Amharic Bibles ready for distribution
Amharic Bibles ready for distribution
Jun. 01, 2023 | Ethiopia

Increasing Access to Bibles in Native Languages

[153] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Ethiopians without Bibles.

Though Ethiopia is a majority-Christian nation, many Ethiopians lack access to Bibles in their native languages. VOM is working with front-line ministers to give Bibles to every Ethiopian Christian, including Bibles in native languages such as Amharic, Omoro and Tigrinya. Front-line workers are also training ministers to become missionaries to their own countries. Those Ethiopian missionaries are taking Bibles into northern areas, where government and rebel forces have battled, and into southern Ethiopia, where radical Muslim groups regularly attack Christians. Front-line workers request prayer that more Bibles will be given to people in their native tongues and that God will bless and protect those distributing the Bibles.

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Write your own prayer for Ethiopians without Bibles

  • Dear Jesus, I ask that every Ethiopian Christian may have their own Bible. Help them grow in their knowledge of You, Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Jesus, may all Christians in Ethiopia have access to a Bible. Bless and protect the front line workers who are seeking to distribute Bibles to these precious people who have suffered so much.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • LORD, I pray more A1611 Bibles would get to all tongues in Ethiopia. May many receive it and repent of their sins of false god worship, idolatry, pride, and murder. May they have broken & contrite hearts where the gospel is planted, watered, and You increase Your body. I pray for the safety of Your body who are distributing it. In LORD Jesus Christ
    Devin C - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus Christ, so many people are in trouble and turmoil around the globe! Please ask The Father to close down this age quicker, please help and heal and protect and deliver all of Your people!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord, we know that Your word does not return void and we ask for Your word to be distributed in print throughout Ethiopia and that frontline workers would be protected as they travel and distribute Your word in these languages such as Amharic, Omoro and Tigrinya. Father anoint this distribution effort so that many come to faith in Your Son, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father please provide your word to Ethiopians, that they might know Jesus and know life.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, your Word is so precious, and we praise you for the gift it is. Thank you for increasing access to Scripture in the native languages of Ethiopia. Protect the distribution efforts and please get Bibles in the right hands. May people ingest it and may the truth it offers grow and flourish in hearts and minds, leading many to faith in Christ.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Jesus name, God I dispatch Michael & his warrior angels with their flaming swords & flaming wild horses with fire bombs, to go back & forth, in & out thru out the entire world to tare down & destroy satan & every demon & every kingdom & stronghold that he has set up & burn every evil thing to ashes so nothing is left for them to try & rebuild...
    Aimey M - USA
  • Lord praise You for Your Word! May it not return void, as You say. I pray that the Word of Truth would get into people's heats and minds, lead them to You, and bring peace to this nation. Please bless and protect those distributing Bibles and may Bible translators be given wisdom for that work. In the Name Jesus the Word, the Truth, to His glory, amen
    Allison F - USA
  • Lord let them hear in their own language, as in the Book of Acts. Speed the translators and publishers and give the people thy word.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Lord, that you will bless and protect this project. Give strength and wisdom to your people. Cover this nation by your Spirit, pour out blessings that cannot be contained by your Word. Salvation to multitudes. Come Jesus, come Holy Spirit.
    kathy C - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, God Who speaks, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ethiopians without Bibles. We ask for provision, for Bibles, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia and their willingness to follow You despite persecution from Muslims. I pray that every Christian in Ethiopia will have his or her own Bible. Please protect the brave souls distributing the Bibles and give them wisdom as they complete this task. May You be glorified through their efforts.
    Lysander S - USA
  • I pray that these Christians will follow God correct and right. I pray through the hand out of bibles that they will get revelation that will remove scale from their eyes through the reading of the word and through the Holy Spirit.
    Debra-Dee S - USA
  • Que boas noticias Pai, saber que os meus irmãos e irmas estao a trabalhar dia e noite para servir o povo etiopio com a tua palavra, o Pai eu peco te, em nome de Jesus, que abencoes os seus esforcos para trazer a luz da tua palavra ao povo, amen
    Duarte S - Portugal
  • O Father watch over Your children and protect them as they successfully take the Word to Your family. Bring them home as well as those who learn of your truth that many more Ethiopians will be born again into Your family through Christ. Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Father, thank You that Your Word isn't bound by geographical borders, governments, or the dictates of man. May Your Word continue to advance throughout Ethiopia, especially in those areas where the people are hungry for the good news and thirsty for Your Holy Spirit. Provide the resources needed to reach the Ethiopian people in their native languages.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Oh what a gift your word is, Lord! May you grant the Ethiopians the Bible in their languages. May you protect the ministers as they distribute Bibles and proclaim the gospel to people in risky places. Let your Holy Spirit move mightily to cause many to be born-again and become new creations in Christ. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for the ministry of these believers in distributing Bibles. May they be encouraged to continue in their work and given wisdom and endurance for the translation efforts. I pray that they would have great wisdom and courage to distribute the Bibles and that the Christians who receive them would grow in their faith.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ethiopian Christians. We ask for provision, for access to Your Word, they will turn to Jesus, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • LORD in the name of Jesus I'm touching & agreeing in prayer with the front line workers for more Bibles to be given to the people in their native tongues. LORD You see the workers and know their hearts working in obedience for the Kingdom of God! Father bless them & keep them! Let the Bible distribution be fruitful for Your glory LORD in Jesus' name!
    Kisha M - USA
  • Father, we know your Word is powerful and the enemy does not want it spread. There is deliverance, healing, victory, found in your precious Word. Your children need Bibles in their language. Lord, I pray you make a way. Supply the means to get this accomplished. I pray for the all who receive a Bible and for all who hear your Word, touch them.
    Polly C - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. May God bless you, those around you and far away. Amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, Prince of Peace, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of Peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ethiopians without Bibles. We ask for peace, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we bring our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia to You today. We ask that they receive Your Holy Word so they may know You better. We thank You for those who risk everything to bring Bibles to Your children throughout Ethiopia. May they remain undetected by those who would harm them. May they be successful in their deliveries-Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Father, thank You so much for the heart of believers to provide mother-language Bibles to the believers in Ethiopia. I ask for laborers to distribute them and resources to continue to provide them. I ask that You will keep those distributing Bible safe both in the North and the South of Ethiopia. Open the Scripture to build the faith of Your people.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father, I come to you in prayers for native Ethiopians to receive bibles in their native languages. Your church in Ethiopia has a long history going back to the beginning of your church. I ask you to keep rebel forces away from your church, help Christians to remain strong in the faith with the aid of the bibles. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father be with these warriors who are bringing your word to Ethiopians. Protect & guide them in every step. May they be wise as serpents & harmless as doves. Give them physical, mental, spiritual, & emotional strength as they go and May many come to you through their faithfulness. God, please bless each one & be glorified in all that is done.
    Jamie G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I thank You that You have sent angels to put a hedge of protection around these Bibles. You give the men wisdom Father to translate them fluently Father by the power of the Spirit. That every Bible that has been translated be planted deep in fertile soil unto salvation. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • ABBA FATHER please guide all the front-live workers, to all Ethiopians Christians, who don't have Bibles, so that they can read and study YOUR WORD, JESUS, every day, in their native tongue, that they all might come to know YOU more, LORD, and have fellowship with YOU, anywhere, anytime, as the HOLY SPIRIT moves them! In JESUS Holy Name I pray. Amen!
    Michael V - USA
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