Who Prays for the Bibleless?
Furthering Bible translation through prayer
While prayer habits may vary greatly from one prayer partner to another, everyone who participates in the Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project shares a significant similarity—a heart for the Bibleless. It’s a desire to see those who may be lost in darkness, one day found in the light of God’s Word. It’s a passion to reach out in a simple but powerful way and make a difference in the lives of people who are hurting–people who may feel forgotten by society, marginalized by larger communities, or without hope in the midst of suffering. It’s the call to be a participant in what God is doing, changing lives through the ministry of Bible translation. It’s taking action through prayer.
The Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project exists to encourage and manage a concerted effort of specific prayer for these people groups—the last languages yet to receive God’s Word in their mother tongue. And anyone with a heart for the Bibleless can be a part of it.
If you share the vision for Bible translation, consider this opportunity to further the work by adopting a Bibleless people group and lifting them up to God, asking that He would move mightily on their behalf and start a Bible translation project among them. It’s simple. It’s strategic. It’s a spiritual weapon. Your prayers can be the foundation for a future Bible translation program.
How Does the Prayer Project Work?
What to expect from your participation in the Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project
You’ve seen God answer prayer; you know it’s effective. You’re aware of the fact that around the world there are still thousands of people groups waiting to have Scripture in their own language. You believe in the power of the Word of God, and that it should be accessible to everyone in their mother tongue. Furthermore, you feel called to be a part of the Bible translation movement. The time is now, and your prayers are needed.
If you’re ready to partner with Wycliffe’s Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project and commit to praying for a Bibleless people group, here’s how it works and what to expect…
STEP ONE: Sign Up
You can be any age, any gender, and come from any walk of life—children, teenagers, teachers, business professionals, stay-at-home parents, grandparents—anyone can sign up!
It’s easy to get started. Just choose one of the following methods.
- Sign up here, or go to www.bibleless.org to learn more about the program. All that’s required is your name and an email address.
- Call Wycliffe USA at 1-800-WYCLIFFE (1-800-992-5433) and ask for the Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project. Our staff can help sign you up over the phone.
STEP TWO: Receive a Welcome Letter
After signing up, you’ll soon receive a welcome letter that includes information about your Bibleless people group, a map of their location, and a helpful prayer guide. You can print this material as a reminder to pray—keep it in your Bible, on your desk, by your kitchen calendar, or anywhere that it might help you remember to pray!
STEP THREE: Stay Connected
As a prayer partner, you’ll receive an annual letter to encourage you in your commitment to prayer and updates as they become available. When a translation project begins among your Bibleless people group, you will be connected to the translation team whenever possible. That way you can receive newsletters and prayer requests directly from them.
Whether you pray daily, weekly, or spontaneously as God prompts you, you can be sure that your prayers make a difference. Wycliffe Bible Translators and its partners around the world are committed to Vision 2025—a desire to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by the year 2025. Humanly speaking, this vision seems impossible. But the impossibility of it drives us closer to God in prayer, seeking His face and forging the way to reach every Bibleless person.