More Good News…

I scroll and scroll through the news pertaining to Nigeria and West Africa, and all I see is violence. Sadly, this is the norm; it is hard to find good news from that part of the world. Continue reading

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The Importance of Loving People

I scroll through Facebook. Looking through people’s and organizations’ pages, I am filled with a bit of sadness—and I can’t pinpoint why.

Until I realize: it is that, for all of this community/people-watching, I feel alone. Continue reading

Urgent Prayer Request

Hi all,

I am asking for a personal, urgent prayer request today. A sister in Christ is experiencing suicidal thoughts and has even created a plan for the suicide. It is breaking the hearts of her family and all her loved ones. Please pray over her, that Christ would intervene and that He would heal her mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

“Dear Jesus,
You know this woman completely. Even something as shocking and scary as this does not shock You. We thank You that You are good, and that You are Sovereign. 
Thank You for never changing, Jesus. We pray now over this woman, that You would heal her completely, in every way. Give her family and loved ones wisdom, knowledge and guidance to do what is best for her. May we continue to pray for her.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen.”

Thank you friends. Please keep praying.

Pray this Memorial Day

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Some people remember and celebrate their lost loved ones on Memorial Day; others honor those who have been lost in wartime.

Whichever camp you fall into (or perhaps both), please focus your prayers on grieving loved ones and on the US military.

Thank you, and have an amazing Memorial Day weekend!

Praying for the Body of Christ

I love my brothers and sisters in Christ. Think about it: if you know and have been saved by Jesus, we will never not know each other! Heaven is our collective Home, and as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, we are like the different parts of the body of Christ: indispensable to one another.

Today, think about the brothers and sisters in Christ you know. From as far as Northern Nigeria, to as near as your own household, join me in lifting them up in prayer. The stronger and more unified we are, the better and more healthy the Body of Jesus is—and the more glory our Heavenly Father receives.

Thankful for you all!

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Learn more about Jesus, who died to give us eternal life, here! He Loves you oh so very much!!!

 

Hanging onto Jesus: Violence in Grossi

The enemy only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. This could not be seen more clearly than in the situation many Nigerian Christians currently find themselves in. According to the Barnabus Fund, two church buildings were burnt down in Grossi, Nigeria, while 67 houses, two shops, and various livestock were destroyed. On top of this, motorbikes were stolen and grain stores were damaged.

But as these people fear for their lives and grieve those whom they have lost, they haven’t seemed to lose their faith in Jesus. While they have voiced their fears and concerns about Boko Haram coming back until “[they are] finished with us,” they have not forsaken their love for Jesus.

It reminds me of the story of Job in the Bible—a man who God allowed to experience extreme suffering, heartbreak, and reproach. He was completely honest with God, voicing his pain and even at times asking God why it all happened in the first place.

The beautiful thing in all of this? Jesus can, and does, handle the anger, despair, and pain we bring Him. More than this, Jesus is using our trials and pain to make something beautiful and redemptive.

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These people live in a world of uncertainty about when Boko Haram will strike next. This no doubt fills them with concern and fear. But ultimately, God is in control—and they can trust in Him. Let us cover and surround them in prayer, that they would not let go of Jesus, but would be kept safe by Him.


Do you know Jesus?

Our God is a redemptive, sovereign God, who stopped at nothing to save us and bring us to know Him. Learn more about Jesus, and God’s redemptive plan, here.


Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…

  • Northern Nigerians, especially those in targeted towns like Grossi.
  • Boko Haram’s destruction—and that its members would turn and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior over their lives.
  • The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, who still lie in Boko Haram captivity.
  • The Nigerian military, that they would be use mightily to stop Boko Haram and would be given favor.
  • The Nigerian government, that they would continue to push for the annihilation of all terrorism.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

Tornadoes: Dealing with Messed-Up Plans

You decorated your home with the utmost care. Picture frames full of pictures of you and happy loved ones fill the walls, and your grandma’s best china sits behind glass for all to see, but never touch. You have planned to go on vacation; your things are packed and ready to go. Continue reading