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


 

International Prayer Requests

October 14–20

Dominican Republic

Prayer Request: Thank God for allowing us to distribute His Word. Thank also for the lives changed through the project "No to Violence, Bibles for Weapons," among others. Pray for our country. Pray for our Board of Directors, staff, partners, churches and other associates.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Central America (Caribbean)
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Population: 10.7 million (est. 2017)
  • Language: Spanish.
  • Religion: Catholic (70%), Protestant (28%), other groups (2%)

Czech Republic

Prayer Request: May God empower Christians in the Czech Republic to share God's Word with the rest of the nation. Please pray for our youth, so that they are not led astray for living in an agnostic society. Thank the Lord for the Bible for Teenagers, which was published and began to be distributed in 2016.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Prague
  • Population: 10.56 million
  • Language: Czech.
  • Religion: Agnostic (59%), Catholic (27%), Protestant (14%)

Romania

Prayer Request: Please ask God to bless the Bible Work in this country and that God's Word 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:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Population: 21 million
  • Language: Romanian, Hungarian, German.
  • Religion: Eastern Orthodox (81.9%0, Protestant (6.4%), Roman Catholic (4.3%), other groups (0.9%), no religion or atheist (0.2%), not declared (6.3%)

October 21–27

Rwanda

Prayer Request: Please pray for the local fund-raising strategy based on using telecommunication companies operating in Rwanda, for the commitment of every Church member to contributing financially to the Bible Cause, and for more funds for advocacy projects.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Africa
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Population: 11.92 million
  • Language: Kinyarwanda, English, French.
  • Religion: Catholic (49.5%), Protestant (39.4%), other Christian groups (4.5%), Muslim (1.8%), Animist (0.1%), other groups (0.6%), no religion (3.6%), not declared (0.5%)

Russia*

Prayer Request: Praise God for the achievements made in spreading the Word of God in this country. Please pray that the local Bible Society is 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:

  • Continent: Europe (East)
  • Capital: Moscow
  • Population: 144.3 million
  • Language: Russian (official), Tatar, German, Ukrainian, among others.
  • Religion: Russian Orthodox (15-20%), Muslim (10-15%), other Christian groups (2%)

* Russia has many believers who do not practice their religion and non-believers, which is a legacy of more than seven decades of Soviet rule. Russia officially recognizes Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism as traditional religions.

Seychelles

Prayer Request: Please pray for the three projects we plan to carry out in 2018: Children and Youth: The danger of drugs and substance abuse; Faith Comes by Bearing; and Trauma Healing. Please pray for potential donors to fund our projects and for them to be successful.

About the Country:

  • Continent: Africa (Indian Ocean)
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Population: 95,000
  • Language: Seselwa Creole, English, French.
  • Religion: Catholic (76.2%), Protestant (10.6%), other Christian religions (2.4%), Hindu (2.4%), Muslim (1.6%), other groups (1.1%), no (4.8%), no religion (0.9%)

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.
  • 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.