“Bring Back Our Captives, Lord”: A Look at Psalm 126

Hi Friends.

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Chibok school girl kidnapping.
276 were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
57 escaped.
107 have been found/released.
112 are still missing. Continue reading

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Haunted Eyes: A Poem

Hey friends,
I wrote this poem after seeing a news headline about Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, declare that “no territory is controlled by Boko Haram.” Let’s pray for those still being held captive by their own strongholds.


Muhammadu,
you say
that your enemy has no stronghold,
is close to being defeated.

Have you looked into the eyes
of those affected
by such enemies?
They are haunted–

because there are
strongholds that are not physical.
While Boko Haram may or may not
have physical strongholds,
there are spiritual ones,
ones that make the bones shake
with fear.

Mr. Buhari,
you need to know
that Jesus is near.
Holy Spirit,
may Your presence
be found in utter darkness,
in places where it seems impossible
for You to come in.

Fill victim’s haunted eyes
with Joy again, Jesus.
Tear down these strongholds.
Set the captives free.

For we know it is something
only You can do.
Buhari can declare all he wants
about his victories;
we know they belong to You.

Declare victory and freedom, dear Jesus.
The beautiful part is, You already have;
on the cross, dying and humiliated,
You and You alone came back from the dead.

Breathe Your Life into this situation, Jesus.
May Buhari boast of You–
and may haunted eyes be full of hope again.

(c) Annalee Hoover 2019

Please look for Taylor!!

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From the facebook post of her cousin:

You guys my cousin Taylor is missing. She lives in Loveland, Colorado. Her car was found behind King Soopers with all of her belongings in it. She’s 16 years old, her last known sighting was at her job on Saturday. Please share the shit out of this. Praying something didn’t happen to her beautiful soul 😢💔

Please pray over and keep an eye out for Taylor! Thank you!

Pray for the health of Carin!

 

53666493_2172701059445141_4420593109428076544_nFrom the Facebook post:

VERY URGENT!!!! I am asking everyone for your prayers. We need a Mighty Touch from the Lord for our very special friends, Chad and Loretta Harris, their family and their youngest 4 yr. old daughter Carin. Carin was in Joplin in the hospital a few days ago and they could not find out was wrong with her. They life – flighted her to Kansas City, Mo. to Children’s Mercy Hospital. She is now in ICU, diagnosed with a brain infection. Chad has asked that we just share this and pass it all over the world for prayers because we know prayers work. Michael and I are thanking the Lord, right now IN JESUS NAME for Carin’s Healing. Won’t you please join us and pass this around to everyone you know.”