prayer as Strategy A Roadmap to getting your prayer strategy in place. By Linda Bemis Prayer Strategist/Sr. Associate International Orality Network (ION) What might it look like to be a part of the work of God using…Read the full document at: Click here

Connecting in Global Prayer



December 8, 2016 (2nd Thursday) at: 7:00 am – 8:30 am CST      [7am CST/1pm GMT]



Unreached Peoples Daily Prayer Calendar  – Download the December Calendar

English: Click Here Spanish: Click Here


Here are the links from Prayercast that will help you to pray for the region of the Middle East:



Borderless Prayer: an Advent Guide to Praying for the People on the MoveBoarderless Advent Calendar.png

You are kindly invited to pray for diaspora people and issues with Borderless Prayer: an Advent Prayer Guide to Praying for the People on the Move.

From Sunday, November 27, through December 24, a new entry will be posted each day at the Global Diaspora Network prayer resource website and at the Borderless website. This prayer guide features 28 daily entries, including devotionals from the life of Jesus, stories from the field, Scripture-based prayer prompts and practical suggestions to take action.

God’s work through diaspora movement – the migration of individuals and peoples from one place to another – encompasses many locations, many ethnic groups and many situations. Please join us in praying for spiritual breakthroughs so that the movement of people will be the movement of the good news of Christ and His Kingdom.


5th Fridays in 2016 – Praying for the Persecuted – Mark your calendar for FRIDAY, DEC. 30th. –

We have one more prayer call scheduled as we finish out the year in partnership with other global groups in praying each 5th Friday for the Persecuted Church.

You are invited to the final call. You may come on for 5 minutes or 5 hours, but please do not miss the opportunity to pray with others around the globe for the Persecuted Church.

Location: Call in from your own phone from any location – Length of call: 24 Hours

Time of call…….Fri. evening to Sat. evening
9 p.m. Eastern Time
8 p.m. Central Time
7 p.m. Mountain Time
6 p.m. Pacific Time

Call number and access code:



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Prayer Strategist/Mobilizer Prayer International Orality Network
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