A child is deeply grateful for one of the new Bibles.
A child is deeply grateful for one of the new Bibles.
Apr. 25, 2019 | Indonesia

Earthquake Brings Need for Bibles

[274] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Believers who lost Bibles.

On Sept. 28, 2018, a powerful earthquake hit central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, killing at least 1,763 people and destroying 1,700 homes; an additional 5,000 people were reported missing. Many Christians lost their Bibles, a lifeline for those recovering from devastating losses, so VOM committed to providing 10,000 Bibles to replace those lost. VOM workers who helped distribute Bibles in some of the affected communities said the believers were deeply grateful. “One woman grabbed my hand and would not let go,” a VOM worker said. Pray that God’s Word will strengthen the faith of those who received a Bible.

Write your own prayer for Believers who lost Bibles

  • Thank You, Lord, for providing Scripture to those who have lost so much. May each believer receive their own copy of Your word, and may this be the food that their soul needs as they grieve and rebuild. May Your promises be known and believed, and Your gospel proclaimed even in the midst of this pain and destruction.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, i pray that Your Holy Scriptures will strengthen the faith of those who received a Bible. That as they grow in the faith, You would give them grace to share the good news with others. In Jesus Name, i pray.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, continue to convince and convict North American believer's to sacrificially give of their treasure to supply Bibles for those who want and need access to Your written Word. The Word of God is lamp to the feet and light to the path of our Indonesian brothers and sisters in-Christ and provides strength to endure.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for all of those who suffer from this earthquake in Indonesia. I pray especially for my brothers and sisters in Christ who suffered so much. Provide them all with Bibles so they may continue to grow in You and share this Faith with others. Provide them with food and clothing and ways to reach out to the hurting people around.
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, it is such a tradgedy to live through disasters and not have your Bible to give you God's word of comfort and peace. Thank you that VOM was able to give Bibles to many. May those who received Bibles be strengthened in their faith.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father Almighty, I pray that you will strengthen the faith of your children. Provide them strength during these times of destruction. Heal and provide for the ones who cry out for your safety. I pray for the families who have lost lives and homes. I pray also for the missing people. Please keep them safe, and help them to recover from their loses. Amen
    Sarah M - USA
  • Dear Jesus,For those whose very meaning of life has been lost and they struggle to find hope as all around them all are devastated so the only way is to become numb and get up and go, your Word gives Love.It gives shelter as it says"Come to Me, you who are burdened", Come to the Waters you who are living- they were left alive but in suffering.Help them
    Cheryl S - Australia
  • Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand." May Your Word, God, strengthen the faith of those who received a Bible. Thank You for the survivors of the earthquake. Please heal and comfort the grieving and injured. May there be knowledge of those who are still missing, and rejoicing when they have been found. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, thank You for Your Word and the peace that it brings to all who believe. Please strengthen the faith of all those who receive a Bible. In Jesus name.
    Vera B - USA
  • Let your word Father be available to all those who lost so much including Bibles that when they get hold of the Book, nothing will matter anymore in their lives. Father God let the scripture of truth reach every village and family and let there be light on those families. let the knowledge of your word increase in Indonesia.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Heaveny Father, we pray that You show Yourself merciful to those affected by this earthquake almost a year ago, but the physical, emotional & spiritual devastation remains. Bless each one who received a new Bible. Let it be the Word needed for the salvation and strengthening of many, let it not return void as You promise but accomplish much in Christ
    Pamela S - USA
  • Lord,
    Please comfort and heal those who were negatively impacted by this terrible earthquake. You use all things to work together for our good, and I pray that those who are suffering would look to You for their comfort and guidance. May these Bibles be a blessing to all those who receive them, allowing them to know You more deeply and seek Your face.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord thank you for replacing the Bibles lost. Send your word and heal them.
    Susanne M - USA
  • Lord, may the believers who received these bibles continue to be strengthened in their faith. May they share with others what they have received from Your word and may the kingdom of God grow and spread in Indonesia as you people learn and live by Your word.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Lord I pray that the Bible is being distributed to the Christians in Indonesia would continue to strengthen the believers there in Jesus name. Lord I pray that they would recover after such an earthquake and be an influence to the Muslims around them. Thank you God that you love your people and are with them. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord provide them bibles and feed their souls in the midst of their hard times.
    Clifford T - Canada
  • God, we pray the saints in Indonesia will receive Your written Word. What a great blessing to have the Spirit in our hearts and for that we are grateful. Still we desire to have Your very words in our hands so we may come to know you more and to speak face to face with You.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I have mercy on all those affected by this earthquake. Comfort all those who lost loved ones. Restore what so many have lost. Strengthen, comfort, guide & encourage ll believers affected by the earthquake. May they be a light to those around them. May they receive copies of the Bible where they have lost them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Jesus, You are in the midst of Sulawesi province, Indonesia, and this earthquake did not catch You off guard. Please relieve the suffering of the people there, give them hope from Your Word, and help them see that all good things and all healing come from You. Bring many into Your salvation so that Your praise may be heard throughout Sulawesi.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all those affected by this earthquake: Have mercy on them. Comfort all those who lost loved ones. Restore what so many have lost. Strengthen, comfort, encourage & guide the believers in this earthquake in the quake. May they be a light to those around them. May they be given Bibles to replace those they lost. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, How precious Your Word is! Thank you for all those that have made new bibles possible for our stricken brothers and sisters in Indonesia. Please Lord strengthen their love & appreciation of Your Word even more than before! Please bring many more to faith in You as a result of these new bibles! Please help Your children there. Amen
    Caroline O - USA
  • Heavenly Father, In your great mercy, for those who lost their bibles, bring to their remembrance verses you have sown in their minds and hearts. Help them to accept and acknowledge the power of Your Word as you bring it to mind. As they speak of it to one another, may your power be manifested among them. God you bring glory to yourself. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all those affected by this earthquake: Have compassion on them. Comfort all those who lost loved ones. Restore all that many have lost. Sustain the believers affected by this earthquake. May Your Word strengthen their faith so they'll be a light to those around them. May they receive copies of Your Word. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, I recognize that you are Jehovah Jireh. I want to ask you to provide your word to those who have lost their bibles because of the earthquake. I also want to thank you that because you always bring us out better than bfore, you are providing your people with more and better bibles than they had before. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
    Nymaya O - USA
  • Praise you, Living Word! You are our Light, our Life, our Bread, our Hope! Expand your influence in Indonesia, as believers there receive and share from the Bible the truth that You are Lord of all. Give every Indonesian Christian a Bible, and even more, that they would have extra Bibles to share with seekers.
    Jim T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers affected by this earthquake: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be a light to many fellow earthquake victims so that those who lost loved ones will be comforted & may will know Jesus. May all those who lost Bibles get new copies. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, we lift up to you the many believers who have received a copy of the Bible that their faith and walk with You would be renewed and strengthened and Lord, May they be a sign and testimony of Your love and power in their communities. I also pray that they may show their fellow Muslim neighbors the love of Jesus through acts of kindness.
    Matt B - USA
  • Thank You Father for blessing & guiding our dear family after this tragedy. May all those desiring Your Word receive a copy. May Your Word be multiplied like the bread & fish. Take the believers to a new place in You, as well as those who are seeking You. may they also receive Your Word & be filled with great hope, in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for your Word! May these Christians that have lost their Bibles have your word in their hands once again. May we be steadfast in helping them as you work through VOM to bring Bibles to Sulawesi Province.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord, may your word accomplish what you have sent it to do. May those who read the Bibles trust you fully. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
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