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)

November 27 – December 3

Tajikistan: 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.

Thailand: Thailand Bible Society plans to publish the whole Bible in Pwo Karen in 2016. Pray that every process is completed on time and that this translation will be widely used. Pray also that more people may acquire the Bibles we make available through secular bookstores and the several apps that can be used with smartphones and tablets. Pray, too, that the Bible Contest may be held four times a year, so that participating students will learn more about God and those who are not Christian can have a personal experience with Jesus Christ. And pray for the authors of the Study Bible, a project that has been taking too long due to a limited number of qualified professionals.

Taiwan: Please pray that the Chinese Unified Version Study Bible (CUVSB) project will go well. Pray also for the health of Rev. Dr. Kuo-Wei-Peng, Editor-in-Chief of CUVSB.

December 4 - 10

Tanzania: 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.

Togo: 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.

Turkey: As we are working hard to reach more people with the Word of God, please pray that our team will have more wisdom in providing services in this country. Thank God for His protection during the fire that broke out in our store last May.

December 11 – 17

Uganda: 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.

Uruguay: The priority of the Bible Society of Uruguay is to reach the current generation of children and teenagers with God’s Word and its ever-current message, by using every possible tool that we are able to provide. Pray that we will be able to respond to this challenge of serving and helping, in order to introduce the Word of God into the lives of young people in a proper manner that can transform them and help them lead a better life.

Uzbekistan: 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.

December 18 – 24

Venezuela: Thank the Lord for the strength and help he provided us in this difficult situation in Venezuela. Please pray that the Lord will help us with the production and import of Bibles, which are now very scarce in our country due to the currency exchange controls and the economic crisis. Pray also for all the projects that we are implementing, especially the Old Testament translation into the Piaroa language, the translation team and for the Lord to continue to provide us with the necessary resources so that this ethnic group can have the full Bible in their language. Pray, too, for peace, unification of all Venezuelans and the reduction of violence that is seriously affecting families.

Vietnam: Please pray for the 11 ongoing translation projects, including a Study Bible, the Bible in Braille and the Bible in Sign Language, in addition to the Jarai and Koho New Testaments that will be completed by the end of 2016. All projects related to minority groups are highly sensitive. Pray also for protection for translation teams who live in remote and difficult to access areas.

December 25 - 31

Zambia: Bible Society of Zambia celebrates 50 years of Bible work on 16 July 2016. Please pray for successful preparations and celebrations. Pray also for funding for the new Bible House and hostels, as well as for the successful completion of the nine translation and revision projects.

Zimbabwe: 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.

January 1 - 7

Angola: 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.

Albania: All mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious practice was banned. In November 1990, Albania started to allow private religious practice. Please ask for God’s help to sow His Word in the hearts of Albanians. Pray for the work carried out by the Bible Society and its team.

Germany: Please pray for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 in Germany and for all activities carried out by the Church and the Bible Society in this context, especially for the promotion of the revised Lutherbibel (Luther Bible) published in October 2016. Pray also for the United Bible Societies’ Publishers Convention to be held in Berlin in March 2017.

January 8 - 14

Armenia: 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.

Algeria: 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.

Russia: Please pray that God will help us spread the Bible’s message more and more in the country, especially among young people and children. Thank God for the work that has been carried out by the Bible Society in this country.

January 15 - 21

Bangladesh: We are continuing to work on the translation into four languages and on our first Study Bible. Please pray for the success of all these translation jobs. Pray also for our safety as we are facing challenges in terms of religious freedom. Thank God for enabling us to share the Word of God with so many people.

Benin: Pray for the publication of the new Bible in Goun and the New Testament in Aja. Pray also for the government as it implements reforms in the country’s administration. Ask God for Bible Society of Benin to have good relationships with churches.

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.

January 22 - 28

Aruba: 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.

Belgium: Thank God for the achievements made by the Belgian Bible Society (French) in 2016 in support of the Bible cause. Please ask for the projects implemented last year may continue to stimulate the population’s interest in the Bible in Belgium.

Brazil: Please thank God for the evangelisation activities carried out by Bible Society of Brazil (SBB) in partnerships with Christian churches and during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Join us in prayer for the celebrations of the 500 years of the Reformation in our country, the campaign Change Brazil through the Bible, and the A Bible in Every Home movement. Thank God for the publication of the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs in the New Updated Almeida translation, and for the ongoing Almeida Revised & Updated revision translation project, one of the most read translations in Brazil. Pray also for the planning for the Year of the Bible, which will be celebrated in 2018 when SBB will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

January 29 - February 4

Bahamas: 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 Program and for strength and protection over our staff and volunteers travelling around Cambodia to implement this program, especially in remote rural areas. Pray also for the Forgiveness & Reconciliation project.

Senegal: 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.