Today, 3 children died in another attack on a school. What can a person say to this? Are there even words to communicate this tragedy?
While there may be no words, there are words we can pray to Christ. In the midst of the confusion and heartbreak, we can pray to a God who is never shaken, but it so close.
Please, pray with me for those who are injured, and for the families who are left behind and are now grieving their children.
“Dear Lord God, Thank You for being Sovereign. Nothing surprises You, but it does break Your Heart. We pray over each and every student and adult affected by that shooting, and pray that they would come to know You, and recieve the healing that they need. We thank You for this, Father. In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.”
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In this, I am reminded of this song— hopefully it expresses both the pain and hope of life with Jesus, who died to save us all. Learn more about Him, here.
Oh friends, I come to you all with happy tears. Jesus has been putting it on my heart to “rejoice” and be full of the joy He is providing, as I read through major events happening in the lives of those near and far– those in Nigeria, and those near to me.
It has been awhile since I’ve talked directly about Nigeria or the Chibok girls. Because of this, I wanted to take some time here to share about three things going on in Nigeria as we speak. Hopefully, by knowing these things, we can become more informed people of prayer.
Here they are:
The “Boko Haram Kingpin” Nkunzi, a well-known Boko Haram leader, was shot dead in a gunfight on Tuesday. His body was found in Pretoria; his girlfriend was also found with bullet wounds, and was taken to the hospital. As depressing as this is, it is a direct answer to the prayer that God would humble those in Boko Haram and bring justice to those hurt by Boko Haram.
Connected to the above event, there has been much gang warfare between the “original” or mainstream Boko Haram, and a breakaway group called Bafarasai. This warfare has claimed at least eight lives, with many of those lives being innocent. Please pray for these innocent people who are in great danger each time a bout of gang violence is had. This can also be seen as Boko Haram and other gangs demand money from the innocent for protection.
There is a person that many people in Northern Nigeria are calling “John Wick,” and they are pointing to him for getting rid of Boko Haram gang members. While this is all speculation, it is very interesting that there might be a person hell-bent on killing off Boko Haram members. As said before, there seems to be a theme of vindication and justice happening as Boko Haram members are being humbled by the violence enacted towards them. Pray that if this person really exists, that they would know Christ and would be led of Him.
Crazy things are happening in Nigeria! I’ve enjoyed reading up on these stories. I may make it a weekly or bi-weekly thing, but we will see about that. Thank you all for reading, and for your prayers!
With Love in Christ,
Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
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“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,‘ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”
(James 2:1-4, NIV)
I wonder how those in Southern Nigeria– which is decidedly more “1st world” than the Northern region of Nigeria– think about those going through such pain and turmoil at the hands of terrorists. The plights of those in Northern Nigeria are many; yet, we barely hear of them in the news and on TV.