30 Ways for Muslims to Encounter Christ

Islam teaches that women cannot fast or pray when they are menstruating. We thank God that this is not a reality for those of us in Christ. Pray for women in Bosnia today who cannot fast because they are menstruating and will have to make up this day of fasting later in the year by themselves. Pray for their hearts to be softened to a God who welcomes them into His presence any day of the year because of Christ’s blood on the cross.

Praying Scripture

“And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus” (Acts 5:42).

Ask for believers in Bosnia to saturate the country with the truth that Jesus is the Christ.
Ask for grace to share every day and to ceaselessly preach the truth.

Praying for the Church

Pray that Christians in Bosnia will search out unreached peoples around them which have not yet been touched by the Gospel. Pray for God to send harvesters to these other groups. Pray against ethnic divisions and stereotypes that might prevent believers from loving the unreached around them.

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.

The Adhan, or “call to prayer,” is often synonymous with the Muslim world. Five times daily, the sound of a religious leader calling out “Allah is greatest” in Arabic blasts from minarets around Bosnia. Listen to this audio clip to hear it for yourself. As you listen, pray for truth to saturate the ears of all those who are longing for Hope.

Claiming Our Hope in Christ and His Heart for the Nations

Father, we want to be a people that stewards our calling as image-bearers of God. Therefore, help us, like you, to be keen on the regeneration of communities. Where things have fallen apart, where the center has not held, where the chaos of the day has reigned: let us think alternative to the status quo, offering novel solutions to wicked, complex problems.

Lord, may your church in Bosnia bless the communities they invest in. May they incarnate and demonstrate the love of God among their friends and communities. And as believers bless the neighborhoods, meeting their felt needs, would you allow persons of peace to emerge who want to join with them and ultimately You, in your mission – on earth as it is in Heaven. Lord, may they be the laborers and the workers for the new fields where You’re working!