Hey friends, I feel so bad. I forgot that yesterday, April 14th, 2021, was the 7th anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls being kidnapped. What I would like to do here today is reflect on this tragedy, my journey with it, and what Jesus has shown me.
Tonight at church, the Lord convicted me. We were reading Revelations 2:
“I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” (Revelations 2:2-5, NIV)
Long story short, my heart has grown cold toward following the Lord with all of myself. Much of this has been seen in how I write this blog; I do it dutifully more than not, without the original love I had for the Chibok girls. It’s gone away.
But I know that there is hope. I want to renew my love for these women and prayers for their freedom and healing. I want to break out of religious duty and write this blog with passion. Please pray for me as I turn away from my coldness and toward loving these people with all my heart.
Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
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At least 6 people have been killed in the storms they have been having in Alabama. While this has been a horrendous tragedy, Jesus is still on the throne. Please pray with me for those who have lost their homes, livelihoods, and loved ones.
“Dear Jesus, Thank You for being a God who cares for us and who is also Sovereign. We pray now that You would protect those who have lost everything in these storms, and that those who are injured would be made well. Comfort those who have lost a loved one (Psalm 34:18). Please bless these communities that are going through so much. In Your Name we pray, Amen.”
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