Though they'd already rejected the widow, Khadija's in-laws tried to take her children when she became a Christian.
Though they'd already rejected the widow, Khadija's in-laws tried to take her children when she became a Christian.
Nov. 29, 2018 | Uganda

Widow of an Imam Places Faith in Christ

[215] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Khadija.

When Khadija’s husband, a well-known imam, died, her in-laws turned her and her three children out of the family home. Khadija often spent time with a neighbor, discussing how much they hated Christianity. One day, however, Khadija’s friend shared the surprising news that she had accepted Christ. Although Khadija distanced herself from her friend, she continued to observe her and noticed a great change in her over the next year. Eventually, Khadija went with her friend to church and placed her faith in Christ. When the news reached her in-laws, who had shown no previous interest in her, they suddenly wanted to take away her children. With help from a pastor, Khadija and the children moved to a safer place, away from her in-laws. “I now have a new family in Christ,” Khadija told a VOM worker. “I love the fellowship and am slowly learning the Word of God.” She asked for prayer, especially for one of her sons who is not firm in his faith.

Write your own prayer for Khadija

  • Lord God, thank you for drawing Khadija to yourself. Please help her to grow in knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ. Bless each of her children and draw them to yourself. Teach them your ways. Bless her friend and the faithful witness she had to Khadija. Please protect this family from harm and continue to show them the love of Christ. In Jesus' name,
    Julia F - USA
  • PRAISE YOU, God, for drawing Khadija to yourself through her courageous friend's testimony! Praise You for supplying Khadija with a spiritual family who took her in. Comfort her heart as she mourns the rejection from her family, & give her Your Divine, unconditional love so she can be a loving testimony back to them for You! Provide for & protect her!
    Sharilynn D - USA
  • Jesusr, Thank you for drawing this woman and her family to her. Please strengthen her son's faith as can be hard to turn from a beloved father's faith to the truth. Help the son see that You are the Truth and that he doesn't honor his father by turning his back on you. Bless the community and let this family continue to feel your love through them.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Father, thank You for drawing Khadija to belief in You and into the family of Christ! May she continue to grow in Your love and grace, and may her son have a zeal for You that will be with him all the days of his life. I pray that You meet every need they have according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus! In His name Amen!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father thank you for Khadija and her faith in Christ. Bring each of her children to know you and show yourself to the one son who is not convinced that You are the Way the Truth and the Life and the only Way to the Father. Holy Spirit show this family the love God has for them through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and his resurrection power!
    Merri G - USA
  • Father, thank You for Your loving kindness to Khadija and the gift of her faith. Protect her and her family. Provide for them. We thank You in advance for their seeing Your power and glory at work in their lives and community. Quench every attacking from Satan. Encourage and strengthen their faith as they serve You and one another.
    Janet A - USA
  • Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
    Ivan Q - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for Khadija! I pray for her & her children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. Show mercy to her son who is "not firm in his faith." Thank you for the pastor helping this family. Enanbe him to keep giving them aid & support as needed. Bring Khadija's in-laws to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, we praise you that Khadija is a sister in Christ! May she learn your Word and grow deep in her faith, and please help each of her children to have a solid faith in you. Give her wisdom, Lord, and be her Protector and Provider as she raises her children. May she know the joy of being a follower of Jesus!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear Father, Lord, and Author of our faith, I lift up Khadija and her heart as a mother, her concern for her son- please guide him in learning more about you, growing stronger in his faith; may Khadija and her family grow in your wisdom, learning more of you through your Word. Thank you for the fellowship she has had, and may it encourage her.
    Charlene P - USA
  • Lord, by the prompting of the Holy Spirit, Khadija's has stepped forward and declared her faith in you. You promise that anyone who acknowledges you, will be acknowledged in front of your father. I pray that you surround her with your protection and your love along with many other believers that can support her in her walk with you. You are mighty !
    Dominic K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for Khadija! I pray for her & her children Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & remain strong & united in faith. Show mercy to her one son who "is not firm in his faith." Bring Khadija's in-laws to repentance. May they reconcile to her & her family. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, Father God, I lift up my voice to you in the Name of Jesus and ask that you touch and help sister Khadija. Keep letting her know that You love her. And also let her know that we are her family too and we love her from all over the world. Let Your Holy Spirit teach them all things in Your Word. Let her son grow in faith in Jesus Name. Amen!
    Anthony D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for Khadija! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her & her children. May they remain strong & hopeful in faith. Show mercy to her son who is "not firm in his faith." Thank You for the pastor who is helping. Enable him to keep caring for this family as long as needed. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, We pray for Khadija and her family. Let her children be drawn close to you Lord, knowing and loving you. And we pray for her previous community, and her in-laws. Please give them dreams and visions of you, Lord. Make them spiritually empty, yearning for the fulfilment you bring, and may they be drawn to you.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • May you sense Hislove for you and how He made a way where there seemed to be no way. 1st Corinthians 10:13 says He is in whatever circumstances we face and He gives us a landing place and is there with us. He is concerned about everything that concerns us. So thankful for this pastor who is watching over you and He promises He will keep our children .
    linda d - USA
  • Bless Khadija and strengthen her for her stand. May her sons grow in you, especially the one who is not firm in his faith. Open his heart and mind to you in a fuller way. Thank you that she is away from her in-laws. I pray they would come to you and be kind to Khadija.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Almighty God, Thank you for Khadija's new faith in Christ! Please strengthen and affirm her son's connection to Jesus so he will never reject You. Make the whole family a witness to all of Your miraculous Grace & draw others to salvation by Jesus' cleansing blood. Keep them safe from harm & provide for their every need I ask in Your Mighty Name! Amen!
    Mary K S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I thank You for Khadija. I pray for her & her children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May this family remain strong in faith & hope. Thank You for the helping pastor. Enable him to keep giving support, aid & encouragement to this family. Bring Khadija's in-laws to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank You for drawing Khadija to Yourself and for Your faithfulness to provide a new home for her. Please continue to protect her and her children from her in-laws and enable her to support them. I ask that You would continue to strengthen her through the Scriptures and that You would particularly grow her son's faith in Your goodness and power.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Abba, in Jesus name and for Your glory, please strengthen the faith of this family. Please provide abundantly for their every need. Please give them a holy boldness and a winsome way to lead others to saving faith in Jesus. Hold them fast Lord to Your path. Thank You gracious Lord. amen.
    Mrs. R. S - USA
  • How the angel in heaven must have rejoiced that day when Khadija came to the Lord. May her joy be contagious . Father, be a father to her son that his faith may be strong. Provide their needs. In Jesus named, amen.
    Elaine H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for Khadija! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her & her children. Show mercy to her one son who "is not firm in his faith." Thank You for the helping pastor. Enable him, as long as needed, to keep giving this family aid, love & support. Bring the in-laws to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, thank for this Your endless love towards her. May all around this family shine with Your love, to strengthen them all, especially the son she worries about. Amen.
    James W - Australia
  • This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad. Heaven rejoices right now Lord because Khadija has given her heart to Jesus Thank you for bringing her out of darkness into the light of Christ Jesus. Please be with her children, especially her son. Help him to see your amazing Love Mercy and Grace and strengthen his faith in you. Amen
    Don R - USA
  • Creator of Heaven and Earth - I pray for Khadija to feel your love each day, and to see your awesome love through your marvelous creation and the people around her. I especially ask you to soften her son's heart to recognize your boundless love for him.
    Colette D - USA
  • Praise be to Our Lord God who has saved this precious woman! Now, Oh Lord, please work in the hearts of her children to draw them wholeheartedly to You. Please show yourself mighty to this little family. Please let them see Your power made perfect in weakness and Your glory in saved lives.
    Susan B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I thank You for Khadija! I pray for her & her children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. In particular, show mercy to her son who "is not firm in his faith."
    Thank You for the helping pastor. Enable him to keep giving this family support, love & help as long as needed. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we see the soon coming of Jesus as men and women everywhere are turning to Christ before probation closes. Thank you for watching over Khadija's family. Please help all of the children embrace Christ so they can all be as one family in heaven. Thank you for the great gift of salvation that enables all of us to make it in this life. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Lord please move in Khadijah and her children's lives to strengthen their faith, protect them and even use them. Let Your Word and presence be so tangible and encouraging. Help them have growth and peace. Please meet their needs and convict the hearts of her other family and in-laws that they may see truth and accept You. In Jesus name.
    Melissa S - USA
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