Words for Life is the Wycliffe magazine and prayer diary, which contains the latest stories and prayer requests from around the world.

In it you can read about how God changes people’s lives as Scripture becomes available in their own languages, discover more about Bible translation, and meet the people your prayer and partnership makes a difference to.

The latest edition

‘We are not left out’

For speakers of Ngbugu in the Central African Republic and speakers of Lugwere in Uganda, having Scripture in their own languages is a sign of their inclusion in the kingdom of God.

As a government official said at the launch of the Ngbugu New Testament, ‘Zacchaeus had to climb a tree to catch sight of Jesus – we don’t! You can find him right here, in the pages of this book. He has come to your house today.’

Read the stories in this edition of Words for Life.

You can also find out how to pray for Bible translation – and how God is answering prayers – and join Give the Word, a community of people giving faithfully to enable the long-term work of Bible translation.

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What other people say about Words for Life

‘Hearing what God is doing around the world really helps to give you a different perspective’ – Wycliffe mapping specialist Eva Horton


There is a community of people in the UK and Ireland who pray regularly for the work of Bible translation. Many of them use the daily prayer diary in Words for Life to guide their prayers, and we love to add our voices to theirs as we pray together as a staff team.

‘Just wanted to say how much I enjoy working through Words for Life. I may not pray exactly on the day you tell me to pray, but I get there! The entries are clear and fodder-providing. I particularly like the ones that include a bit of a Scripture.’ – Ian from Hampshire

We are so encouraged to hear how God answers prayers from previous editions and we love to praise him as we see different translation projects progressing and people growing in faith, beginning to follow Jesus and sharing the good news with those around them.


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