Pray with us for worldwide Bible mission

Here in New Zealand as we pray our morning prayers, those in the United Kingdom will be saying their evening prayers. And in the many countries between, individuals and groups will be offering prayer all day long. What a great privilege we have to be part of ‘the voice of prayer that is never silent.’

Join with us in prayer for the worldwide mission of Bible Society to bring God’s Word to all people in a language they understand, in a format that is appropriate, and at a price they can afford.

These monthly prayer points provide a guide to prayer, giving a brief paragraph about the Bible work each national Bible Society would like us to focus on.

Every Bible Society is grateful for your prayers and we ask God that all who pray for the spread of the Gospel may be blessed by it themselves.

First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and
thanksgivings be offered to God for all people

- 1 Timothy 2: 1 (GNT)

January 31 – February 6

Benin: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God within this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to sow the holy teachings to different generations, especially young people and children. Pray also that publication projects may attract more and more people to the biblical message.

Bolivia: Family violence – physical, psychological and sexual – is increasing significantly in the country, particularly with children and teenagers. Pray for the strengthening of family ties in Bolivia. Pray also for women, children and teenagers who are victims of sexual violence and abuse. Ask our Heavenly Father that every parent will take on their duties within family, thus developing good habits and good communication with their children.

Botswana: Please ask God to bless Bible work in this country and that the Word of God 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.

February 7 – 13

Brazil: Please pray that our Heavenly Father will protect immigrants, who are coming in large numbers to the country, and people who are facing situations of risk and social vulnerability. We ask a special prayer for our new Board of Directors that took office in August 2015. May God guide their decisions. Ask, too, for the Gospel to be spread during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and for the Fair Play Brazil Movement to help churches to carry out their evangelisation activities.

Bulgaria: Please pray for Bible work in this country and for the population to be reached by the biblical message. Ask God to guide the work of Bible Society staff so the Word can be in the necessary formats to engage people of all ages.

February 14 – 20

Burkina Faso: Please ask God to bless Bible work in this country and that the Word of God 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.

Burundi: Please pray with us for our country that is facing a period of political turmoil. Pray for true peace and harmony for the population and for a good government. Ask also for economic growth in our country that has been undergoing a crisis in recent years. Ask God to provide us with the funds for the translation and literacy projects, as well as for our youth ministry. Pray, too, for safety as we implement our programmes across the country. 2016 is a very special year because we plan to distribute the long-awaited revised version of the Kirundi Bible. Praise God for this. May God bless you for blessing us with your prayers.

February 21 – 27

Cameroon: Please ask God to bless Bible work in this country and that the Word of God 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.

Cambodia: Pray for our literacy programme that provides salvation and spiritual growth to students. Pray for protection and strength for the staff and volunteers traveling around Cambodia, especially to remote rural areas, to implement this program. Pray also for the development of the Trauma Healing course of the Forgiveness and Reconciliation project.

Canada: Pray for opportunities to reach both English and French youth with God’s Word, including It’s About Life/Ça Donne la Vie, a community that wants to help youth engage in the Bible on a regular basis, using a variety of social media tools; and Adventure for Life Bible for camps across Canada.

February 28 – March 5

Eastern Caribbean: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God within this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to sow the holy teachings to different generations, especially young people and children. Pray also that publication projects may attract more and more people to the biblical message.

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: Please ask God to bless Bible work in this country and that the Word of God 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.

Colombia: Please ask God to bless Bible work in this country and that the Word of God 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.