February 2017 ION Prayer Focus

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Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

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In this month of February 2017, Lord we pray for the Spirit’s calling upon those who have not been in this place before. As we continue to pray Matthew 9:38 and Luke 10:2, “So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into His fields.”

Thinking about those who God is prompting to GO, maybe who are in their teens or early 20’s. God recently reminded me of Watchman Nee, and the reality that “his” days as a missionary and prayer pioneer were birthed out of his conversion at the ripe age of 18. When he chose to take on a new name, in English meaning Watchman Nee and his ministry of prayer was being set in place. His first book was the three-volume The Spiritual Man, published when he was twenty-five. All of this was the work of the Spirit that came because of that day in 1920 when, as a young college student, he found the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior in his native city in China. Even though Nee spent the final twenty years of his live in a prison cell, he became a symbol of the persecuted church in China; all the while, his numerous books and articles were being read throughout the world. And today are still read, the work lives on.

For years I have given his book, The Normal Christian Life originally published in 1957 in Bombay. to new believers. The depth and the breadth of knowing God in such a normal way is so clear in its pages. As we pray for young people and young adults who God is preparing to move into His fields, let us be encouraged. But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now [He has never ceased working], and I too am working.”  John 5:17

From Watchman Nee’s, The Normal Christian Life pages 147 – 148, “It is He who is sent to take care of the inward side of this thing, and He is able to do so, we are told, as we “walk. . . after the Spirit.” What does it mean to walk after the Spirit? It means two things. First, it is not a work; it is a walk. Praise God, the burdensome and fruitless effort I involved myself in when I sought “in the flesh” to please God give place to a quiet and restful dependence on “His working, which worketh in me mightily” (Colossians 1:29). This is why Paul contrasts the “works” of the flesh with the “fruit” of the Spirit (Galatians 5:19, 22). Then second, to “walk after” implies subjection. Walking after the flesh means I yield to the dictates of the flesh, and the following verses in Romans 8:5-8 make clear where that leads me. It only brings me into conflict with God. To walk after the Spirit is to be subject to the Spirit. . .  I must be subject to the Holy Spirit. . . “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

Let us pray this month for the entire Body of Christ to be subject to the Holy Spirit, led by the Spirit of God and for a new fresh wind of obedience as the Father is continuing His call to His harvest fields.

REMINDER for us to pray for those who have committed to a UUPG

A critical point to continue to pray for those who have committed to a specific Unengaged Unreached People Group (UUPG). PRAYING for the encouragement of the Father with those who have committed to bringing a people group from unengaged to engaged with the Gospel.

PRAYING against discouragement. Asking for the Spirit’s continued watch care for what began in The Spirit to continue to move forward in The Spirit – not in our own efforts.

Lord,

We commit these churches, organizations and agencies to you. Thank you for those who have committed to the work of reaching out to UUPGs to bring the Gospel to those who previously had no one advocating for them. Bring Your Word as well, allow each people group to have someone take note that they need the Scripture in their heart language. Would you bring encouragement and strength to them again for the task before them. Holy Spirit carry the work and empower the work. This is not our battle, but it is Your plan. That the EVERY AND ALL might come to know of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and have the opportunity to hear of Jesus and be saved through the gift of salvation by Christ’s sacrifice.

Father,

Bless your servants with the favor of the King upon their beautiful feet. . . We link in prayer to Romans 10:14-15 (NLT) 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” In Jesus name. Amen

For more information on the latest UUPGs listing from Finishing the Task: http://www.finishingthetask.com/uupgs.php?sort=Country

 

Join in praying for the upcoming 2017 ION Regional Gatherings:

North America Regional ION Conference – September 11th – 13th – Colorado Springs, Colorado – More details to follow on the ION http://Orality.net website

South East Asia Regional ION Conference – October 19th – 22nd – Chiang Mai, Thailand – More details to follow on the ION http://Orality.net  website

Regional events:
India consultation – March 20-23, 2017 (Hyderabad)
Nairobi local consultation – March 27 (venue TBD)
West Africa consultation – May 16-19 (Jos, Nigeria)
North America – regional conference – September 11-13, 2017 (Colorado Springs)
South East Asia – regional conference – October 19-21, 2017 (Chiang Mai)

 

Praying for the Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples:

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Week 1 – February 1-7                                            Week 2 – February 8-14

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Week 3 – February 15-20                                      Week 4 – February 21 -28

We are very grateful for our partners at Prayer Central for keeping our ongoing prayer resource in place for PRAYING FOR THE ORAL & ORAL BIBLE-LESS. You can sign up to receive a fresh prayer daily or weekly (you set the frequency) by visiting them here: http://fetchaprayer.net/?page_id=5&target=Oral+and+Oral+Bible-less+Peoples&pronoun=group&pcwpnl=1&cat=35

What a joy to see others linking together for those who still wait to hear the name of Jesus. This month the IPC (Thank you John Robb and IPC Team) featured one of our ION Prayer articles: Int’l Prayer Connect (IPC) Global Newsletter included the article “Praying for Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples”:  http://ipcprayer.org/ipc-connections/item/9021-praying-for-oral-and-oral-bible-less-peoples  Click on the link… Scroll down

Thank you for praying.

We agree and stand in unity with those who are praying. Grateful for prayer networks that will walk together and walk alongside each other. All Kinds of Prayer  is a great article from our prayer partner network of Fellowship of Prayer Strategists.

Join also in praying for the Great Commission Partners around the globe who are working in orality.

Here are requests and praises from SIL partners:

Praise God for technology! The Biali translation team in Benin used advanced features of Paratext, a computer software program, to do final checks on the New Testament. They were able to ensure that passages common to more than one Gospel match correctly, and that key biblical terms are consistently translated throughout the text. They also prepared introductions, footnotes and a glossary. The New Testament is being typeset during the first few months of 2017. Lift up the typesetters in Switzerland as they work via Skype with the translation team in Benin. Ask the Lord to give them strong and reliable connections. Pray also for the team as they work with Theovision International to produce an audio version of the New Testament. Ask God to provide readers with strong, clear voices. Pray for local church leaders to work well together to prepare for a dedication of the New Testament in late 2017 or early 2018. May they be engaged and enthusiastic about using the translated Scripture in their churches and in their homes. Ask Jehovah-Jireh to provide the funds necessary to print the New Testament.

Thank the Lord for four faithful Borôro menof Brazil on the translation team. The men are from different jungle villages but periodically leave their homes to gather and read through the New Testament to ensure it is clear and sounds natural. Pray that while the team coordinator, is on furlough in the U.S. that they will continue to gather so they can soon complete a review of the whole New Testament. Ask the Holy Spirit to move in their hearts so they will grow in their ownership of the project and creatively come up with ways to increase their time in the work. Pray that they will also make an audio recording of Scripture portions. This has the potential to powerfully impact people who are not literate but enjoy oral communications. Pray for many Borôro to be drawn to the Lord as God’s Word is spread among them. Ask the Lord to lead the team to creative strategies to promote the Scriptures among the Borôro.

Praise God that the Baruga New Testament is ready for publication. Pray for the five Baruga team members in Papua New Guinea who will begin audio recording the New Testament in early February. Pray for the equipment to work well, and for the readers to have clear voices. Pray for the typesetter who will begin typesetting it on March 1. Ask God to give strength and wisdom to the team so that typesetting is completed by mid-April.

Pray for the staff of one country team that have workshops planned for almost every month of 2017. Ask God to give them wisdom for venues, teachers and leaders for the various events. Thank God that some of these workshops will facilitate the production of Oral Bible Stories. Others will provide opportunities for church leaders to think through the implications of Scripture regarding their traditional cultural practices. Pray for those who work through the process to determine what level of language development is appropriate for their local situation.

The Bible storying team has five training events scheduled in February.  Mru and Usoi church planters and village pastors will learn to use Bible stories in their ministries.  Give thanks for national trainers who are enthusiastic and are growing in their teaching and managements skills.  Pray that they continue to develop these skills. Ask God to give them wisdom to know how many training programs they should schedule this year.  Pray that participants in the training events will internalize God’s Word and gain practical skills for teaching others. Ask that God’s Spirit will transform people as they engage with His Word.

Photo stories: Mediterranean Region – Photo stories* posted on social media are an effective method for Scripture engagement. More than two million people in two language groups have viewed the stories of Jonah and Noah on Facebook. Pray for the effective production of more photo stories. Ask God for guidance and help to use this method to test the Genesis translation in a language of the region.
*Photo stories are slide shows of relevant pictures or illustrations with story narration and local music background.

Praise God the translating the Batak New Testament stories is finished and they are ready for checking and revision. Pray for continued good health, wisdom in translating and finishing the stories, and for willing Batak people to help. Pray for the scheduling of their final story-recording date and wisdom in knowing when to return home (April or May).

Praise God for the Groenings time recording a series of 32 Bible stories crafted by speakers of one of the Palawano languages. They turned over the finished mp3 stories for distribution. Pray for the coordinator with the Jesus Film script adapter workshop for another seven languages from the Northern Philippines and the team as they finishe some other recording projects from home. Pray for their travel on February 10th to another Asian country for a Jesus Film dubbing.

Pray for the recording of the audio Rombolmanon Bible. May God prepare everything that needs to be done for the completion of the task. Pray for one particular workers health. The index showing inflammation in her body (ESR) continues rising – it was high in the last blood test. Pray that the doctors can find out what is causing it.

 

Connecting in Global Prayer:

The Global Prayer Resource Network wishes to connect and inform praying Christians and other Prayer Ministries with local and global prayer needs and initiatives; to bring awareness for existing prayer resources and tools that will allow believers to pray informed prayers and sustain fervent intercession.

The Aim is to honor God’s call that Christians should petition Him for the needs of this World.

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“We may be living in the days of the greatest prayer movement of History!
Despite some familiar patterns of prayerlessness in the Church, more Christians are praying now, certainly, than at any time in history.
Prayer events and gatherings abound all over the world in many countries.”     

~ Steve Hawthorne, WayMakers.org ~

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A Monthly Prayer Conference Call
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Special Guests for February 2017:
Teryl Gonzalez, Translation Consultant for Anglophone Africa

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Liz Adleta, Prayer Director,
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 Prayer Plans for 2017

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Want to change the world? PRAY.

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Are you looking for a good prayer resource?

Check out PrayerCast – Activating world-changing prayer for the lost

Praying for Nations: http://www.prayercast.com/nations.html

Praying for different Religions: http://www.prayercast.com/world-religions.html

Special Prayercast Videos: http://www.prayercast.com/special.html

Prayercast, a ministry of OneWay, leverages innovative technologies and the help of gifted intercessors and journalists to gather prayers, news, stories, and video from around the world. These components are then used to create unique, compelling, and professional quality prayer resources that are distributed around the world using current and emerging technologies. Prayercast resources are used regularly by God’s people around the world in personal devotions, prayer meetings, church services, conferences, and large international prayer gatherings.

Christian Vision Prayer
Join CV’s global network of dedicated prayer partners if you’d like to commit to praying into this vision with us each day.

Over the years CV has used a variety of methods and media to communicate the love of Christ. From operating shortwave and FM radio stations, to building bible schools, CV have stayed true to their vision of introducing people to Jesus and encouraging them to become His true followers.

Recognizing the global impact of rapid and significant developments in technology, CV has embraced these new opportunities and their potential to reach vast numbers of people. The internet and social media has allowed CV to provide international online evangelism resources such as yesHEis, alongside multiple other activities that are focused on sharing the Gospel in the online mission field.

https://cvglobal.co/

ION Prayer
Prayer for Bible-less Oral People

ION Prayer links with many others who have the heart to pray for those who still wait to hear the name of Jesus…

 So many prayer events are taking place that it is virtually impossible to keep track of all the meetings, prayer watches, initiatives, fasts and solemn assemblies in just one country or region.

In this section you will find a list of upcoming EVENTS AND INITIATIVES.  Some are limited to a timeframe while others are ongoing.  Use it to pick those you would like to participate in and add them to your Prayer Calendar.

May God put in your heart the very prayer He intends to answer, whether it be for yourself, for others or for the world. 

Transform the world by telling people about Jesus

Talking to our friends about God isn’t always easy.  CV created an app that helps you start the conversation by sharing beautiful video clips that address various life issues with friends and acquaintances.

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ION Prayer [open]

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Open Invitation to prayer leaders & networks with a heart for the completion of the Great Commission. We invite you to step in and LINK together for the sake of the unreached…

It is estimated that of the 7.3 billion people alive in the world today, 1.2 to 1.4 billion have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. According to Joshua Project.net,  there are approximately 16,000 unique people groups in the world with about 6,600 of them considered unreached. The vast majority (95%) of these least reached groups exist in the 10/40 window and are oral people groups.

In praying for the Oral & Oral Bible-less, we want to pray not only to make just a convert but a disciple of Jesus. That requires the Scriptures to be available in the mother tongue.  Wycliffe Bible Translators reports that of the approximately 6,800+ living languages across the world today, about 1,800 have definite translation need. That means for mother-tongue speakers of those 1,800 languages no Scripture exists at all. They may have limited access to trade or major languages, but no access in their heart language. Of course, the languages with the larger number of speakers have been translated, but even many millions do not have the Scriptures in their mother-tongue.

Connect on any of the weekly ION Prayer Calls
Each Thursday @ 2 pm (Eastern)
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Seek God for the City 2017 [open]

1 March – 9 April 2017

The forty days to Palm Sunday makes an ideal time to venture into a season of sustained, hope-filled prayer for our communities.

Seek God for the City 2017We will Seek God in two simple ways: First, we will seek God’s face and then we will seek His kingdom. And as we come to God, seeking His face, then He comes to us bringing His kingdom. These are prayers you don’t want to pray alone. Invite your whole congregation to pray along with you. Even better, think about joining your prayers with a few other churches in your community.

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7 Days on the Wall [open]

7DaysSeven years of 24/7 Prayer for Revival in South Africa 2013 – 2019

As the nation faces extreme challenges with regards to the on-going drought, slowing down economy and other severe social problems, there are strong signs of ever increasing prayer activity across the nation of South Africa.

Various prayer networks, initiatives & actions through different ministries have been actively mobilizing the nation to pray during 2015.  The “7 Days on the Wall” prayer initiative for revival was one of these initiatives that mobilized thousands of Christians all over the nation to pray 24/7 for a spiritual awakening, salvation of the unsaved and social justice.

At the end of 2015 the momentum did not show signs of decreasing as more than 500 local churches/schools/prisons prayed during September/October. These groups were part of more than 2000 x 7-Day Watches that have been registered since January 2013.

Some of the fruit seen since 2013:

  • More people joined in prayer for the nation.
  • Increasing desire for revival or spiritual awakening.
  • Church leaders taking an active role in mobilizing the church to pray.
  • New regional prayer networks formed.

There seems to be an intensifying call to prayer, as we enter the third year of this seven year strategy of calling the whole country to continuous prayer for revival, salvation & social justice.

For more information on how to register your church/school/prison/etc. for “7 Days on the Wall 2016”, visit www.globalprayerwatch.org/7days or call the Jericho Walls Office at +27(21)9197988, or send e-mail message to moc.npiwjnull@epac .

May God visit our nation in the power of His Holy Spirit!

 

ESTA – Praying for the Muslim World [open]

Each Day of the week will focus on one region of the Muslim world.

EstaEvery week, starting with intercessors praying for Mauritania on Tuesday in the West and finishing with intercessors praying for Indonesia in the East, we want to see the Muslim world covered in Prayer.

Join our like-minded band of intercessors from all over the world by signing up with esta and committing to fast and pray on a select day of the week to seek Jesus’ face and turn the Muslim world around.

 

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Pray2020 [open]

There are 5 billion people in the world who don’t know a true follower of Christ. We are trusting God to raise up 10 million Christ-centered multiplying disciples. Ten million disciples would mean that everyone would know at least one person who follows Jesus.
Please join us in prayer.

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30-Day Prayer Guide for (Islamic State)IS [open]

Why Pray for IS?

“Jesus says to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (Mat. 5:44). The Spirit of Jesus in the prophets and in the apostles also tells us that those who turn a blind eye to the killing of others are wrong. The fact that we feel contradictory praying both for justice against the Islamic State and for salvation for Islamic State terrorists is partly because we fail to distinguish between the mission of the state in the use of the temporal sword against evildoers (Rom. 13:4) and the mission of the church in the use of the sword of the Spirit against sin and death and the devil (Eph. 6). But that’s not, I think, the main problem.

The main problem is that we sometimes forget that we are called to be a people of both justice and justification, and that these two are not contradictory.” ~ Russel Moore

30 Day Prayer Guide for IS

 

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January 2017 ION Prayer Focus

Look at what God is doing. . .

Monthly Prayer Calls for Prayer Leaders involved in Great Commission Work  -You are invited to connect! 

  • JOIN THE CALL: The Aroma –  Seed Company
    These first Thursday of each month Prayer Calls will have special guests who are leaders in the front lines of Bible translation and the ministry of prayer. We will hear of inspiring stories and critical points of prayer. We will listen to God and pray together fervently for His hand to intervene in all we ask.
    Will you join us once a month in partnering with Christ in prayer? Need more info? Contact: Solomon Lujan  

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How do we pray faithfully for what we committed to and what we know is most important to God’s heart?
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February 9th

This is a global prayer leaders call, linking those working globally together.
 February 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm – (2:00 pm 7am CST/1pm GMT)

For more info and call information: Email prayerethne@gmail.com on how to connect to this global leaders monthly prayer call.  https://prayerstrategists.net/about-2/

Prayer Calendar for January based on Global Prayer Digest UPG’s

2017:

Visit Global Prayer Digest: http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/

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Message from the ION Prayer Team

Can you imagine with us for a day when every people group will have been adopted and someone is praying for each one of the people’s of the world?

Adopted meaning, “Someone has said they will be responsible to work toward bringing the Gospel directly to the people group.” It will be a wonderful day, when the sons of man will have been fully obedient and have taken their place with God to see a fulfillment of every people group having the opportunity to hear of the great gift of salvation in the name of Jesus, God’s perfect gift to mankind.

While 2016 has been a great year, there remains the work God has called us to join Him in. For those of us who pray each Thursday from all around the globe this is a unique gift. The gift of having the opportunity to join in united prayer, to collaborate and cooperate in prayer for His work.

As we look into 2017 we are asking for a greater ability to influence the Body of Christ to make disciples of all Oral people’s and to the bring Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples into a greater focus in our prayers. We further ask the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to help others to see the need to advocate in a more intentional way for the Scriptures to be available to the EVERY and ALL. We are individually and corporately blessed to be a part of what God is doing.

We want to take this opportunity to also wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The ION Prayer Teams pray together each Thursday at 2pm (EST).

Dial: 1+ (712) 432-0926

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We invite you to join as you are able.

Matthew 24:14 (WEB) 14 This Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Believe with us for this promise.

September 2016 our team celebrated finishing 10 years of working in the place of prayer officially with ION. Some of you know we were behind the scenes for about 3 more years than that spiritual marker. When Avery Willis asked us to step into the place of prayer alongside him to quietly pray for what he was involved in regarding the Great Commission such as Table 71 and the work God was igniting in those “three times yearly working sessions” that have continued since the meeting held Amsterdam 2000  Lausanne leaders gathering where, the group said, “Table 71 takes the rest.”

Since that time God has been unfolding quite a story.

We have been blessed to see God’s activity from the place of prayer. Along the journey God continues to teach us about UUPGs, Unengaged Unreached People Groups and the global partners who are working collaboratively. We continue to watch and pray, learn and advocate for the UUPG peoples. We were asked to pray for every people group to be adopted. The numbers we were asked to pray for over the last 13 years ago have been given directly to us, originally from the 639 UUPG List (all with populations of over 100,000). Each time the numbers were updated we watched in awe and our faith grew.

We watched God birth a new journey for the Body of Christ, one of learning to collaborate together in unprecedented ways. Huge strides forward in reaching into people groups where previously no one was working.

In Dec. ION Prayer was asked to go and serve in providing On-Site Prayer for the Finishing the Task (FTT) Conference. ION has been involved over the years with FTT and as a Count for Zero Organization with Issachar Initiative.

At this gathering God allowed partner groups to step up to produce an unprecedented number of adoptions.

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And another milestone was seen. . .

639 UUPG’s were adopted (all with populations of over 5,000).

Did you catch that?

13 years ago the list was at 639 UUPG List (all with populations of over 100,000).

At this gathering the list contained UUPGs above 5,000 in population.

There are still 7 UUPG’s over 200,000 in population, who are still on the list from the original list.

L👀king at the list it is interesting to note the 8 UUPGs left who are over 300,000 in population. More prayer is certainly needed. These people’s are most difficult in more ways than just sheer numbers of soul’s of men.

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Click here for the “Prayer As Strategy” Workshop Resource Document from the FTT Conference in Dec. 2016 :

Prayer as Strategy – A Roadmap to getting your prayer strategy in place.

By Linda Bemis †Prayer Strategist/Sr. Associate  International Orality Network (ION)  https://IONPrayer.com

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What might it look like to be a part of the work of God using Prayer As Strategy?

To “Pray first, then join God in what He is doing.”

Prayer must take on the priority status above everything else, so that everything else can effectively be done.

International Orality Network (ION) Prayer has been asked to help resource others to see prayer as “An invisible, yet tangible platform from which everything flows, as it did in the first century church”. 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.

For far too many, prayer is an area the Body of Christ “assumes” is being done. We are at a critical juncture in missions. Each and every leader must know there are tangible, physical groups praying alongside them. ION Prayer seeks to encourage others to advocate in prayer for Oral and Oral Bible-less peoples. In the process we help others see the great need for strategic prayer to accomplish the work with which we all are tasked. This requires getting prayer advocates and even prayer strategists in place for each of the least reached people groups, as we work alongside each other. The need will continue until there are ZERO people groups still waiting to hear the name of Jesus.

prayer-as-strategy-graphic Prayer As Strategy – Workshop presented at the Finishing the Task (FTT) Conference

Purpose: To have a foundational Prayer Component in each group working with or adopting a UUPG.

Roadmap:

  1. Who drives your prayer strategy?
  2. Who is your team (pit crew)?
  3. How do you find them?
  4. What will it take?
  5. What are the elements an Executive Leader or Minister needs to contribute?
  6. Crafting a plan before the end of the workshop.

The most effective setup & format for a workshop is Round tables, using an interactive format.

For the full resources spoken about in this workshop we have placed them in a google document for everyone to use:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5jLMO1ptjyNSGd8dljuAhYzdt6LJD35skW9s0mTceo/edit?usp=sharing

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Can we ask the Father to help those working toward any path of ministry to make it a priority to have prayer as their foundation. That they might see the need to have a Prayer Champion in place that would come alongside the work and who will keep the fire of intercession hot on the altar for the work.

This might look different to different groups, but at the core, there is one person who connects to the Prayer Strategist and one person who serves on your team whose primary focus is Prayer As Strategy working with the larger group. Seek the Lord’s guidance for your organization for the right person.

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Linking in prayer across the globe:

JOIN the Ethne Prayer Strategy Workgroup and the Fellowship of Prayer Strategists (FPS) to ask for more prayer for every religious background group such as the 30 Days of Prayer for Muslims into the future. This group is working on a NEW prayer resource for 30 Days of Prayer for Buddhists.

See the information to join here:  https://prayerstrategists.net/about/prayer-guides/ 

JOIN in asking for more prayer resources in this coming year of 2017. One of these that is in the works also is: “Love Muslims” from OneWay – PrayerCast.com Would you link in prayer and praise for this new work. This will be launched in 2017. It will offer education and prayer resource prayer videos to pray in a more deeper way for the Muslim world.

We hope you enjoy this trailer highlighting what’s coming in 2017 from PrayerCast: https://vimeo.com/192482449/5547e52000

As the ION Prayer Team prayed and asked God what He was saying during the FTT Prayer Assignment we took note of one specific thread. . .

INTENTIONALITY on the part of the FTT Team. God was bringing into reality His desire of INTENTIONALITY. It was unmistakable! A definite bringing into focus, of two specific areas: Deaf Peoples and People’s who have NO SCRIPTURE – No Written Scripture and/or No Oral Scripture.

We will continue to pray asking God how to respond. We will continue to ask Him to bring a larger number of Intercessors and Pray-ers into play in the finishing of His task of reaching the world.

We will continue to ask, “Who is He raising up for such a time as this?”

We will continue to persistently prevail and endure until every Deaf people group has access, as well as pressing in further for the Every and All to have access to Scripture just as we in the West have access to the Bible. At that point another milestone will be marked:

  • Then the real work continues, of #makingdisciples across the face of the globe.
  • We invite YOU to step in and get fully engaged to be on mission with God in prayer.
  • Let us move into 2017 with a higher expectation.
  • EXPECTING AND BELIEVING GOD IS ANSWERING the prayer we have been commanded to pray from Jesus. Some have called it the “least prayed prayer”.

Lord, draw the Body of Christ into obedience and turn up the fire on the altar for workers. 

Matthew 9:38 (NIV) 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Luke 10:2 (NIV) He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

Holy Spirit come give wisdom, come give new strategies for Bible Translation. Come with YOUR ability to finished so that Every and All people’s might have greater ability for sustainable church planting movements, especially fulfill the current need of those who are without Scripture in their heart language or Mother tongue.

Father,

Thank you for the blessing this past year of Your Word in digital format in our lives as we finish out 2016 listening together again, in the “Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative”. We have been able to saturate ourselves & take in deeply Your promises, wisdom and instructions as we participated in opening up our ear gates to allow His Word to wash over us these 90 days. You are our resting place. Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Spirit of God, Mighty One, God of angel armies! Come, YOU are welcome, Come Presence of the Most High.

“Deep within me I have hidden Your word so that I will never sin against You. You are blessed, O Eternal One; instruct me in what You require. My lips have told how You have delivered all Your wise rulings. I have celebrated Your testimonies as though rejoicing over an immeasurable fortune. I will fix my mind on Your instructions and my eyes on Your path. I will find joy in Your ordinances; I will remember Your word forever.” Psalm 119:9-16 (VOICE)

In Jesus name. Amen

Thank you again for collaborating and cooperating in united prayer with ION. We rejoice together for another year to finish out the year in the Bible in 90 Days Prayer Initiative Dec. 31st together.

If you have not yet been making the time daily to spend in His Word… open up your app market on your phone and download an app that will let you carry the Word around with you.

We encourage you to begin to make it a habit in 2017 to get INTO THE WORD & FALL IN LOVE AGAIN WITH GOD’S WORD. Drag out your ear buds and let the Word RENEW you!

The ION Core Prayer Team is praying for the blessing for you to get fully plugged in to daily Scripture Engagement in this upcoming New Year.

Get Plugged In Daily to His Story in 2017!

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We invite you to join in prayer alongside the ION Core Prayer Team for FTT & the ongoing work of the Issachar Initiative:
Dr. David Pope
Chief Operating Officer
A Partnering Organization with

Finishing the Task (FTT).

International Orality Network is pleased to be a Count for Zero partner with the Issachar Initiative.
Here is a copy of Dr. Pope’s Oct. Prayer Update for Issachar Initiative:screenshot_2016-12-13-09-51-05-1screenshot_2016-12-13-09-51-16-1
Persistently prevailing,
Linda Bemis
International Orality Network
Sr. Associate – Prayer
International Council Member
Email: IONPrayer@gmail.com
Skype: ionprayer
ION Prayer Blog: http://www.IONPrayer.com

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 are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

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Prayer As Strategy

 

Prayer as Strategy – A Roadmap to getting your prayer strategy in place.

By Linda Bemis †Prayer Strategist/Sr. Associate  International Orality Network (ION)  https://IONPrayer.com

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What might it look like to be a part of the work of God using Prayer As Strategy?

To “Pray first, then join God in what He is doing.”

Prayer must take on the priority status above everything else, so that everything else can effectively be done.

International Orality Network (ION) Prayer has been asked to help resource others to see prayer as “An invisible, yet tangible platform from which everything flows, as it did in the first century church”. 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.

For far too many, prayer is an area the Body of Christ “assumes” is being done. We are at a critical juncture in missions. Each and every leader must know there are tangible, physical groups praying alongside them. ION Prayer seeks to encourage others to advocate in prayer for Oral and Oral Bible-less peoples. In the process we help others see the great need for strategic prayer to accomplish the work with which we all are tasked. This requires getting prayer advocates and even prayer strategists in place for each of the least reached people groups, as we work alongside each other. The need will continue until there are ZERO people groups still waiting to hear the name of Jesus.

prayer-as-strategy-graphicPrayer As Strategy – Workshop presented at the Finishing the Task (FTT) Conference

Purpose: To have a foundational Prayer Component in each group working with or adopting a UUPG.

Roadmap:

  1. Who drives your prayer strategy?
  2. Who is your team (pit crew)?
  3. How do you find them?
  4. What will it take?
  5. What are the elements an Executive Leader or Minister needs to contribute?
  6. Crafting a plan before the end of the workshop?

The most effective setup & format for a workshop is Round tables, with an interactive format.

For the full resources spoken about in this workshop we have placed them in a google document for everyone to use:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5jLMO1ptjyNSGd8dljuAhYzdt6LJD35skW9s0mTceo/edit?usp=sharing

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Can we ask the Father to help those working toward any path of ministry to make it a priority to have prayer as their foundation. That they might see the need to have a Prayer Champion in place that would come alongside the work and who will keep the fire of intercession hot on the altar for the work.

This might look different to different groups, but at the core, there is one person who connects to the Prayer Strategist and one person who serves on your team whose primary focus is Prayer As Strategy working with the larger group. Seek the Lord’s guidance for your organization for the right person.

An excellent model for Prayer As Strategy is the Book of Acts. See the attached information on using the Book of Acts to build and form groups that pray.

This is a wonderful orality tool in using the stories from the Book of Acts as a CPM model, The Oral BIBLE School Track 2 – Acts: Forming Groups that Pray http://theoralbibleschool.com or the direct download for pdf one page: https://orality.imb.org/files/1/379/Oral%20Bible%20School%20%7c%20Track%202%20%7c%20Sheet.pdf

Roadmap:

  • Pray Prayer is always a part of everything you do, but it should be your first step. Wait and Pray – Acts 1-2
  • Seek  –  Seek the Holy Spirit  – Acts 1-2, Repent, Baptize and Meet together Acts 2
  • Ask    –  Ask along the way – Ask what might be needed to prepare us to do the work. – Share, Evangelize Acts 2
  • Knock Knocking is a process – Who do we share with, What do we say, How do we disciple? Acts 3, How do we maintain being honest and sharing with one another Acts 4:32-5:11
  • Walk Walk it out, in whatever might come. Walk it out in whatever it may cost. – Acts 5:12, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 8:9-25, 12:1-24, Sending out missionaries Acts 13-14, Getting rid of unholy things Acts 19:1-20
  • Obey Obeying God in everyday situations, in hard situations and in training others Acts 6:8-8:1, Acts 18:18-28

It is recommended to have a Prayer Mobilization Team. Set them in place as early as possible. The role of partnership in prayer is the core of how prayer happens. Bringing everyone into the role of prayer is a shared responsibility, jointly owned by all. The Bible tells us that one can put 1,000 to flight but two can put 10,000 to flight—there is multiplied power in agreement. We are called to be His Body, His hands and feet on earth. Psalm 133 explains a commanded blessing in working together in unity. Partnerships in prayer are essential in seeing His kingdom accomplished. Prayer is not only an individual experience, but as we call others to join together before God. . . He hears our every prayer. Where two or three are together in His Name, He is in their midst. Jesus told us “…if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 18:19

Listening Component:  Praying and Listening are two key components for Prayer As Strategy. Listening may or may not be on the top of your list or a practiced habit, but in the world of missions today, it needs to be. As you begin to seek what paths to go forward in that God might have for you, He will tell you through these two key areas. If you put a priority of prayer and listening into practice, as you hit barriers you will see answers.

Utilizing “Prayer As Strategy” there needs to be Praying & Times of Listening as key components. You will want to take advantage of having someone embedded in the team present during each meeting who will physically pray and to actively listen. That is also a part of what your larger team should be doing.

Prayer is not just a call to join God in the work, but it is an invitation to learn to rest in Him along the prayer process. Knowing that God is on your side helps us to enter the rest He offers. (1 Pet. 5:7; Matt. 6:25-26) Cast your burden upon Him and He will sustain you. (Ps. 55:22) Cease striving and partner with Him. He longs to share His heart with you. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) Listening prayer is something that every follower of Christ should be doing.

[Go into Listening Prayer as you feel is needed. See the info provided in the attached resources for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5jLMO1ptjyNSGd8dljuAhYzdt6LJD35skW9s0mTceo/edit?usp=sharing]


“The man or woman at home who prays often has as much to do with the effectiveness of the missionary on the field, and consequently with the results of his or her labors, as the missionary.” — R. A. Torrey

Prayer Leaders/Directors/Facilitators/ Prayer Strategist

Prayer Strategist and/or someone who sees Prayer as Strategy or Uses Prayer as a Strategy

Prayer is not a department, but the foundation for all we do. It is our connection to God.

 

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) https://IONPrayer.com What might it look like to be a part of the work of God using…Read the full document at: Click here

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How to pray specifically for Oral and Oral Bibleless People?

By Linda Bemis Prayer Strategist/Sr. Associate International Orality Network (ION)http://orality.net

Email: IONPrayer@gmail.com Blog: https://IONPrayer.com

The Workers Are Few: Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:35-38  The fields ARE ripe unto harvest. God’s heart is for every and all peoples to have the opportunity to come to know Him and have the opportunity to receive the gift of salvation because of His Son. Prayer brings us directly into the larger perspective of what God is doing!  Jesus’ solution was always prayer. Prayer changes things!

When we pray, we recognize that prayer. . .

  • Ushers us into God’s presence
  • Reveals God’s plans
  • Obeys Jesus’ command to ask the Lord of the Harvest to send workers.
  • Invites God’s presence
  • Removes hindrances to the gospel
  • Prepares hearts to hear and respond
  • Releases resources
  • Gives protection for all
  • Releases spiritual power
  • Exercises divine authority to change situations and people
  • Prayer IS the battle, and prayer brings the victory

Praying Effectively. . .

  • Pray that believers will see the hearts among every least-reached people group that are ready to hear and respond to the Gospel.  John 4:35
  • Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send laborers into His Harvest fields.  Luke 10:2
  • Pray that the Lord will help the Body of Christ to labor together in the unity of the Spirit to bring good news where it’s never been heard before.  1 Cor. 3:9
  • Pray that God will supply and multiply the resources necessary to support His workers and their work.  2 Cor. 9:8-11
  • Pray for 100-fold fruit that remains for God’s glory and transforms each group by its presence.  Matthew 4:20

See more at: http://www.globalprn.com/praying-for-the-unreached/

How to pray specifically for Oral and Oral Bibleless People:

The remaining Unreached Unengaged People Groups are predominantly oral societies. We need to shift our understanding to include prayer for the Oral and Oral Bibleless peoples as well. Realizing that large portions of the globe still do not have access to Scripture, we need to learn to pray for those who communicate in oral ways or prefer oral methods. Let’s ask God to teach us to understand the needs of oral communicators, recognizing that they need to hear the gospel story in a different way or format in order to properly understand its message. Let’s pray for God to use technology to bring His story to the masses of this day so that soon there are  ZERO peoples left to hear the name of Jesus. Let’s pray for new gateways and new pathways for the gospel to every tongue, tribe and nation.

Technology is opening doors that previously have not been available. Repositories of Scripture are available through the internet like Bible.is and YouVersion.

God is making a way. God the “WayMaker” of Isaiah 43 is making a way, where in the past it seemed as if there was no way. Isaiah 43:14-21

See more at: https://orality.net/networks/gateways/

Prayer Mobilization: The focus has shifted us from what “we are doing” to “what God is up to”. We are moving into a fuller appreciation and operation of being God-centered and Spirit-driven, remembering the 18 months in praying for the Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPG) listing, name by name. We linked it to the larger prayer initiative of Ethne/Harvest Prayer (see a sample from Dec.2013IONPrayerFocus). We did not give up, but we continued to press in calling others to join to pray for each people group to have SOMEONE who would be willing to reach toward them.  Pray for more workers in the area of prayer mobilization. The Body of Christ needs to be mobilized to pray in this area into the future.

Commitment to Pray in a different way: From that 18 months, we began to ask God, “How do we pray for the oral peoples of the globe?” In October 2014, we began to ask the intercessors and pray-ers to move into a different format of prayer: To listen to the Bible in 90 Days (https://orality.net/prayer/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/) as a way of connecting to oral peoples and those peoples who do not yet have Scripture in their heart language or mother tongue. We were wondering what it might be like for Scripture engagement to involve listening and praying. Now we are asking more boldly for God to send the workers into His harvest fields in the area of Bible translation.

The reality of the need for a new strategy of prayer: How is it that after 2000 years, still not everyone has access or the ability to hear of Jesus Christ? How is it possible that those of us in the West have stacks of Bibles in our homes and there are still 1,778 peoples who do not have one verse? As we allowed God to open our ear gates to His Word, something different began to happen. God began to bring a greater reality to us of the 5.7 Billion people (with over half of those numbers being children) not having the same access to Scripture that we knew, it shifted us. It shifted our prayers.

God’s heart is for the every and all to have access to Him and to hear the name of Jesus. He can and will bring a new awakening to the Body of Christ. We are believing that the Body is being reset this year of 2016, the year of REFRESH. Having finished a year of intentional listening, we acknowledge that as we shift into this second half of the year, we are allowing Him to recalibrate us. We are asking God for some very big things. He is a very big God! The globalization of ION is upon us as a network. Praise God, we are seeing people all over the globe catch the vision of reaching the oral peoples.

Prayer and fasting is the key to moving into next levels. That reminds us of a story. After the experience of Transfiguration, the disciples had the opportunity to come to a new awareness of what would be needed. You remember the story in Mark 9. They tried unsuccessfully to deliver the young boy, but to no avail. “After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting.” And this same story back in Matthew 17, “Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ”But this kind doesn’t come out except by prayer and fasting.”

Do you know how you fit into being a part of God’s Great Commission plan:

God centered & Spirit directed

Seeing prayer being centered around God and His Kingdom, rather than directed toward our needs and what we think.

How we pray is critical.  The reality of Him in us. God’s plan for the whole world to hear of His Son and turn, is still at work. We are called to come alongside Him in this work. Much of the prayer that is done is man centered and need based.

“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart for I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33

Prayer is a part of His foundation, because of who we are as sons and daughters of God. We must help everyone feel able and needed to pray. We must “demystify” the call to prayer as being something more than what it is. . . Prayer is simply part of our ordinary life as a believer.

Have you thought of yourself as a prayer mobilizer or a prayer strategist? In the Scriptures, many times, those who led in prayer also mobilized prayer. They too, were the ones who brought the strategy of prayer to the people. We are in a very critical time in the history of the church. It will take everyone doing their part and being willing to link together in the area of prayer to pray in those who still wait.  We invite YOU to the conversation at: https://prayerstrategists.net/

Prayer is not a formality, but a responsibility of every believer.

Prayer is not a department or a small group who “takes care of our prayer requests.” In prayer we must allow ourselves to simply “be” with Him. To understand prayer as the foundation of everything we do is critical for every believer and every group involved in the work of God. Prayer is essential to the work of God. It is His work. Prayer is how we  come into agreement with Him. That takes listening to Him and trusting Him fully. Trusting the Holy Spirit for the power to accomplish, because we simply join the Son as He intercedes to the Father.

We want to share two PowerPoint presentations that give an overview and share the need for prayer in two specific areas:

Lord, teach us to pray For Unengaged (UUPG), Oral Culture & Oral Bibleless Peoples around the world. Click Here

Lord, teach us to pray “Understanding the gift of intercession in Biblical Intercessors, God’s pray-ers.”   Click Here

We invite you to visit the Orality website: http://orality.net                     

ION Prayer: Twitter  WordPress    Email: IONPrayer@gmail.com

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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:  https://orality.net/event/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/

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) https://IONPrayer.com 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

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JOIN THE MONTHLY CALL TO PRAY FOR THE REGION OF THE MONTH! dec-ethne-prayer-map

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

 

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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:

 

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN IN PRAYING FOR DIASPORA PEOPLE DURING ADVENT!

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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:
712.775.7035…….281207#

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November 2016 ION Prayer Focus

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 bibles Think about this. . .

How many Bibles do you have in your possession? Did you know that currently there are 1,778 languages that do not have ONE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE in their heart language! How can that be?!! Most of us reading this have the ENTIRE BIBLE ALL 66 BOOKS available as well as in different versions. Anytime we choose to, we are able to open our Bibles and take God’s Word into our hearts. Sadly that is not the case, around the globe.

Are you willing to try it?

Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st-Pray through the Bible in 90 Days. We are asking for our ION Prayer Partners to link in united prayer during this 90 day prayer initiative.

As we listen, we continue to focus our prayers toward those who do not have access to Scripture in their heart language or mother tongue.

Pick a language and just step into Bible Engagement each day for the next 90 days. While you are listening to the Word, remember to pray Matthew 9:35-38, The Lord of the Harvest Prayer.

Think about what it might be like to not have access to God’s Word or NO SCRIPTURE. Pray for the 1,778 languages that have NO SCRIPTURE at this time.

Simply we are calling the intercessors and pray-ers to be intentional to begin to step into Scripture engagement in the form of listening to the Word of God daily. Don’t get caught up in checking off the chapters. Just let the Word wash over you as you pray. Thinking about how hard it must be to be without the Scriptures. Praying for more Bible translations projects to be started to fill the gaps in Full Bibles, New Testament portions, Oral Scriptures/Oral Story Sets/Recordings, etc. and in small portions for the EVERY & ALL who still wait to hear. . . really hear in a way they can respond and receive the good news of God’s salvation through the gift of Christ Jesus.

To participate & get started,

GO to: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13- bible-in-90-days
Sign up
Click Start Plan
Pick your preference of Bible version
Be sure to use the AUDIO ‘listening mode’
Set up a reminder to come into your email
Then Use it daily (Don’t stop if you get behind, the point is to give it a try & listen to God’s

For full info and details, see https://orality.net/event/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/

As we continue to pray for those who are in need of Scripture in their own language and mother tongue, we partner this month with Finishing the Task (FTT). We invite you to download the most current listing published in Sept. 2016:

Current Listing for UUPGs

393 Ethnolinguistic Unengaged* Unreached People Groups with no Scripture (sorted by Country)  Click here to download the most current UUPG Listing of Peoples who are in need of Scripture

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As you Listen & Pray each day using audio Bible in this 90 Days Prayer Initiative, we invite you to pray thru the info listed in this NOV. 2016 ION Prayer Focus and take the time to download the UUPG list from the link above. From your “printed copy” pay close attention when you see columns with RED markings like this:

WS= Written Scripture  OS= Oral Scripture
No                                        No
No                                        No
No                                        No                                     

This means these people groups have NO WRITTEN AND NO ORAL SCRIPTURES available to them in their own heart language or mother tongue. ION continues to publish and believe our figure of 2/3 of the world’s population are oral either by culture or by preference. We are asking for prayer as we walk out this research and seek to influence the Body of Christ to make disciples of all oral peoples.

We further ask for prayers as we research how to identify people groups and how we must use oral strategies to reach them at a heart level. Join in praying for the ongoing Global Orality Research Project by clicking here for more info.

This also presents another problem, in regard to meeting the current needs into the future for getting Scripture and new translation work finished into the future. We need to think beyond our current situation.

Would you join in dreaming with us as we partner with the Holy Spirit work of how this situation might be handled into the future. Join with us to believe for the more. . .

Please PRAY for this work: 4.2.20 Foundation & IBLT launch School of Biblical Hebrew

The School of Biblical Hebrew uses oral teaching methodologies to take participants from beginner level to translation proficiency in Biblical Hebrew within 8 months, equipping them with the skills necessary for proficiency in translating the Old Testament directly from the source language. The SBH is a one-of-a-kind program that trains translators to make independent decisions about the meaning of the source text in Old Testament translation projects. –by 4.2.20 Foundation   Download File

Download the Press Release: https://orality.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SBH-PressRelease_09.2016.v2.pdf

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For specific prayer this month we share these interesting stats:

393 People Groups, with a total population count of 16,936,324 souls

Number of People Groups with no Written Scripture* (yellow)      243

Number of People Groups with no Oral Scripture  (red)     386

Number of People Groups with NO Written or Oral Scripture** (red)   236

People Groups still unengaged since the original “639” list (bolded)      6

* Researchers are currently investigating whether a people group is an Oral-reliant or preference people group; the outcome of that work will impact the feasibility of written Scripture needs within the people group(s).

** This includes 52 Deaf people groups; there is very little Scripture access or resources available

Further fuel for our prayer times. . .

Going by the REDs marked, here are the Top 5  NO SCRIPTURE UUPGs
#1 China = 44
#2 Chad  = 20
#3 Sudan = 16 + S. Sudan = 2  Total = 18
#4 Laos    = 12
#5 Indonesia = 10

Also of note are 52 UUPGs that are Deaf Peoples

We hope you are enjoying your daily “washing in the Word” as we LISTEN & PRAY for Scripture for the EVERY & ALL this second month of our 90 Day ION Prayer Initiative. See this link for more details. It is not too late to join us! https://orality.net/event/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/

In the meantime, we invite you to join the ION Prayer Team each and every Thursday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas in the USA) at 2pm (EST) for one hour.

Dial: (712) 432-0926     Access code: 373000#

You are invited again this November to join in the Two (2) IDOP Prayer Calls:

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Blessings to you. We appreciate your partnership and prayers.

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1 OCT. – 31 DEC. 2016 Bible in 90 Days ION Prayer Initiative

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Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st-Pray through the Bible in 90 Days. We are asking for our ION Prayer Partners & Friends to link in united prayer during this 90 day prayer initiative.

We continue to focus our prayers toward those who do not have access to Scripture in their heart language or mother tongue.

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 biblesHow Many Bibles Do You Have?

Think about this. . .

Did you know that currently there are 1,778 languages that do not have ONE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE in their heart language! How can that be?!! Most of us reading this have the ENTIRE BIBLE ALL 66 BOOKS available, as well as having it in different versions. Anytime we choose to, we are able to open our Bibles and take God’s Word into our hearts. Sadly that is not the case, around the globe.

Audio in other languages

Are you willing to try it? 

Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st

Pray through the Bible in 90 Days. We are asking for our ION Prayer Partners to link in united prayer during this 90 day prayer initiative.

As we listen, we continue to focus our prayers toward those who do not have access to Scripture in their heart language or mother tongue. 

Pick a language and just step into Bible Engagement each day for the next 90 days. While you are listening to the Word, remember to pray Matthew 9:35-38, The Lord of the Harvest Prayer.

Think about what it might be like to not have access to God’s Word or NO SCRIPTURE. Pray for the 1,778 languages that have NO SCRIPTURE at this time.

Simply we are calling the intercessors and pray-ers to be intentional to begin to step into Scripture engagement in the form of listening to the Word of God daily. Don’t get caught up in checking off the chapters. Just let the Word wash over you as you pray. Thinking about how hard it must be to be without the Scriptures. Praying for more Bible translations projects to be started to fill the gaps in Full Bibles, New Testament portions, Oral Scriptures/Oral Story Sets/Recordings, etc. and in small portions for the EVERY & ALL who still wait to hear. . . really hear in a way they can respond and receive the good news of God’s salvation through the gift of Christ Jesus.

To participate:

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  1. GO to: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13- bible-in-90-days
  2. Sign up: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13
  3. Click Start Plan
  4. Pick your preference of Bible version
  5. Be sure to use the AUDIO ‘listening mode’
  6. Set up a reminder to come into your email
  7. Then Use it daily (Don’t stop if you get behind, the point is to give it a try & listen to God’s Word and pray for others to have access to Scripture!)
    Follow the plan “Bible in 90 Days” in the AUDIO ‘listening mode’. . .

For a sample click here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13-bible-in-90-days/day/1

As we continue to drill down in prayer for Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples around the globe, focus in on praying for Scripture for the every and all, especially these oral culture peoples. Those who most probably have never had the opportunity to be involved in Scripture Engagement in any way. They will not fully be able to comprehend correctly when they read Scripture even in if it is in their own language, because they are Oral Peoples whose culture is not geared toward the receiving of information in a literate (letters to paper) way. It is an 18″ issue – distance between the head and the heart.

WE MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BRING SCRIPTURE TO THE EVERY & ALL IN A WAY THEY CAN REALLY RECEIVE.

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 three years our ION Prayer Teams have taken the last three months of the year and prayed as they listened to the Bible in Audio format. Asking God for Oral Bibles for every oral culture people group.

If you would prefer to use a chart, we have provided one below. We still would ask you to listen rather than read. We are asking God to allow us to understand what it is like for oral peoples who sometimes prefer use their ear gates to receive their information.

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Join in praying for the Persecuted Church

NOTE: Please Mark Your Calendars to join together for the TWO 12 Hour Prayer Calls for IDOP Nov. 6th & 13th
Here is the latest update from WEA

WEA Religious Liberty Prayer News

25 October 2016

“Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
O guard my life, and deliver me;
do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you”

Pslam 25: 19-20

Dear Friends in Christ,

The World Evangelical Alliance is a global ministry working with local churches around the world to join in common concern to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus in their communities. God is glorified and the nations of the earth are forever transformed.

The purpose of the WEA Religious Liberty Prayer Release is to keep you informed and mobilized in prayer and intercession for the needs of justice and religious liberty in the Church around the globe, so that we can stand together for the work of the Kingdom and the healing of the Nations. The Prayer Release is comprised on the basis of different credible resources.

A series of arrests of Christians in IRAN

On 26 August 2016, five Christians were arrested by Iranian authorities while travelling to the Alborz Mountains north-east of Tehran.

According to a report by Middle East Concern (MEC), since then three Christians have been released after posting an equivalent of USD 33,000 each as bail money. More than 200 Christians have been detained by Iranian authorities since 2015. 43 Christians were arrested in August alone.

Prayer points:

  • Pray for the release of Christians detained in Iran;
  • Pray that the authorities would act justly and stop discriminating against Christians;
  • Pray that Christians in Iran, especially church leaders and pastors, would continue to remain firm in their faith despite the pressures and persecution;
  • Pray for God’s protection over all Christians in Iran.

Read more…

Court delays Asia Bibi’s blasphemy appeal

On 13 October 2016, Pakistan’s Supreme Court postponed the hearing of Asia Bibi’s appeal against the death sentence handed to her in November 2010 on blasphemy charges. The hearing was postponed after one of the three judges stepped down citing his involvement in the case of Salman Taseer. A liberal governor, Taseer, was shot dead in Islamabad in 2011 after speaking out for Bibi.

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, has spent the past six years on death row and is currently in her seventh year in prison.

Prayer points:

  • Pray that Asia Bibi’s case would be taken up for hearing soon;
  • Pray that the death sentence handed to Asia Bibi would be overturned and that she would be set free from prison;
  • Pray that God would strengthen her during this time of distress and anxiety.

Read more…

Pastor and wife arrested in TURKEY

According to a report, on 7 October, Turkish authorities arrested Andrew Brunson, a US citizen and pastor of a church in Izmir along with his wife, Norine on the grounds of “threatening national security”. The pastor and the wife were then informed by the authorities that they would be deported within 15 days and not allowed to re-enter the country. On 19 October, Norine was released after she was informed that the charges against her had been dropped. Andrew, however, continues to be detained.

Prayer points:

  • Pray that Andrew Brunson would be released from detention;
  • Pray that the authorities would not discriminate against Christians in Turkey;
  • Pray for greater religious freedoms in the country.

Read more…

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IDOP 2016 Two (2) Prayer Calls

 

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IDOP 2016

Plan to join us for either one or both of this year’s IDOP Prayer Calls. The dates are the first two (2) Sundays in November 2016. See the following link for the formal information and invitation. Please also click on the links below and share the info and IDOP 2016 Flyer:

https://voiceofthepersecuted.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/event-2016-international-day-of-prayer-for-the-persecuted-church-idop-mark-your-calendars/

You are free to share the IDOP Prayer Calls Link and the Flyer above as you mobilize.

For the past three years ION Prayer has partnered together for this very important prayer time. To learn more about praying why we link together each year to pray for the persecuted check out the IDOP website. http://idop.org/web/. The WEA has posted a video to help you understand the significance part we can play in prayer. See it here: https://vimeo.com/181457263

 Download the IDOP 2016 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Yfy-ajbppfM3VmTFJfQ2lSLWM/view

 

Participating Global Advocates:

Persecution Watch

Voice of the Persecuted

International Orality Network (ION)

Global Prayer Resource Network 

Ethne

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2)

Prayer Surge Network

Fellowship of Prayer Strategists 

Asian Access 

Accord Network

PRINT/DOWNLOAD FLYER IDOP 2016 Prayer Conference Call (remember to also share with pastors, church members, prayer groups)

DATES:
Sunday November 6
Sunday November 13
Time:
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time
6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mountain time
5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time
Call Number:  
712-775-7035
Access Code:
281207#

International numbers and Mobile App links available

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link  or App Store – iTunes

Available International IDOP Prayer Conference Call Numbers

(Note: If you will be using one of the call numbers below, you may experience issues in your country. If you are unable to connect, try using the VoIP dialer available at this link. Click on VoIP dialer, go to this number 712-775-7035 in the drop down menu—enter access code 281207 (do not add the # symbol)—enter your name and click on the ‘Place Call’ button.)

Australia                                              +61 (0) 3 8672 0185

Austria                                                  +43 (0) 732 2781155

Belgium                                                +32 (0) 9 324 29 17

Brazil                                                     +55 61 4040-4314

Bulgaria                                                +359 (0) 2 495 1527

Canada                                                 (712) 775-7060

Chile                                                      +56 (0) 44 890 9161

China                                                     +86 (0) 510 6801 0117

Costa Rica                                            +506 4000 3885

Croatia                                                  +385 (0) 1 8000 065

Cyprus                                                  +357 77 788854

Czech                                                    +420 225 852 060

Denmark                                               +45 78 77 36 35

Dominican Republic                             (829) 999-2585

Estonia                                                 +372 614 8061

Finland                                                 +358 (0) 9 74790032

France                                                  +33 (0) 1 80 14 00 56

GCC/Arabian Peninsula                       +973 1656 8325

Georgia                                                +995 (0) 706 777 110

Germany                                             +49 (0) 89 143772955

Guatemala                                          +502 2458 1416

Hungary                                               +36 1 987 6821

Iceland                                                 +354 539 0323

Indonesia                                            +62 (0) 21 51388813

Ireland                                                  +353 (0) 1 437 0318

Israel                                                     +972 (0) 76-599-0026

Italy                                                       +39 06 8997 2187

Japan                                                    +81 (0) 3-5050-5075

Kenya                                                   +254 (0) 20 5231033

Latvia                                                    +371 67 881 516

Lithuania                                              +370 (8) 37 248962

Luxembourg                                        +352 20 30 10 03

Malaysia                                              +60 (0) 11-1146 0070

Mexico                                                 +52 (01) 899 274 5015

Netherlands                                       +31 (0) 6 35205061

Nigeria                                                  +234 (0) 1 440 5221

Norway                                                +47 21 93 53 35

Pakistan                                               +92 (0) 21 37130640

Panama                                                +507 838-7821

Poland                                                  +48 32 739 96 40

Portugal                                               +351 21 114 3145

Romania                                              +40 (0) 31 780 7760

Slovakia                                                +421 2 333 255 32

Slovenia                                               +386 (0) 1 828 03 25

South Africa                                         +27 (0) 87 825 0107

South Korea                                       +82 (0) 70-7686-0015

Spain                                                     +34 931 98 23 70

Sri Lanka                                              +94 (0) 11 5 322961

Sweden                                               +46 (0) 31 781 06 26

Switzerland                                        +41 (0) 43 550 70 55

Taiwan                                                  +886 (0) 985 646 917

Turkey                                                  +90 (0) 212 988 1713

Ukraine                                                +380 (0) 89 323 9978

United Kingdom                                 +44 (0) 330 606 0527

United States                                                (712) 775-7035

Vietnam                                                 +84 (0) 4 7108 0080

We welcome you to join the ongoing prayer thru the weekly Persecution Watch Prayer Call group that meets at 9pm EST every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  For more info contact: pwprayercall@gmail.com  

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October 2016 ION Prayer Focus

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Second stack of bibles

How Many Bibles Do You Have?

Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st-Pray through the Bible in 90 Days. We are asking for our ION Prayer Partners to link in united prayer during this 90 day prayer initiative.

We continue to focus our prayers toward those who do not have access to Scripture in their heart language or mother tongue.

This month we are teaming up with the Ethne / Fellowship of Prayer Strategists, PRAYING FOR THOSE UPGs WHO HAVE NO SCRIPTURE in South Asia, who are of the Muslim religion.

 

Linking to the Ethne Prayer October Focus: http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/ethne.php?es=2&ethnemonth=10

We want to praying for those in SE Asia who are Oral Peoples. We want to focus on 12 UUPGs who have NO SCRIPTURE and little to NO Access to Oral Scripture & Bible Resources:

BHUTAN (8 UUPGs) – Deaf, Dzalakha, Kurtop, Lakha, Matpa, Nyenpa (NO Scripture & NO other Bible Resources) Tibetan & Tseku (NO Oral Scripture, some other Bible Resources)
BANGLADESH (2 UUPGs) – Dalu  & Ushoi (NO Oral Scripture, some other Bible Resources)
INDIA (2 UUPGs) –Dhobi (Kashmiri) & Parenga (NO Oral Scripture, some other Bible Resources)
NEPAL (0) – SRI LANKA (0) – MALDIVES (0) – The people groups in these 3 countries are some of the blessed who have Written & Oral Scriptures available. There are no UUPGs in these countries who need Scripture in their languages. Praise God!

We want to highlight two particular people groups that Finishing the Task (FTT) has said are a high priority. Please pray with us for the Dalu of Bangladesh and the Dhobi of India. [To see the most current FTT UUPG Listing: http://www.finishingthetask.com/uupgs.php?sort=Country]

Pray for the Dalu Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Bangladesh
2,400 pop.
NO Oral Scripture, or any other Scripture Resource. They only have Written Scripture and  are an oral culture people group
Darlong language
There are resources available in Bengali, but not their mother tongue language.
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100% Islam
Pray for the Dhobi (Kashmiri)(Muslim traditions)
India
This is one particular group of 7,000 in population. They were engaged previously, but have no believers. They are in need of oral resources specific to their heart language.
NEED Oral Bible Scripture, as they are an oral culture people.
Dogri language
There are many resources available in Urdu, but not as many their heart language and mother tongue.
1.0
100% Islam

Prayer Calendar:

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Click here for the October 2016 Fellowship of Prayer Strategistis Prayer Calendar

  • October 2016 – Unreached Muslims of South Asia “The Maldives: A Place Where the Gospel is Viewed as a Threat”
  • October 2016 – Español
  • JOIN THE Fellowship of Prayer Strategists MONTHLY CALL: FPS Prayer Call October 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm7am CST/1pm GMT Please email prayerethne@gmail.com for information on how to connect to this monthly prayer call.

As we continue to drill down in prayer for Oral & Oral Bible-less Peoples around the globe, focus in on praying for Scripture for the every and all, especially these oral culture peoples. Those who most probably have never had the opportunity to be involved in Scripture Engagement in any way. They will not fully be able to comprehend correctly when they read Scripture even in if it is in their own language, because they are Oral Peoples whose culture is not geared toward the receiving of information in a literate (letters to paper) way. It is an 18″ issue – distance between the head and the heart.

WE MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BRING SCRIPTURE TO THE EVERY & ALL IN A WAY THEY CAN REALLY RECEIVE.

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 three years our ION Prayer Teams have taken the last three months of the year and prayed as they listened to the Bible in Audio format. Asking God for Oral Bibles for every oral culture people group.

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

Source: https://orality.net/prayer/bible-in-90-days-prayer-initiative/

Think about this. . .

How many Bibles do you have in your possession? Did you know that currently there are 1,778 languages that do not have ONE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE in their heart language! How can that be?!! Most of us reading this have the ENTIRE BIBLE ALL 66 BOOKS available as well as in different versions. Anytime we choose to, we are able to open our Bibles and take God’s Word into our hearts. Sadly that is not the case, around the globe.

Audio in other languagesAre you willing to try it? 

Pick a language and just step into Bible Engagement each day for the next 90 days. While you are listening to the Word, remember to pray Matthew 9:35-38, The Lord of the Harvest Prayer.

Think about what it might be like to not have access to God’s Word or NO SCRIPTURE. Pray for the 1,778 languages that have NO SCRIPTURE at this time.

Simply we are calling the intercessors and pray-ers to be intentional to begin to step into Scripture engagement in the form of listening to the Word of God daily. Don’t get caught up in checking off the chapters. Just let the Word wash over you as you pray. Thinking about how hard it must be to be without the Scriptures. Praying for more Bible translations projects to be started to fill the gaps in Full Bibles, New Testament portions, Oral Scriptures/Oral Story Sets/Recordings, etc. and in small portions for the EVERY & ALL who still wait to hear. . . really hear in a way they can respond and receive the good news of God’s salvation through the gift of Christ Jesus.

To participate:

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  1. GO to: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13- bible-in-90-days
  2. Sign up: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13
  3. Click Start Plan
  4. Pick your preference of Bible version
  5. Be sure to use the AUDIO ‘listening mode’
  6. Set up a reminder to come into your email
  7. Then Use it daily (Don’t stop if you get behind, the point is to give it a try & listen to God’s Word and pray for others to have access to Scripture!)
    Follow the plan “Bible in 90 Days” in the AUDIO ‘listening mode’. . .

For a sample click here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13-bible-in-90-days/day/1

If you would prefer to use a chart rather than an App:screenshot_2016-09-29-13-45-51-1

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We welcome you to plan to join with the group of those who pray together via Conference Call each week.

Praising God for our PRAY-ERS all over the globe who participate in united prayer.

We are grateful for those who link in united prayer each Thursday. We want to continue to lift up the oral peoples of the globe to the Father.

Would you pray with us:

Praying for: Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples

Pray for Unreached Peoples
Strategy for Workers

Intro: Gaining access and favor among an unreached people group can be very tricky. Workers need the wisdom of God to navigate cultural, political and religious issues.

Scripture: But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. -James 3:17

Prayer: Lord, You are the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega, and there is nothing hidden from Your sight. You are the wisest counselor of all. I thank You for Your promise, that You give wisdom to those who ask.

I’m asking now for Your servants working with the Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples, that You would give them the strategies they need today. Fill them with heavenly wisdom that is pure, peace-loving, and considerate. Reveal to them the divine strategies they need to navigate the cultural issues they are facing with the Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples.

Inspire them with creative solutions to the political and religious challenges that hold back the Gospel among the Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples. Lord, release Your wisdom and light the path before them to penetrate this people group with the truth of Your love.

In Jesus name. Amen

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you our pictures and praises from the Houston gathering.

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 Plan to join each 5th Friday in 2016 for the Prayer Call for the Persecuted Church –  Fri. 9pm thru Sat. 9pm — Sept. 30th – Oct. 2st

[Be sure to mark in your prayer calendar, Nov. 6th & 13th IDOP and the final 5th Friday Prayer Call for 2016 -Dec. 30th]

https://ionprayer.com/2016/09/28/plan-to-join-in-on-the-next-5th-friday-in-2016-prayer-for-the-persecuted-church/

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Plan to join in on the next 5th Friday in 2016 Prayer for the Persecuted Church

 

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PLAN to join with other pray-ers on the next 5th Friday Prayer for the PERSECUTED Church, coming up Fri., Sept 30th 9pm-9pm Sat., Oct. 1st.

This is a 24 hour prayer call, you can join for 5 minutes or 5 hours or however long you can… But please do join to pray!

Source: https://orality.net/event/praying-for-the-persecuted-church-every-5th-friday-in-2016/

Source: https://voiceofthepersecuted.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/prayer-call-event-an-invitation-to-pray-for-those-who-carry-the-cross

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Sharing with you the opportunity to link in prayer with Persecution Watch three (3) nights a week.

For more info: pwprayercall@gmail.com

 

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You are always invited

to join each and every

Thursday at 2pm

for the ION Prayer Call.

 

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