‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the Lord Almighty.
Zechariah 4.6b (NIV)

There are 1256 language groups in the world that need translation to start so that the people can access God’s Word. That is a huge need. But God is greater. Thank you for partnering with us in prayer to see everyone with God’s Word.

Together in Christ,
The Prayer Words team

22. Papua New Guinea (PNG): Madang and Morobe provinces used to be the areas of greatest need for new work in PNG. But give thanks to God that many new projects have been started in these provinces.

23. PNG: Pray for the many new projects. So much can go wrong at this early stage. Pray for heavenly wisdom, for unity, for the right people in the right roles, for effective skills development and resources.

24. PNG: The areas of greatest need in PNG are now Sepik and Sandaun provinces. Together, they have over ninety language groups with no access to Scripture and where no work is happening. They are also among the least developed provinces of PNG, with some of the lowest literacy rates and the lowest life expectancy in the country. Please pray!

25. PNG: The Gnau, Yil and Laeko-Libuat are neighbouring people groups of Sandaun Province that have no access to Scripture in their own languages. Nearby, are the Au people, who have the New Testament. Intermarriage means that some speak both Au and one or more neighbouring languages. Pray that the Au churches pray for their neighbours, and are moved by the Holy Spirit to help bring God’s Word to them.

26. The Meramera New Testament is being distributed with a celebration this month. Give thanks for Wycliffe Australia members Ruth and Calvin Mathys who have worked alongside the Meramera people of New Ireland to bring the work to this point. Pray that the Meramera people embrace God’s transforming Word.

27. The Red Sea Counselling Service in Cairns provides much needed member care to cross-cultural workers. Give thanks for those who have recently joined the team: Rachel Kopke (Wycliffe Australia) and Brian Paris (Pioneer Bible Translators USA). Several online counsellors have also joined the team. Pray for wisdom and fruitfulness for them in their roles.

28. The Red Sea is still looking for a CEO. They also need a counsellor who is based in Cairns. Please bring these needs to our God. (Mt. 9:38)

29. Myanmar: Give thanks for the rapid growth of the church in the midst of severe persecution. Pray for peace in Myanmar, and that the work of church planting and Bible translation remains fruitful despite the unrest. (1 Tim. 2.1-4)

30. Myanmar: Young people are being conscripted into the army; an army that is deployed against the people of Myanmar. Pray that young church planters and Bible translators remain free to focus on the work God has for them to do. Pray that conscription ends.


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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...