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International Prayer Requests

March 18–24

North Korea

Prayer Request: Due to political and economic restrictions, people do not have access to the Bible and cannot read God’s Word. Please pray that the Word of God may reach North Korea where the Gospel is forbidden, and that churches may take root and be revived through His Word.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Pyongyang
  • Population: 25.1 million
  • Language: Korean
  • Religion: religious practice is restricted.

South Korea

Prayer Request: Since 2012, we have been working on the project of a new Bible translation. Please pray that this translation may serve people in their time of worship, education, and living. Pray also that the project may progress well so that our next generation of Bible readers may understand it better.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Population: 51.7 million
  • Language: Korean
  • Religion: Christian (29.2%; Protestant 18.3%, Roman Catholic 10.9%), Buddhist (22.8%), other groups or not declared (48%)

Côte d’Ivoire

Prayer Request: pray for the Bible Society of Côte d’Ivoire. We face difficulties in obtaining Bibles. We estimate that we need from 500 to 800 thousand Bibles a year. Pray also that all our orders are approved so we can satisfy our customers.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Africa
  • Capital: Yamoussoukro (Constitutional); Abidjan (Seat of Government)
  • Population: 23.7 million
  • Language: French
  • Religion: Christian (33.9%), Muslim (42.9%), Animist (4%), no religion (19%), other groups (1%)

March 25-31

Costa Rica

Prayer Request: Pray for the progress of Bible distribution in a secular society, for the project for translation into the Nögbe language, of the Nögbe people in the south of the country, and for the services we provide to churches so that the Bible is promoted in the most effective manner.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Central America
  • Capital: San José
  • Population: 4.8 million
  • Language: Spanish.
  • Religion: Catholic (62%), Protestant (28%), other groups (10%)


Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that His Word can reach the hearts of the entire population. Pray that the work carried out by the local Bible Society reaches every individual, thus making the Bible available in formats and translations that meet their needs.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Zagreb
  • Population: 4.27 million
  • Language: Croatian (official), Serbian, among others
  • Religion: Catholic (86.3%), Orthodox (4.4%), Muslim (1.5%), other groups (1.5%), not declared (2.5%), no religion or atheist (3.8%)


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: Central America (Caribbean)
  • Capital: Havana
  • Population: 11.48 million
  • Language: Spanish.
  • Religion: Catholic (nominal, 85%), Protestant, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish, and Afro-Cuban religions


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.