Day of Prayer #5: Pray for Language Acquisition

One friend said she prayed this verse while we were learning French:

“Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. Like emery harder than flint have I made your forehead.” – Ezekiel 3:8-9  

This verse, taken in the context of the book of Ezekiel, was saying that God would make Ezekiel as stubborn as the people to whom he would be ministering. 

  • Please pray that we, like Ezekiel, would be as stubborn as the language that we are trying to conquer.
  • Pray that our character would be refined as we learn to endure, even when we want to quit. 
  • Pray that we would be able to hear the tones of this language. 
  • Pray that we would write it down accurately. 
  • Pray that we would continue to study even when we do not see progress. 
  • Pray that the Lord would provide us with excellent language partners. 
  • Pray that we would have the mentality of “Master our new language or death.”

Author: Stacey Hare

Stacey is a servant of Jesus Christ as well as a wife, mom, linguist, and Bible translator. Right now she is working creating literacy materials so the Kwakum people can learn to read and write in their language. She is also working on translating Old Testament stories into Kwakum with her husband and local Kwakum colleagues.