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You Are Stronger

Jesus, I fully trust that You are working all things together to bring Jahar home to You – and if I remain close to You in constant prayer, I never doubt it.  But sometimes when my mind drifts from You … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

I don’t know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I never have. And until God answers our desperate prayers and I meet him in heaven, I likely never will. But C.S. Lewis once said, “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers: Reflections on my Day at the Tsarnaev Trial

Sometimes when you’re planning something for a long time, you end up thinking about it so much that you develop expectations for exactly how it’s going to go.  I had planned to go to Jahar’s trial for two days in … Continue reading

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Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart

I have wanted to write about Exodus for a long time – but tonight, I experienced a moment of anger, frustration, brokenheartedness, and hopelessness.  When I finally had the chance to write is when I felt the least like writing … Continue reading

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You Are: A Desperate Prayer

Lord, You are El Shaddai, God Almighty, all-powerful, sovereign over everything. As jury selection starts on Monday and Jahar’s trial begins, remind us that You are in control.  We tend to think we know what is best – but You … Continue reading

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Remember Them In Your Prayers

Editor’s Note: The following is an anonymous submission from a Christians United for Jahar contributor. Last week’s news about Robel Phillipos’s verdict and Khairullozhon Matanov’s alleged assault has elicited some prayer requests.  If you have not been following the trial, Robel … Continue reading

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Last Word

It’s hopeless. He’ll never be saved. He doesn’t want to be saved. He wants nothing to do with Jesus. He’s too deep into radical Islam. He has too much evil in his heart. He has so much blood on his … Continue reading

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Take Heart

Jahar has so much weighing on him right now that it’s difficult to even fathom what he must be going through.  Troubles: He’s got plenty of those.  He’s likely in prison for the rest of his life.  He’s lost his … Continue reading

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Aha! Moment

Ever have a moment where God just basically smacks you in the face with something and teaches you a lesson that you desperately needed to learn?  That happened to me this morning. As many of you know, some of us … Continue reading

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From Mourning into Joyful Dancing

I have a few songs on my prayer list for Jahar that are just pure happy and joyful. They remind me of what could be for him. As I was driving home praying for him the other day, “I’ve Found … Continue reading

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