One Page – Hannah’s Dream

Young Christian Hannah grows up in Pakistan amid constant danger and narrow escapes, always guided by her mother’s powerful faith in God, teaching her to stand strong, pray constantly and memorize Bible verses. Rocked by hardship, she perseveres and God provides a path for her to earn a degree and immigrate to Canada with her husband and daughter.

Years later while mourning her mother’s passing, a sermon on spiritual gifts reminds Hannah of her mother’s gifts of healing, seeing into the future and prophetically telling Hannah she would be used by God in a profound way. She prays with her pastor, asking God to help her develop her spiritual gifts. 

That night, Hannah has a vivid dream of children dressed for a celebration at a church in Pakistan. As the children begin singing, two men barge into the church and detonate explosives, leading to a scene of massive carnage and bloodshed. She joins mourning families in the streets, at an overcrowded hospital and at a massive funeral. She wakes in a panic, feeling the dream was very real. She prays and does her best to go back to normal life, but continues to be haunted by the images she saw.  

Three days later, Hannah suddenly sees the footage of her dream playing out in real life on the news. The attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar is the deadliest of its kind on Christians in Pakistan. Shocked to her core, she mourns the deaths of over a hundred men, women, and children. 

Distraught, Hannah asks her pastor how this could have happened and what she should have done. Exploring Biblical passages, they conclude Hannah has a spiritual gift of being able to hear from God and pray for those who don’t yet know what’s going to happen. Hannah decries this gift as a curse after what she’s seen and he tells her she can refuse the gift if she chooses. But remembering victims from her dream, she embraces her gift. 

Those responsible for the bombing argue amongst themselves that the amount of explosive used should have destroyed the church and left no survivors, forever unaware that Hannah’s prayers helped change the course of history.

Hannah and countless others around the globe join that night in candlelight vigils and protests against persecution. She rises before dawn the next morning and every morning thereafter to devote herself to fervent prayer for those God shows her in her dreams.

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