30 Ways for Muslims to Encounter Christ

Many Muslims, when faced with difficult questions about their religion, fall back on the claim that God is unknowable. In Christianity, while we cannot fathom the fullness of who God is, we do believe that God revealed Himself to us in Christ and wants to be known by us. Today, we pray for Muslims in Bosnia to encounter God by knowing Christ.

Praying Scripture

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
Ask that in Christ there would be no division between the ethnicities of Bosnia. Pray for a release of the spirit of unity over and against the spirit of violence and division. Pray for a release of the spirit of love over and against the spirits of death and destruction.

Praying for the Church

Pray for Christians in Bosnia to grow daily in the Word. Would small but noticeable dialectal differences not hinder a full understanding of God’s Word in the local language. Pray that God’s Spirit would work through those engaged in the Word daily.

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.

Across Bosnia, many Muslims will go to their local mosques during Ramadan to participate in the 5 daily prayer times, in addition to other special gatherings. As you look at this picture, pray for those who feel going to a sacred location makes their prayers more powerful. As God hears the prayers of people searching for him, would he answer them in grace and truth, location aside.

Claiming Our Hope in Christ and His Heart for the Nations

Father, hear our cries. We intercede on behalf of this nation, that you would move and change its trajectory. We see, Lord, how violence and division have wreaked havoc. We acknowledge that the sins of generations have destroyed the land and undermined the peace. But we also declare your steadfast love, your faithfulness and kindness. And we call out to you now and ask for your intervening love.

Step in, O God, and do miracles. Change what cannot be changed. Break what cannot be broken. Shut what cannot be shut.

And in Your mercy open what is locked. Unbind what is bound, and loose what is contained. Release peace. Spread love. And may a mighty river of reconciliation flood this land, bringing men and women and youth together in unity – baptized into the unity of Messiah – under whom all can be healed, all can be saved, all can be delivered, and by whom every wound can be mended.