Why I Pray

Through actionable prayer, God is drawing His will and desire for Deaf communities around the world to know Him. Together, as we strive through prayer for the Deaf Bible cause, we appeal to the love of the Lord and His desires to be fulfilled.

The apostle Paul writes, “I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me” Romans 15:30.

Look at some of the powerful ways that prayer has impacted people. If prayer has such a strong effect on one life, think about the amazing ways it can impact the lives of many, when we pray together!

With everything that happens in life, the good and the bad, I don’t know how I would be able to handle it without prayer. – Bill

Prayer allows me to learn about God’s wisdom and how to be like Him, so I can serve Him better. – Beth

Prayer also expresses complete trust in God, having a profound characteristic of childlike faith and dependency. Prayer reflects the confidence that God knows our needs, and with assurance, meets our needs in His time and in His way.

Azael says, You know when you are a little kid, and you go to your parents for what you need? As a kid, the reason you do that is because you trust they will give you what you need. It is for that same reason I go to God in prayer. I trust that He will provide what I need. I trust that He will do what is in my best interest. I pray to show God that I trust Him.

Phoebe reflects a similar thought, prayer gives me an opportunity to depend on God to provide for my needs.

May these prayers inspire you to never stop praying for Deaf communities around the world—or Deaf people to have hearts that yearn to pray, and for Deaf lives to hunger to spend time with God’s Word in sign language.