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International Prayer Requests

January 14 - 20


Prayer Request: Pray for Biblical Influence projects that help Christians get in touch with the Word of God, and God's Word to interact with culture and society. Ask God for the Bible translation project for children in Argentine Sign Language. Thank God for the growing distribution of Bibles in our territory.

About the Country

  • Continent: South America
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Population: 43.13 million
  • Language: Spanish (official); minority languages: Toba Qom, Wichí, West Toba, Araucano, Quechua, Mocoví, Pilagá, Chorote.
  • Religion: Catholic (76.5%), Protestant (9%), other groups (3.2%), not declared/agnostic (11.3%)


Prayer Request: Please ask God to make the Bible's message more widely known across this country, especially among young people and children. Thank God for the work that has been carried out by the Bible Society in this country.

About the Country

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Yerevan
  • Population: 2.92 million
  • Language: Armenian, Russian, English
  • Religion: Christian (99%; Armenian Apostolic Church with 90%), other groups (1%)


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: Central America (Caribbean)
  • Capital: Oranjestad
  • Population: 110,660
  • Language: Dutch (official), Papiamento (most spoken), Spanish, English, Chinese, others.
  • Religion: Catholic (75.3%), Protestant (4.9%), Jehovah's Witness (1.7%), other groups (12%), no religion (5.5%), not declared (0.5%)

January 21 – 27


Prayer Request: Praise God for the UBS Roundtable Exchange in Sydney and our bicentenary events in 2017. Give thanks for the success of our art book Our Mob, God's Story, awarded 2017 Christian Book of the Year. Pray for the Indigenous Scripture publishing projects which receive all sales proceeds of the art book.

About the Country

  • Continent: Oceania
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 24.7 million
  • Language: English, approximately 35 Australian indigenous languages
  • Religion: Christian* (52.1%), Buddhist (2.4%), Muslim (2.6%), Hindu (1.9%), no religion (30%)
    * Note: Committed Christians do not exceed 20%.


Prayer Request: Please pray for our ministry "Bibles for Refugees and Prisoners," for the Bible Center in Vienna which engages children, young people and adults with the bible, and for our Handwritten Bible project. After completing the New Testament, we now want to finish the Old Testament.

About the Country

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Vienna
  • Population: 8.6 million
  • Language: German (main), Slovenian, Croatian, Hungarian
  • Religion: Catholic (60.8%), no religion (12.6%), Muslim (6.7%), Protestant (3.6%), Orthodox Christian (2.9%), Jewish (0.2%), other groups (13.2%)


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: Nassau
  • Population: 388,000
  • Language: English (official), Creole (Haitian immigrants)
  • Religion: Protestant (69.9%), Catholic (12%), other Christian (11.9%), Jehovah's Witness (1.1%), other groups (0.6%), no religion (1.9%), not declared (2.6%)

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 in January 2018.
  • 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.