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


 

International Prayer Requests

February 26 – March 4

Canada 

Prayer Request: The Canadian Bible Society is implementing a new strategic plan to strengthen its ability to minister to every province and territory in the country. Pray for wisdom and provision as we serve the needs of Canadian youth, the immigrant population, and enhance our presence in Canada’s urban centers.

About the Country

  • Location: North America                       
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Population: 36.15 million
  • Languages: English and French (official); indigenous and minority languages (Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Dutch, Tagalog, Hindi, Portuguese, Polish, Urdu, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Persian, Tamil, Korean).             
  • Religion: Catholic: 43% | Protestant: 29% | No religion: 16% | Muslim: 2% | Hindu: 1% | Sikh: 1% | Buddhist: 1%.

East Caribbean*

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be 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

  • Location: Central America (Caribbean)
  • Capital: Bridgetown (Barbados; location of headquarters)
  • Population: 2.3 million
  • Languages: English, French Creole.
  • Religion: Christian | Muslim | Hindu.

* Eastern Caribbean consists of 12 nations: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US Virgin Islands.

Kazakhstan

Prayer Request: Pray for God's blessing on the work of spreading His Word in our country. Pray for protection over Christians due to the expansion and development of Islam. Pray also for the development of our Bible Society.

About the Country

  • Location: Central Asia
  • Capital: Astana
  • Population: 18.36 million
  • Languages: Kazakh (official), Russian (second official).
  • Religion: Muslim: 70.2% | Christian: 26.2% (mostly Russian Orthodox) | Other: 0.2% | Atheist: 2.8% | Unspecified: 0.5%.

 

 

March 5 – 11

Chad

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to teach Biblical 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

  • Location: Central Africa
  • Capital: N'Djamena
  • Population: 13.21 million
  • Languages: Arabic and French (official).
  • Religion: Muslim: 53.1% | Catholic: 20.1% | Protestant: 14.2% | Animist: 7.3% | Unknown: 0.7% | Other: 0.5% | Atheist: 3.1% (1993 Census).

China

Prayer Request: Thank God for the strong cooperation between UBS CP and the Church in China. Pray for translators and adequate funding for Bible translation projects into ethnic minority languages. Pray also for the development and promotion of our Bible App and for more workers on China's agricultural fields.

About the Country

  • Location: Asia
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Population: 1.37 billion
  • Languages: Chinese, local dialects, minority languages. 
  • Religion: No religion: 44.4% | Chinese religions: 28.5% | Buddhist: 12.5% | Christian: 5.3% | Traditional ethnic religions: 4.6% | Muslim: 1.9%.              

Chile

Prayer Request: Pray for Chile and the work carried out by the Church, as well as for the projects that the Bible Society is developing to reach children, the elderly, indigenous peoples and Romany communities with God's Word. Pray also for resources that allow the Chilean Bible Society to fund its missionary and outreach activities.

About the Country

  • Location: South America
  • Capital: Santiago
  • Population: 17.95 million
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Religion: Catholic: 64% | Evangelical: 20% | Other: 16%

 


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:

  • Please pray that the Bible Society in Bermuda will have some meaningful way of interacting with the thousands of people coming to Bermuda for the America's Cup event to take place this summer. This is a yachting event that is known world wide.