Monday, August 06, 2007

How to pray for Bibleless peoples

- by name (Isaiah 43:1)
- by location (1 Timothy 2:1,2)
- in expectation (Matthew 21:22)
- for pre-contact openness to spiritual truth (Acts 17:27)
- for workers to be called and sent (Matthew 9:38, Acts 16:10)
- for good initial contact with the people (Galatians 4:14)
- for good ongoing relationships and involvement by the community (2 Corinthians 8:3,4)
- for the completion of the task to the glory of God (John 17:4)
- that they may believe (Hebrews 4:2)
- that they may have the Bible in their own language (Acts 2)
- that they may read or hear the translated Scriptures (Revelations 1:3)
- that indigenous churches will use the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 16:26)

[reprinted from WORDAlive, Winter 2002, p31, Wycliffe Canada]

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