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


 

International Prayer Requests

April 22-28

Spain

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 meet their needs.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Madrid
  • Population: 47.06 million
  • Language: Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (94%), other groups (6%)

Gulf States

Prayer Request: Please pray for our Scripture distribution programs targeting migrant workers and the literacy program for semi-literate people. Pray also for our storytelling training, that church leaders carry out their ministry's outreach activities, for Bible distribution to young people and children, and for the International Book Fair in Bahrain.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia (Middle East)
  • Capitals: Kuwait City (Kuwait); Manama (Bahrain); Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Doha (Qatar); Muscat (Oman); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Sana'a (Yemen)
  • Population: 81.6 million
  • Language: Arabic (official), among others
  • Religion: Muslim (official), Hindu, Buddhist, Christian

United States of America

Prayer Request: Please join us as we pray for God to ignite Scripture engagement across the U.S. Pray for Bible-based trauma healing efforts and plans for the Philadelphia-based Faith and Liberty Discovery Center to flourish, bringing the transformative message of hope and healing through God’s Word.

About the Country:

  • Continent: North America
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Population: 326.8 million
  • Language: English.
  • Religion: Protestant (46.5%), Roman Catholic (20.8%), Mormon (1.6%), other Christian religions (0.9%), Jehovah's Witness (0.8%), Jewish (1.9%), Muslim (0.9%), Buddhist (0.7%), Hindu (0.7%), other groups (1.8%), no religion (22.8%), not declared (0.6%)

Estonia

Prayer Request: Please ask God to make the Bible's message more widely known across 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: Europe
  • Capital: Tallinn
  • Population: 1.31 million
  • Language: Estonian (official), Russian, Ukrainian
  • Religion: Lutheran (9.9%), Orthodox (16.2%), other Christian religions (2.2%), other groups (0.9%), no religion (54.1%), unspecified (16.1%)

April 29–May 5

Ethiopia

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: Addis Ababa
  • Population: 102.4 million
  • Language: Amharic (official), English, Oromo, Somali, Tigrigna, Afar, Arabic, among others
  • Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox (43.5%), Muslim (33.9%), Protestant (18.5%), traditional beliefs (2.7%), Catholic (0.7%), other groups (0.6%)

Philippines

Prayer Request: Pray for wider and deeper engagement with our new Scripture offerings. Pray for the construction of the Philippine Bible Society's PBS building that will the Bible ministry in the country. Pray also for the May They Be One Plus Campaign featuring new programs to produce more Bibles, starting with young people.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Southeast Asia
  • Capital: Manila
  • Population: 103.3 million
  • Language: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, and other indigenous languages
  • Religion: Christian (85%)

Finland

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: Europe
  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Population: 5.5 million
  • Language: Finnish and Swedish (official); other Sami languages are officially recognized in Finland (North Sami, Skolt Sami, and Inari Sami)
  • Religion: Lutheran (73%), Orthodox Christian (1.1%), other groups (1.6%), no religion (24.3%)

 


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.
  • 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.