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

International Prayer Requests

September 15 - September 21

September 15–21

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.

Country Information:

  • 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.

Country Information:

  • Continent: Oceania
  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Population: 7.47 million
  • Language: Tok Pisin, English and Hiri Motu (official); about 700 indigenous dialects
  • Religion: Protestant (69.4%), Catholic (27%), other groups (3.6%)

September 22 - September 28

September 22–28

Pakistan

Prayer Request: Pakistan is Muslim country and the Bible work is not a bed of roses is this area. Please thank God for having provided us with several ways to share the Good News among people of other faiths.

Country Information:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Population: 200 million
  • Language: Urdu
  • Religion: Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh

Paraguay

Prayer Request: 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.

Country Information:

  • 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: Pray for the “Bread of Life” and “End to Violence” projects, so that children can grow up healthy, safe and knowing the Bible. Ask for the translations into Machiguenga and Quechua Apurímac. Pray also for the evangelization and discipleship initiatives carried out with Churches, which help to reduce violence and corruption in our society.

Country Information:

  • Continent: South America
  • Capital: Lima
  • Population: 31.4 million
  • Language: Spanish, Quechua
  • Religion: Catholic (81.3%), Protestant (12.5%), other groups (3.3%), no religion (2.9%)

Poland

Prayer Request: Please thank God for the more than 200 years of our Bible Society, for our past and our present. Thank also for our predecessors and the current staff. Pray with us for our future, for our new Ecumenical Bible and for all those who by reading this modern translation will find faith, hope, love and comfort.

Country Information:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Population: 38.5 million
  • Language: Polish
  • Religion: Catholic (87%), Orthodox Christian (0.5%), Protestant (0.4%), Muslim (0.05%), other groups (9.55%), no religion (2.5%)

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.

Country Information:

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

Canadian Bible Society Prayer Needs

  • Please pray for all Canadian Bible Society (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 God’s wisdom, guidance and strength for Rev. Dr. Rupen Das, CBS’ Executive Director, and for the Board of Governors led by Chairman, Capt. Noel Asirvatham.
  • Praise God for our partner organizations in Canada who provide us with the opportunity to reach out with God’s Word to the indigenous peoples of Canada, to the homeless, to immigrants, to young people, to new readers and to many others. Pray that this work will continue and grow.
  • Many translation projects are underway, including the revision of the Inuktitut and the Punjabi Bibles. 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 Armed Forces.
  • Pray that God will give us wisdom and the 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 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.