Bible Verses To Pray for Unreached People Groups

The Power of Praying Scripture Over the Unreached

Unreached People Groups live in spiritual darkness. They are under the control of spiritual forces that blind minds and seek to silence the Gospel. The unreached are often hindered by entrenched belief systems, steep cultural barriers, and a lack of access to God's Word. Praying God's Word over Unreached People Groups is a powerful weapon to dismantle these obstacles. This practice is more than voicing wishes. It is declaring God's truth over unreached lives.

When we pray Scripture for the unreached, we engage in spiritual warfare. We battle against "spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12). We ask God to open blinded eyes, revealing the hope of salvation (Ephesians 1:18). As we pray, we align with God's heart that desires all people to know Him and receive His salvation (2 Peter 3:9). Scripture-based prayer fuels our faith and reminds us that God is at work, even in the hardest-to-reach places. In persistent prayer, we partner with Him to see strongholds broken and hearts freed by the Gospel.

Below are several important Bible verses you can pray over the unreached.

Bible Verses To Pray for the Unreached

*All Scriptures taken from the NIV

Romans 10:14-15

"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

Summary: These verses highlight the need for missionaries and frontline workers to share the Gospel. Pray for God to send laborers to Unreached People Groups.

John 17:20-21

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

Summary: Jesus desires unity among believers. Pray for new believers among Unreached People Groups to be of one mind as a witness to their neighbors.

Matthew 9:37-38

"Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

Summary: The harvest is vast, but there are few workers who are committed to going to the field. Pray for God to raise up missionaries and frontline workers with a heart for the unreached.

Psalm 2:8

"Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession."


Summary: God desires all nations and all peoples of the world to know Him and His Son. Pray that He grants access and opens hearts in unreached areas.

Matthew 7:7-8

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."


Summary: Jesus promises that those who seek Him will find Him. Pray for a spirit of yearning and desire for God among Unreached People Groups, even before they have heard the Gospel.

Mark 16:15

"He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."


Summary: The Great Commission is for all people from all nations. Pray for the spread of the Gospel to reach every corner of God's Creation.

2 Corinthians 5:19-20

" ... that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."


Summary: God desires reconciliation with sinners. Pray for hearts to be open to God's forgiveness and the message of reconciliation through Christ.

Ephesians 1:18

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people..."


Summary: Those living in spiritual darkness need God to illuminate their darkness. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open the spiritual eyes of the unreached to understand the message of God's love for them through Christ.

Isaiah 55:1

"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost."


Summary: God's grace calls sinners to come to Him as they are. Pray for a hunger and thirst for God's love in the hearts of those in unreached communities.

Acts 1:8

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."


Summary: The Holy Spirit empowers God's people to witness effectively. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to equip believers to share the Gospel with boldness among Unreached People Groups.

Colossians 4:2-4

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should."


Summary: Missionaries rely on God to open doors. Pray for God to remove obstacles and create opportunities for frontline workers to make contact with Unreached People Groups.

Romans 15:6

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."


Summary: The goal of missions is the glory of God. Pray for a beautiful tapestry of believers from every nation worshipping before God's throne in Heaven.

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