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


International Prayer Requests

September 17 - 23

New Zealand

Prayer Request: Give thanks for our Pass It On campaign, which encourages Christians to share their passion for the Bible with children and youth. Research shows 68% of young Bible readers were taught to read the Bible by their parents. We are creating Bible resources to help Christians pass the Bible on to youth.

About the Country

  • Location: Oceania
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 4.70 million
  • Languages: English, Maori, and Sign Language.
  • Religion: Protestant: 29% | Catholic: 12% | Muslim: 1% | Other: 10% | No religion: 39%.

South Pacific - Fiji

Prayer Request: As Fijian people starts to rebuild their lives after Tropical Cyclone Winston, which struck in February 2016 we are thankful for the support from the fellowship that helped the Bible Society in Fiji to reach those who were left homeless and traumatized by this Category 5 Cyclone.

About the Country

  • Location: Oceania
  • Capital: Suva
  • Population: 890,000
  • Language: English.
  • Religion: Christian: 64.4% | Hindu: 27.9% | Muslim: 6.3% | No religion: 0.8%.

South Pacific - Tuvalu

Prayer Request: Please thank God for the Tuvalu Bible (Revised Version) launched in November 2016. Pray that the people of Tuvalu may have a more meaningful relationship with the Word by reading the Revised Bible.

About the Country

  • Location: Oceania
  • Capital: Funafuti
  • Population: 10,600
  • Languages: Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati (island of Nui).
  • Religion: Congregational Christian Church of Tuvalu: 97% | Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.4% | Baha'i: 1% | Other: 0.6%.



September 24 - 30

South Pacific - Vanuatu

Prayer Request: Praise God for the Bible work in Vanuatu and the support of churches and other Christian organizations. Please pray that many people will be transformed by the power of the Word. Pray for the plans to assist women and young people find jobs.

About the Country

  • Location: Oceania
  • Capital: Port Vila
  • Population: 266,000
  • Languages: local languages (more than 100): 63.2%; Bislama (official; Creole): 33.7%; English (official): 2% | French (official): 0.6% | Other: 0.5%.
  • Religions: Christian: 83% | Other: 17%.


Prayer Request: Please keep praying for peace in the country, as well as for the salvation and restoration of the Palestinian people. Pray also for Bible Day, an annual event that brings together many Churches around the Word of God. And pray for Gaza, a difficult place, especially for what remains of the Christian community there.

About the Country

  • Location: Middle East
  • Capital: East Jerusalem / Ramallah
  • Population: 4.5 million
  • Language: Arabic.
  • Religion: Muslim; Christian; Samaritan.


Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that the Word of God 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: Central America
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Population: 3.86 million Languages: Spanish, Kuna, Gnabe (official).
  • Religion: Catholic: 73% | Evangelicals: 20% | Other: 7%.

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 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.