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)
June 30 - July 6
Indonesia: Please pray for the preparations for the celebrations of the Indonesian Bible Society’s 60th anniversary. May God continue to bless the partnerships with local churches to distribute the Bible across the country. Pray also for the 27 projects of translation, revision and adaptation of the Indonesian Bible, as well as for the projects in other local languages that the Bible Society is developing. Remember the development of digital products.
Iceland: Pray and thank God for the greater participation of churches in Bible work.
New Zealand Bible Month – July 2014: Every year, hundreds of churches throughout New Zealand join us to celebrate the Bible. Churches lift up the Bible and encourage people to read it and apply it to their lives. Please pray that the resources created will be widely used and effective in encouraging people to build a regular habit of Bible reading. Please pray that this nationwide Bible Month campaign will be a success and that people will experience the transformation that comes from engaging with God through the Bible.
July 7 – 13
Israel: Thank God for the ongoing provision of resources that allows us to print and distribute the Bible in different formats to different segments of the population. Please pray for the completion of the Hebrew Old Testament in audio, and for the distribution of the Book of Psalms in audio to the elderly, the sick, the visually impaired and soldiers.
Italy: Pray for the distribution of Bibles to the poor and the marginalised. May the Scriptures bring comfort and change lives.
Iraq: Ask God to protect the friends and partners that help to distribute the Bible to people, especially those marginalised by poverty.
July 14 – 20
Japan: Thank God for the progress of the new Bible translation project and pray that it will be completed in 2016. Ask that this project will bring hope and comfort to the Japanese.
Jordan: Please pray for the Bread and Bread Project, which meets basic living and spiritual needs of Syrian refugees, and that the staff and volunteers of Bible Society in Jordan may be God's instruments to effectively reach people. Pray also for funds to acquire a new site and obtain the permit to build a new better Bible House in Jordan.
Kuwait: Pray for lasting peace and political stability. May God open many hearts to receive his Word.
July 21 – 27
Laos: Give thanks for the efforts made in Bible translation projects that foster the spread of the Bible in the country. Please pray for those who work for the Bible cause because Scripture distribution is still too risky and difficult in Laos.
Lesotho: Please ask for political peace and that the Bible may inspire the conduct of our leaders. Pray for the projects targeting people facing difficult situations.
Latvia: Thank God for the many supporters around the world who through the worldwide Fellowship of Bible Societies have made it possible for us to complete the new translation of the Latvian Bible. Please pray that the new Bible translation will touch the hearts of people. Pray also that the Bible will reach those who have never had contact with the Scriptures.
July 28 – August 3
Lebanon: Thank the Lord for the fruitful work of the Bible Society of Lebanon in providing assistance to thousands of Syrian refugee families, as well as for the projects Bible World and Books for Life. Please pray for the development of three projects: Peace and Justice Bible, Western Armenian Study Bible and the One Year Bible. Pray also for political stability in the country.
Liberia: Praise God for the successful completion of the Kisi and Kpelle translation projects and pray for the development of three new translation projects into the Gola, Mano and Dan languages, so that their speakers can have access to the Bible. Pray also for the Bible Society’s new building project and that the Bible cause will have a positive impact on the country.
Libya: After the recent revolution in Libya, the situation there has become much more difficult for Christians. Very few churches have remained open. Please pray for a spiritual breakthrough in this country and that the Bible will bring peace and hope to the population.
Seventy year old Jin can’t stop smiling or singing. She’s walked for three hours in sub-zero temperatures to get to church.
The reason? Today, free Bibles are being given out to the congregation. And she’s got one.