A Special Day to Pray for Bibles and People

Join in prayer on May 9, 2019, for Bible ministry around the world

Did you know that in addition to American there are Bible Societies in Australia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan, and the Bahamas? In fact, there are nearly 150 Bible Societies working in 240 countries and territories around the world. This network is known as United Bible Societies.

United Bible Societies exists to make the Bible available to everyone. It serves churches of all denominations and is actively involved in Bible translation, publishing, distribution, engagement, advocacy, and ministry.

Each year on May 9, Bible Societies around the world unite in a global day of prayer. On this day, we come together to thank God for powerfully working through our ministries to make his Word available. We also seek his guidance for ongoing efforts.

For 215 years, Bibles Societies have labored to bring the hope found in God’s Word to people who desperately need it. But the work is not done. There are still millions more who need to know God loves them. Will you join us in praying for the work of Bible Societies in the United States and around the world?

Will You Pray with Us?

God, we thank you for:

  • The ministry of nearly 150 Bible Societies
  • The Holy Scriptures, which bring clarity, encouragement, and hope to all
  • The availability of the Bible in 692 languages spoken by 5.6 billion people
  • The completion this past year of Bible translations in 44 languages spoken by 77 million people
  • Faithful partners in ministry, financial support, and prayer

God, we pray for:

  • The 246 million people without any access to Scripture in their heart languages
  • Bible Societies and partner agencies working tirelessly for the Bible cause: translators, publishers, distributors, and fundraisers
  • Those serving in countries where it is dangerous to be a Christian
  • The provision of human and financial resources: people, partners, finances, and prayer
  • The increase of Scripture distribution, new translation projects, and biblical programs
  • Life-transforming impact of the Bible on people’s lives

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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