When I started this blog, I had one desire: I wanted the Chibok girls to be found and freed, as soon as possible. Now, more than 4 years later, my heart is stuck on the same desire.
A lot has been said about the Chibok girls, with some of the girls even speaking themselves about their condition via videos let out by Boko Haram. Girls have voiced their deep desires to go home; at the same time, many of the girls have told those viewing their video that they do not wish to come home and have converted to Boko Haram’s islam.
These developments are a bittersweet answer to prayer. For so long, before their whereabouts became more clear, I prayed, and even petitioned President Buhari, for an honest report of the girls’ situation. The petition did not go anywhere, but Jesus, in His Goodness, made the Chibok girls’ whereabouts public through a report created by President Buhari!
While so much has been done to help the 163 freed Chibok girls and to free the 113 Chibok girls still in captivity, the question still remains close to my heart: Where are the rest of these young women? Do they truly want to stay captive? If so, why? Theories abound, but no one solid answer has been given.
“My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; More than the watchmen for the morning,” Psalm 130:6 rings out. This is the cry of my heart, as I watch for what Jesus is doing in the midst of these young women and their captors. Does anyone still care about these young women? Do people still pray for them, fast for them, and demand their governments to assist in their freedom? To be honest, my heart has lost its fervor for the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu; but I know that it is of the utmost importance that they and their situation would be brought before Christ.
This is my challenge, both for myself and for readers: Let’s pray huge things for these young women! Jesus can do ‘the impossible”; let’s be so bold as to ask it of Him. While He is not obligated to do what we ask, let us never forget that He is able.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
I ask that, as you go about your days and weeks, that these precious young women would be prayed for as they come to your mind. Please feel free to post your prayers in the comments section so that we can agree with them!
May Jesus “Bring Back His Girls!”
Annalee of ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
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Please pray for…
- The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu. Let’s pray for freedom in every aspect of their lives!
- President Buhari and his salvation.
- The Nigerian government. That they would continue to put the Chibok girls’ freedom as top priority.
Thank you for your prayers!!!