Lydia Ishaya has undergone several surgeries for injuries following an attack by Boko Haram in 2016.
Lydia Ishaya has undergone several surgeries for injuries following an attack by Boko Haram in 2016.
Sep. 02, 2021 | Nigeria

Woman Still Recovering After Multiple Injuries in Boko Haram Bombing

[155] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Lydia Ishaya.

Lydia Ishaya lost her husband in 2015 after Boko Haram shot and killed him. A year later, Lydia was in the market when Boko Haram attacked again, this time bombing the area multiple times. After the second bomb, Lydia, eight months pregnant at the time, was thrown to the ground in the blast. After crawling on her hands and knees to escape the smoke and chaos, she discovered her left leg broken, the skin on her hand and face peeled off, and her right eye so severely injured that she was unable to see. She cried out for help, and others near the scene helped her to a clinic where she connected with a pastor who took her to a hospital in Jos. At the hospital, she gave birth; her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and unable to move. Lydia's right eye had to be removed, and her leg required iron rods screwed into the bones to help it heal correctly. Since then, she's had multiple surgeries on her leg to repair the damage. Pray that Lydia continues to recover and that all pain would cease in her leg. Pray for healing for her daughter, who is immobile and undergoing physiotherapy to treat her condition.

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  • Dear Lydia,
    I pray for your continued healing and for your faith and witness to be strengthened each day. I pray God bless and heal your daughter. Amen.
    Ginger B - USA
  • Oh Father, please help Lydia in ways she doesn't expect. Give her the strength she needs to care for her daughter. Strengthen and heal her leg so that she doesn't require any more surgeries. Please take away her pain and her painful memories. Show Yourself to the bombers and the rest of Boko Haram.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, I speak the Word of Faith over these women and children. I demand that every organ perform a perfect work, for they are the temple of the Holy Spirit; therefore I charge them in the name Lord Jesus Christ and by authority of His Holy Word to be healed, and made whole in Jesus name. Prob. 12:18
    Pam W - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Lydia. We ask for complete healing, that she not be deceived, a hedge of protection be upon her, and angels directly from heaven minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Almighty God, Creator of the Universe, there is nothing too difficult for you. I pray that you would restore all that Lydia has lost and completely heal her body. Give her provision and please cover her daughter with your provision and healing. I pray that through her witness many would give their lives to Jesus Christ. I ask that you bless her greatly
    Julia F - USA
  • Oh God the pain and suffering our Nigerian brothers and sisters are experiencing! Oh Lord I pray for Lydia- please strengthen her faith- remove all the chains of bitterness and anger so that she can be free to love and feel peace and strength from You. Please bless her by filling her so full with Your Presence that your light shines through her life.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Let all this suffering serve to your glorify you, Jesus, and to work good in the life of Lydia, her daughter, and others. I ask you for physical healing, as we know you love Lydia so much. And I also declare that your kingdom would come through this.
    David R - USA
  • I am praying to the God of the Universe that Lydias pain would stop that her elf would be completely healed,that her daughter would be healed fully as well. You are able to do so Father if it be your will. Show yourself faithful to Lydia and her daughter. Grant them peace and joy in You so that their lives would sing a song of praise to You always.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Lydia Ishaya and her willingness to follow You despite the persecution and the horrible things she has suffered. I pray that You will miraculously heal her from her injuries and relieve her pain. May her daughter also be healed and grow up healthy. May she be able to forgive those who have taken so much from her and may they repent.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Lydia and her daughter. Please heal them Lord, please continue to grow their faith and may they be a great blessing to others.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, Your power to heal and transform are greater than anything we know. Lydia and her daughter are in a very difficult place physically and emotionally. But they can turn to Jesus and find rest for their souls because Your yoke is comfortable and Your burden is light. There is hope and healing in Jesus in the midst of the storm. In Jesus, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, THANK YOU for the life of Lydia Ishaya. FATHER strengthen her faith, heal her wounds and that of her baby. Provide for her needs and comfort her for her lost in Jesus mighty Name Amen.
    Jacob A - Nigeria
  • Lydia Ishaya divine health and healing is your portion, receive your healing in the name of Jesus Christ. I also pray for her daughter to be healed. let hope and healing arise in heart to realise and acknowledge that God is with her and her family.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Our Father, we see and hear our brothers and sisters in our hearts. Please heal Lydia and her daughter. Take away their pains and let them find You as their healer. Please help Nigerian People. Please stop the evil one. in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Emmanuel, Comfort Lydia with Your Loving Presence. Give her constant faith for improvement and restoration for herself and her daughter. May she be thankful for sparing her and her child from death. Show her how to pray and reach others with Eternal Life. Unite her with strong believers in fellowship to pray for one another, worship and support growth.
    Jim E - USA
  • Lord, thank you for Lydia. Please continue to heal her. Give her strength for caretaking. Give her community and comfort.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord, please heal this woman and banish all pain. Fill her with peace and let her faith inspire the lost to trust in Your son for salvation. Please heal her daughter and let her healing prove that You are the living , compassionate God who saves all who come to You. Meet her every physical and spiritual need and let Your love glow from her face .
    JEAN H - USA
  • In the marvelous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Lydia. We ask that she know the height and depth of Your love, a complete healing, a hedge of protection be on her and angels directly from heaven to minster to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Have mercy dear Father on Lydia and her child! Please pour out blessing upon them. Bring healing, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Provide medical treatments for them and any supports. May she know Your hand is upon her for good, no matter what happens, that she knows she is precious in Your sight.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Father God, I am praying for Your complete healing for Your child Lydia Ishaya that she suffered at the hands of evil people in Jesus' name, Amen.
    Willie W - USA
  • Father please heal Lydia and her daughter. Help them to look to Jesus each day and know his joy and peace.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Abba! I thank You that our sister Lydia is a walking example of faith and trust in You. Heal her and her daughter and they will be healed. Save them and they will be saved from the bottom of their feet to the top of their heads, for You are the God we praise! In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Lord, please bless Lydia with the strength she needs to get through this situation. Bless her daughter with the love she needs and bless Lydia with healing and comfort. Let both of them become beacons of your love in their community and let them both bless those who come into contact with them. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Lydia Ishaya & her daughter: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May Lydia stay strong & faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Lydia full recovery, including from pain. Give full recovery to her badly injured daughter, undergoing treatment. Bring the killers & torturers to repentance.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the evidence of your protection in Lydia. I know you being the same faithful God who rescued her from that bomb will also heal her body. I thank you for strengthing her, providing for her and causing her faith to grow stronger and stronger in you. I ask that you will also heal her daughter. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Our Lord Jesus please bring healing to Lydia, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Lord I lift up her child. Lord may Lydia baby grow up to be an example of your amazing grace. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father my heart breaks for Lydia and all that she has gone through. Please encourage her through Your love and mercy. I ask for total healing of her leg and her daughter's condition in Jesus name. Please continue to provide for her and keep her faith in You strong. Remind her of Your love and the great reward she has in heaven! In Jesus name, amen.
    Laurie W - USA
  • Father God, I pray your strength and comfort for Lydia and her daughter. i pray that Lydia continues to recover and that all pain would cease in her leg. I pray for healing for her daughter, who is immobile and undergoing physiotherapy to treat her condition. I pray your will be done and you be glorified by Lydia's witness for you.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Father, I lift up my sister Lydia Ishaya in Nigeria, who has suffered so much for you. Thank you for the medical help she has received and the progress she is making. Be with her and with her daughter, especially in physiotherapy. May Lydia's pain cease in her leg and she be well in body and in spirit. May you be glorified through her. In Jesus' name.
    Robert M - USA
  • Dearest Holy Father, In Jesus' Name I thank You that You spared Lydia's life and the life of her child. You are worthy to be praised. I come before You in faith that You will heal her pain according to Your loving-kindness and mercy. Please lend Your ear to the cries of Your people pleading for healing for her and the baby to Your glory and honor, Amen
    Jenny P - USA
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