Prayer Request: House on the Rock Church Burned Down

Imagine: Your home church, the place where you have spent and “done” life with one another in Christ, goes up in flames. The rafters come down. The sanctuary is no longer there.

This very thing is happened today in Southern Nigeria, in the capitol of Abuja, to House on the Rock Church. It is leaving behind a displaced body of Christ– still intact, but without a place to worship. The source of the fire is not yet known (source).

This place burning down is not the end of the Church– because in reality, according to scripture, the Church is a body of Believers, not just a building.

“‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’
16 Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’
17 Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.”
(Matthew 16:15-20, NIV)

The people, like a family, make up the Church. But like a family without a home, this body of Believers and their servant-leader, pastor Paul Adefarasin, are without their meeting place.

Our God, Jesus Christ, is a God who hears prayer. Will you pray with me, over this pastor, and the congregation?

“Dear Lord Jesus,
You are God alone, and You are Sovereign over all that is happening right now. Thank You for who You are. 
Dear  Jesus,
We pray over our brothers and sisters within House on the Rock Church. As their Church Building burns down, and as Pastor Adefarasin does not know what to do, we pray that You would be with this grieving church family. Please continue to keep the Church, as a body of Believers, together… and please grant them a new place to meet and be with each other.

Hold their hurting hearts, Jesus. 
In Your Name we pray,

Sharing Christ: The Path to True Peace

They have done it again.
Again, Boko Haram has pillaged, stolen, and de-stabilized.

On Wednesday, June 7th, Boko Haram razed parts of Maiduguri, killing “at least 14 people,” according to VOA News’ news article. In the attack, gunned Boko Haram members and suicide bombers attacked the innocent men and women of Maiduguri. It is the first attack made by Boko Haram in 18 months, almost 6 months after President Buhari claimed that the group is “technically defeated.”

Abubukar Shekau, the leader of a faction of Boko Haram, had shocking words for those watching the video Boko Haram published not long after.

“We are hale and hearty, contrary to claims that we have been killed… God has enriched us with the arms and ammunition on display, and we shall deploy such weapons we seized against you… There is no dialogue between us, only fire for fire.”
(source, VOA News)

These people believe that God has given them victory. And they have killed again.


As if this violence were not enough, a horrific mass shooting on republican representatives was had yesterday, on June 14th, 2017. The shooting, happening in Alexandria, Virginia, has left Congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition.


The violence in Northeast Nigeria causes one to ask… who is God to those who believe these things? Who is God to a muslim?

To muslims, God is almighty, but far off. While one can know His Will, they cannot evercannot know him truly know Him, Himself (source). This fact, in and of itself, is a thing to be deeply pitied for those who believe in “allah.” But when one thinks about it, everyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ does not know God, and cannot ever know God apart from Christ. 

Jesus is the One who taught that to hate someone in one’s heart is to kill them; and, sadly, the horrific shooting had in Virginia has displayed just how angry and violent a person can be. People’s need to know Christ is, now more than ever, a very heavy, relevant, real subject.

Every person reading this, including even those publishing it, knows at least one person who does not know Christ. While the islamic religion is a very false, sad one in that it keeps people from knowing God personally, the idea that many people– not just those with hijabs on– are being kept from knowing God by faulty religion, sin, and/or simply their own unbelief is cause for much sorrow, too.

The only real solution to this violence has always been, and will always be, Jesus Christ. People NEED to know Him. And for people to know Him, He must be shared by those who already know Him.

It was the apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, who wrote in Romans, “How, then, can already know himthey call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them” (Romans 10:14)? We are the Light of the world; a city on a hill cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14-16).

When a person shares Christ, they are sharing the ONLY way to Peace with God the Father, through Christ: the only way to true Peace.

Amidst the violence happening, in both Northeast Nigeria, America (and the rest of the world, for that matter), who is Christ putting on your heart to reach out to with the Gospel? Let the Holy Spirit do His Work in and through you, and reach out to that person, today. After all, no one knows when it may be too late.

Do you know Jesus?

2,000 years ago, Jesus stepped on the scene of a very lost and broken people.
Crippled by the law, and lost, without a hope in the world as the Apostle Paul says (Ephesians 2:12), mankind needed a Savior from the mess they had gotten themselves into.

Jesus was, still is, and will forever be, that Savior. Read more about Him, and meet Him today. Click here.

Please pray with me…

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the ability to know You. Thank You that You did it all, so that we might live, and know You personally.
Dear Jesus, we pray that you would fortify Northern Nigeria, and keep it from harm– both physically and spiritually. We ask that You would please bring Your Good News to those in Norther Nigeria who have never heard it, and are in bondage to false religion, sin, and unbelief.
Please fortify the soldiers in Northern Nigeria as well; they can only truly win life’s battles with You, dear Jesus. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7). We pray this over the soldiers in Nigeria, and all over the world, Father God.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Please defeat the members of Boko Haram– not so that they would die in their sin, but so that they would be humbled and come to know You, the One, True Living God.

Dear Jesus, we also pray over America. Father God, America, Nigeria, and the entire world needs to come back to You. Please forgive us for our sin and turning away from You; we now ask that You would give us another chance, and that there would be mass revival! Send us out, Father God. Help us to be Loving and Brave as we share You with our neighbors.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Thank you for your prayers!!! Please continue to pray for the Chibok girls, that they would be found, as there are 113 young women left in captivity.


National Day of Prayer: What You Can Be Praying for Nigeria

Hello all! As many of you know, today is National Day of Prayer in the United States of America. It is a beautiful day where the people of America– especially Christians– gather in many different places to pray for the government, for the President, and for the many different prayer needs facing America today.

While the Chibok girls are not in America– and, apart from the few Chibok girls who have come to American boarding schools, there seems to be little to nothing that they have to do with America,  the Chibok schoolgirls– and all of Nigeria, for that matter– are a huge point of prayer that I, Annalee, pray many Believers would pray over.

To highlight each aspect of prayer needed, I have decided to compile a few blog articles previously written on ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY here, so that readers can read (or re-read) these articles and agree on the prayer requests each article is focused on.

  • The Government

It is no secret that much of Nigeria is corrupt. Not only is Boko Haram waging war against Nigerians; there is corruptness in the oil industry, and Fulani herdsmen are also antagonizing many people in Northern Nigeria.  This article sheds light on the Nigerian government; it’s corruptness, and it’s need for Jesus, the ultimate Doctor, to take away and change the corruption and sin so prevalent, not only in their society, but also in their own individual lives.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for creating Nigeria as a nation, and for each person apart of their government. Please, bring those who are corrupt and do not know You to repent of their corruption; may they come and know You, Lord Jesus, so that they might truly Live.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,

  • Pain and Suffering

Millions of people, all over the world, are currently in painful, sorrowful conditions. Millions of those people currently live in Nigeria, where Northern Nigeria, because of the insurgency and corruption, is having one of the most acute cases of famine people have ever seen. This article speaks about the famine, as well as the pain and suffering had in the Nigerian military, extensively, encouraging us to put our Hope in Christ alone during such overwhelming times.

Although this famine is both vast and horrific, the mainstream media has largely failed to report any of it. Because of this, aid is not coming in as quickly as it could be. Please pray, with ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY, that this pain and suffering found in Northern Nigeria specifically would receive the attention and aid it so desperately needs– and that these people would be given Jesus’ Bread of Life and Living Water.

“Dear Lord King Jesus,
We cannot understand why there is so much pain and suffering in this world. But Lord Jesus, our Hope is in You. 
We pray over those in Northern Nigeria, that You would grant them the aid needed– from wherever– to live another day, and to live through this insurgency. 
You are near to the Broken-hearted (Psalm 34:18); please, let these people draw near to You, and let them receive Your comfort, Love, and ultimately, Salvation.
We long for the day when suffering is no more. Come soon, Lord Jesus!
In Your Name we Pray, 

  • The Chibok Girls

While this whole blog is dedicated, in large part, to the Chibok schoolgirls and their freedom, there are a few articles that come to mind for the Chibok girls specifically: “Freedom Fighters,” “Free To Dance: The Importance of Sharing the Gospel,” and “21 CHIBOK GIRLS FREE!!!”.

These three articles were chosen, because of their hopeful nature, and vast scope. “Fighters for Freedom” speaks about how the Chibok girls run the risk of accepting that they live in captivity under Boko Haram, making it their new normal; “Free to Dance: The Importance of Sharing the Gospel” is about how we, as Believers, have THE power tool to set people free, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically: The Gospel. “21 CHIBOK GIRLS FREE!!!” celebrates the freedom of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed from negotiations between The International Red Cross, the Swiss Government, and Boko Haram. Please pray for Hope and the desire to leave captivity would stay firmly in the girls’ hearts; that they would be freed, spiritually and physically, by the Gospel, and would be free from Boko Haram very, very soon.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your Gospel, which sets us free from the bondage of sin, and of religion.
Thank You for Loving us so much, that You came to be the ultimate Sacrifice, so that we may experience Life and Life abundantly. 

Thank You that Your Scars have healed us. 
Dear Jesus,
I pray, in Your Name,
for each and every one of the 195 Chibok schoolgirls left. Please, Lord Jesus, 
bring each one of them to know You personally, as Lord and Savior, and please keep them from being brainwashed into believing that this is the “new normal” for them. Please rescue and free them soon, dear Lord Jesus.
In Jesus’ Name I pray, 

  • The Nigerian Military


Last, but definitely not least, the Nigerian military is an aspect of prayer for Northern Nigeria that tends to get overlooked. While the deaths of civilians may seem more shocking, the fact that the Nigerian military is still losing lives to Boko Haram is something to stop, and grieve over.

While not very many posts on ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY are about the Nigerian military, “The Nigerian Military: Rest & Strength in Jesus Christ” is one that sheds light on the fact that without Christ, one can only fight something in their own strength– leaving them wearied, tired, and broken. While their circumstances have gotten better, please pray that these Nigerian troops (and the civilian task forces as well) come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and that they would be empowered: not to only fight this physical fight against Boko Haram, but to also fight the spiritual one, the roots of Boko Haram, which are demonic forces.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being Sovereign, having power over even demonic forces, which are no doubt behind Boko Haram.
Dear Lord Jesus,
We call to You, and we pray that the soldiers and civilians currently fighting Boko Haram would come to know You personally, as their Lord and Savior. As King David once wrote, “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall” (2 Samuel 22:30). May this be the heartcry of every soldier and fighter, fighting against Boko Haram. May they fight in Your Strength, not their own. 
We thank You for this, Lord Jesus.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,


Today, on National Prayer Day, I ask that you would take some time– even if its only a bit of time– to pray for, and over, these four things. As you press into Christ, may He bless you and keep You in Himself, and may You find Joy, Strength, and Power in His Presence. 🔹

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
(Romans 8:26, NIV)

Do you ever feel like you don’t have the words to say, or that you cannot pray “eloquently enough”? The Apostle Paul himself said, “We [including himself] do not know how to pray.” But, as one pastor pointed out from this verse in Romans, the Holy Spirit does!

He will help you, as you pray today for the different things that come to mind and heart. May you enjoy this time of seeking our Savior through prayer: open dialogue with the King! ❤

Please like this post and/or comment on it to share that you will be praying for these things– today, and/or in the future! 🙂

“A Stream of Water”: Praying for Leaders in the Syria Situation

This post, though not about Northern Nigeria, Boko Haram or the Chibok Girls specifically,  was written the day that President Trump decided to launch airstrikes against Syria, for their use of chemical weapons against the people of Syria. It was literally written as the news was coming in. Now, weeks later, may we continue to pray for all those involved– and always realize that praying to the King of Kings is the most powerful thing that could ever be done, during times such as these. 🔹 

When looking at recent world events, there are no words.

As the Syrian chemical attacks, reportedly perpetrated by the Syrian government against its own people, were plastered on main-stream media, one could not help but be mortified. Dead children were held in their father’s arms; he buried them along with his wife, as he wailed. People were found gasping for air, as Sarin gas kept soft muscles from working properly and tightened their chest cavities. “No one is doing anything to stop these gas attacks,” said Dr. Shajul Islam, a doctor on the front lines, in a video documenting the treatment of those who had been attacked (viewable here).

“I would show you the evidence again and again, but you know what, the world doesn’t care, and no one is doing anything. We urge you to put pressure on your governments, put pressure on anyone to help us,” pleaded Dr. Islam, as gurney upon gurney poured into their hospital.

Believers, these victims of Sarin and Chlorine gas attacks are people whom other people love deeply.
Most of all, these are people Jesus Loves more deeply than anyone else. People Jesus died for.


“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed” (Lamentations 3:22). “Consumed” by Jennifer Hansen.

Upon watching and listening to this heartbreaking event, the painting, “Consumed” by Jennifer Hansen, came to mind. It evokes feelings of desperate rage… of humankind, and all of Creation’s need, for someone to save them.

We need healing. Restoration. To be freed from the decay that sin has brought, and is bringing.

Yet, just as the painting above expresses, we are helpless to save ourselves, being consumed by this evil, suffocating contagion that we all have. Sin.

It is easy to get angry. It is easy to It is easy to play the blame game– and those who are responsible MUST be brought to full Justice.

As the United States has decided to do something– to send airstrikes on Syria, in the regions where the chemical weapons have been stored–

We, as Believers, can do something. Something that will absolutely do the most good.

We can pray.

Why Pray?

While many may read the above line and scoff in annoyance at the “cliched Christianness” of it all, it is true, none the less.

When King Solomon prayed to God over the Temple the LORD called him to make, he said some profound, famous words (1 Chronicles 6:21, 32-33), asking God to hear every Israelite who called upon the name of the LORD in the Temple, and to forgive them (1 Chronicles 6:21). King Solomon even asked the LORD to hear and answer foreigners who prayed to God in His Temple.

Solomon knew the power of God, and called upon Him to listen to anyone who prayed toward Him in His Temple– because, at that point, that was where His Presence was. Think about it: Because of what Jesus did on the cross, Believers can now “Approach God’s throne of grace with confidence” themselves, to “receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, NIV). We, as Believers, sons and daughters of the King, can come to the Creator of it all– the One who is Sovereign over the highest Kings and Rulers– and He listens to us.

Not only this, but one must remember that Christ is indeed Sovereign, even over the affairs of Presidents and Kings. “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).

It was Solomon himself who said, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD” (Proverbs 21:31), and it was his father, King David, who declared, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7, NIV).

He, the King, prayed.

During a tumultuous time such as this, let us, too.

Do you know Jesus?

Events like this point to humanity’s brokenness in obvious, heartbreaking ways. We are in deep need of saving.

But unlike what much of the world likes to think, humanity cannot ultimately heal, or save themselves– or one another, as ages upon ages of failed societies, centered around false gods, have proven (Isaiah 41:5-7).

But the situation is not hopeless. There is a God in Heaven– a God who decided, because of His deep Love for the world He created– to enter the brokenness humans created, to suffer the ultimate consequence that humanity deserved– all so that they would be set free. Saved.

He is, always has been, and always will be, the ONLY One who can save.
Read more about, and meet Him, here.

“Dear Lord Jesus,

We come to You. Thank You, that we can come to You. Run to You.

We run to You, today, Lord Jesus, and we pray over each person who has been suffering from the effects of war. We know that You are in control, dear Jesus.

So, as Your Children, we pray in Your Name that You would relieve these people of their suffering, soon. “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18, NIV). As the suffering in Syria continues, we pray, in Your Name, that those suffering from the death of their loved ones would hear Your Voice; we pray that they would know that You are who they need, and that they would come to You, and know You as Lord, and Savior.

Lord Jesus, we pray over President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian bases that hold chemical weapons. As this incredibly complicated, even shocking event has happened, we pray that those who are witnessing these events would run to You, and would know You as their Lord and Savior, as well. “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). Dear Jesus, YOU are the One who is Sovereign over President Trump, Putin, Assad, and every other major leader who is apart of this string of events. Please give President Trump, and Vice-President Pence, a heart for You, as well as Putin and even Assad. Please, lead and guide these men… and keep them close to You, as we await the (prayerfully, soon!) day of Your Return.

Please protect, guide, and calm Your Children. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33, NIV). Keep Your Words of comfort, said in a time of extreme distress, deep within the hearts of Your People, dear Jesus.

Dear Jesus, we also thank You for the people working with non-profits, helping refugees on the ground. Please, Lord Jesus, continue to sustain the work of these people; please bless those refugees in other surrounding countries, with the spiritual nourishment they need in knowing You personally, as well as whatever they need physically. 

Thank You, Oh Lord Jesus!

In Jesus’ Name I pray,


After prayer, and as we continue to pray, there is another thing we can do: Give. The suffering in Syria still continues. And as this whole thing has unfolded, and continues to unfold, there will no doubt be a HUGE need for donations to aid organizations and hospitals. Oxfam America, Catholic Relief Services, and Bibles For Refugees are working with Syrian & Iraqi Refugees, or are directly in Syria, and are all reputable organizations. Thirsty Ground International, a smaller non-profit based in Texas, is also working with refugees, and is a non-profit ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY highly recommends.

Thank you for your prayers and support! Please continue to pray for Syrian refugees, and those currently in Syria.

Prayer of Surrender for GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION

Over the last seven days, the Bring Back Our Girls movement commemorated the third anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping, that happened April 14th, 2014. From passing out fliers one day and holding discussions another, to writing statements about the Government’s lack of freeing the Chibok schoolgirls, there was much done this week to demand the Chibok girls’ freedom, and to show that they are not forgotten.

has been blessed to stand “in the gap” for the Chibok girls’ release, praying intercessory prayer for these beautiful young women: that they might be filled with Hope, Joy, and Peace; that they would be provided for, protected, and guided to Christ; and that no one, including their parents, would lose Hope.
We prayed for their lives to be touched and transformed; we prayed for God to remind us of His Sovereignty, and to help us to trust Him.

The circumstances surrounding the Chibok girls, from the “outside,” seems like nothing has happened… but let us not grow weary of doing good (Galatians 6:9).

Today, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY is going to say a prayer of surrender to Christ, allowing Him to take the Chibok girls from our hands. Please join in.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
It has been the highest honor, to lay down our lives even for a few minutes, and spend time seeking You and speaking to You about the Chibok schoolgirls.
Dear Jesus,
Thank You for hearing every prayer written, said, and cried out. 
Thank You for Loving us, and for wanting to know our everyday lives– and our deepest desires.

Dear Jesus, 
One of our deepest desires is to see the Chibok girls be freed. 
Please, see and hear this prayer, today,
and answer it in the way that only You can.
Please, continue to work and move on behalf of the Chibok girls;
we surrender them, this week, to You.

Thank You for showing us that Your Hands are capable, and that we don’t need to fear.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Thank you for your prayers, this week. Let’s see what Jesus will decide to do, next.

Prayer for the Third Anniversary.

This past week, the Bring Back Our Girls movement has been commemorating the third anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping, where 276 young women, ages 16-18, were kidnapped by radical islamic terrorists in the town of Chibok, Nigeria.

To commemorate this solemn anniversary, they have had a GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION, with the theme, “#3YearsTooLong, #NoMoreExcuses” (source). All week long, marches have been had from the Unity Fountain to the Nigerian President’s Villa Gate; speakers have spoken; Creatives have had open dialogue concerning the Chibok Schoolgirls kidnapping; fliers of “Citizen’s Solutions to End Terrorism” and “ABCs of the Bring Back Our Girls’ Movement’s Demands” have been passed out on streets.

Prayers have been prayed. Daily, moment by moment.
Yet, the Chibok girls were not rescued this morning. The 195 who are still captive have spent this day under the oppression of Boko Haram.

It is a solemn day. It is a day, where it is easy to cry out and ask, “Jesus, so many people are doing so many things to advocate for and bring back these young women… Where are You? Why aren’t You moving?”

But the Truth is, Jesus IS moving. He IS in control, and He has bigger plans and purposes for this tragedy than any human could foresee.

As the Bring Back Our Girls movement has press conferences and lectures on this most disparaging of days, let us pray.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
In Your Word, You said, ‘Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand” (John 13:7). You were talking about Your crucifixion; something that caused Your Disciples a lot of pain.

Jesus, we are in a lot of pain. Some of us have not let ourselves fully feel it… but we are hurt. Discouraged. Angry. Please, comfort our hearts and minds this day, with the Truth that though we do not understand now, it does not mean that You are not Alive, Sovereign, and at Work in this situation.

Help us to trust You in this.
Please bring back these beautiful girls, soon.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,


Thank you for your continued prayers. Please visit the Bring Back Our Girls’ website for more information.

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,

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!