Praying With a Muslim

We accompanied our Muslim friends to an afternoon event. When it was 4 PM Ameena said it was time for prayer.  She wanted to excuse herself to another location to pray.

There were other Muslims attending, so Ameena mentioned to them that it was 4 PM and there would be prayer at the other location.  They were not interested.

She said to me, “I get so disappointed. Sometimes I think I’m the only one who prays.”

I said, “Ameena, I pray.

“But you’re a Christian and it’s not the same.  Well, I suppose I’ll go pray alone.”

“May I pray with you?”

“What?  You want to pray with me?

“Yes. I’d like to.”

She paused,  “Hmm. Okay. Come on! Let’s go pray.”

I followed her and watched her do her ceremonial washing. She then began to pray. When she would stand, I’d stand. When she’d kneel, I’d kneel. When she’d bow down, I’d bow down.  She prayed aloud in Arabic while I prayed quietly in the Spirit.

A few minutes later she said, “Okay. We’re done. Now we can join the others.”                       I said, “Ameena, would you mind if I sang a song?  It’s a short song, but it’s also a prayer.” “You want to sing a prayer? Sure! Go ahead and sing.”

I sang, “I love You Lord, and I lift my voice to worship You, oh my soul rejoice.
Take joy my King in what You hear. May it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.”

She smiled, “That was nice.”

A few weeks later we saw Ameena and her husband at a barbecue.  She asked if we’d come and sit with them.  She said, “I want to talk to you about your religion.”

  • Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.    Colossians 3:23
  • Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.    Philippians 4:8
  • SONG:   I Love You, Lord by Petra:
[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:  and

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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11 Responses to Praying With a Muslim

  1. Dixie says:

    Who would think to ask a Muslim if they could pray alongside them but you Kathleen! Love your boldness! Blessings!

  2. Kristi Ann says:

    It’s time for Muslims to pray to the true God who art in Heaven above and accept Jesus-Yeshua Christ as their LORD and Savior!

    Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

  3. Matthew says:

    It just shows that we need to be sensitive to God’s leading as to the best way to reach people. There is not any one method that works in all situations.

  4. Liana says:

    So blessed to call you friend. You are such a beautiful witness of God’s love.

  5. Susan Lehman says:

    Kathleen, I agree with all the replies. I never would have thought of this. I’ll pray that you have a chance to talk to her about Jesus and that she will have an open heart. May God bless your efforts and those who listen.

  6. Lynette says:

    I never would have thought to pray with a Muslim friend. Like Dixie said, “Love your boldness! Blessings!

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