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“The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect. ” James 5.16b (GNT)


 

International Prayer Requests

November 12 - 18

Sierra Leone

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that His Word can reach the hearts of the entire population. Pray that the work carried out by the Bible Society reaches every individuall thus making the Bible available in formats and translations that can meet their needs.

About the Country

  • Location: Africa
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Population: 6.2 million
  • Languages: English (official), Creole, Mende, Limba, Temne.
  • Religion: Muslims: 60% | Traditional beliefs: 30% | Christian: 10% (est. 1993).

Serbia

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to teach Bible principles to different generations, especially young people and children. Pray also that publishing projects may attract more and more people to the Bible message.

About the Country

  • Location: Southern Europe
  • Capital: Belgrade
  • Population: 9.47 million
  • Languages: Serbian (official), Hungarian, Bosnian, others.
  • Religion: Serbian Orthodox Christian: 88.1% | Catholic: 5% | Muslim: 3.1% | Protestant: 1% | Atheist: 1.1 | Others: 0.8% | No religion: 4.7% | Not stated/Unknown: 4.5%.

Seychelles

Prayer Request: Please join us in prayer for our new project “Getting to Them Before They Start: Prevention is Better than Cure” against substance abuse in our country. Pray that this project will attract funding from abroad.

About the Country

  • Location: Africa (group of islands on the Indian Ocean)
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Population: 96,470
  • Languages: Seselwa Creole, English, French.
  • Religion: Catholic: 76.2% | Protestant: 10.6% | Other Christian: 2.4% | Hindu: 2.4% | Muslim: 1.6% | Other: 1.1% | Unspecified: 4.8% | No religion: 0.9%.

November 19 - 25

Syria

Prayer Request: More than 11 million people were forced to leave Syria. Thank God for keeping our staff safe. Pray that Churches will stand beside those in need and suffering by keeping their doors open to them. Pray also for our Bible Society, Scripture distribution across the country, and God's peace and love in Syria.

About the Country

  • Location: Middle East
  • Capital: Damascus
  • Population: 17.9 million
  • Languages: Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish, Syrian, Aramaic.
  • Religion: Muslim: 87% | Christian: 10% | Druze: 3%.

Sri Lanka

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that His Word can reach the hearts of the entire population. Pray that the work carried out by the Bible Society reaches every individual, thus making the Bible available in formats and translations that can meet their needs.

About the Country

  • Location: Asia
  • Capital: Colombo / Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte (Legislative Capital)
  • Population: 20.33 million
  • Languages: Sinhala and Tamil (official); English.
  • Religion: Buddhist: 70.2% | Hindu: 12.6% | Muslim: 9.7% | Muslim: 9.7% | Christian: 7.4%.

Swaziland

Prayer Request: Please ask God to help us spread the Bible's message more and more in this country, especially among young people and children. Thank God for the work that has been carried out by the Bible Society in this country.

About the Country

  • Location: Southern Africa
  • Capital: Mbabane
  • Population: 1.27 million
  • Languages: English and siSwati (official).
  • Religion: Afro-Christian Syncretism: 40% | Catholic: 20% | Muslim: 10% | Other: 30%

 


Canadian Bible Society Prayer Needs


  • Please continue to pray for all CBS staff and volunteers across Canada. Pray also for God’s leading as CBS implements new strategies to reach more Canadians with God’s Word through various partnerships with churches and organizations.
  • Pray for Dr. Rupen Das for God’s wisdom in his leadership role as CBS' National Director in January 2018.
  • Pray for sufficient financial support from churches, individuals and organizations to maintain Bible translation work, the supply of subsidized or free Scriptures, and other Bible-based programs.
  • Praise God for our partner organizations in Canada that provide us with the opportunity to reach out with God's Word to homeless people, immigrants, young people, new readers and many others. Pray that this work will continue and grow.
  • Many native language projects are underway, including the revision of the Inuktitut Bible. Please pray for wisdom, provision and protection for our translation teams.
  • Pray for our soldiers in conflict zones around the world. Praise God for Operation Bible – a joint project of the Canadian Forces and CBS– a complete Bible in camouflage cover available to all members of the Forces..
  • Pray that Bible work can continue effectively around the world despite wars, political tensions, changes in religious climate, economic hardship and frequent natural disasters. Pray for Bible work in countries where distribution is restricted or not permitted at all.
  • Pray that God will give us wisdom and means to face our financial challenges and for an increased spreading of His Word in Canada. Pray also that our ministry will be well received in churches, resulting in more opportunities.

Prayer Needs for the Bible Work in Bermuda


The Canadian Bible Society looks after the Bible work in Bermuda. Please pray for the following request:

  • For the leadership headed by Beverly Daniels - for wisdom and strength in carrying out the Bible work in Bermuda.
  • For opportunities to spread the Bible message in the country.
  • For people to be receptive to God's Word.