When We are Overwhelmed

Shootings. The murder of Gabby Petito. Natural diasters. Global terrorism.

I have been overwhelmed with how much pain is in this world, and have felt so ovewhelmed that I didn’t know what to write about… but I thought it would be best to just be honest.

I’m tired of writing about tragedies, yet that is what this blog has been based upon. I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about these things.

As I sit here typing, a Bible verse comes to mind:

“When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

(Psalm 56:3)

When I am overwhelmed, I can come to my Savior, and recieve the rest and rejuvination I so desperately need. And that is what I encourage all of you to do today, as well. Amidst all the bad news, we have a God who has Good News for us: He sent His Son to die for our sins, so that those who believe could live with Him for eternity.

We have a refuge in this battle called life. And when we feel overwhelmed, we can run to Him.

Have a beautiful day.

In Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Prayer for Afghanistan

As I hear more and more about what is happening in Afghanistan, I realize how powerful and needed prayer truly is. James 5 says, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

(James 5:13, NIV)

Please pray with me over the men, women, and children in Afghanistan right now.

“Dear Jesus, we thank You that even now, You are in control. We pray over the frightened and concerned men, women, and children stuck in Afghanistan… please bring them to know You and give them comfort, strength, wisdom, and protection to get through this time. Please keep them on our minds, hearts, and in our prayers.
In Your Name we pray, amen.”

May we keep bringing these people before Jesus. It is the most powerful thing we can do for these people.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Fighting Two Enemies

Amidst this coronavirus (aka COVID-19), something President Trump likes to call “the invisible enemy,” there is unfortunately still a visible enemy in Nigeria, Cameroon, and surrounding nations. On Sunday night, around 8pm, seven people were killed in Cameroon by a suicide bomber, with “a village chief and two teenagers among the dead” (source). Continue reading

“Christian Suicide Bombers?” I Don’t Think So.

Legit.ng has reported that a Christian bomber has been found trying to bomb a church. In reply to this, Ishaq Akintola, the leader of MURIC (The Muslim Rights Concern), has said that he is not surprised. According to him, there is a “Christian Boko Haram” too.

This just confused me. While Islam and Christianity share many similarities, the taking of a person’s life in hopes of going to heaven is not one of them! Islam encourages and demands its members to follow their strict dogma, even to the point of performing suicide bombings. Christianity, while it has had a bad rap in many ways, does not demand this strict obedience to dogma; we are to love others and give of ourselves, not take our own lives and the lives of others.

This is the core difference between Christianity and other religions, including Islam: our way to heaven has already been paid by Jesus. Jesus is God, and He did what no one else could do: live a perfect life. And so He stepped into our place, and rescued us.

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I don’t need to do anything to be made right in God’s eyes because of Jesus. Good works become something I want to do, from a sincere heart. My place in heaven is already made.

As I hear MURIC’s accusation of there being “Christian suicide bombers,” it just doesn’t make sense. Our God is a God of healing, not hurting. There can be renegade “Christians” trying to do evil things, but there is no such thing as Christian suicide bombers. May these bombers come to know Jesus for real, and may real Christians in the local Church reach out to those hurting because of such bombers.black box (2).jpg


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Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here):

  • The persecuted church in Nigeria and worldwide.
  • That these “Christian bombers” would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • That those being bombed would get justice in court.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

A Church Attack in Burkina Faso

On December 2nd, 2019, a church in Burkina Faso was attacked just as Christians were exiting the church. Women were told to go back into the church; the men and boys were slaughtered one by one, as cloths were put over their faces. In all, 14 people died (source). Continue reading

Video: Praying for the Yazidi people in Kurdistan

Today, I stumbled across an article from FaithWire in my inbox. It was about the Yazidi people in Kurdistan, who are still suffering five years after being attacked by ISIS. As I read the article, I also watched the video in the article of Iraqis being saved from Mount Sinjar. I wanted to share the video with you all and ask that you would pray over those going through such difficult times.


Do you know Jesus?

God is passionate about all people—so much so that He came to die for our sins, so that we might be with Him forever. Learn more about Jesus, and His Love for you, here.