Video – Afghanistan: What is Happening to Christians?

Friends and Followers,

I came across this video and I thought I’d be remiss not to put it on here. Whwile many are going through persecution, there are MANY Afghani people who are coming to Jesus. Prayer requests start at 18:20-ish.

Thank you for watching!

In Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

As said in the video, Afghani people and muslims are still loved by Jesus. Learn more about Him, here.

9/11, TWENTY YEARS LATER

My heart breaks over those who lost someone that fateful day, twenty years ago.

Now, as we face the Taliban in Afghanistan, natural disasters everywhere, and other horrific things, it can be easy to forget what happened to America on September 11th, 2001. But today, let’s take some time to reflect, to grieve, and to remember.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

Things change, but our God does not. Learn more about the God who never changes, no matter the situation, here.

Ending Child Sacrifice: An Interview

I watched this young woman’s video about how she is an activist, fighting for the end of child sacrifices.

I cannot imagine a world where this happens, but sadly, it’s alive and well in Uganda. Please pray with me for these children, that they would be kept safe, and that child sacrifice would end. Most of all, please pray with me for the salvation of all of these witchdoctors and other such people!

With Love in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus came so that those in darkness could be saved and freed. Learn more about this amazing God here.

Unity in the Church When it Hurts

There have been incredibly tragic things going on around the world… and my question is, what has the world-wide church been doing about it?

This is not to shame the churches where these disastrous things have happened; it is to remind ourselves that as Christians, we belong to one another. We are one.

I came to this conclusion after reading 1 Corithians 16:19:

“The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.”

The churches in the province of Asia had never even met the Corinthians, much less been in a place to send greetings. Again, Priscilla and Aquila greeted these people warmly. Churches thousands of miles away from eachother greeted one another with love and warmth!

Can we, as apart of this worldwide Christian Church, do the same, helping our brothers and sisters in need?

I commend those in the Church who have stepped out of their comfort zones and went out to help the many hurting people all over the world right now.

And even if we cannot physically go help these people, we can pray– in fact, it should be the first thing we are doing!

Will you pray with me, here?

“Dear Father God, we come to You on behalf of our brothers and sisters who are hurting all over the world. We pray for Your Comfort, Strength, Wisdom, Guidance, and Protection over them. Please show us how we can practically help. In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.”

To help Nigerians, you can check out my list of reputable donors here. The Red Cross and Convoy of Hope are also providing practical help for those in pain and tragedy right now. I recommend them (none of my recommendations come from donations or are paid advertisments).


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus never said life would be easy, but that He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Learn more about Jesus and His Gospel, at isaiah62blog.com/do-you-know-Jesus.

Prayer for Afghanistan

As I hear more and more about what is happening in Afghanistan, I realize how powerful and needed prayer truly is. James 5 says, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

(James 5:13, NIV)

Please pray with me over the men, women, and children in Afghanistan right now.

“Dear Jesus, we thank You that even now, You are in control. We pray over the frightened and concerned men, women, and children stuck in Afghanistan… please bring them to know You and give them comfort, strength, wisdom, and protection to get through this time. Please keep them on our minds, hearts, and in our prayers.
In Your Name we pray, amen.”

May we keep bringing these people before Jesus. It is the most powerful thing we can do for these people.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Women in Afghanistan: The Places that Bound Us

Honestly, I hadn’t heard of the suffering happening in Afghanistan until very recently. Hearing of it broke my heart.

For those of you who haven’t heard, the Taliban has recently taken back control of Afghanistan, changing the civic rules and laws in weeks. This is startingly true in the lives of women who live in Afghanistan.

Women are now unable to leave their homes without a male family member escorting them; they cannot study or go to work; and they are basically told to stay at home.

Just like that… everything women had gained in their time since the Taliban was removed from power in Afghanistan over twenty years ago has come to nothing. And it’s made me think.

We cannot go back to the places that bound us. There are sins once done, and dark places we once inhabited, that bound us completely. Sometimes, we can see those places as more cheery than they once were. We remember all the good, while conveniently forgetting how much anguish it put us through. Jesus has set us free! Why would we want to go back?

We cannot go back to the places that bound us.

We must pray for those in Afghanistan, especially the women and children… and remember the dark habits of our past for what they were. May these women and children find liberation, and may we all live to come to know Jesus, who secures our true freedom.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

Feel captive to a sinful pattern or cycle? Jesus came to set us free from sin and death! Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done for us, here.

Mourning with Chibok

Today, as I sat in my seat in church, my pastor said something that stuck with me:

“Jesus hurts for the things in our life that hurts us.”

And it reminded me of why I started this blog…

It was born out of a great realization of these young women’s hurt, and great need to see the Chibok school girls released and made whole.

You see, I would have given ANYTHING in the world in 2014 for even one of those girls to be saved. Now, as only about 100 of the girls remain in captivity, I have lost my first love and loyalty to these precious women.

Things have changed. But what my pastor said reminded me of a verse in Romans: “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

(Romans 12:15)

Just as Jesus wept when Lazarus died in John 11, I want to mourn with those who mourn– especially those loved ones of the captive Chibok girls, who are still waiting to see their beloved girls (now young ladies) again. At the same time, I want to celebrate every victory these girls celebrate.

Jesus, give me the heart I once had for these girls. Give me the passion to see the rest of these young women released. Let me pray with new found fervor for their freedom, and celebrate every precious young woman who goes through victory and healing.

Question: Who do you need to invest in and help out?

Please be praying with me over these young girls in the days to come. A practical way to do this is to look at the Chibok Girl of the Week, where I post a new Chibok girl to pray for over the week.

Thank you, friends and followers, for loving these young women through your prayers and support.

Love in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

I Think I Waited (A Poem)

People gathered together in Nigeria.

I think I waited for you.
Waited to hear news full of hope–
news about redemption,
about freedom.

The news rung out in headlines:
Around 100 kidnapped women and children rescued in Nigeria.”
A win! A victory! A glimpse
at the work of God, whose might and compassion
No one can fathom.

Let’s dance. Let’s hug. Let’s celebrate
whenever freedom and truth ring out.
Life is too short not to.

At the same time,
let’s remember…
remember those
still hugging pillows at night,
tears in their eyes as they
hold their loved ones in their hearts.

Let us never forget the pain,
the anguish,
the waiting
that happened
all so that
these people
could be free
once again.

(c) 2021 Annalee Hoover


While we must celebrate every victory, we cannot lose sight of the huge epidemic of kidnappings happening in Nigeria over the past couple of months. Many kidnappers are bandits, holding people captive for ransom. While these captives were reportedly released without a ransom being met, others have not been so lucky, and spend another day in capitivity.

Please continue to pray:

  • For these people held captive.
  • For their families and loved ones, as they wait for their loved ones to be released.
  • That nearby Christians would help those in need.

    Please also think of giving to those nonprofits that work directly with Nigeria. Thank you.