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)
February 24 – March 02
Botswana: The Bible Society of Botswana has for a long time been experiencing difficulties as a result of understaffing. Please pray that God will bless us with the right people with an interest in the mission carried out by the Bible Society. Pray also for the projects to improve relationships with churches and other institutions. Thank God for the supply of materials and resumption of Bible distribution after a long time without stock.
Brazil: Thank God for the numerous blessings enjoyed in 2013 that enabled Bible Society of Brazil to reach even more lives with the Holy Bible. There are many challenges for 2014. Please pray for the Fair Play Brazil Movement, which will have the task of encouraging churches and Christians to use the language of sport to evangelise during the FIFA World Cup that will be hosted in Brazil in 2014. Pray also that we can raise the necessary funds for an extensive renovation of the Bible Museum, which celebrated ten years of operation in 2013. And pray for the Bible Society’s outreach programmes that reach students, children, families, the elderly, prison inmates, hospitalised patients and people with disabilities, by bringing hope and the values of the Bible to these audiences.
March 3 - March 9
Brunei: Please pray that we can effectively set up the Bible Resource Centre to support Brunei’s Bible needs with more resources for the local Christian community.
Bulgaria: Please pray for the Bulgarian Bible Society, as it distributes the Scriptures in an almost hostile environment, in a post-communist country with a very strong atheistic heritage. May the Lord continue to strengthen our small staff of three people.
Burkina Faso: Thank God for the 30th anniversary of the Bible Society of Burkina Faso. Please pray for new volunteers and fundraising for new projects. Pray also for the completion of the Bible translation into Moore e Dagara, and for the Bible Society’s literacy project.
March 10 - March 16
Burundai: Please pray for God’s intervention so that Scriptures are exempted from paying the Value Added Tax (VAT) and thus remain affordable to everyone. Ask God to help us have political leaders who know Him. Pray also for more respect for human life in Burundi.
Cape Verde: Please pray that the new projects will contribute to the growth of Bible work in this country.
Cameroon: Thank God for the completion of the Bible Society’s headquarters construction in Yaoundé. Praise the Lord for the thousands of lives reached by the distribution of the Bible and for all those involved in the mission of making the Bible available in every home in Cameroo.
March 17 - March 23
Canada: Please pray as we focus on partnership initiatives to bring the Bible to our First Nations people, new Canadians, urban poor, and the next generation. Pray also for ICAP and their work in Bible translation and publishing. Remember the work of our partner, the Bermuda Bible Society.
Cambodia: Ask that the Scriptures will be available in different media, thus having impact on the population, especially the youth. Please pray for projects that open Cambodian hearts to the love of God.
Chile: Please praise the Lord for the life and work of the volunteers who help with the distribution of the Bible.
March 24 – March 30
China: Please pray that the Church in mainland China will supply affordable Bibles to millions of poor people in the country’s urban and rural areas. Ask also that it will carry out Bible translation projects and offer training to pastors and leaders, in addition to programmes that develop the spiritual growth of children and teenagers and provide assistance to people with disabilities.
Colombia: Please pray for the continuity of Bible translation work into the Nasa Yuwe and Wayúunaiky languages. Pray also for the Gospel to be disseminated across Colombia through biblical qualification programmes.
Congo: Thank God for the distribution of the New Testament in the Beembe language. Please pray that the Beembe community, from now on, can interact with the Bible in their own language. Thank God also for the success of the Good Samaritan project for children, as well as for the literacy project for locals. And pray that the Lord may provide the Bible Society’s staff with strength and intelligence so that they can carry out their work and achieve their goals in 2014.
March 31 – April 2
North Korea: North Korea and South Korea are very close in terms of their geographic locations, but there is an official barrier for the Gospel to enter the northern part of our peninsula. Before the division of the Korean people, Christianity flourished in the North, and it is said that there still remain Christians firmly rooted in faith. Please pray that the doors to spread the Gospel in North Korea will quickly open so that the Bible may be freely shared with our brothers and sisters in the North.
South Korea: Thank God for the project New Translation in Korean. Pray also for the translation team and that this important project will be successful in making new generations closer to the Word of God
Cuba: The supply of Bibles is very limited due to the quick growth of Christian churches in the country. Please pray that the Bible Commission of Cuba will be able to bring the Bible to every Cuban. Ask also that the new generation of Cubans will discover the love of Jesus through the Scriptures in order to have their hearts transformed.