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)

October 27 - November 2

Romania: Ask for a swift conclusion to the lawsuits involving the Cornilescu Bible. Pray, too, that Bible Society in Romania will have more donors and financial support to develop projects to distribute the Bible in 2014.

Rwanda: Please pray for peace in East Africa and for the millions of refugees in Rwanda, especially the survivors of the 1994 genocide. Ask for successful construction of Bible Society of Rwanda’s Bible Center. Pray also that the Bible will bring peace to the local population.

Russia: Thank God for the good progress of Bible Society in Russia’s translation projects. Ask the Lord to keep encouraging the staff, and pray that Russians may find comfort and peace by reading the Bible.

November 3 - 9

Senegal: Thank God for the move of Bible Society of Senegal to the outskirts of Dakar, where it will be possible to be closer to those in more need of the Bible. Please pray for the Bible translation projects, the Bible in Pulaar and the New Testament in Mandjak, in addition to other outreach programmes for TAZI young people. Pray also for political stability in the country and that God will protect Senegal against potential terrorist attacks.

Seychelles: Please pray for the translation project of the full Bible into the Seselwa Creole language. Ask God to protect the Bible Society of Seychelles’s staff and Board of Directors. Pray also that the local Bible Society may buy land to build its own headquarters and the Bible bookstore.

November 10 - 16

Sierra Leone: Please pray for the translation projects in progress: Kono Old Testament, Themne Old Testament, and the revised Mende Bible. Thank God for the successful launch of the first Krio Bible. Pray also that the new projects scheduled for 2014 will encourage donors to contribute to the Bible cause. Ask that many more people will benefit from the Faith Comes By Hearing project. Thank the Lord for the souls that have been blessed through this project.

Serbia: Please pray for the good progress of the Old Testament translation and that this publication will reach young people in Serbia. Thank God for the first translation of the Gospels into the Romani language. Pray also that in 2014 the Bible Society will be able to print the first Children’s Bible in Romani and encourage churches to set up Bible reading groups targeting children.

Syria: Please pray for lasting peace and the end of religious conflicts in Syria. Thousands of lives are being lost each year. Ask the Lord to open the hearts and minds of Syrian brothers so that they can find solace in God’s promises.

November 17 - 23

Somalia: Please pray for a solution for Somalia’s many serious problems, such as poverty and the thousands of victims of wars and other conflicts. Ask God to guide the country’s leaders so that they can govern according to the needs of their people.

Sri Lanka: Please say a special prayer for the Bible translation projects into Sign Language. May the Bible teach the hard of hearing or those who cannot speak to praise the Lord in a more significant manner. A glossary of biblical terms in the Sign Language with Christian music videos in Sinhalese and Tamil is being prepared. Praise God for this project. Pray also for the campaign that will encourage churches to plant a tree and then donate the cash value of the corresponding wood to the local Bible Society.

November 24 - 30

Swaziland: Ask God to touch the hearts of authorities in Swaziland. One third of the adult population is infected with the HIV virus, the highest contamination rate worldwide. Please pray that our political leaders will have the well-being of the population in mind.

Sudan: Ask God for peace in Sudan. Please pray for leaders who will protect everyone wishing to live a peaceful and respectful life. Pray also that the Bible will touch the hearts of the Sudanese. Thank God for the literacy project that teaches adults to read so they can understand the Bible. Please pray that this project will be effective in sharing the Bible with thousands of people in South Sudan. Pray also for the Zande Bible translation project.

Suriname: Praise and thank God for the Bible work in Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. Pray for the board of directors, staff, volunteers and dedicated donors. Thank God for the good relationships with churches. Pray for our translation projects and other projects that benefit many target audiences, such as women, children, senior citizens and prisoners.