Mourning with Chibok

Today, as I sat in my seat in church, my pastor said something that stuck with me:

“Jesus hurts for the things in our life that hurts us.”

And it reminded me of why I started this blog…

It was born out of a great realization of these young women’s hurt, and great need to see the Chibok school girls released and made whole.

You see, I would have given ANYTHING in the world in 2014 for even one of those girls to be saved. Now, as only about 100 of the girls remain in captivity, I have lost my first love and loyalty to these precious women.

Things have changed. But what my pastor said reminded me of a verse in Romans: “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

(Romans 12:15)

Just as Jesus wept when Lazarus died in John 11, I want to mourn with those who mourn– especially those loved ones of the captive Chibok girls, who are still waiting to see their beloved girls (now young ladies) again. At the same time, I want to celebrate every victory these girls celebrate.

Jesus, give me the heart I once had for these girls. Give me the passion to see the rest of these young women released. Let me pray with new found fervor for their freedom, and celebrate every precious young woman who goes through victory and healing.

Question: Who do you need to invest in and help out?

Please be praying with me over these young girls in the days to come. A practical way to do this is to look at the Chibok Girl of the Week, where I post a new Chibok girl to pray for over the week.

Thank you, friends and followers, for loving these young women through your prayers and support.

Love in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

“PRAYER FOR THE CHIBOK GIRL OF THE WEEK”: A new prayer resource

Almost a month ago,  Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry was led by Jesus to create a new feature, focused on praying for each individual Chibok schoolgirl.

Because of this, Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry has created a new prayer page, called “Prayer for the Chibok Girl of the Week.” Each week, a new Chibok school girl from this image will be featured. Their name and picture will be posted, as well as a short biography about them. If they are free or not will be noted, along with a short prayer for the young woman. It is Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry’s prayer that all of the girls will be freed. Therefore, Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry is committed to loving, supporting, and praying for each Chibok schoolgirl, while helping readers to do so, as well.

After the Chibok Girl to Pray for of the Week has been featured, they will then be featured in the page, “PRAYER OF SURRENDER/RELEASE” (found in the drop-down menu under “PRAYER FOR THE CHIBOK GIRL OF THE WEEK”). This page will feature the Chibok girl again, and will include a separate prayer, releasing and surrendering the Chibok Girl into Jesus’ Hands. While this does mean that they will no longer be especially featured in this way, it does not at all mean that we have stopped, or should stop, praying for them as an individual. Jesus told His followers, in the Parable of the Persistent Widow, to never stop praying until they see results: And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly” (Luke 18:7-8). Isaiah 62 Prayer Ministry encourages readers to continue to pray for each one of these girls, as they are led!

It is the hope and prayer that this new feature will encourage you, as a reader, to pray for the Chibok girls: as a whole, but also as an individual. May Jesus bring each one of these girls to Himself– and therefore, to complete freedom.

Click here to read this week’s Prayer for the Chibok Girl of the Week!