Why Pray?: Praying on National Prayer Day

Hi guys. I’m just going to be really honest about where I’m at with this prayer blog.

I’m writing on National Day of Prayer 2020, and felt it would be remiss to not write here, but I honestly have been burdening myself with how these blog posts need to be/look like. I have brought on legalism when it comes to this blog, and writing about so much pain and need can get a little daunting sometimes. I need to confess: I have lost sight and passion for this blog.

Why did I start this blog? Because I saw the faces of 276 kidnapped schoolgirls on the news and literally cried my eyes out. Never have I ever been so moved by a story, and the Holy Spirit definitely put these young women on my heart.

Today, I read the story of how this all came to be. (You can read the story here.) And it tugged on my mind and heart. Why do I write about these women and their lives? Why do I tell others about them? Why do I pray?

As I read what I wrote so many years ago, the answer became simple: Because I love them—and even more so,  because Jesus Loves them.

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That love I first had for these young women has gone. But upon remembering, it is now coming back.

Friends, today, please keep the Chibok girls—every one of them, captive or free—in your prayers. They are not just numbers; they have stories, hearts, minds, and souls.

Not out of pure duty.
Not out of condemnation.
Not because it’s what I/we should do.

But because Jesus Loves them, and He has put a love in my heart for them, too.

If you want to learn more about these girls and their plight, please let me know and I would be happy to tell you.

Happy National Day of Prayer. May we cry out to Him who listens: our Waymaker and Miracle worker,  and may His Glory shine over the whole earth.

“Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14, NIV)

Do you know Jesus?

Jesus died to do the Father’s will—out of perfect Love for humanity. Learn more about Jesus and His Good News here.



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