Prof Yemi Osinbajo: Relying on Christ Amid Change

There seems to be a lot of change going on, some of it just over the horizon.

Prof Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President to Muhammadu Buhari, officially announced that he is running for the position of President of Nigeria come 2023. It seems like 2015– the year Buhari was made President– has flown by!

It is always exciting when change is happening. But through it all, we must rely on Christ to lead and guide us during such tumultuous times. It reminds me of a verse from the Bible:

“Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia Grove and arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing. Three days later the Israelite officers went through the camp, giving these instructions to the people: ‘When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, move out from your positions and follow them. Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you.‘”
–Joshua 3:1-4, NLT

The Israelite officers saw the importance of the Levitical Priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of YHWH first in line. They knew that when they put the Lord and His Might in front of them, they would be safe to move wherever the presence of the LORD moved.

We need to do this today. While excitement can cause us to want to hurry ahead, let’s allow the Lord to lead and guide our decisions.

As Yemi Osinbajo has officially announced this great thing, let’s rely on Christ throughout the process, believing and knowing that all that matters is that Jesus’ Will is done in this life.

Father God,
Please lead and guide those in power to elect someone who genuinely loves and serves You. We pray in Jesus’ Name that Nigerians would turn to You now and seek Your Face and Your Will on the matter. We trust You, Father. In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.


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An Unstoppable God: Celebrating Through Song

I heard this song on the radio, and it reminded me of the passion I once had for the work Jesus was (and is) doing in Northern Nigeria, especially with the Chibok girls.

I even made a video about the girls with this song as the soundtrack. While much has changed, Jesus’ power has not. I wanted to go through the lyrics that most encouraged me– and will most encourage you.


Heaven thundered
And the world was born
Life begins and ends in the dust You formed – Jesus is in control, and is in control of Nigeria.
Faith commanded
And the mountains moved
Fear is losing ground, to our hope in You
In all of the pain and anguish found in Nigeria, Jesus is winning. Fear is losing ground to Christ.
Unstoppable God
Let Your glory go on and on
Impossible things
In Your name, they shall be done
” – The “Impossible” thing– freeing the Chibok girls– has been done, with around 200 girls being found and freed!

The rest of the song– the next stanza and chorus– continues to speak of Jesus freeing us and conquering sin and darkness. What an amazing God we serve!

It has been 8 years since the 276 Chibok girls were kidnapped, and there is still much to pray over and see happen from the Lord. But I remember when I would pray, asking that if He were to free even one girl, I would be overjoyed. And here we are, with hundreds of girls FREED!!!

I used to say that if Christ were to free even one girl, I would be overjoyed.

Honestly, I do not look at the evidence of God’s goodness “all over my life” enough… I get legalistic instead of resting in God’s goodness. But here I am, crying over the faithfulness of God!

Just as this song says, “When I called, you answered.” Jesus heard my cry over these girls back in 2014, and has worked mightily. He heard my cry– and still hears it today.

He heard my cry– and still hears it today.

There is still much to pray over for these girls, and for Nigeria in general. There is a lot to be done… but let’s celebrate. In a spirit of celebration and thanksgiving, let’s jam to this song!!! We serve an unstoppable God!!!

With Love, to all of my Friends & Followers,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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The Path I Have Walked

Have you ever wondered, walking down such a very long path, why you started walking that path in the first place? For some of us, it is a path of waiting. For others, it is a path of healing, or redemption.

We choose a path to take, and it changes us forever.

In the summer of 2014, I chose to make a blog about keeping 276 young kidnapped women, from Nigeria, in prayer. It has been an arduous path… a path full of tears, celebration, and many times, emotional apathy.

Yet I continue down this path. Even when I lose the emotional appeal of it, even when it feels more like a chore.

But Jesus has taught me SO MUCH through this path I have taken. He has softened my heart, opened my mind to what is happening all over the globe, and shown me a life that is bigger than myself.

Where is He taking me with this passion of mine? I haven’t a clue. All I know is that He still wants me on this path.

Please pray that I wouldn’t let burnout ruin such a beautiful thing Jesus is doing. Pray that I would continue on, in passion and in obedience, for these girls, and others like them. Thank you.

In Christ,
Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


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Nigeria Taken off the Countries of Particular Concern List

Apparently, the Biden Administration has taken Nigeria off of the Countries of Particular Concern list (CPC)– a list for those countries where religious persecution exists.

This is why I keep this blog going. No one seems to pay attention to the violence and tragedy still happening, 7 (almost 8) years after the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping. This news displays that while much has improved– including the death of Islamic State West African Province leader Abubakar Shekau— there is still much to do, especially in light of the kidnapping of police men in Northern Nigeria. As Tony Perkins, leader of the Family Research Council, says, “The CPC designation is the U.S. government’s official ‘worst of the worst’ list regarding religious freedom violations. Nigeria’s religious freedom problems are obvious and rapidly deteriorating even further. The Biden administration’s removal of Nigeria from the CPC list defies logic and sound policymaking. This must be remedied and Nigeria placed back on the CPC list so the full force of the federal government can be harnessed to address this crisis” (source).

Long story short, Nigeria needs to be on the CPC. Please pray with me and tell Biden that Nigeria needs to be put back on the CPC.

“Dear Lord God,
We thank You and praise You for those Christian brothers and sisters we have all around the world, and especially in Nigeria, who are undergoing persecution for loving and following You. We pray in Jesus’ Name that Biden would put Nigeria back on the CPC, and that persecution would be reduced. Please help our family members there to stay faithful, strong, and full of every fruit of the Spirit– “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). We trust You and lift them high now. In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.”


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