Muslims often challenge Christians about not praying like Jesus ‘he fell with his face to the ground and prayed..’

I have lost count the times a Muslim dawah carrier asks a hapless Christian: ‘Why don’t you pray/prostrate like Jesus does in the gospels?’ Matthew 26:39: ‘Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed..’

The truth is that millions of Christians worldwide do prostate and pray like Jesus (and the Muslims)! This is the Russian Orthodox Liturgy. See from 6:30 inwards (other instances too in the video).

Categories: Christianity, Jesus, Orthodoxy, Prayer

6 replies

  1. The question is: They pray like Jesus? or they pray to Jesus?

    If they pray like Jesus they should fall their face to ground and pray to only true God The Father NOT to Jesus NOR The Holy Spirit.

  2. It’s a silly game that anyone can play and Paul is to be commended for pointing it out.

    What if a Christian was to counter and propose that Muslims also don’t pray like Jesus, because they should include the prayer in Matthew 6:19-3?

    “‘“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bre ad. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one”.

    This is not serious, thank you for pointing that out Paul.

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