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)
September 29 - October 5
Pakistan: Ask God to bless Bible translation projects. Pray especially for the production of biblical materials for children.
Paraguay: Please pray for economic stability in this country. Ask God to bless the outreach projects targeting poor young people and the sick.
Peru: Please pray for inspiration for the development of biblical materials to reach children in difficult situations.
October 6 - 12
Poland: May God open the hearts of young people to the life-giving hope found in the message of the Bible. Please pray for spiritual, intellectual and material support for Bible Society’s projects targeting young people.
Puerto Rico: Please pray that God will touch the hearts of Puerto Ricans and that the Bible Society may sow the seeds of hope in this country.
Portugal: Please pray that the financial difficulties caused by the severe economic crisis Portugal is facing will not stop the projects developed by Bible Society, such as biblical animation and projects for young people and the elderly.
October 13 - 19
Kenya: Give thanks for the good relationships between the Kenyan Bible Society and Christian churches and organisations, which are key partners for a good distribution of the Bible. Please also pray for Bible translation projects and for lasting peace in Kenya.
Kyrgyzstan: Please pray for Kyrgyzstan and for new jobs and opportunities for the population. Ask also for the development of Christian churches in the country and that God will generate opportunities for distribution of the Bible.
October 20 - 26
Central African Republic: Praise God for protecting Bible Society’s staff during the recent political turmoil and for the successful launch of the Sango Bible in the Translation in Today’s Language. Please pray that this publication will radically change the lives of Central Africans. Ask also for the construction of the new headquarters and for lasting peace in this country devastated by years of war.
Dominican Republic: Thank God for the success of the Grow and Learn project that has touched the hearts of Dominican children with the Bible. Please pray that the staff, partners and Christian churches will have the strength to keep spreading the biblical message to everyone.
Czech Republic: Pray for the successful distribution of the new special editions of the Scriptures for young people and people having the first contact with the Bible. Ask God to bless Bible Society’s activities in a highly secularised society.
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.