30 Ways for Muslims to Encounter Christ

Last night many Muslims celebrated the “Night of Power” hoping that God would show up miraculously to change their cirucmstances (health, financial, relational, etc.). We continue to pray that they would encounter Jesus who already miraculously “showed up” as the Word who became flesh to change their current realities and eternity through His life, death, and resurrection.

Praying Scripture

“And many [people in Bosnia] shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you” (Zechariah 2:11).

Lord, it is your will, your deep desire, that Muslims in Bosnia shall join themselves to you. You long for them to become your people, and you promise to dwell in their midst. Lord, again, we ask for you to dwell in Bosnia, among all of the peoples in it. Inhabit their homes. Fill their hearts. Overflow into their neighborhoods. Make them into your special people, a blessing for the nations around them. Amen.

Praying for the Church

When Christians in Bosnia look to the Church in the West they see large buildings and programming. But what is the essence of the church? What is its function? Pray that Christians will look to the Word of God as they start churches, and not be overwhelmed by extra-biblical expectations.

Praying with the 5 Senses

This month, we want to encourage you to pray in new or unique ways as we lift the Bosniak people. Each day, we will be highlighting a way you can engage one of the “5 senses” to specifically pray for Bosnia.

Honey, or med in Bosnian, is an integral part of a traditional diet. Not only does it sweeten, but it is held to have many health benefits. If you have access to it, eat a bite of honey and enjoy its sweetness. As you do, let these scriptures inspire your prayers for the Bosnian people:

“The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:9-10

“I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:102-103

“Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 24:24

Claiming Our Hope in Christ and His Heart for the Nations

Ask that Jesus, the Lord of the Harvest, would release more workers into his fields in Bosnia. And pray that these workers would come from the harvest. We need more workers in Bosnia. Pray that workers from the same background as the harvest would be sent into the fields to sow and to reap, and ask that laughter would be granted to the sower as well as great joy for the reaper. Amen!