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“The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect. ” James 5.16b (GNT)


 

International Prayer Requests

December 17 - 23

Togo

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to teach Bible principles to different generations, especially young people and children. Pray also that publishing projects may attract more and more people to the Bible message.

About the Country

Location: Africa
Capital: Lomé
Population: 6.93 million
Languages: French, Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Dagomba.
Religion: Christian: 29% | Muslim: 20% | Indigenous beliefs: 51%.

Turkey

Prayer Request: We are forever grateful to God for being able to serve Him in different ways as the Bible Society in Turkey, and for the opportunities to praise and glorify His Holy Name. Please pray for political stability in our country. May God control the political situation in order to improve it.

About the Country

Location: Europe/Asia
Capital: Istanbul
Population: 80.27 million
Language: Turkish.
Religion: Muslim: 99.8% | Other: 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)

Ukraine

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that the Word of God can reach the hearts of the entire population. Pray that the work carried out by the Bible Society reaches every individual, thus making the Bible available in formats and translations that can meet their needs.

About the Country

Location: Eastern Europe
Capital: Kiev
Population: 44.94 million
Languages: Ukrainian (official), Russian, Romanian (small minorities), Polish, and Hungarian.
Religions: Christian Orthodox | Ukrainian Orthodox – Kyiv Patriarchate | Ukrainian Orthodox – Moscow Patriarchate | Greek Catholic | Roman Catholic | Protestant | Muslim | Jewiish.

Uganda

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to teach Bible principles to different generations, especially young people and children. Pray also that publishing projects may attract more and more people to the Bible message.

About the Country

Location: Africa
Capital: Kampala
Population: 34.76 million
Language: English (official).
Religion: Roman Catholic: 41.9% | Protestant: 12% | Muslim: 12.1% | Other: 3.1% | No religion: 0.9%.

December 24 - 30

Uruguay

Prayer Request: Please pray for the Grow & Learn project, the approval of more projects, the economic and financial situation of the organization, the staff of the United Bible Societies, and our new sales strategies.

About the Country

  • Location: South America
  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Population: 3.4 million
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religions: Catholic | Evangelical | other Christian groups.

Uzbekistan

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that the Word of God can reach the hearts of the entire population. Pray that the work carried out by the Bible Society reaches every indibidual, thus making the Bible available in formats and translations that can meet their needs.

About the Country

  • Location: Central Asia
  • Capital: Tashkent
  • Population: 23.32 million
  • Languages: Uzbek (official), Russian, Tajik.
  • Religion: Muslim: 88% (mostly Sunni) | Eastern Orthodox Christian: 9% | Other: 3%.

Venezuela

Prayer Request: Please pray that God will help us spread the Bible's message more and more in the country, especially among young people and children. Thank God for the work that has been carried out by the Bible Society in this country.

About the Country

  • Location: South America
  • Capital: Caracas
  • Population: 30.85 million
  • Languages: Spanish (official); small communities of speakers of Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, German, in addition to indigenous languages.
  • Religion: Catholic: 96% | Protestant: 2% | Other: 2%

Vietnam

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society will be able to teach Bible principles to different generations, especially young people and children. Pray also that publishing projects may attract more and more people to the Bible message.

About the Country

  • Location: Asia (Pacific)
  • Capital: Hanoí
  • Population: 93.4 million
  • Language: Vietnamese.
  • Religions: Buddhist: 51.8% | Ethnic religions: 11.5% | Christian: 9.5% | Unspecified: 27.2%

Canadian Bible Society Prayer Needs


  • Please continue to pray for all CBS staff and volunteers across Canada. Pray also for God’s leading as CBS implements new strategies to reach more Canadians with God’s Word through various partnerships with churches and organizations.
  • Pray for Dr. Rupen Das for God’s wisdom in his leadership role as CBS' National Director in January 2018.
  • Pray for sufficient financial support from churches, individuals and organizations to maintain Bible translation work, the supply of subsidized or free Scriptures, and other Bible-based programs.
  • Praise God for our partner organizations in Canada that provide us with the opportunity to reach out with God's Word to homeless people, immigrants, young people, new readers and many others. Pray that this work will continue and grow.
  • Many native language projects are underway, including the revision of the Inuktitut Bible. Please pray for wisdom, provision and protection for our translation teams.
  • Pray for our soldiers in conflict zones around the world. Praise God for Operation Bible – a joint project of the Canadian Forces and CBS– a complete Bible in camouflage cover available to all members of the Forces..
  • Pray that Bible work can continue effectively around the world despite wars, political tensions, changes in religious climate, economic hardship and frequent natural disasters. Pray for Bible work in countries where distribution is restricted or not permitted at all.
  • Pray that God will give us wisdom and means to face our financial challenges and for an increased spreading of His Word in Canada. Pray also that our ministry will be well received in churches, resulting in more opportunities.

Prayer Needs for the Bible Work in Bermuda


The Canadian Bible Society looks after the Bible work in Bermuda. Please pray for the following request:

  • For the leadership headed by Beverly Daniels - for wisdom and strength in carrying out the Bible work in Bermuda.
  • For opportunities to spread the Bible message in the country.
  • For people to be receptive to God's Word.