The most current Praise & Prayer Update (ION Prayer Guide) is available at: ION Global Prayer Blog
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There is a small group of intercessors who gather on a conference call each Thursday that you can link to as well for prayer. They would love to hear your story!
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!
Dial: (712) 770-3907
If you need an International Country Code, please send an email: IONGlobalPrayer@gmail.com and one will be provided.
You are invited to come and join others to pray for UUPGs, Oral Peoples & Bibleless, Orality.net partner groups and Great Commission Partners. This is a small group that gathers to pray together. Come share what you are doing in Orality and let them come alongside you in the place of prayer for what God is allowing you to be involved in. Even if you cannot physically join the call, 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 Praise & Prayer Update each month. Visit the ION Prayer Blog for more information.
That looks differently for different peoples, but the reality is: 2,081 people groups do not have ONE VERSE of Scripture and for the vast majority of the globe, they do not have access to the Word of God. Only 9% of the world have the full Bible. (4.2.20 Foundation) 80% of the world’s population are oral communicators –people who do not read, or prefer to learn by oral-visual means.
For more info on current statistics for the Bibleless People Groups check here.
Praying for the Orality Network
We invite you to pray with us for the next ION Regional Event & Emerging Regions.
We invite you to continue to pray each month for the Orality Network (ION) as God continues to grow us. As you pray, for informed intercession, we invited you to visit the Orality website https://orality.net and as you go through the different areas of the website, please PRAY.
PRAY for each of the orality events. Link into these events as you are able. Pray for how ION works and who is involved. To help you to strategically pray for the way God is providing for more organization of the work of Orality. Thank you for linking and connecting in prayer.
Praying alongside ION Partners
We continue to ask you to learn more about ION & its partners. To collaborate together and see God’s activity and join Him there, where ever possible. Let’s look at “What does it look like to see God as an oral communicator?”
The Center for Oral Scriptures (COS) released the “Master Storyteller“, its purpose is to help us to reconnect and see how God is the master storyteller. While we recognize that Orality is not just storytelling, it is about His Story being shared and used to reach the every and all in various ways. Look at the different gateways and pathways and how Orality is being used. This might be a way for you to share with others how to look at why Orality is key to everything we do.
Getting Connected in Global Prayer
The Seed Company (TSCO) CLICK to visit
OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE ARE STILL BIBLELESS.
Take a moment to let that sink in.
God is opening up opportunities to partner together in prayer in greater ways. We want you to learn about what is going on in prayer and missions and ask you to link together to pray for projects for Oral Bibles and for UUPGs thru the group, The Seed Company (TSCO) which is a part of the Wycliffe Bible Translation family.
Here are two ways to do that:
- Join PRAY for ZERO by texting 313131 and write PRAY in the message. You will get an immediate response.
- Consider connecting monthly to the TSCO Aroma Call: We invite you to hop on the monthly call as you are able and learn how to pray more effectively for Bibleless Peoples. Pray for ZERO –
My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus — the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. — Acts 20:24
The Call is held the First Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm CDT.
Exciting News from ION:
We invite you to pick up your copy of the new ION book, “Praying for the Oral and Oral Bibleless People Groups” which is now available in print and in a free digital version.
The print copy format is offered in print on demand for an “at cost” amount. There are two different versions: $10 for “Full Color” & $7 for “B&W” available for purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732698309/
For those of you who prefer the digital eBook version is it available for free on the ION Orality.net website: https://orality.net