The foundation of who we are and how we go about our work
Wycliffe’s vision has never changed: That God’s Word is accessible to all people in a language that speaks to their hearts. The core values that form the foundation of who we are and how we go about our work remain constant as well.
Below, each of Wycliffe USA’s core values are listed along with a suggested prayer and Bible verse. Pray with us today, that each of these values would underlie all that we do and accomplish.
The Glory of God Among the Nations
“You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations” (Psalm 77:14, NLT).
“Almighty God, may the work of our hands help bring the opportunity for all the peoples of the earth to pursue You and Your glory.”
Christlikeness in Life and Work
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT).
“Thank you, God, for going before us and strengthening us in our quest to pursue Christ. Help us to express Christ through all that we do in our lives and work.”
The Church as Central in God’s Mission
“And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere…to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NLT).
“Heavenly Father, we affirm that world evangelism and discipleship is Your charge to the Church. Please enable us to assist the Church in completing the Great Commission through the tasks You have called us to lead. ”
The Word Translated
“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it” (Isaiah 55:11, NLT).
“LORD, help us to remain focused on the promise in Scripture that Your Word will accomplish what You want it to accomplish. God, we know that Your Word transforms lives when it is translated into a language that speaks to peoples’ hearts.”
Dependence on God
“We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort…” (Philippians 2:3b, NLT).
“Sovereign God, help us to always place our confidence in You alone to complete the task of worldwide Bible translation rather than in ourselves. It is Your work and You always accomplish what You set out to do.”
Partnership and Service
“As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (Ephesians 4:16, NLT).
“LORD, we ask You to continue leading us to work in community and in partnerships, and always with humility, so that we may best reflect Your character.”
“He makes the whole body fit together perfectly…” (Ephesians 4:16, NLT).
“Heavenly Father, please help us be faithful to our commitment to love all neighbors and act as the one body of Christ. Help us to engage and reflect the diversity of Your Church in order to fulfill the Bible translation task at hand.”
Resource: Wycliffe Pray Today Blog