Prayer Focus Update

Praying each Thursday, we ask you to link in united prayer at 2pm (Eastern) GMT-4

Dial: +1 (641) 552-9404

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EACH MONTH a new ION Prayer Focus (Prayer Guide) is posted to the ION Blog, See the latest at:


Each Thursday those involved with the Orality network and our partner groups unite to pray. We ask you to pull away and gather together as a group and really pray!


Will you not watch and pray with Me?

If you are able to connect to the weekly prayer call, we invite you:
Join each Thursday at 2pm (EDT) GMT-5
Dial: (641) 552-9404
Code: 818908#

Each month we offer an open invitation to come and join others to pray for UUPGs, all Oral Peoples & Oral Bible-less, partner groups and Great Commission Partners. Each Thursday at 2pm (EDT) GMT-5 a small group gathers to pray together.

We invite you to join to pray or to share what you are doing in Orality and let us come alongside you in the place of prayer for what God is allowing you to be involved in.

We invite you to #PRAYtheWord in Matthew 26:36-46 & Mark 14:32-42 in this Lenten Season.

And He said to Peter, “So could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

To listen to the Scripture portion, click here:;Mark+14:32%E2%80%9342/

Each Thursday those involved with the Orality network and our partner groups unite to pray. We ask you to pull away and gather together as a group and really pray!

Since ION is a network and our partners are all around the globe, the best way to connect is to ask everyone to link together each month in united prayer through posts like this one, and the ION Prayer Focus each month. Visit or for more information.


The ION Prayer Team encourages you to be an advocate by helping others see the great need for strategic prayer for oral learners!

As we move forward in this Season, I was reminded of our challenge to know the “backstory” to who God is by our dear friend, Avery. May we introduce you to an orality partner group again that is working toward bringing the Word to every people through the God’s Story?

This month as you pray for Oral Peoples, and those who still wait to hear the Name of Jesus –would you ponder with us the “backstory to some of your favorites”? Our dear friend, Avery Willis shared with me, “Linda, you know all the names of God and use them well, but let me ask you pointedly, do you know the story behind the names? The backstory of each one released the story of who God is and each one give another layer of God releasing Who He Is and the power of the I AM in greater ways.”

The “backstory” is always the best part of the story… because you get to know what it was that God was trying to bring to His people that could only be told through a story!

Do you know the “backstory” to your favorite name of God?

In Wikipedia it is described this way: A backstory, background story, back-story, or background is a set of events presented as preceding and leading up to that particular place in the story or plot. It is a literary device of a narrative history all chronologically earlier than the narrative of present or primary interest. Even a purely historical work selectively reveals backstory to the audience.

We invite you to visit our Orality friends at

We think the Master Storyteller was on to something in His pattern of presenting Himself through Who He presented Himself as and to His Timing!
Visit: and for more on the story and book highlighting God’s oral communication in the Bible and Hebrew Tradition. A Book, Short Films & Interactive Learning Platform.

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 :

Join as well to pray for all the Events posted.

Linking In Prayer

Each month there are a number of Global Prayer Connection Calls happening. If you are a prayer coordinator or director and would like to link with others around the globe, send and email to: and we can provide you with that information.



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ION Prayer 90 Days Prayer Initiative

A United Call for Prayer on behalf of all Oral Peoples, Oral Bible-less People Groups, and for those working in Orality/UUPGs & Great Commission Partner groups. -“Devote ourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful… that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.” (Colossians 4:2-4)

Please, if you did not start with us, you can still join in with us from any date.

Unite in Prayer

Thirty-five Global Prayer leaders (including the ION Int’l Prayer Director) from seven nations gathered recently to listen to God for His direction; seeking Him together for His strategy to mobilize prayer for the nations and greater strengthening of the Body of Christ.

During our corporate listening time, it was clear through multiple voices that we are living in extraordinary and critical times. We (the Body of Christ) need to be connected to one another relationally and together prepare for what is coming.

UUPG Prayer Adoption Presentation

Lord, teach us to pray: 

Here is a link to the ION Prayer Power Point Presentation (ppt)

You are welcome to use it  to share about the need for prayer for Oral Peoples, UUPGs, UPGs & Bible-less oral peoples:

ION Prayer Presentation with the Different Types of Biblical Intercessors

Lord, teach us to pray: 

  • Understanding the gift of intercession in Biblical Intercessors
  • God’s pray-ers
  • How to pray in this season of the Great Commission

This is the link to the ION Prayer Power Point Presentation (ppt) that includes the Different Types of Biblical Intercessors.

You are welcome to use this and share about the need for prayer for Oral Peoples, UUPGs, UPGs & Bible-less oral peoples & Different Types of Biblical Intercessors:

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