PASTOR BRUNSON IS FREE!!!

It is with great joy that I am able to report that AMERICAN PASTOR, ANDREW BRUNSON, HAS BEEN SET FREE!!!

After a little more than 2 years in Turkish prison for “Christianization,” Pastor Brunson was freed yesterday thanks to the efforts of the ACLJ, President Donald Trump, and most of all, the fervent prayers of those praying for his release! Please pray with me in celebration of his freedom!

“Dear Lord Jesus,
We thank You for all You have done! Thank You for proving Yourself to be faithful, true, sovereign, and mighty in Pastor Andrew’s life and in the life of his loved ones. Please help him to be re-situated as a free man in the United States!
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen!”

Learn more about Jesus, the One who truly sets us free, here.

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Prayer for Our Nation

Hey friends,

I was just going through my Facebook feed, and what I saw sickened me. Video after video created by both sides of the political spectrum showed merciless anger toward the other side, making fun of everything from women crying over Kavanaugh being appointed, to a video of a young woman punching a conservative man’s sign out of his hand. Has it really happened—have we really lost all our humanity?

I don’t want to go on and on in preaching about this. We all know how divided and evil this nation has become; how intense the need is for Christ to come back, and make all things right.

What I do want to say, though, is that this reminds me of what God says in scripture:

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

And,

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
(1 Timothy 2:1-2)

What do both of these verses have in common? They both declare that prayer to Jesus—not mere signatures on a petition, or signs from both political parties waved in the air—is what will truly save and change this country.

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It is with this in mind that I ask we take some time out of our busy schedules, and really spend some time in prayer with Jesus. He sees and knows exactly what is going on. Only He can bring such a fractured state of affairs to wholeness.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee

Random as it may seem, I want to dedicate this blog post to those who are especially hurting right now: mothers and fathers who have lost their children in utero or as babies. This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and if you would keep those hurting in prayer, that would be wonderful. Go over to Katy’s post for more on pregnancy and infant loss.


Do you know Jesus?

In Jesus alone, there is real, true Peace. Learn more about Jesus, the Prince of Peace, here.


Please pray for…

  • The United States of America. We need prayer now more than ever.
  • Other governments and nations in the world. We are not the only broken ones.
  • Since it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, please pray for those who have lost their children and are commemorating them this month.
  • Please keep the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu’s freedom in your prayers, as well.

Thank you for your prayers!

 

Let Leah Go!

It has been 235 days since Leah Sharibu was taken, along with 110 other girls, into captivity by Boko Haram.

While 105 of these girls were freed, some passed away, and only Leah was left behind– all because of her unwaivering faith in Christ as she refused to convert to islam.

Let’s pray for this beautiful young woman’s release!

 

Prayer in times of Persecution

Hi friends,

Today, in church, we talked about the worldwide persecuted church. In North Korea, approximately 50,000 people are incarcerated, simply for being a Christian.

That is 50,000 people, living in prison cells, away from those they love the most.
50,000 people, given little to no rights, for doing nothing more than loving and following their Savior. Continue reading

Praying to the God Who Hears

“Please, whoever you are, please,” he cries out.

Up at 3 o’clock in the morning, a man prays to be able to see his family again. Desperation fills his voice as tears run down his cheeks. He hangs his head low. “Do you even care?”

This is the situation countless Nigerians have found themselves in. After their families and loved ones have been attacked and kidnapped by Boko Haram, all those left behind have are pictures and prayers. Continue reading