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Prayer Watch: Computer Tablets Help Bible Translators

22August, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Indigenous man from a Bibleless language group


Today, we read in Ephesians 6 that we are tasked with a command: Always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit
in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ."
Ephesians 3:16-18 (NIV) 

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. 
With this in mind, be alert 
and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."
Ephesians 6:18–20 (NIV)


“The Lord’s people” include the millions whose heart language is one of the thousands of languages still waiting for God’s Word to be translated.

So many have waited in desperation—for generations—just to read God’s Word in their own language. Day after day, believers in one language group after another reach out to Wycliffe Associates with urgent pleas for Bible translation.

Please pray for these believers, the Lord’s people, who are pleading for help to translate Scripture into their heart language.

But for the Lord’s people to effectively translate Scripture into their own languages, they need computer tablets equipped with a secure, custom software platform for team collaboration, resources for biblical accuracy, and storage of the translated Scriptures.

Diverse people groups around the world can use these Wycliffe Associates tablets equipped with specialized translation software to translate the Bible into their own language—whether they are oral languages, the sign languages of the Deaf, or written languages.

More than 1,500 computer tablets are urgently needed for Wycliffe Associates to start Bible translation projects in hundreds of languages. These projects are waiting to begin in some of the most troubled areas of the world—places of poverty, persecution, and political upheaval.

Please, let’s pray today that the Lord God will use us to help get the Bible into every heart language. Pray that God will supply the resources needed to answer the pleas of His people.

Let’s pray that the Lord God, out of His glorious riches, will strengthen all the Lord’s people with power through His Spirit and dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray for His people who persevere in Him through suffering and persecution—even when they do not have the Bible to study, share, and cherish.

Together let us pray “in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” and then “keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

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