“And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ’Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!’” (Revelation 15:3)


“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.” (Matthew 23:13) In Jesus’ day there were many opposed to the Kingdom, so today is no different. Many Muslims desire to have the appearance of righteousness (much like the religious leaders in Jesus’s day), but in their hearts, are far from God. We appeal to Jesus, the One who opens and no one will shut (Revelation 3:7) to open the Kingdom to many in Bosnia today.


Jesus told Paul that “I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18) God, would you turn many from darkness to light this Ramadan season. Would those who are trapped in the lies of Satan receive freedom in your Name. On this “night of power,” which many Muslims believe to be the holiest of all days, would you answer their prayers by revealing yourself to them, and sanctify them by faith in you and you alone!


“And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon…” (Hebrews 11:32-35a) Gideon allowed God to dwindle an army of more than 30,000 to 300 so that God would receive all of the glory for the victory. Raise up leaders like Gideon in Bosnia, men and women who will have more confidence in God than in their resources. Would you help many Bosniaks to see that they cannot depend on their own strength, but only on you.


Lord, we pray that many Bosniaks would come to faith in you today. Would you meet them in their seeking, and bless them with the knowledge of you. Many see “The Night of Power” as an opportunity to seek forgiveness, and think that one night of prayers holds enough weight to make up for a lifetime of sin. Jesus, would you destroy this notion of a “scale” of good and bad. Would the lies the enemy has planted be overcome by good news of salvation through your sacrifice. We rejoice in your goodness, and ask for many Bosniaks to be able to do the same, even today!