When God sets His people a praying for someone, you’d best believe chains are gonna be broken and miracles are gonna happen.
— Christians For Jahar (@Christians4DAT) May 31, 2014
A couple days ago I re-stumbled upon a message board thread that I had seen months ago, and it greatly encouraged me, so I’d like to share three replies from it with everyone here:
I feel led to pray for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that God would move upon his heart in a mighty way, then he would come to know Jesus and become a powerful force and witness for Christ to the Islam faith and others. Please join me.
I too have felt the strong urge to pray for him, since the day he was in custody. He’s been strongly on my mind and I’ve been praying for his salvation, that he comes to know Jesus. I’ve made it my mission to pray for him daily, that God will draw him. You also getting the same urge makes makes me wonder if he’s meant to be saved. I hope all are praying for him
Same here, I have been deeply burdened and my heart broken for this young man. I had the chance to write him and included scriptures and encouragement without coming on to strong I mentioned that if he would like more scriptures he could also request a bible. I didn’t want to come one too strong and push him away but I did tell him to ask Jesus to help him and told him that the holy spirit would comfort him and that he will never be alone.
The person in that second reply above was wondering whether Jahar is meant to be saved because of only two people who felt an urge to pray for him. We know, however, that that number is way higher than two. God is truly raising up an army of prayer warriors.
I couldn’t stop smiling after reading those comments because I don’t believe God would set His people praying for someone for no reason. He has burdened our hearts for Jahar for a reason—a reason that I believe will be far more beautiful than we could ever imagine. Take heart, for the God who has called us to this mission is the same God who can accomplish it.