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International Prayer Requests

February 18–24

Burkina Faso

Prayer Request: Praise the Lord for the launch of the Bible in Gulmancema, in September 2016, and pray for the Word to have impact in the lives of readers. Please pray for the translation projects (Lyélé, Bissa and Birifor) and for the publication of the Bible in Dagara, scheduled for 2018. Pray also for evangelization of the TAZI people. And pray for our country that has been facing terrorist attacks for some years.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Africa
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population: 18.6 million
  • Language: French (official), Mooré, San, Fulfuldé, Gulmancema, Jula, Dagara, among others
  • Religion: Muslim (60.5%), Christian (23.2%, including Catholic and Protestant), Animist (15.3%), other groups (1%)

Burundi

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society is 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:

  • Continent: East Africa
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Population: 10.74 million
  • Language: Kirundi, French
  • Religion: Catholic (60%), Protestant (15%), Muslim (5%), Animist and no religion (20%)

Cameroon

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 local Bible Society reaches every individual, thus making the Bible available in formats and translations that can meet their needs.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Africa
  • Capital: Yaoundé
  • Population: 23.92 million
  • Language: French, English
  • Religion: Catholic (38.4%), Protestant (26.3%), Muslim (20.9%), other Christian (4.5%), Animist (5.6%), other groups (1%), atheist (3.2%)

Cambodia

Prayer Request: Please pray for the planning of our Bible Society's 50th anniversary celebrations, in March, and the establishment of partnerships with churches. Pray that God will bless our ministry. Pray also for the elections for Prime Minister, in July, because there is always violence. And pray for protection for the new Prime Minister so that he can help us with our ministry.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Population: 15.57 million
  • Language: Khmer
  • Religion: Buddhist (84.8%), Christian (3.2%), Muslim: (2.2%), ethnic religions (7.4%), not declared (2.4%)

February 25–March 3

Canada

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:

  • Continent: North America
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Population: 36.15 million
  • Language: English and French (official), indigenous and minority languages (Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Dutch, Tagalog, Hindi, Portuguese, Polish, Urdu, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Persian, Tamil, Korean).
  • Religion: Catholic (43%), Protestant (29%), no religion (16%), Muslim (2%), Hindu (1%), Sikh (1%), Buddhist (1%)

East Caribbean*

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society is 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:

  • Continent: Central America (Caribbean)
  • Capital: Bridgetown (Barbados; location of headquarters)
  • Population: 2.3 million
  • Language: English, Creole, French
  • Religion: Christian, Muslim, Hindu

* Eastern Caribbean consists of 12 nations: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US Virgin Islands.

Kazakhstan

Prayer Request: Please pray that we can reach all Kazakhs with the Gospel. Pray for the work carried out by Bible Society of Kazakhstan in conditions of persecution of Christians. Pray also for the implementation of Bible Society of Kazakhstan's projects.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Astana
  • Population: 17.8 million
  • Language: Kazakh (official), Russian
  • Religion: Muslim (Sunni), Russian Orthodox, Protestant

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, as of 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.