Don’t Forget His Girls

“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.

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Considering It Pure Joy

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

(James 1:2-3, NIV)

The testing of my faith. I have seen it time and again: my broken heart or tortured mind falls into a million pieces, as I ask Jesus, “why?”

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When We are Overwhelmed

Shootings. The murder of Gabby Petito. Natural diasters. Global terrorism.

I have been overwhelmed with how much pain is in this world, and have felt so ovewhelmed that I didn’t know what to write about… but I thought it would be best to just be honest.

I’m tired of writing about tragedies, yet that is what this blog has been based upon. I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about these things.

As I sit here typing, a Bible verse comes to mind:

“When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

(Psalm 56:3)

When I am overwhelmed, I can come to my Savior, and recieve the rest and rejuvination I so desperately need. And that is what I encourage all of you to do today, as well. Amidst all the bad news, we have a God who has Good News for us: He sent His Son to die for our sins, so that those who believe could live with Him for eternity.

We have a refuge in this battle called life. And when we feel overwhelmed, we can run to Him.

Have a beautiful day.

In Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

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.

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