Let Us Pray. Let Us Love.

I am reading an article, and my heart bows low. Numbers of dead bodies and statistics fill its sentences. According to this article, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said that Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram have killed 280 people in February and March terrorist attacks, including 130 deaths in Kaduna, 120 in Zamfara and 30 in Benue states—all within the middle belt of the country. Continue reading

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“By Our Love”: Loving Muslims Affected by the New Zealand Terror Attacks

Dear Friends and Readers who Follow Christ,

Today has been an incredibly traumatic, life-altering day for many, many muslims in New Zealand, and all over the world. If you have not heard, two terror attacks in New Zealand mosques have taken place, killing at least 49 people and wounding 20 more (you can stay up to date on the event here).

Friends, this is the perfect time to love and be there for these dear, precious people. Islam is a hateful religion; but we ultimately know that we do not fight the people who believe it as much as we fight the ideology itself. These are people, just like you and I, and they are in deep, deep grief.

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A candlelight vigil is held in Melbourne. Note the empty prayer rugs, signifying the loss of those in the attacks. Photo Credit: Max Walden

Whether it would be praying for them, or reaching out in support on their behalf and presenting the Gospel, let’s think of the ways we can love these people in the darkest hour of their lives. As we do so, and as we are given opportunities to share the Gospel, they will know we are Christians by our Love and genuine care for them– and it will glorify our Loving, Gracious, Truth-filled Savior. In doing so, they will know Jesus’ Love– and hopefully give their lives to Him.LOVE

Right now, these people need love. May the way we conduct ourselves honor and please Jesus, who Loves all and wants all to come to Him.

Amen?

Your Friend in Christ,

Annalee


***YOU CAN DONATE TO THESE PEOPLE BY LEGITIMATE CROWDFUNDING SITES, WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.***


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus once said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Jesus wants to comfort those in distress– and comfort those who are distressed by their sin, by being their Savior. Learn more about Jesus, and what His action on the cross meant for you, here.


Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…

  • Those who are in deep grief over these terror attacks.
  • The perpetrators– that justice would be done, and that they would be incredibly humbled and brought to Jesus.
  • The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.
  • Jesus to come back soon.

Thank you for your prayers. 

Brought to the Light: Telling the Truth

Wow. That’s all I can say.

With celebrity families paying off universities so that their children can be admitted, to Jussie Smollett lying about being brutally attacked by Trump supporters, there’s been a whole lot of lying and covering up the truth in this nation. (Smollett has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer as expressed that they are looking forward to “the truth coming out.”)

While I am sure that none of this is too surprising, it brings one thing to a head: ALL things will, at some point, be brought to light– both good and bad.

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This can bring about both fear and relief, depending on if you are hiding something or not. But, if you don’t believe me, listen to Luke 8:17:

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.

At this point, may all of us realize this truth—and search our lives before Christ of anything we need to confess and repent of. For He is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 103:8).


Do you know Jesus?

God knows all things, whether any human does or not. Knowing our sin, God gave His only Son so that all those who believe in Him may go to heaven—even the worst of people. Learn more about this Good News and what it means for you, here.


Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…

  • More people to trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • More truth to be brought to light.
  • Jesus to come back soon.
  • The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.
  • People to have enough courage and knowledge of right and wrong to tell the truth.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

 

Praying for Farmers in this Blizzard

In my neck of the woods, there is quite a blizzard blowing outside. I saw this facebook post about praying for farmers and their livestock, and wanted to share it here.

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Please pray with me for the farmers as this blizzard makes it’s way through! It’s calving season, according to farmers, and they have to protect these animals. ”  “A righteous man regards the life of his animal…” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:10‬a.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
We pray that as this blizzard blows through, that You would give these farmers wisdom, understanding, and favor as they take care of their animals. Please protect these animals from the cold, and bless them!
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.”

Thank you!

Prayer & Appreciation for Women in the US Armed Forces!

These women spend much of the prime of their lives fighting for the USA, but seem to be much less appreciated than their male counterparts. (I’m not trying to create an argument, it’s just what I see!)

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If you know any women in the US Armed Forces, please make sure she knows she is so appreciated!

Let’s pray for these brave women in the US!

Love, in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Prayers for Alabama

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
(Romans 12:15, NIV)

It is with much sadness that I report about the many tornadoes that twisted through Beauregard, Alabama. At least 90 people have been injured and 23, including four beautiful children, have died.

Things like this are a complete tragedy. Would you pray and mourn with me for these people who are deep in mourning?

“Dear Lord Jesus,
We come to You, filled with sadness over all of the loss had in Beauregard. We pray over each parent who is missing their daughters and sons tonight, and over every family member and friend who is mourning the loss of their loved ones. Thank You for the aid that has been sent to Alabama; we pray that You would lead and guide Your worldwide Church on how we can love, support, and mourn with our brothers and sisters and those who don’t know You.

In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen.”

This post is dedicated to the four children who have passed in these tornadoes: Mykala Walden, AJ Hernandez, Taylor Thorton, and Jonathan Bowen. May they rest in Peace.

Jesus is the God who is with the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). Learn more about Jesus, and how He yearns to comfort you and those around you, here.