Virtual Prayer Walls: Praying for #RHE, those in Sri Lanka & Nigeria

Hi Friends and Readers.

On April 14th, 2018, in Central Nigeria, a church full of Christians celebrated the life of beautiful newborn baby. This child was dedicated to the Lord, and a feast was had

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The graves of those killed. Photo: Morning Star News

afterwards.

And then, came the carnage. Shots were fired by muslim Fulani Herdsmen, and 17 men, women and children were killed in an instant, the laughter of celebration replaced with screams and cries for help. The baby’s mother was killed in the attack; its father survived and is in the intensive care unit.

As if this were not enough, a bombing happened in Sri Lanka perpetrated by Muslim jihadists, killing almost 300 people on Easter Sunday.

This happens much more than one would think, sadly. One thing is clear: satan does not like the fact that Christ died and rose again, as shown by these horrific acts all around Easter. One person who is apart of Sri Lanka’s Open Doors program affirmed that prayer “is the most powerful weapon” that we have against the enemy. To encourage this more, a virtual prayer wall has been put up to inspire others to pray for those in Sri Lanka, and just to remind those people that they are not alone.

More attention needs to be brought to those suffering in Nigeria! While I do not have the technology to create a virtual prayer wall for those in Northern Nigeria, I would like those who read this blog to please leave your prayers in the comment section of this post. I want to try to figure out a way to get these prayers to the people who need to know and hear the most that they are not alone in this, either—perhaps by linking it to the Bring Back Our Girls’ Facebook page.

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Whatever happens, please be praying hard and staying vigilant about these things. Our brothers and our sisters in Christ need us now more than ever.

Your Sister in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

*** This post is dedicated to Rachel Held Evans, a wonderful author and sister in Christ who is currently in a medically induced coma. Please pray over her and her family. Thank you (you can find health updates here).***


Do you know Jesus?

Amidst all this chaos, Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. Learn more about Jesus, and the true Peace He brings, here.


Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…

  • The Chibok girls.
  • Leah Sharibu.
  • Those hurting in Northern Nigeria.
  • Those grieving in Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your prayers!

 

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Remembering Columbine, 20 Years Later

20 years ago, 12 high schoolers and one teacher died at the hands of two sadistic teenagers. Parents, classmates, friends, families, and loved ones were left in the wake of the tragedy, picking up the pieces of their shattered lives.

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In view of what Sol Pais may have been planning to do, it reminds me that we are not immune to such attacks today. In fact, the attacks have seemingly gotten more and more violent and frequent. What are we to do in such a world as this?

Jesus said, “’Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. … Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. … ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’” (John 14:1; 14:27; 16:33).

In times like these, we must look up. To comfort and strengthen those hurt by such tragedies, we must be full of Jesus’ Love and the Holy Spirit. As they face an incredibly dark reality of losing their loved ones, we must, and can be, the Light.

Keep shining, friends. May we never forget such a tragedy as Columbine, and may we love on all those who were affected.

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Do you know Jesus?

Jesus Christ went through the most excruciating pain possible; and He did it out of Love for you and for me. Learn more about Jesus, and all He has done, here.


Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here):

  • Those who are grieving today over what happened at Columbine.
  • Those who do not know Jesus and His Comfort.
  • Those who may be heading down the same path as the shooters—that Jesus would change and save their lives before something horrific happens again.
  • The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.

Thank you for your prayers.

Prayer for Leah Sharibu

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It has been a little over a year since Christian girl Leah Sharibu was taken captive. She was kept in Boko Haram’s clutches because she refused to renounce her faith in Jesus Christ.

I want the same boldness and loyalty to Christ that Leah has. I would like to think that I, too, would refuse to renounce Jesus, but I cannot know for sure.

Leah is an inspiration; a gem who is precious to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Please take some time today to pray over Leah, and over her family.

Thank you for your prayers!


Leah’s faith in Christ is amazing. Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done for you and I, here.

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

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.”