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PRAYER WORDS 15-22 OCTOBER

‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you … my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’
Mt 11:28-30 (NIV)

Are you feeling weary and burdened? Some of us have felt that way recently. But each time we have come out of a time of prayer, we have felt refreshed and renewed. We pray that you are refreshed by Jesus as you worship him and pray as his Spirit leads. Bless you for your faithfulness in prayer!

The Prayer Words Team


15. SIL Australia: Give thanks that Graham Scott and David Nicholls have the opportunity to attend a Bible Translation Conference (on 15–19 October) because it is being held online. Pray for God’s insights and for God’s appointments as they network.

16. Papua: Thank God for Marnix, a key leader among local Bible translation agencies. Marnix is facilitating conversations to bring the Papuan Malay work under one of the Papuan Bible translation agencies. (Phil 2:13)

17. Papua: Negotiations to bring the Papuan Malay work under a local umbrella organisation have come to a standstill because of internet issues in Papua and the illness of a key leader. Pray for God to restore this leader’s health, for God’s timing, for God’s path and for patience. (Ps 27:14)

18. Papua: Many Papuan Malay speakers are Muslims whose families have migrated from other parts of Indonesia. The Papuan Malay Scriptures provide them with an opportunity to know and follow Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit will transform their lives through the Good News of Jesus. (Jer 15:16)

19. Papua: Strongholds in Papuan culture include a false sense of identity, for example materialism, seeking status, sexual sin, and striving to please God through ministry. Pray for freedom and real life to be found in Jesus. (John 10:10; 2 Cor 10:4-5)

20. Papua: Other strongholds in Papua are generational sins, including the occult, tribalism, anger, jealousy, generational sickness and curses, and looking to material objects for protection, strength or favour. Pray to break these strongholds. (2 Cor 10:4-5; John 10:10)

21. South Pacific Bible Forum: Wycliffe Australia CEO, Max Sahl, is attending the South Pacific Bible Forum this weekend. This year the forum is online (because of COVID-19 restrictions). Pray that the forum is valuable for networking and collaboration.

22. Bible translation in the Pacific: Pray for unity and productive collaboration between all organisations that are involved in Bible translation in the Pacific. (Ps 133)

Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...