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

[169] prayers in [17] 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 Heavenly Father,
    Rain down Your blessings and healing on Lydia Ishaya and her daughter. She uas suffered greatly for Your name's sake! Surround her with Your peace, comfort and love. May she never feel alone.
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear kind and gracious Heavenly Father, my your Spirit be with Lydia to promote her recovery and remover her pain. May your Spirit also heal her daughter, and may their faithfulness and healing be a witness of Christ's message even to those use violence to advocate their own religious view. Amen.
    Tom H - USA
  • Dear Lord, heal Lydia with your healing hand. Strengthen her body & her daughter to live comfortably. Provide for their needs. Relieve her pain so that she may carry out her duties as a loving mother. Boko Haram has caused much suffering. Bring their evil down. Frustrate their evil ways. May they be turned to your ways and not the devils ways. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • My dear father, please extend your mercy in my sister's life, you are a God of miracles. In Jesus' name.
    Irene T - Peru
  • Lord God, I lift up this dear sister who has suffered so much. Please strengthen her to walk day by day with faith in You, and may she know Your comfort and love. I pray that she would be surrounded by those who could care for her and her daughter well, and that her daughter would be helped by this therapy. Strengthen them both in Your word.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father we cannot imagine the magnitude of suffering&challenges our sister Lydia is enduring. Thank you for VOM'S continued help; let US be faithful in support. We pray for DIVINE healing for both Lydia&baby w CP, O You who reforms flesh&raises even the dead! You are able! Hear our prayers&our thanks! Bring glory to the great Name of Jesus Your Son.Amen
    Jane G - USA
  • Lord I ask for miraculous healing for Lydia and her baby. I pray for them to be able to fully walk, see and run. I pray for their faith to grow strong and for their hope to be rooted in You. I pray for the medical bills and the needs to be taken care of and for provision for them as widows whom You care deeply about.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father I continue to pray for Lydia & her daughter to have love & support as they go through so many physical trials. Fill them with Your Holy Spirit of comfort & healing. Meet their daily needs. I ask in Jesus name, Amen
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father, Lydia has suffered greatly for you. Her life is not at all what she expected it to be when she became pregnant. Please help her adjust to the loss of her husband, her own injuries and caring for her daughter. Please bring people to help her care for her daughter. Provide for all of their physical needs and heal her wounds. Bring her joy.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Oh Father, I pray for Lydia Ishaya & her daughter. I pray she continues to recover & the pain would cease in her leg. I also pray for healing for her daughter - that she would gain mobility and her cerebral palsy would improve. I pray for strength and encouragement for Lydia and that she would lean into you Jesus & for emotional healing as well.
    Katherine S - USA
  • Father it is hard to fathom the pain and suffering of our sister Lydia, but You know and You care. You told us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep. We rejoice in the birth of her daughter and weep that she has cerebral palsy. We ask You to heal this little girl. Thank You for the pastor, church and all who care for them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, I praise you for Your daughter Lydia and her daughter. Her faithfulness to You and the JOY I see on her face despite many horrific things humbles me and makes me want to be like her because SHE IS LIKE YOU! We ask you to provide for Lydiadaughter and their medical, housing, income, and all needs in Jesus' Name!! Restore!!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for the healing of Lydia Ishaya and her daughter. Thank You for providing her with the medical care she needs. Place wonderful people around her who will encourage her, and surround her with support for times when things seem dark and painful. May her faithfulness be a witness to those who need You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father, continue to heal Lydia and her child in all the ways that they need. Give Lydia the strength to continue each day. Provide for them and protect them. Show Lydia in a very real way that you care for her and love her deeply and let her rest in your love. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • 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
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