World Day of Prayer for Bible Translation

11 November 2023

Women perform a traditional dance in Asia. Photo: Marc Ewell

The Alliance prayer team drew on the following Scriptures as we developed these resources

  • ‭‭Isaiah 55
  • John 6:1-15
  • Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬-‭30‬ 
  • Exodus 16
  • Matthew 5:6
  • Psalm 23:5-6
  • John 21:1-14
  • Psalm 81:16
  • Jeremiah 6:16-17

Other helpful resources

  • This SoulSurvivor blog post explains more about lingering in God’s presence.
  • This video by BibleProject explores the theme of generosity in the Bible and explains clearly what it means to have a scarcity mindset. 
  • The prayer course devised by 24-7 Prayer has an excellent toolshed which lists 30 types of prayer to try.
  • See this instruction sheet on praying using Lectio Divina or a longer podcast series about Lectio Divina, both by 24-7 Prayer International.

Many prayer resources are available on and can be shared and used during the Day of Prayer (and all year long!). These include prayer items, videos and prayer guides.

Additional prayer resources can be found at the following websites

Find more prayer videos

Join virtually with others to pray both for the World Day of Prayer and throughout the year at Unceasing Prayer.

Pray for Alliance organisations 

These prayer pages give informative ideas as you pray for organisations involved in the Bible translation movement.


World Day of Prayer 2023


09/2023 Global

Bible translation movement shows big progress

After a predictable slowdown during the first two years of the pandemic, the global Bible translation movement saw major advances in the past year — with Asia and Africa leading the way.

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07/2023 Asia-Pacific

'God made a way'

Watch the dedication of the Ambonese Malay New Testament and learn why this translation was needed.

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06/2023 Europe

Wycliffe France’s new beginning

A unique opportunity points the organisation in a different direction

Read more