27 Nov

On a day when we express our thanks . . .

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On a day when we pause and thank God for His blessings, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank God for you—the World Prayer Team.

We can think of no better way to express our gratitude for your partnership with Thru the Bible as we intercede for people around the world than to quote the Apostle Paul when he was writing to the Philippians. He wrote:

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all . . . for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.”

That’s Philippians 1:3 through 5.

So, let’s thank God today for each other and the fellowship we enjoy through our commitment to pray around the world, one country at a time.

We thank God for you!

26 Nov

Someone who cares about us

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In remote areas of Africa and Asia, hand-cranked radios carry shortwave radio.

In southern Africa’s back country of Mozambique, a listener named Jeremias winds the little plastic handle round and round every night, charging the radio like winding a watch, and soon he can listen to the Bible being taught.

Jeremias wrote:

“Your programme is the only one on the shortwave dial in the Tswa language and the only one I listen to. It makes us feel like there is somebody who cares for us.”

Praise God today that we have this creative—ingenious, really—way for people living in the hardest to reach areas of the world to hear God’s Word taught on Thru the Bible. Pray today that as people hear the Word they will respond with their whole hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ.

We have more thanksgiving and prayer tomorrow.

25 Nov

One of God’s miracles!

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As we pray around the world, one country at a time, we are interceding for people who listen to Thru the Bible in more than 100 different languages and dialects.

This week we praise God for how He is at work bringing men and women to Himself from every country on earth. It would be easy to take all these radio translations for granted—but the truth is, every language launch presents many obstacles to overcome. Every Thru the Bible language translation is a miracle from God.

Join with us in praising God that over the past 40 years, He has led Thru the Bible through every obstacle and provided what was needed to meet every challenge.

Today, people can listen to Thru the Bible in more than 100 different language broadcasts on air and over 55 available online.

That’s something to celebrate!

24 Nov

“I’m still here!”

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“I’m still here!”

That’s the good news we hear from a friend in Temerin, Serbia. The man continues:

“Nine years ago, you sent me a Bible. At the time, I had just turned to Jesus to save me. I read that precious book cover to cover. I was so hungry! I still listen to your program. My wife listens to the Hungarian program and I listen in Serbian. We then we share what we learned with each other. Thank you for how you’ve helped me all these years know how to walk the Christian road . . . and now thank you for how you help our marriage be stronger.”

Praise God for His sustaining grace given to everyone who trusts Him. Let’s praise God together for giving us hungry hearts for truth and grace!

21 Nov

“We have to tell them NOW!”

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As we touch down in Indonesia today, we hear from an elderly man who is eagerly awaiting our arrival:

“We have to share our salvation with everyone. The people in my village don’t want to hear it, but at 75 years old, I just accepted Christ and I don’t want them to waste the time that I did! Through His mercy and grace, God changed my filthy heart …. He can change theirs too! Please pray and proclaim the name of Jesus everywhere. People always think there is more time, but that’s not the case … we have to tell them NOW!”

Praise God for “missionaries” like this brother who share the love of Jesus with everyone who will listen. May we all have the urgency to pass on our gratitude for God’s saving grace in our lives.

Join our World Prayer Team as we celebrate again tomorrow.

20 Nov

An emotional praise from the Philippines

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Our celebration of God’s goodness continues today as we visit the Philippines and hear from an emotional young woman who listens to Thru the Bible in her native language of Ilocano.

She says:

“I have stayed in my room today because I’m crying. The Lord is so good to me. All this success that I am enjoying now is from Him. He changed my life and answered my prayers immediately. I need so much, but nothing it too great for Him. I will constantly sing His praises and thank Him. Continue to fill my heart with Your goodness, o God!”

Let’s praise God for meeting our needs today and praise Him in expectation for meeting them again tomorrow! And let’s intercede on behalf of those who need a reminder of His goodness and provision in their lives as well.

Join us tomorrow as we’re off to Indonesia.

19 Nov

Encouragement from a fellow World Prayer Team member

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We travel today to Silver Spring, Maryland, and rejoice with a young listener named Ava who shares:

“One night, my sins overwhelmed me. I decided to listen to your program and heard the story of Samson. It was too real–almost as if God was speaking just to me. At that moment, I accepted Jesus as my Savior and now God is using me in ways I can’t even explain. I still struggle with sin, but I am confident that He who has begun this good work in me will perfect it until the day of our Lord. Please know that I have joined the World Prayer Team and I pray that more people will accept Jesus as their Savior.”

Amen! What a joy to hear from fellow World Prayer Team members! Let’s join Ava in her prayers for God’s people!

Join us tomorrow as the celebration continues.

18 Nov

“I was a big sinner …”

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“I was a big sinner and now I am forgiven by the mercy and grace of my Lord Jesus Christ.”

That’s the good news from Marie in El Paso, Texas. She continues:

“Through your programs I began understanding the Word of God, and my spiritual walk is giving me the joy and peace I never knew. I have hope in my life–which was a mess. Now I share what I learn from your teachings and your testimonies with my three sons. God bless you all.”

That’s what God does! He replaces the sin and mess in our lives with His hope, peace, and joy!

Today, let’s pray for everyone, everywhere, who hasn’t yet decided to follow our Lord—let’s ask Him to touch their hearts and change their lives.

Our World Prayer Team has a lot to celebrate!

17 Nov

It’s time to celebrate

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It’s an exciting time on World Prayer Today!

For the next six weeks we’ll celebrate God’s response to our prayers through the miracle of changed lives by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Each story powerfully illustrates how God is at work and how grateful we are to partner with you in the privilege of prayer. Today we travel to Cambodia with a listener who shares:

“I accepted Christ through your programs. I am very happy that the Lord Jesus Christ has chosen me to become His child. I praise Him that I am free to live with Him and I am saved by Him.”

Praise God that through His grace we are all saved. And let’s pray that more people worldwide will come to know the freedom offered in Jesus Christ.

The celebration continues tomorrow and every day until the end of the year.

14 Nov

Continue on to God

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No matter where you live in the world, if you are walking with the Lord, then you will experience a spiritual struggle in your flesh.

We appreciate what Balázs, a listener from Venezuela, wrote to us recently:

“I greet you with 2 Corinthians 5:1-10. The earthly tent I live in has been destroyed. But I give thanks to the Lord for our eternal house in heaven. We need God’s mercy because many times the soul is ready but the flesh is full of weakness. Satan doesn’t want me to experience joy. But I believe that He who began the good job in me, will have it finished by the day of Jesus Christ. I want to be persistent. I believe your program is the Lord’s help to listeners to continue on to God.”

Look forward to a focused time of praise beginning next week.

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