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


 

International Prayer Requests

September 16-22

Panama

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that God's 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:

  • Continent: Central America
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Population: 4.03 million
  • Language: Spanish, Kuna, Gnabe (official).
  • Religion: Catholic (73%), Protestant (20%), other groups (7%)

Papua New Guinea

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: Oceania
  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Population: 7.47 million
  • Language: Tok Pisin, English and Hiri Motu (official), 839 indigenous languages.
  • Religion: Protestant (69.4%), Catholic (27%), other groups (3.6%)

September 23-29

Pakistan

Prayer Request: Thank the Lord for the Women Literacy Project that is running smoothly and benefited more than 5,600 women in 2017. All these women can now read the Bible. Pray also for the expansion of the Bible Museum. And pray for Bible Contest programs.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Population: 207.7 million
  • Language: Urdu.
  • Religion: Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, other groups

Paraguay

Prayer Request: Please ask God for the progress of the Enhlit Bible revision, Nivaclé Bible revision and the Guarani Study Bible projects. Pray that our beloved Lord will continue to provide the members of our Board of Directors with wisdom and for the families represented by each employee.

About the Country:

  • Continent: South America
  • Capital: Asunción
  • Population: 6.9 million (est. 2017)
  • Language: Spain, Guarani.
  • Religion: Catholic (89.6%), Protestant (6.2%), other groups (4.2%)

Peru

Prayer Request: Please pray that we can continue to benefit destitute children by offering them full assistance. Pray also for the efforts to reduce family violence and child abuse. And pray for our work in prisons that aims at the social reintegration of prisoners by studying God's Word.

About the Country:

  • Continent: South America
  • Capital: Lima
  • Population: 31.4 million
  • Language: Spanish, Quechua.
  • Religion: Catholic (81.3%), Protestant (15%)

Poland

Prayer Request: Thank God for our success in the past, more than 200 years of history in Poland, the influence of the Reformation, our present and the publication of the Ecumenical Bible in Polish, a translation made by Biblicists from 11 churches. Ask God to provide us and the whole Fellowship with guidance and wisdom.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Population: 38.4 million
  • Language: Polish.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed Christian, Methodist, Baptist, Old Catholic, Pentecostal, among other groups

Puerto Rico

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that God's 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:

  • Continent: Central America
  • Capital: San Juan
  • Population: 3.62 million
  • Language: Spanish, English.
  • Religion: Catholic (85%), Protestant and other groups (15%)

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.