30 Ways for Muslims to Encounter Christ

The Islamic doctrine of abrogation means that some verses in the Quran can be “canceled out” by later verses. This is contrary to the unchanging nature of God in the Bible. “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” (Hebrews 6:17–19) Today we pray for people in Bosnia to see the unchanging nature of God, that it is impossible for him to lie, and to make him the anchor for their souls.

Praying Scripture

“This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks” (Acts 19:10).

Ask for multiplication and spread like we see in the book of Acts: millions of people heard in two years! Ask boldly that all areas of Bosnia would hear the word of the Lord.

Praying for the Church

Pray for every effort of ministry and service done in Bosnia to be motivated by God’s love for us, and our love for God (James 1:12, 2:5, Revelation 2:4). Pray that Bosnian believers and missionaries could be of one heart and mind in service to God.

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.

Ramadan is filled with contrasts, one notably being the difference between day and night. During the daylight hours, many Muslims will rest or try to stay indoors if possible. As darkness falls, however, feasting and merriment begin, cities come alive with the buzz of activity, and some celebrate into the wee hours before sunrise.

Notice the sources of light around you, be it a natural source of light coming from a window, perhaps a lamp, or even the backlight of a phone screen. Shift your gaze away, and look for darkness. You cannot really find darkness, for it is just the absence of light. We know that Jesus is the light of the world. As you go about your day, try and notice the contrast of light/dark, day/night, and let it remind you to pray for all those trapped in darkness who desire to live in the light.

Claiming Our Hope in Christ and His Heart for the Nations

O, Lord! Teach your Church to come boldly into your presence, assured of right standing in Christ. And empower these precious brothers and sisters from your storehouse of unlimited resources. Grant them all they need. And as they grow, may Christ be more at home in their hearts as they trust Him. May the roots of their faith go down deeper and deeper into the soil of God’s marvelous love, and let them become intimately acquainted with the love of Christ that surpasses just a head’s knowledge of it.

Father! Complete them. Perfect them. Sanctify them. Do abundantly more in their hearts and minds than we could ever ask or dare to imagine, for they are your masterpiece! You have set them apart for special works in Bosnia that will bring You glory.