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.
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*
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!
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.
- WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PRAYER NETWORK?
The Pray4Tunisia network promotes “strategic prayer for a church multiplication movement”
- 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
- WHAT’S A SHORT, DESCRIPTIVE, MEMORABLE NAME FOR THE NETWORK?
- 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.
- WHAT TOOLS WILL HELP YOUR NETWORK?
- WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PRAYER NETWORK?
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.
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:
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Connecting in Global Prayer
- JOIN THE CALL – FPS Prayer Call 2nd Thursday of each month: February 8, 2018 at 8am EST/GMT-5 [Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Calendars based on Global Prayer Digest UPG’s
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.
Click here for
A 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/
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:
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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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!
We 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.)