I wish I had better news, but unfortunately, I do not. Continue reading
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
(Isaiah 58:6-9, NIV)
I found this horrific news story online, and I had to share. Leah Torres, a doctor who does abortions, said that babies usually cannot scream “because she cuts their cords first.” While it is unknown on if she means umbilical, spinal, or vocal cords, it is horrid.
This is part of the fight I was speaking about here. What she is doing is demonic in nature. Let us pray against the enemy, and that Doctor Torres would realize what she is doing.
“Dear Lord Jesus,
Our hearts are broken at the sound of what happens to these beautiful little babies. We pray in Your Name that Dr. Torres would realize what she is doing—and would stop giving abortions. More than anything, Jesus, bring her to know You.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Let’s continue to pray. Thank you, friends!
-Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
Christ sees these children as precious. Learn more about Christ, and what He has done, here.
Surprisingly, I have something to report that I have not seen in the mainstream news. There have been riots in France, as the middle and lower class are protesting the government and higher classes for trying to hike up taxes (sources). The worst of the riots may be over, but the tension and hatred between the upper-class government and middle/lower-class citizens still exists. With this news going on, 13 more Nigerian soldiers and one Nigerian policeman have been killed by Boko Haram (source). Continue reading
Hi Friends and Readers,
I wanted to ask for prayer, that my passion for these people and praying for them would not go out, but would instead increase. Please pray that, above all else, I would stay faithful to Jesus in writing as He leads. Thank you!
In Christ Jesus,
Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
I am asking for urgent prayer for a young woman I know of. She attempted suicide this morning by overdosing on pills, but was found in time and is now in a psych ward.
She and her family go to a church I know of in a town close to mine. Sadly, this type of thing is not uncommon. Pastor Andrew Stoecklein committed suicide in August of 2018, and I also know of a young man from a church I went to who took his life as well a few years ago. What causes these people to want to end their lives?
I cannot sit here and say that I fully know. What I do know is this: mental illness is real, and so is spiritual warfare. As you pray today for this young lady, please pray for those Christians in general who are struggling with mental illness and battles from the enemy. Pray that the stigma of mental illness in Christian circles would be removed, and that those struggling with such deep sorrow and thoughts of suicide would find help and rest in the arms of Christ, in the arms of fellow brothers and sisters, and in the help of medical professionals.
Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY
“Listen to the moaning of the prisoners.
Demonstrate your great power by saving those condemned to die.
12 O Lord, pay back our neighbors seven times
for the scorn they have hurled at you.
13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
will thank you forever and ever,
praising your greatness from generation to generation.”
(Psalm 79:11-13, NLT)
Last night was pretty emotional for me because of a couple of things. But I wanted to share one thing out of that that I hope moves other people as well.
I was going through the Bible, just flipping through. I was thanking Jesus for all He has done: taking God’s wrath upon Himself; humbly becoming man; and going to the rugged, splintering cross for our sin, so marred that people could not recognize Him.
And then, I came to Psalm 79. Verses 11-13 in my NKJV Bible immediately brought the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu to mind. It was the prayer and cry of my heart for these girls: “Listen to their moaning, Jesus. Save them. They could be about to die.”
There are other verses like this one that can be prayed as well:
“God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”
(Psalm 68:6, NIV)
Just as Jesus came to “ransom captive Israel” (Isaiah 35:10; Jeremiah 31:11), He has come to set all people free, in the realest sense of the word (Luke 4:18). It is my “Christmas prayer” that Christ would “demonstrate His great power by saving those condemned to die” (Psalm 79:11). And I pray that you would consider saying this prayer, too, that:
- Jesus would hear the cries of those in captivity, especially the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, but all people in general.
- That He would move in a powerful way to save those who cry out to Him.
- That He would “lead out the prisoners with singing” (Psalm 68:6)
- That He would bring those oppressing people to justice.
- That all people everywhere would know Jesus and praise Him for all He has done.
Praying out scripture is powerful. Please join me this Christmas in pleading with Christ to move in tangible, visible ways for these precious young women. May we cherish the gift of freedom, and most importantly, pray for the spiritual salvation and freedom of these women, and of all people.
Merry Christmas, friends—thank you for your faithful prayers and support.
Learn more about Jesus, why He came to earth and about all He has done, here.