In Norway some estimate the Muslim population at around 150,000 people out of a total population of 4.8 million. The first mosque was built in 1974. More than 80,000 Muslims are registered members of almost 100 Muslim congregations. Today, Norway appears, as the rest of Europe, as a multi-cultural society.
The vast majority of Norwegians are members of the Lutheran Church (over 80%) but relatively few are active members and many have beliefs which actually do not reflect Biblical faith. According to one poll, 32% of Norwegians indicated that they “believe there is a god / God”, whereas 47% answered that they “believe there is some sort of spirit or life force” and 17% that they “do not believe there is any sort of spirit, god, or life force”. Some churches have been ministering to Muslim communities for many years.
- Pray for all the Christian individuals and churches reaching out to Muslims. For boldness and revelation of His will.
- Pray for all Muslim immigrants, that they will meet believers wherever they settle, and that these neighbours will show them Jesus. That Jesus will be their comfort and help in times of need.
- Pray that Jesus will be revealed in Norwegian society, in media and through the churches and believers.