More than 2,000 Bibleless language groups are still waiting.
No generation prior to this one has been better acquainted with the idea of global community. Thanks to today’s technology, we can communicate across oceans in an instant via email, satellite phone connections, and social networking systems like Facebook and Twitter. Continuous news coverage keeps us ever-aware of global events, and information flows at a staggering pace. The borders of our world are quickly shrinking and, as stewards of this season in history, we must respond to these realities.
We must also respond to the reality of God’s character and plan. We know from Scripture that God’s plan for eternity is a wonderful mosaic of people—“a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9, NLT). Wycliffe’s founder, Cameron Townsend, believed that every person on earth deserves to have access to God’s Word. We honor this core belief and God’s plan for His Kingdom when we follow Jesus’ example of moving across cultural boundaries. The work is not done. Yes, our world is more connected today than ever before, but millions of people are still waiting to hear the truth of God’s Word in their own language for the first time. Remember them today, and the vision and mission of Bible translation.
- Pray that the Lord will create a hunger and thirst for Himself in those who have not yet heard. Pray that He will create a desire for His Word among those who have trusted in Him but lack the Scriptures in appropriate forms in their language.
- Pray for workers to be called and sent to each group. Pray that God will call skilled and passionate mother-tongue translators and advocates from within groups needing the Scriptures.
- Pray for unity among churches, mission partners and individual believers working to share the gospel and the Scriptures with the group. Pray for fruit produced by the Holy Spirit.
Truly, the need is great. Take a moment to watch this video as a reminder of the need to reach the last languages with God’s Word.
Resource: Wycliffe Pray Today Blog