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


 

International Prayer Requests

August 19-25

Mauritius

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: East Africa
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Population: 1.26 million
  • Language: English (official, spoken by less than 1% of the population), Creole, Bhojpuri, among others.
  • Religion: Hindu (48.5%), Catholic (26.3%), Muslim (17.3%), other Christian religions (6.4%), other groups (0.6%), no religion (0.7%), not declared (0.1%)

Mexico

Prayer Request: Please pray for the Bible Cause in this country, so that the Bible's message can reach the population. Ask God to guide the work of carried out by the Bible Society's staff to make the Word available in formats that engage people of all ages.

About the Country:

  • Continent: North America
  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Population: 127.5 million
  • Language: Spanish, indigenous languages (minority).
  • Religion: Catholic (82.7%), Pentecostal (1.6%), Jehovah's Witness (1.4%), other Evangelical Churches (5%), other groups (1.9%), no religion (4.7%), not declared (2.7%) (est. 2010)

Myanmar

Prayer Request: Thank God for the divine provision and protection of His Holy Word through the Bible Society. Pray for the 19 translation projects in progress, the renovation of the Bible House, for freedom to print and import Bibles, and for peace across the nation.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Naypyidaw
  • Population: 52.89 million
  • Language: Burmese (official).
  • Religion: Buddhist (86%), Christian (6.3%), other groups

August 12–18

Mali

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: Africa
  • Capital: Bamako
  • Population: 17.99 million
  • Language: French (official), Bambara, Peul, Dogon, among others*
  • Religion: Muslim (94.8%), Christian (2.4%), Animist (2%), no religion (0.5%), not declared (0.3%)

* Mali has 13 national languages in addition to the official language.

Malta

Prayer Request: Please thank the Lord for the 60th anniversary of our Bible Society with a prayer/translation of the Maltese National Anthem.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Valetta
  • Population: 436,900
  • Language: Maltese, English.
  • Religion: Catholic (85%), other Christian groups (12%), Muslim (3%)

Morocco

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: North Africa
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Population: 35.28 million
  • Language: Arabic official), Berber languages, French.
  • Religion: Muslim (99%), others (1%)

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.