Once most women are seated begin serving tea and refreshments. You may choose to serve a selection of teas—plain black tea, sweet tea with milk, green tea with a pinch of cardamom, or herbal teas.
Central Asians usually serve both sweet and salty treats with tea. Women across Central Asia often serve dried fruits, nuts and cookies or candies in small bowls.
—In Uzbekistan bread is often served with tea.
—In Afghanistan cakes and cookies are rare and usually seen only on Muslim holidays, but women often serve raisins, dried apricots, dried chick peas, walnuts, pistachios or sugared almonds.
—In Turkey savory pastries filled with cheese, spinach or even ground beef, are often served with tea.
Be creative! Look for recipes online from Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, the Caucausus, or from the Central Asian republics—Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. We’ve posted some of our favorite Central Asian recipes online:
Recipes for Women's Prayer Tea
“the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 5:5
Muslim women only know of God as one who is far off. They have never known the love of God so beautifully and perfectly displayed in the person of Jesus Christ. Pray that they will know the joy of personally experiencing the love of their creator! Pray that women who accept Jesus as Lord would immediately be filled with the Holy Spirit, who is their comforter and teacher.