United Bible Societies Day of Prayer

Join us in prayer on May 8

Although the United Bible Societies (UBS) Day of Prayer is observed annually on May 9, this year New Zealand is celebrating the day on May 8, and you’re invited to join us pray.  May 9 is a special day for Bible Societies: it is the anniversary of the day in 1946 when a group of Bible Societies, “moved by the need of the world for the Word of God and by the deep Christian fellowship of those who work together for its spread”, agreed to form United Bible Societies. Bible Societies mark this anniversary through a Day of Prayer, taking the opportunity to reflect on this legacy, thanking God for his blessings on their work and praying for our common mission: the Bible for everyone.

This year, as our world faces the immense challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, those words, written just months after the end of World War II, are especially poignant. Today, our world needs the hope and comfort in the Bible more than ever. We also realise, even more keenly than before, just how much we need to uphold and care for each other as a Fellowship, and as members of our churches, communities and nations.

Pray on your own or with your bubble

UBS has developed a prayer guide to aid you during your time of prayer. It includes information about United Bible Societies, the Day of Prayer and some prayer points to help you organise your prayer time.

Download the Day of Prayer guide here. (note the rest of the world are celebrating Day of Pray on May 9)

Pray with others

You are invited to join Bible Society supporters and volunteers for a virtual prayer time on Friday, 8th May. This year we will be focusing our prayers on the Bible Societies in the Asia Pacific region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, South Pacific, and Sri Lanka.

There will be two prayer times available for you to choose from. To participate in any of these prayer sessions, please email Cory at cgawe@biblesociety.org.nz for further instructions on how to join.

Thank you for praying with us during the UBS Day of Prayer. Let’s continue to pray together throughout 2020, thanking God for his faithfulness and trusting him to guide and strengthen us in these challenging times. You can also join our Prayer Team and receive our tri-annual Prayer Booklet or weekly prayer e-newsletter by clicking here