Veteran’s Day Prayer

 

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for each man and woman who has followed the call of being in the US military. Thank You for making them the exact way that they are, and for empowering them to take on such a calling as being a soldier.

We pray now over those who are suffering PTSD from their time in war. Please bring them to You, and heal them of their wounds from war. We also pray that You would protect the soldiers currently out on the battle field; and that You would help those back from their tours get back into civilian living.

Thank you for the Veterans who have gone before us, and bless our troops today, Lord Jesus.

In Your Name we pray,
Amen.”

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Elections Today: Remember Whose in Charge!

As we vote today for those in power, let’s remember the One who truly is in power!

“In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.”
(Proverbs 21:1, NIV)

Let’s pray, united in Christ, that our nation (and every other nation) would bow to Christ our Lord—and that He would return soon!

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PS: This post is in tribute to my cousin, who is in surgery today. Please pray for his health! Thank you!
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Learn more about this Sovereign, All-Powerful God, here.

 

Dying for Christ

On October 30th, 2018, a Baptist missionary named Charles Wesco was killed in the country of Cameroun after moving there with his wife and 8 kids only two weeks prior. He was shot in the head in an area where there was much fighting between separatists.

Upon his death, Charles’ wife, Stephanie, wrote: “My Precious husband, Charles, is now

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The Wesco Family.

with the Savior he adored and faithfully served for many years… His life focus was seeking to cause others to love Jesus and serve him. My prayer is that somehow someway Jesus will be glorified through my Precious Charles’ death and that God will not let his death have been in vain. He is receiving the Martyrs crown from his Lord. My heart is broken. I want to wake up from a horrific nightmare. Please pray for us.”

Men and women all over the world are dying for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Charles died for the One he loved, and he is not the only one. In such a place of violence, innocent people, Christian and non-Christian, are dying every day—like the approximately 12 people who passed away after Boko Haram attacked two cities and one displaced people’s camp near the town of Maiduguri. “They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire,” according to the reporter.

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Boko Haram’s flag.

We know that all of this non-stop, incessant violence in both situations is satanic in origin. Christ said that “wars and rumors of wars” would happen more and more, as we see His return approaching (Matthew 24:6).

This does not quiet the pain that Mrs. Wesco, or the families of the 12 who passed, though. Those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior are one in body; when one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts. Their pain is deep, and as brothers and sisters in Christ, we must keep their pain in mind and lift them up to Christ in prayer. These precious loved ones have died for the Savior; “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15, KJV).

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This post is dedicated to Charles Wesco. May He rest in the arms of His Savior, and may His family be strengthened in Christ’s Love during this time.

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Do you know Jesus?

Charles Wesco did not die to merely propagate a religion; He was not a salesman. He loved Jesus, and lived to share Christ with the world. Learn more about Jesus, what He has done and why it matters at all, here.


Please pray for…

  • The Wesco family. As they mourn the death of their beloved husband and father, may the Church step in and help provide them with financial, emotional, and spiritual support.
  • The countless people hurting after Boko Haram’s attacks. Pray that Christ would bring those who are hurting to Himself if they do not know Him yet; if they do know Him, may they know His Comfort, Strength, and Love deeply in and through this situation.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5, NIV)

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Prayer for Our Nation

Hey friends,

I was just going through my Facebook feed, and what I saw sickened me. Video after video created by both sides of the political spectrum showed merciless anger toward the other side, making fun of everything from women crying over Kavanaugh being appointed, to a video of a young woman punching a conservative man’s sign out of his hand. Has it really happened—have we really lost all our humanity?

I don’t want to go on and on in preaching about this. We all know how divided and evil this nation has become; how intense the need is for Christ to come back, and make all things right.

What I do want to say, though, is that this reminds me of what God says in scripture:

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

And,

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
(1 Timothy 2:1-2)

What do both of these verses have in common? They both declare that prayer to Jesus—not mere signatures on a petition, or signs from both political parties waved in the air—is what will truly save and change this country.

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It is with this in mind that I ask we take some time out of our busy schedules, and really spend some time in prayer with Jesus. He sees and knows exactly what is going on. Only He can bring such a fractured state of affairs to wholeness.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee

Random as it may seem, I want to dedicate this blog post to those who are especially hurting right now: mothers and fathers who have lost their children in utero or as babies. This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and if you would keep those hurting in prayer, that would be wonderful. Go over to Katy’s post for more on pregnancy and infant loss.


Do you know Jesus?

In Jesus alone, there is real, true Peace. Learn more about Jesus, the Prince of Peace, here.


Please pray for…

  • The United States of America. We need prayer now more than ever.
  • Other governments and nations in the world. We are not the only broken ones.
  • Since it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, please pray for those who have lost their children and are commemorating them this month.
  • Please keep the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu’s freedom in your prayers, as well.

Thank you for your prayers!

 

Let Leah Go!

It has been 235 days since Leah Sharibu was taken, along with 110 other girls, into captivity by Boko Haram.

While 105 of these girls were freed, some passed away, and only Leah was left behind– all because of her unwaivering faith in Christ as she refused to convert to islam.

Let’s pray for this beautiful young woman’s release!