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)
April 26 – May 2
Gulf States: Please pray for our Bible engagement programmes, our storytelling workshops for church leaders, the effective distribution of Scriptures in 150 languages, and the unique adult literacy programmes for illiterate migrant workers.
Philippines: Please pray that the major Bible believing faith groups, government agencies, corporations, schools and organisations will participate in National Bible Week. This would enable Filipinos to read the Word of God and be transformed by it. Pray the Lord helps us achieve the goal of distributing five million Bibles to the poorest of the poor.
Estonia: Please pray for Bible work in this country and for the population to be reached by the biblical message. Ask God to guide the work of Bible Society staff so the Word can be in the necessary formats to engage people of all ages.
May 3 – 9
United Bible Societies Day of Prayer: Every year around the world, May 9 is observed as a special day of prayer in which the UBS fellowship as a whole is remembered. The prayer below is offered as a guide for your prayers throughout the week.
At this time of great change for our Fellowship we pray: For all the Bible Societies, that they may catch a new vision of your glory and their mission.
Let us pray to the Lord: For all the leaders of the UBS, that they may receive wisdom to guide the Fellowship in new paths.
Let us pray to the Lord: For all the staff of the Global Mission, that they may find strength in you to respond to new challenges.
Let us pray to the Lord: For all the churches and communities we serve, that they may receive guidance and inspiration through the message of the Scriptures.
Let us pray to the Lord: For all our countries, their governments and those in authority, that the good news of the Gospel may spread to the ends of the earth.
Let us pray to the Lord: For ourselves, that we may dedicate ourselves in a new way to serve you and the Bible cause.
For you are a merciful God and you love all your creation, and to you we ascribe glory, to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
May 10 - 16
France: Please pray that the interactive ZeBible initiative will help many young people (aged 15- 25 years) discover the Bible as a source of life. Pray also that the booklet Words of Freedom will bring new hope to prison inmates. We thank God for his guidance in times of change.
Gabon: Please pray for Bible work in this country and for the population to be reached by the biblical message. Ask God to guide the work of Bible Society staff so the Word can be in the necessary formats to engage people of all ages.
Gambia: Thank God for opportunities to develop Bible work in Gambia, despite the difficult economic circumstances and the greater percentage of TAZI in the country. Thank God for the arrival of the first set of Proclaimers in the country last year. Pray that God’s Word will have a real impact on the lives of every listener of the Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH) programme. Ask for God’s blessing on the country as we celebrate 50 years of independence.
May 17 - 23
Ghana: Thank God for the Golden Jubilee of the Bible Society of Ghana and pray for God’s continuous blessings and protection. Please pray for God’s wisdom and direction for the reorganisation of Bible Society Ghana. Give thanks for donors and members who have supported our work and ask for God’s abundant blessings for them. Pray for the economy of Ghana and the growth of Bible work.
Georgia: Please pray for peace in our country and the world. Pray also for a fair solution to problems, particularly for the thousands of internally displaced and homeless families in Georgia.
Greece: Thank God for the free distribution of the Word of God, even in times of economic crisis. Please pray that the Bible will have a positive impact on the lives of people, providing them with real peace and hope.
May 24 - 30
Guatemala: We have elections in 2015 for the President, Congress and Mayors. Please pray that those elected will run our nation guided by, and fearing, God. Pray that they will fight corruption and avoid mistakes by accepting the advice of God’s Word so that Guatemala will be a blessed country. Pray also for Bible translations in Guatemala, particularly the translations of the Achí and Pocomchi’ languages.
Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname: Thank God for the development of the Bible work in Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. Please pray our people listen to God and learn from him. Pray also for dedicated donors. Pray for our projects that benefit many groups, such as women, children, senior citizens, and prison inmates. Ask God for guidance for our Old Testament translations into Suriname Javanese, Aukan, and Saramaccan.
May 31 – June 6
Guinea: Please pray for Bible work in this country and for the population to be reached by the biblical message. Ask God to guide the work of Bible Society staff so the Word can be in the necessary formats to engage people of all ages.
Haiti: We thank God for his continued blessing. In spite of the difficult conditions in which we operate, we still have an excellent distribution of Scriptures. Thank God for cooperation between Bible Society and churches in Haiti. Continue to pray for the completion of our Haitian Study Bible. Elections will be held in Haiti in 2015. Violence and crime are escalating. Please ask God to bring peace to Haiti.
Netherlands: Please thank God for 200 years of Bible Work in the Netherlands, and pray for the continuation of our work. We ask special prayers for the new members and supporters of our Bible Society and for commitment to our work.
In spite of losing her eldest son, her house and her work in the earthquake Irma (pictured) is learning to live again. Irma and her family live in a tent in Cepem camp, one of many tent cities that sprang up after the earthquake.