Published on June 14th, 2011
A Christian woman from Algeria, which is a Muslim country, told VOM contacts the following story.
“The judge then asked, ‘What do Christians say when they pray?’ Maybe he was trying to trap me. I tried to explain, but he still didn’t understand. ‘Where do you pray? What do you pray?’ he asked. I said, ‘We can pray anytime and anywhere.’
“’Can you pray now?’ he asked. I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Okay, pray.’
“I stood before him and raised my hands and started to pray. I knew that my prayer would be an opportunity to give a message of salvation. I began, ‘Thank you, Jesus, because we are sinners and you died for us.’ I took 10 minutes to finish my prayer. I prayed that God would bless the president of Algeria. I prayed for people in the court to see the salvation of Christ. When I said, ‘Amen,’ the officials in the court looked at each other. They were speechless. The judge said to me, ‘This case is dismissed. You can go home.’”
Note: Muslims pray memorized prayers five times a day at certain times. They do not believe that people are saved by the grace of God through faith in his Son Jesus. Instead, they try to earn their way to heaven by doing good works.