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)

August 28 – September 3

Namibia: Please pray for our translation work, fundraising projects and Bible Investors’ Club. Pray also for our Trauma Healing Network and its expansion. Pray, too, for the new Namibian government cabinet and that our people will turn to the Word of God.

Nepal: Praise the Living God for allowing all earthquakes to take place on a Saturday and during the day, which saved the lives of many students and workers. Please pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for the country’s leaders, so that everything can return to normal as soon as possible. Pray also for good monsoon rains so that farmers can plant their paddy fields and other crops in order to avoid shortage of food.

Nicaragua: 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.

September 4 - 10

Niger: 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.

Nigeria: Praise the Lord for His divine intervention as the menace of the Boko Haram is being tackled by the military. Pray for the release of girls held hostage in a Boko Haram camp. Ask for God to encourage all the families whose loved ones have been killed during Boko Haram’s attacks. Ask for safety for all staff members during trips within Nigeria. Please pray that God will help cease the activities of pirates. Pray also that Bible Societies’ operations are smooth and for peace among nations, because we cannot operate in troubled environments.

New Zealand: Bible Society continues the Pass It On campaign aimed at encouraging Christians to share the Bible with the next generation. Pray that our Bible apps for children will have a positive impact. Please also pray for our Poverty and Justice Bible campaign, which will bless families in need with the Word of God.

September 11 – 17

South Pacific: Please ask God to bless Bible work in this region, that the Word of God can reach hearts everywhere. 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.

Panama: 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.

September 18 – 24

Papua New Guinea: 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.

Pakistan: Please pray for political stability and economic growth in Pakistan and a reduction of unemployment. Please pray for our youth who suffer because of unemployment. Pray also for ongoing Pakistan Bible Society projects.

Paraguay: 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.

September 25 – October 1

Peru: 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.

Poland: Thank God for the existence of the Bible in Polish since the 16th Century, and for 200 years of the Bible Society in Poland. Thank Him also for decades of Bible translation, publication and distribution, as well as for new ecumenical translation. Please pray that the Polish people will find hope, love, strength and comfort.

Kenya: Give thanks for the successful launch of the Lutirichi Lwitakho Lwisukha Bible and for the start of the Lusamia and Igikuria translations. Thank God for the growth of the literacy programmes among the Turkana and Maasai communities. Thank God for the good progress of materials for the Pokot literacy project. Pray for the PPI programme for school children to learn the Word of God. Pray that our distribution and fundraising efforts will bear fruit for the glory of God.

October 2 - 8

Portugal: Please pray for economic stability in this country. Pray also that the Bible Society of Portugal will remain active in its mission of “bringing the Bible to people and the people to the Bible”. Thank God for growth in the organisation’s publishing area, which has offered different options to children and young people, audiences that need to have contact with the Word of God. And pray for stronger relationships between Bible Society of Portugal and churches, thus making it possible to carry out projects targeting segments in need, such as young people and the elderly.

Puerto Rico: 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.

Kyrgyzstan: 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.