A Bibleless people group is a language community in need of a Bible translation. They have no known Scripture and no active translation project.
Believe it or not, about a quarter of the world’s languages are still waiting for a single word of the Bible — millions of people are without the hope and transformation power of God’s Word! We believe that the Good News of Jesus Christ is for all people, and they need access to him through a language and form they clearly understand.
So in 1982 Wycliffe formed the Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project (BPPP) with the resolute goal to recruit men, women and children to prayerfully lay the foundation for a translation program to begin in each of the world's Bibleless people groups. We believe the true beginning of a Bible translation is when someone starts praying for it to happen.
If your heart's desire is to pray for the Bibleless but don't know where to begin, below are a few prayer points that will help you understand some of the needs.
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. — John 1:1 (NLT)
His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him — though he is not far from any one of us. — Acts 17:27 (NLT)
So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. — Matthew 9:38 (NLT)
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