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


 

International Prayer Requests

June 18 – 24

India

Prayer Request: Please pray that the Board's 2016 decisions will be implemented until January 2019. Pray also for the Bible Society's staff, including the Central Office, the 16 auxiliary departments, the sales warehouse and the translations center in Northeastern India.

 

About the Country

  • Location: Asia             
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Population: 1.28 billion
  • Languages: Main: Hindi and English (official); Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
  • Religion: Hindu: 85% | Muslim: 11% | Christian: 2.5% | Other: 1.5% (including Sikh, Jain, Zoroastrian, etc.).

 

Bible Society of India

 

West Indies

Prayer Request: Please pray that we secure funding in order to become a self-sustainable organization.  We have a great need to provide people with Scriptures, but without financial support our survival is threatened.

 

About the Country

  • Location: Central America (Caribbean)  
  • Capital: Kingston
  • Population: 2.93 million
  • Languages: English, Jamaican Patois.
  • Religion: Protestant (several denominations): 64.8% | Catholic: 2.2% | Jehovah's Witness: 1.9% | Rastafarian: 1.1% | Other: 6.5% | No religion: 21.2% | Unspecified: 2.3%.

 

Bible Society of the West Indies

 

Indonesia

Prayer Request: Praise God for the blessing of having the Indonesian Bible Society serving the Church since 1954. Praise God also for the achievements made in spreading the Word in this country. Please pray that the Bible Society can share biblical principles with different generations, especially young people and children.

 

About the Country

  • Location: Southeast Asia         
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Population: 257.56 million
  • Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official; modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (of which the most widely spoken is Javanese). Note: More than 700 languages are spoken in Indonesia.         
  • Religion: Muslim: 86.1% | Protestant: 5.7% | Catholic: 3% | Hindu: 1.8% | Other religions or unspecified: 3.4% (2000 Census). 

 

Indonesian Bible Society

 

June 25 – July 1

England and Wales*

Prayer Request: Please pray for our work to engage our three key mission audiences with the Bible – the Bible engaged in church, the Bible unengaged in church and the 'spiritually open' in society as a whole. We want to offer people in our context the opportunity to experience Scripture. Pray our work to bring the Bible to life inspires the church to share the Bible with the communities they serve.

 

About the Country

  • Location: Europe
  • Capital: London and Cardiff
  • Population: 56.5 million
  • Languages: English, Welsh, Manx, Cornish.
  • Religion: Christian: 43.8% | No religion: 48.5% | Other: 7.7%

 

British & Foreign Bible Society

 

* England and Wales are part of the United Kingdom, along with Scotland and Northern Ireland. The capital of the United Kingdom is London.

 

Iraq

Prayer Request: Following the formal establishment of the Bible Society in Kurdistan, a parcel of land was offered to build a Bible House in Erbil. Please pray for resources to complete it. Pray also for the Trauma Healing program, for God’s protection over our staff, and for the Church in Iraq.

 

About the Country

  • Location: Middle East  
  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Population: 33.42 million
  • Languages: Arabic.
  • Religion: Muslim: 95% | Christian: 5%.

 

Bible Society in Iraq

 

Ireland

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:           Europe
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Population:        4.67 million
  • Languages: Irish and English (official); Gaelic.
  • Religion: Catholic: 84.7% | Church of Ireland: 2.7% | Other Christian Churches: 2.7% | Muslim: 1.1% | Other: 1.7% | No religion: 5.7% | Unspecified: 1.5%.

 

Information about the National Bible Society of Ireland

 


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 on May 26, 2017. This is a yachting event that is known world wide.