Prayer for Day 6 of GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION: #3YearsTooLong #NoMoreExcuses #BringBackHisGirls

This week, the Bring Back Our Girls’ movement is commemorating the third anniversary of the Chibok Schoolgirls’ kidnapping by having what they call a GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION. During this Week of Action, they have daily marches from the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Nigeria to the Nigerian President’s villa gate, as well as holding different events every day. To also commemorate the Chibok girls’ kidnapping, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY will be saying a prayer each day for the Chibok girls, as well as highlighting what the Bring Back Our Girls’ movement is doing each day.

Please join in prayer for today, the sixth day of the GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION.


“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for making each and every one of us, 
all because You Love us, and want to be in relationship with us.
You are beautiful, Lord Jesus!

Lord Jesus,
I pray, in Your Name,
That You would touch each Chibok girls’ life in a very real, tangible, and transforming way, today.

Please show each one of them how much You Love them; may that Love, even in captivity, transform their lives, and give them unmistakable Hope for the Future.
Please, speak out for them today, and intervene on their behalf, Lord Jesus.

May they be brought Home, in Your Mighty Name, in Your Precious Timing.
Thank You, Lord Jesus!
In Jesus’ Name I pray,
Amen.”

Today, aside from their daily march, the Bring Back Our Girls’ movement had an evening with Creatives and Artists. Please check out their webpage and scroll down to the “Activity Sheet for Three Year Commemoration” for more details, and to try to participate!

Thank You for your prayers!

Prayer for Day 3 of GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION: #3YearsTooLong #NoMoreExcuses #BringBackHisGirls

This week, Bring Back Our Girls is having a Global Week of Action, where they are commemorating the third anniversary of the Chibok Schoolgirls Kidnapping, which happened on April 14th, 2017. They are demanding during this week that there would be #NoExcuses, and that the Chibok Girls would be found, freed, and brought back home.

As apart of this Global Week of Action, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY has decided to pray each day for the Chibok girls; ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY also wanted to highlight the different events going on in Nigeria and around the world for these girls.

Today, the Bring Back Our Girls movement will be marching (as they will be every day), and also had a Workshop on Missing Person’s Register at 10 AM in Yar-Adua Center in Nigeria. To see more of what is planned for this week, feel free to visit the Bring Back Our Girls’ website!

In light of all of this, let’s pray.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being present with us, wherever we are,  however we are, and whenever we are. You are “Emmanuel”: “God With Us.” Thank You for this amazing privilege!

Dear Jesus,
We pray over the Chibok school girls; we thank You, that they are all alive (source), and that You are still working in their lives. 
Dear Jesus, 
We pray in Your Name that these Chibok school girls would be filled with Your Joy, Hope, and Peace, as they come to know You– and that this Joy, Hope and Peace would not be able to be stolen from them.
Please protect these things in Your Name, Lord Jesus, 
and please, give their families, loved ones, and all who care about them this same Peace, Hope, and Joy, as they look to You to save and deliver the Chibok girls.
We trust You, Lord Jesus.
We ask in Your Name, along with the Bring Back Our Girls’ protesters, that they would be brought soon, and alive.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,
Amen.”

Thank You for your prayers– May Jesus bless you! 🙂

Prayer for Day 3 of GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION: #3YearsTooLong #NoMoreExcuses #BringBackHisGirls #BringBackOurGirls

This week is the GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION, created by the Bring Back Our Girls movement to commemorate the kidnapping of 276 Chibok schoolgirls, three years ago, as of April 14th, 2014.

Today is Day 3 of the Week of Action, and Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry will pray each day of the Global Week of Action, for the Global Week of Action and for the Chibok Girls.

Please pray with us:

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for bring the God who gives life, and who restores.
While we know that this horrific tragedy was not of your doing, but the doing of sinful mankind,
we know that You can and will use even this event to bring beauty from ashes.

Dear Jesus,
This is what we pray for today: that You would protect each Chibok schoolgirl that continues to be missing and held captive by Boko Haram. Please protect every captive, according to Your Goodness, Grace, and Mercy. 

Please give those participating in events as apart of the Bring Back Our Girls’ Global Week of Action Strength, and please let them come to see and know You, as apart of this week’s events.
As we commemorate this horrible occurrence, we look for Your Hope and Deliverance, Lord Jesus, for NOTHING is impossible with You!

In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Amen.”

Thank you for your prayers! To be involved in the daily events occurring in honor of the Global Week of Action, please click here.
Be blessed!

Prayer During Global Week of Action: #3YearsTooLong: #NoMoreExcuses #BringBackHisGirls #BringBackOurGirls

Yesterday, April 7th, 2017, marked Day 1 of BringBackOurGirls’ Global Week of Action, with the theme: “#3YearsTooLong: #NoMoreExcuses #BringBackOurGirls” (Source).

If you would like to participate in any way in this Week of Global Action, please visit the Bring Back Our Girls website, by clicking here. While the writers Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry cannot be there, in Nigeria, to walk with, pray with, and participate in the weeks’ events, it has pledged to pray each day of the week this week– and to share with others the sad fact that it has been 3 years since the Chibok schoolgirls have been kidnapped.

Because yesterday was the first day of the Global Week of Action, there will be two prayers, today. Please join in prayer:

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for all that You have done in our lives. Thank You for being the great “I AM,” the Creator of all things, Sovereign over every event in our lives.
Today, 
Lord Jesus,
We mourn the fact that it has been 3 years since the Chibok school girls have been kidnapped, while 195 remain missing.
It is our Prayer, Lord Jesus, that You would instill Hope, even now, in the hearts of the Chibok Girls, their parents, loved ones, and the rest of the world, looking on this sad, sad anniversary.

We pray that broken, crushed Spirits would realize how near You are (Psalm 34:18), and that they would seek You out, and find You as their Lord, Savior, and God of all Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). 

We pray all of this in Your Name, Lord Jesus.
Amen.”



“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for also being the God that is faithful to provide. 
You provided Yourself, for the problem of sin, so that now we can live and be with You! 
Your Word says, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things” (Romans 8:32)?
We cling to Your Word now, and ask in Jesus’ Name that You would provide for the release/rescue of the Chibok Schoolgirls, Soon, according to Your Will and Timing, Dear Jesus. 
As these young girls still sit in captivity, please provide for them, for their daily needs: food, water, and shelter, but so much more, dear Jesus, we pray You would bring them to You. 

Please fill these girls with the Peace, Joy, Love, and Comfort that Your Presence brings, even in captivity. 
We know nothing is impossible for You, Jesus, and so we ask this in Your Name.
Amen.”

 

Thank you for your continued prayers. Please share this with everyone you know!
Jesus bless you.

Bring Back Our Girls’ #Day1000 GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION Links

To the Readers of Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry:

The official #Bring Back Our Girls movement (found at bringbackourgirls.ng) has been honoring the #1000Days that the remaining 195 Chibok schoolgirls have been in captivity, this week. To bring light to the fact that these precious young women still have yet to escape/be found, the official #Bring Back Our Girls movement has created a “#1000Days” Global Week of Action, from January 8th to the 14th.

Below is the link to their schedule of activities for the week, in case you want to participate in some form or fashion. They are having daily protests and walks in Abuja, Nigeria. On January 8th, they also protested and walked in four different major cities: Washington DC, Paris, Lagos, and Abuja.

You can learn more here: Bring Back Our Girls’ “Schedule of Activities for #Day1000 Global Week Of Action”

If, for some reason, you cannot actively participate in this Global Week of Action, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY asks that you would read through the Bring Back Our Girls’ movement’s article, “REQUEST FOR SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR #CHIBOKGIRLS IN CAPTIVITY FOR 1,000 DAYS,” as it outlines 7 different things you can be praying for the Chibok girls, the Boko Haram insurgency, and Nigeria in general. You can read it here.

 

Today is #Day1003, and the focus is on “Corruption/Poor governance” in the country of Nigeria. Please be praying for the corruption and poor governance found in Northern Nigeria.

ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY wants to share a popular verse, Isaiah 9:6, for today’s theme.

A child has been born to us;
    God has given a son to us.
    He will be responsible for leading the people.
His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God,
    Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.”
(Isaiah 9:6, NCV)

Please pray that all of Nigeria would truly come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It is only then, that true Peace and Righteousness will reign.
While this may not happen until Jesus comes back, let us be praying that Jesus’ Kingdom would come, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Thank you!

 

Please forgive me, the writer of ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY, for not posting these links sooner. May Jesus bring these beautiful girls back soon.

Thank you for your prayers!

Global Week of Action: Let’s Pray

“But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.” (Isaiah 49:25, King James Bible)

Almost two years ago, 276 people were kidnapped from their very beds, and forced at gunpoint into complete captivity. “Escorted” into the Sambisa Forest, these 276 young women, ages 16-18, were brought a fate one cannot imagine: one that is unimaginable, not only because of its horrific prospects, but because the Nigerian government has done little to nothing in officially reporting the young girls’ whereabouts. Because the government has lacked transparency in reporting any of their findings, news concerning the Chibok Girls is heartrendingly slow– if there is any, at all. The way the Nigerian government has handled the Chibok Girls’ kidnapping has shown the world it ultimately does not care. Though the truth of this crucial matter has not been given any of the time or attention it deserves by the Nigerian Government, it has unfortunately been surrounded in hearsay. 

First reported as planned to be sold “in the market,” as slaves by Boko Haram, Boko Haram’s leader later claimed that the young women had been “married off” to members of Boko Haram– a form of slavery unto itself (source). Buhari has claimed these things as well, while also claiming it is possible that some of the women have died (source). With reports like these to stand on, it seems like those enslaved have no hope; they are “termed Forsaken” and “Desolate” (Isaiah 62:4, KJV). But to Christ, this is just not true.

Unfortunately, enslavement is nothing new, whatsoever: in fact, physical bondage has been prevalent in almost every culture, since the world began. Most slavery in the Old Testament time period included hard labor, and, at times, sexual slavery in the form of being a concubine or prostitute. Many use this to question the Goodness and Love of God. But, as pointed out in this commentary, Christ created laws for female prisoners of war/slaves such as Deuteronomy 21:10-14 not to encourage slavery, but rather to protect the slave’s inherent worth as a human being, in a world broken by sin, lust, and violence. Truly, Christ’s will for all of mankind was never to be treated as an object owned by a master, but as a precious soul, in a Personal Relationship with their Creator.

The same is true for today. The details may differ. But Jesus has never, nor will He ever, lose his heart for those suffering in bondage, enslavement, and captivity. In fact, Freeing people– spiritually, from their bondage to sin and death– was the reason He stepped down from His throne, into the darkness of the world. And, as believers in Christ, we are called to do the same.

After praying for what seemed like years on end–though they were only a few months– for the Chibok girls and their release, I honestly became apathetic, and, underneath it all, incredibly frustrated by the fact that Christ had not saved the girls of Chibok like I had prayed– in my way, and my timing. But, a few months earlier, in the summer of 2014, shortly after learning about what the Chibok girls’ kidnapping, I sat, seeking Christ in prayer and in His Word regarding the Chibok girls; and it was there that He first encouraged me with Isaiah 49:24-25.

“Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce? 25 But this is what the Lord says: ‘Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save. 26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.'”
(Isaiah 49:24-26, NIV)

I burst into tears when I read this passage. The Chibok girls’ situation, from the world’s point of view, seems to only be able to end in disgrace. But from Christ’s point of view, there is always Hope.

So, almost two years later, there is still much to be done: there are still many voices to speak out for, and souls to pray for and over. April 7th, 2016 is the start of “THE GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR THE CHIBOK GIRLS KIDNAPPING.” Will you join me, in advocating for– and most importantly, praying over and for the Chibok girls this coming week?

With Christ, NO ONE is a forgotten or lost case. And with Christ, all things are possible. In light of all this, let’s pray.



Do you know Jesus?

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort to all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oils of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
(Isaiah 61:1-3, NIV)

In Luke 4, Jesus is handed a scroll with this passage written on it. Reading it aloud, He proclaims that “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21, NIV).

Jesus came to save us, to heal us, and to restore us to Himself. Meet Him, and learn why, here.


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Nothing is impossible with Christ– Keep praying! Thank you. 🙂