As we move into the last 90 days of 2017, we begin our annual prayer initiative,
Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative
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.
For more info go to: https://orality.net/prayer/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.
(*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.
- How is ION Organized?: https://orality.net/about/how-is-ion-organized/
- About Regions & Gateways: https://orality.net/about/how-is-ion-organized/regions-gateways/
- View all regions: https://orality.net/networks/regions/ (Note a new, interactive map has been added to this page)
- View all gateways: https://orality.net/networks/gateways/
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.
Master Storyteller –Watch the trailer
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.
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The Seed Company (TSCO) CLICK to visit
God’s Word is LIFE giving. By it the oppressed are LIBERATED, the lost are RECONCILED.
YET OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE ARE STILL BIBLELESS.
Take a moment to let that sink in.
God is opening up opportunities to partner together in prayer in greater ways. We want you to learn about what is going on in prayer and missions and ask you to link together to pray for projects for Oral Bibles and for UUPGs thru the group, The Seed Company (TSCO) which is a part of the Wycliffe family.
Here are two ways to do that:
- 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
Or call: 1-646-558-8656
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
15 DAYS Hindu World Prayer Guide: OCT. 8-22, 2017 (about 400 copies left)
Click here: Link for purchasing the 15 Day Hindu Guide
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.
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:
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.
Special Guests this month:
Prayer partner, Advocate, Kingdom Investor
International Prayer Director, 24-7 Prayer International
|On October 5th at 12:15 pm (Eastern) CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING|
Or call: 1-646-558-8656
Enter 444-668-0885 when prompted for meeting ID
Press # when prompted for participant ID
- 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!
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.
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: