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 27 - October 3
Peru: Please pray for the extension of God’s Kingdom in Peru. Pray that the Bible Cultural Center may be a tool to spread the Bible message. Pray also for the Bible to be made available to Peruvians who do not have it in their languages yet.
Poland: Pray for our upcoming 200th anniversary. Thank God for our past and present, and pray for our future. Pray for new Bible translations and for current Bible readers to find faith, hope and love.
Puerto Rico: Pray for the 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.
October 4 - 10
Portugal: Please pray for the survival of Bible mission in Portugal. Pray that we may develop new Bible editions for different audiences. Pray that we strengthen our close links with local churches and attract young people to read the Bible.
Kenya: Give thanks for the successful launch of the Lutirichi Lwitakho Lwisukha Bible and for the start of the Lusamia and Igikuria translations. Thank God for the growth of the literacy programmes among the Turkana and Maasai communities. Thank God for the good progress of materials for the Pokot literacy project. Pray for the PPI programme for school children to learn the Word of God. Pray that our distribution and fundraising efforts will bear fruit for the glory of God.
Kyrgyzstan: 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.
October 11 - 17
Central African Republic: Praise God for the new Bible in Modern Sangho. Thank God for protecting the lives of Bible Society staff during war. Our offices were looted on seven occasions, as well as the homes of some employees. Some were forced to seek help in refugee camps. Pray God will turn challenges into opportunities for the future of Bible work in the country. Pray for the return of peace with the deployment of UN troops.
Republic of Macedonia: Ask God to bless our work, particularly translation of the Bible into contemporary Macedonian. Pray God will guide the translators. Ask God to provide the best publications to interest children and teenagers in the Bible.
Singapore: Please pray for us to support regional needs and the Church in Singapore. Please pray to build our capacity for the Bible Resource Network and Media Center by launching Bible Advocacy work through ETHOS, and customising trips and tours through IBEX.
October 18 - 24
Democratic Republic of Congo: Praise the Lord for the launch of the Mbandja Bible. Thank God for the completion of translation of the Bible into Alur, Lendu and Swahili-Congo. Please pray for current translation projects into Lingala, Ngbandi and Otetela. Pray also for our specific projects for trauma healing in the east, fight against HIV/AIDS, and literacy. Pray also for lasting peace across the country, especially in the East. May God bless Bible Societies that devote a special attention to victims of war traumas.
Dominican Republic: Thank the Lord for our distribution projects; Grow and Learn, School Bible Week and Faith Comes by Hearing, among others. Please pray for our campaign The Bible, Ensuring Wholesome Families because we have great loss of family values in our communities.
Czech Republic: 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.
October 25 - 31
Romania: Please pray for improvement in our relationship with the Orthodox Church regarding the production of Bibles. Pray for a positive outcome for the lawsuits regarding the Protestant Bible text, known as the Cornilescu text. Pray for financial support, to develop future projects for children, hospitals, and prisons.
Rwanda: Please pray the biblical message may cause true repentance, reconciliation and social co-existence in Rwanda. Pray for Rwanda’s reconstruction following the devastation of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide. Pray also for Bible Society of Rwanda to recover and generate a positive impact through Bible advocacy projects.
Panama: We thank God for the Bible in Kuna. Please pray that it will be well received. Pray also for the development of our new facilities and for greater distribution of the Bible in our country.