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 among the Kwakum people of Cameroon.