Shan-Tai prayer month, day 16
As Christians the source of our knowledge of God and comfort from Him is primarily the Bible. Throughout history translating the Bible into the local language of the common people has been a high priority and always results in increased growth of the Church in a region as the word of God becomes available to the people in a form they can understand. For the Shan there is an urgent need for a new translation of the Bible in their language because the existing version uses archaic language and is very difficult for people to understand. This is well illustrated by the fact that Shan who can read English prefer to read the English Bible rather than the translation in their own language because the foreign version is easier to understand!
- The Shan church and missionaries to work together in unity and holiness as they develop a more understandable Bible in Shan script. (1 Peter 1:22–2:2).
- Buddhists to continue to be transformed by the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17–18).