Monday, August 31, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - August 31, 2009

In This Issue
• Publishing Notice

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International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you." (Psalm 122:6)


International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

(We are sending on this important message knowing that many people will want to join us on the International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem the first Sunday in October. Thank you!)
Dear Praying Friends,

As the Bible said it would, Jerusalem has become a cup of controversy on the global stage today (Zech. 12:2-3).

RIGHT NOW . . . there are increasing threats from many nations against God's covenant city, there are escalating tensions surrounding the inhabitants of the land of Israel, and there are ever-increasing global repercussions for all mankind because of the critical situation.
As these global challenges arise, however, GOD is present. His response has been to stir the hearts of Christians from China to Germany and from Kenya to Brazil, to raise their voices in fervent intercession with His Son, on behalf of Jerusalem and all her inhabitants, both Jew and Arab alike.

Are you one of those voices?

We are weeks away from a powerful moment. On Sunday, October 4th, tens of millions of Christians in literally every corner of this planet will unite for the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, a day specifically set aside by more than 1,200 global leaders.

YOU can make your presence felt and pray for God's power and His peace to flood the streets of Jerusalem by doing three simple things:

1. Make sure your local church is participating on October 4th.

The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is NOT a single location event but rather a worldwide celebration day when LOCAL CHURCHES pray for Jerusalem in their Sunday services, in accordance with Psalm 122:6. There will be a Jerusalem Celebration on this day carried live on GOD TV around the world, but the real thrust of the initiative is on the local church level. Please BE SURE that your church is participating! To receive your FREE equipping packet now, and to obtain helpful materials such as posters, prayer cards, videos, flyers, and children's resources for your local church, go now to

2. Please forward this e-mail to as many people as you can.

Our goal is to reach 100 million Christians within the next 30 days with this timely message for the Body of Christ. Help us meet this goal for the Lord's sake and for His advancing Kingdom! If you will simply take a moment right now and forward this on, especially to your pastor, close friends, and prayer partners, we can literally sound a global trumpet to bring clear focus and awareness to this urgent prayer effort. It really, really makes a difference if you will take only five minutes and forward this e-mail.

3. Sign the "Call to Prayer Resolution".

Thousands of Christians from all over the world have signed this document, calling for a day of global prayer for Jerusalem and all her inhabitants. Add your voice to this growing number today. Click here to sign the "Call To Prayer Resolution".

Finally, the Jerusalem Celebration of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem will be carried live into 192 nations on GOD TV. If you are in Israel at that time, please plan to join us for this celebration. If you cannot be in Israel, GOD TV will be broadcasting this event internationally, LIVE on October 4th (broadcast schedule will be available closer to the event date). Also consider having your church link with the Jerusalem celebration of the DPPJ by viewing the event on GOD TV! Go to for more information.

We thank you for putting action to your prayers and for taking part in seeing God's true peace for Jerusalem unfold in this hour of history!

May the Lord's shalom rest over each of you,

Rev. Robert Stearns
Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Dr. Jack Hayford
Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

Publishing Notice

Congress will return from its Summer District Work Period on Tuesday, September 8.

Accordingly, our next edition of "On Capitol Hill This Week" will be published on Monday, September 7.

As always, the Daily Brief will be published this week, Tuesday through Friday.
Thank you for praying for our entire editorial team as we work to bring you these alerts every week. May we each hear and know the burden of the Lord for our nation, and may we offer all intercession according to HIS perfect will.
In His Amazing Grace,

Your CHPP editorial team

P.S. Second note: Because our editors are spread across the nation, we are not always able to release an alert in a "timely" fashion but must, instead, send it out just after midnight -- hence, "a day late." Thank you for "going with the flow" as we network together to bring forth these prayer bulletins for you.

" . . . every joint supplieth . . ." (Eph. 4:16)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - August 30, 2009

In This Issue
• Thank You!

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Thank You!

"I always thank God for you." (I Corinthians 1:4)

Thank You!

Dear Friends,

As we draw now towards the close of this momentous summer, we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to ALL of you . . . for your PRAYERS and for your GIVING!

How we praise God for each and every one of you out there!!

As you may be aware, we have been blessed to be able to receive a "double portion" for each of your gifts, received between July 15 and August 31. We thank God for the anonymous donor who stepped forward so that we could grant each of you this opportunity. AMEN!

Due to your generous giving, our needs are now amply met, BUT we will continue to honor any gifts dated through tomorrow (August 31st) with this matching portion.

In closing, let us all seek the FACE of God, for the GRACE of God to continue to sustain us in these challenging days. Just as the oil never went out in the lamps of the Israelites, we thank God that His supply will never fail. Amen and amen.

We covenant afresh this evening to stand together with you, ". . . to serve Him with one unanimous consent and one united shoulder [bearing the yoke of the Lord]." (Zephaniah 3:9d Amplified)

In His Amazing Grace,
Sara C. Ballenger
Founder and President Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

2 Chronicles 7:14-16 -- "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually."

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - August 27, 2009

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• Exploiting Kennedy's Death
• Barack Bankrupting America
• Democrat Fundraiser Arrested
• News from Idaho
• 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
• The Good News Corner


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The Daily Brief - Thursday, August 27, 2009

I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (Isaiah 55:13)



Our next regularly scheduled publication date will be next Tuesday, September 1. Thank you.

The Daily Brief

1. Battle Brews Over Abortion in Health Care Fight - Wall Street Journal

Anti-abortion groups are gearing up for a battle in the fall over health-care legislation, another headache for Democrats who already face concerns about the measure's cost and reach.

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes coverage for abortion, as many existing private plans do, it effectively means federal taxpayers are subsidizing abortion, critics of the legislation argue.

- Father, we continue to stand against any bill that would fund abortion with taxpayer dollars. We bind the spirit of Molech that continues to sacrifice children, and apply the Blood of Jesus against its plans.

- "They gather together against the life of the righteous,and condemn innocent blood. But the Lord has been my defense and My God the rock of my refuge." (Psalm 94: 21-22)

2.Official: Real Unemployment Rate at 16% -- AFP

The real U.S. unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

"If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking -- so-called discouraged workers -- and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.

- Lord, we ask that You uproot the deception that twists information to make it look different than what actually exists. We ask that You move on our legislators to plan wisely to reduce this unemployment situation with real jobs for those who need them.

- "The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble." (Proverbs 12: 13)

3 A). FDIC, Hit by Failing Banks, May Sink Into the Red - Fox News

The coffers of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have been so depleted by the epidemic of collapsing financial institutions that analysts warn it could sink into the red by the end of this year.

B). Court Orders Fed to Disclose Emergency Bank Loans - Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve must for the first time identify the companies in its emergency lending programs after losing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

- Lord, our banking system teters on the brink of collapse in so many areas. We ask that Your mercy and true wisdom be given to our legislators. Without You, we have no hope of recovery, with You we have the certainty of victory. We pray for truth and integrity to sweep the Federal Reserve as well as Congress.

- "Remove me from the way of lying, and grant me Your law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me." (Psalm 119:29-30)

4. White House Sued Over Free Speech -

The Office of the President and other White House officials are defendants in a free speech lawsuit filed by a prominent physician group, and a non-profit advocate for inner-city poor. The White House has "unlawfully collected information on political speech," thereby illegally using the power of the White House to chill opposition to its plans for health care reform, according to the complaint filed in District Court for the District of Columbia, by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE). The lawsuit was prompted by the White House solicitation for the public to report any "fishy" comments to ''

- Lord we rejoice at this lawsuit, and pray that it will be a catalyst for removal of intimidating and underhanded practices against free speech. We ask that You protect our Constitutional rights, in spite of the attempts of some to remove them.

- "For when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." (Isaiah 26:9b)

5. New Hampshire Court orders Christian homeschooled girl to attend public school - OneNewsNow

A Christian homeschool girl in New Hampshire has been ordered into government-run public school for having "sincerely held" religious beliefs.

- Lord, we pray for an appeal in this case and an overturning of this ruling. We ask that You visit the judge who heard this case, and show him the truth. We ask Your provision, strength and comfort for the young girl and her family.

- "For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance. But judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it." (Psalm 94:14,15)

6. Judge: Kentucky Can't Legislate Dependence on God - Fox News

A judge says it's unconstitutional to require the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can't keep the state safe without God's help.

- Lord, as even more of these anti-God rulings from judges steam roll across our nation, we pray for Your mercy on America. We seem to be bent on trying to remove the acknowledgement of You from everything, even when our forefathers sought to acknowledge You in all things. We pray for Your forgiveness, Father, and a move of Your Spirit to change our hearts and thoughts.

- "It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being. Let us, therefore, unite in imploring the Supreme Ruler of nations to spread His holy protection over these United States, to stop the machinations of the wicked; to confirm our Constitution; to enable us at all times, to suppress internal sedition and put invasion to flight; to perpetuate our country that prosperity which His goodness has already conferred, and to verify the anticipation of this government's being a safeguard to human rights." George Washington [The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Insitutions of the United States - Bejnamin F Morris]

- "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." (Phil 4:6)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, says LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)

1. Netanyahu: Abbas made a first positive move - Ynet News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening welcomed a positive signal on the part of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a possibility that the two leaders will meet next month.

2. Report: Obama on Brink of Deal for Mideast Peace Talks - Fox News

President Obama is on the brink of a breakthrough deal that would allow him to announce the resumption of long-stalled Middle East talks, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported, citing unnamed officials.

3. Netanyahu will likely meet with Abbas in late September - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas seem headed for their first meeting in late September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, with Netanyahu on Wednesday terming Abbas's apparent agreement to meet as his "first positive step."

4. Israel, U.S. 'Making Headway' on Settlements - Fox News

Israel and the U.S. are making headway in defusing an unusually public disagreement over West Bank settlements, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he met a top American envoy in London on Wednesday.

Exploiting Kennedy's Death

The first news most Americans heard this morning was the announcement that Senator Ted Kennedy had passed away after his 15-month battle with brain cancer. The second thing most Americas heard was a shameless attempt by Big Media "talking heads" and liberal politicians to exploit his death by suggesting that America should honor the senator by stopping the debate and passing "healthcare reform."

From CBS to ABC, from CNN to MSNBC the message was the same: Conservatives and dissenting "Blue Dog" Democrats need to get out of the way and allow Big Government liberals, inspired by Kennedy's heroic 15- month struggle, to give us government-run healthcare. Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the charge, saying, "Ted Kennedy's dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration." Senator Robert Byrd reportedly wants to name the legislation after Kennedy. This chorus will grow even louder in the days ahead.

I extend my condolences and prayers to the Kennedy family. But, in all due respect, ObamaCare, nationalized healthcare, socialized medicine, or KennedyCare - whatever they want to call it - is a bad idea, and its defects have not been cured by the senator's passing. No one who was against another Big Government power grab when Ted Kennedy was alive should now toss their principles out of the window and cave in just because he has passed away. In fact, the Left and their media shills should be ashamed of themselves for exploiting his death in such a crass and cynically partisan way. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; Wed., Aug. 26, 2009)

Barack Bankrupting America

As Barack Obama was heading off for a vacation at an exclusive $35,000-a-week rental home on the elite Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, the White House quietly released an updated economic forecast. According to the bean counters in the White House basement, the Obama Administration is on track to add $9 trillion to the national debt. Their previous estimates were off by a mere $2 trillion.

With that shocking and nearly incomprehensible figure in mind, most rational individuals might conclude that it was time to stop spending. But not Barack Obama. Faced with record deficits and a faltering economy, Obama signed a trillion-dollar stimulus bill, a $410 billion "omnibus" spending bill and a $3.5 trillion budget, which the Associated Press wrote, "would produce . . . more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush's presidency."

But wait . . . there's more! Next up is ObamaCare - another trillion-dollar entitlement, assuming that the White House's estimates are right this time. (Care to place any bets on that?) A recent analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's report on ObamaCare is enough to send any fiscally concerned citizen into cardiac arrest. Just consider the following:

"As the CBO reports, in 2014 the bill would raise the deficit by $5 billion. In 2015, it would increase it by $40 billion. In 2016 and 2017, it would increase [the deficit] by $58 billion. In 2018, it would increase it by $62 billion. In 2019, [ObamaCare] would increase [the deficit] by $65 billion. . . .Under these kinds of assumptions, the bill would produce deficit spending in the amount of $608 billion during the 10-year period from 2015 to 2024. And that's before even factoring in the costs of the 'public option,' President Obama's massive new Medicare-like program, which the bill would launch. The CBO didn't even include that in its tally."

Reacting to the White House's admission that the deficits are likely to be far worse than it originally stated, a spokesman for House Republican Leader John Boehner said, "Lawmakers need to understand these jaw-dropping deficits before voting on a new $1.5-trillion healthcare entitlement."

There are rumors that the White House withheld this economic report for weeks, hoping Congress would pass healthcare reform before the August recess, before the public found out just how quickly Barack Obama was bankrupting America. A day of reckoning is coming. The bills for the high cost of liberalism are going to come due sooner rather than later. If you think the economy is bad now, wait until Obama, Pelosi and Reid raise your taxes to pay for it all. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; Wed., Aug. 26, 2009)

Democrat Fundraiser Arrested

Media outlets are reporting that Hassan Nemazee, chairman of Nemazee Capital Corporation, was arrested at the Newark International Airport attempting to board a flight to Rome. He is charged with attempting to defraud Citigroup of nearly $75 million. But most press reports are glossing over Nemazee's political connections. Like criminals R. Allen Stanford and Bernie Madoff, Nemazee is a major Democrat Party fundraiser. In 2006, Nemazee served as the national finance director for the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee. Last year, he raised at least $100,000 for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and after the primary, he raised half a million dollars for Barack Obama. In recent years, Nemazee has personally given more than $850,000 to various congressional Democrats, including Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; 8/25/09)

- Praise the Lord for the arrest of Nemazee. Give thanks for the investigation agency that tracked his behaviors. Pray that the media does reveal this man and his nefarious theft. No doubt, many influential people could have helped him avoid arrest but did not. This lack of integrity and honesty in the leadership of the Democratic Party must be stopped.

- "Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He swears to tell the truth, but reveals nothing." (Proverbs 29:24)

News from Idaho

Idaho Panel Rules Against School's Bible Plan

A state education panel has blocked a school's plan to teach about the Bible. The Idaho Public Charter School Commission said in a statement last week that the state Constitution "expressly" limits use of religious texts.

The Nampa Classical Academy, in southwestern Idaho, had said it planned to teach about the literary and historic influence of the Bible - not to teach religion.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defense Fund, a religious liberty group, represented the academy and had argued that the writers of Idaho's Constitution "sought assurances that the right of public schools to use the Bible as a teaching tool would be protected." Nampa Classical Academy has a statutory right to choose its own curriculum, the defense fund argued. (CROnline)

- Pray for this panel, that their minds will be enlightened by the laws of the nation. In 1991 (approx.) the Supreme Court ruled that children could have Bible studies and prayer in the public schools. Also the preamble of every state in the United States contains a reference to God as its foundation. Pray for the children of Idaho that they may have the teachings that God desires for them.

- "How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word." (Psalm 119: 9)


Bachmann: Fight Against Health Care Bill Will Be Won
"On Our Knees In Prayer And Fasting"

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made an interesting appeal to conservative activists last week on a telephone town hall hosted by the conservative Susan B. Anthony List, the Minnesota Independent reports: To help stop the Democrats' health care bill, through the power of fasting and intercessionary prayer.

Bachmann praised Sarah Palin for raising the alarm about "death panels" that would deny any health care to the elderly and mentally disabled. "Thank God that Sarah Palin said that," said Bachmann. "These are true." Bachmann also warned against the government forcing doctors to perform abortions, and urged callers to oppose it with all their energies -- and their prayers.
"That's really where this battle will be won -- on our knees in prayer and fasting," said Bachmann. "Remember: faith without works is dead. So we're asking you to do all of it: pray, fast, believe, trust the Lord, but also act."

It should be noted that prayer and fasting both have a prominent place in Bachmann's political career. Back in 2006, she publicly discussed how she and her husband made sure that God really was calling her to run for Congress:

"And then in the midst of that calling, God then called me to run for the United States Congress. And I thought, 'what in the world would that be for?' And my husband said, 'You need to do this,' and I wasn't so sure. And we took three days and we fasted and we prayed, and we said, 'Lord is this what You want? Is this Your will?' And after the -- along about the afternoon of day two, He made that calling sure. And it's been now 22 months that I've been running for United States Congress. Who in their right mind would spent two years to run for a job that lasts for two years? You'd have to be absolutely a fool to do that. You are now looking at a fool for Christ. This is a fool for Christ."

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

Covering RAMADAN in prayer August 22 - September 20

During these 30 days when the people of Islam observe Ramadan, we encourage you to visit this site in order to view daily prayers. May we raise up the people of the Muslim world in prayer that they will come to salvation in Christ Jesus.

Prayer For Thursday 27 August, Ramadan 2009
"Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

Arabs in the Bible, God really loves the Arabs
Muslims are found in literally hundreds of different ethnic groups around the world. Possibly three quarters of the world's Muslims are not from an Arabic background; however, Mohammed's Arab lifestyle and cultural background have profoundly influenced Islam. We know that there are at least three types of Middle- Eastern Arabs: the Joktanites, the Ishmaelites and the Keturahites.

The Descendants of Joktan: The Arabs call him "Kahtan." One of the very famous tribes descending from Joktan was Sheba whose descendants founded the kingdom of the Sabeans in Yemen.

The Descendants of Ishmael: They seem to have settled predominately in northern Arabia. One of Ishmael's twelve sons named Nabajoth (Nebaioth) fathered the tribe which eventually became the head of the Nabatean kingdom (present day Jordan). Muslims believe that Mohammed was descended from Nabajoth.

The Descendants of Abraham through Keturah: All of Keturah's sons eventually became the heads of Arab tribes. Pray along these tribal lines today and ask for revelation of the love God has for the Arab peoples.

(Read the entire article here.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - August 26, 2009

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
• The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (Isaiah 55:13)

The Daily Brief

1. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Dies at 77 -

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.

- Pray that our Lord would comfort those who are mourning the death of this senator. Pray that each one be convicted that this life is but temporary. Are we ready to face our Maker?

- "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

2. Kennedy Successor to Be Chosen by Special Election - AP

Unlike most states, Massachusetts will choose a successor to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy through a special election, not by gubernatorial appointment. Massachusetts law requires a special election for the seat no sooner than 145 days and no later than 160 days after a vacancy occurs. The law bans an interim appointee.

- Offer praise to the Lord that the State of Massachusetts has a law in place, should a vacancy occur in the Senate. Pray for wisdom for the voters of Massachusetts as they prepare to weigh the possible choices in this upcoming election. Pray!

- "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16)

3. Four Men Are Front-Runners to Occupy Kennedy's Senate Seat - AP

Sen. Ted Kennedy's death triggers race for his seat, with former Mass. Govs. Mitt Romney, William Weld, former Chief of Staff Andrew Card and businessman Jeff Beatty in the running.

- It is way too early to tell how this race may ultimately take shape. Pray for wisdom for all in authority, every step of the way, so that the one of God's choosing will, in time, take this vacant seat in the United States Senate.

- "If any of you lack wisdom, let him pray to the Father . . ." (James 1:5)

4. Probe of CIA Imperils Interagency Trust - Fox News

CIA officers that were involved in the interrogations "wrote a joint rebuttal and they believe it was ignored deliberately by [Justice] for political reasons," one former CIA official said.

- In a time of terrorist threats, this interrogation by Attorney General Eric Holder needs to be a matter of prayer. Pray that the Lord will expose any hidden agendas of these plans by the Attorney General. We all abhor torture, but revealing American military maneuvers to the terrorists indicates a lack of common sense. Pray for protection of our military and for our CIA agents.

- "Then she said to the king: "It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom." (1Kings 10:6)

5. Deficit fears put Obama's reforms in jeopardy - Financial Times

Tuesday's sharply upgraded forecasts for growth in US national debt over the next decade could hardly have come at a worse time for Barack Obama. Shortly after he was elected last November, the president let it be known he preferred the "big bang" approach to domestic reforms.

- Pray that the "big bang" theory of the president's thinking is clarified. Ask the Lord to intervene in Obama's domestic reforms so that our Constitution, which the Lord gave our founders, is not violated.

- ". . . and be renewed in the spirit of your mind . . ." (Ephesians 4:23)

6. Mass trial of opposition protesters resumes in Iran - Jerusalem Post

Iran on Tuesday resumed the mass trial of opposition activists and protesters charged with rioting and plotting to topple the ruling Islamic system through a "velvet revolution" following the country's disputed presidential election.

- Pray for Godly protection of the protesters in Iran who were arrested by the government there.

- "And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord." (1 Chronicles 28:20)

7. U.N. Agency Calls for Teaching Children 5-to-8 Years of Age about Masturbation - CNS News

A June report from the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) suggests children of all countries and cultures are entitled to sexual and reproductive education beginning at age five.

- Bind the spirits that are causing this sickness in the minds of people who write for UNESCO. This attempt is to promote animal-like behavior in children so that children cannot grow in the wisdom and discipline of the Lord. If children are busy fulfilling self-gratification, then they will not notice that all their freedoms have been taken from them.

- "Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, says LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)

1. U.S. mulls Peres plan for Palestinian state with interim borders - Ha'aretz

The American administration is said to be studying President Shimon Peres' plan for the establishment in the near future of a Palestinian state with temporary borders, with guarantees and a timetable for a permanent agreement that will include solutions on all core issues.

2. Report: Israel to freeze settlements in exchange for tougher Iran sanctions - Ha'aretz

U.S. President Barack Obama is close to breaking the stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians by getting Israel to agree to a partial settlement freeze in exchange for a tougher U.S. stand against Iran's nuclear program, the British Guardian reported.

3. Israel's Intelligence Chief on Iran, Settlements, & Peace Prospects - ABC News

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor, 62, speaks about Prime Minister Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Berlin, the chances for a new peace process in the Middle East and why the world can't let Iran get its hands on nuclear weapons.

The Daily Jot

The Disguise and Perversion of Change Leading to Destruction

The White House continues to destroy the financial infrastructure of the nation passing off one dismal event after another as some fate stricken announcement out of the hands of human ability. When in reality, the public relations approach to the War against Americans is to make everything look "matter of fact" and as if it were anticipated rather than planned. But when usurpers intend to destroy a country while keeping its basic infrastructure intact, they will try to keep the people as calm as they can for as long as they can. Hitler was one of the best at this, even forcing Jewish musicians to play while sending millions to their death.

The latest is the "state-influenced" media's coverage of White House announcements that the unemployment rate will hit ten percent and the budget deficit will reach over $1.5 trillion. In the Administration's mid-year economic review, the White House Office of Management and Budget said that the gross national product will shrink 2.8 percent this year. The review then lessens the blow in the words it uses: "While the danger of the economy immediately falling into a deep recession has receded, the American economy is still in the midst of a serious economic downturn." This public relations tactic is similar to Iran saying that its nuclear ambitions are peaceful, while at the same time developing nuclear weapons.

When the people rose up, as they did in the town hall meetings, this Administration sent the public relations message that it is backing off mandatory government health insurance. Then when the citizens breathed a collective sigh of relief, the White House says it never meant that it didn't want a public option. This technique gives the headlines on one day that the government is listening. Once that headline is made, people go back to their normal life thinking they have won. In reality, the next headline reversing the position is not so big and not carried so far and people are not then engaged. This is a tried and true tactic used by media strategists to "refocus" debate.

There should be no doubt to any discerning heart that the White House strategy is to destroy the free market system, and make people believe that the only way they can be saved is through the benevolence of the government. Running the economy aground through astronomical deficits, taking control of primary national industries, and having final authority over personal health will complete this unconstitutional, unbiblical and immoral socialist coup that started as a call for change. Proverbs 24:21 says, "My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and intermix not with them that are given to change." Change here means disguise or pervert. Maybe that's what the White House means, too.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

Covering RAMADAN in prayer August 22 - September 20

During these 30 days when the people of Islam observe Ramadan, we encourage you to visit this site in order to view daily prayers. May we raise up the people of the Muslim world in prayer that they will come to salvation in Christ Jesus.

Prayer For Wednesday 26 August, Ramadan 2009

"Loving Muslims Through Prayer"
Abdullah and Amina, Mohammed's Parents

Relatively little is known of the lives of Mohammed's parents. The father of Mohammed, Abdullah, lived from AD 545-570. His full name was Abd Allah ibn Abd al Muttalib. Allah is the word for "God" in Arabic. Abd Allah means "servant or slave of God." Abdullah died six months before Mohammed was born. It is not known when Amina, the mother of Mohammed, was born. Her name means "trustworthy or faithful." It is said that Amina, took Mohammed to visit his maternal uncles of the an-Najjar tribe, in Medina. On her way back to Mecca, she died when Mohammed was just six years old, leaving him an orphan. Mohammed went to live with his grandfather and then with an uncle.

Prayer Starters:

- Pray for the millions of living Abdullahs and Aminas around the world, that they would discover the the Messiah.

- Pray that the Abdullahs could discover real freedom as servants of God's anointed King, Jesus.

- Pray for each woman named Amina, that she might discover that Jesus is the most trustworthy one.

- As you pray with your family today, remember to pray for and bless the whole family.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - August 25, 2009

In This Issue:
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Strapped for Cash?
• 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
• The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, August 25. 2009

I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (Isaiah 55:13)

The Daily Brief

1. US to Hike 10-year Deficit Forecast to Nine Trillion Dollars - AFP

US President Barack Obama's administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit forecast to about nine trillion dollars, up about two trillion from the previous forecast, a US official said Friday.

• Heavenly Father, we pray You will block the overspending by our government officials. Raise up people with diligence and temperance.

Riches and honor are with Wisdom, enduring riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. (Proverbs 8:18, 19)

2. Swine Flu Campaign Waits on Vaccine - Washington Post

Government health officials are mobilizing to launch a massive swine flu vaccination campaign this fall that is unprecedented in its scope -- and in the potential for complications.

• Heavenly Father, we pray that any vaccine released will not have harmful side effects to especially the weak, young, and the elderly. Give us cures that are natural and yet potent.

No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling: For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. (Psalm:10, 11)

3. Social Security Payments to Shrink for First Time in a Generation - Fox News

Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise.

• Lord, because of governmental overspending, we ask You to intervene in those effected by the cut-backs, to supernaturally multiply their money.

He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. (Matthew 14:19)

4. Lutherans to Allow Gay Clergy in Committed Relationships - USA Today

Leaders of the nation's largest Lutheran church voted Friday to allow sexually active gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy.

• Heavenly Father, we know how it grieves Your heart when your creation willfully rebels against You. We pray for all denominations to adhere closely and faithfully to Your laws.

For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. (2 Peter 2:20)

5. Full Letter: FBI Sends Scathing Note to Scots Over Pan Am 103 Bomber's Release - ABC News

Typically reserved FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III -- who rarely comments on issues not involving the FBI -- has taken the rare step of writing a letter to the Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill to say he is "outraged." Mueller says the decision to release Abdel Baset al-Megrahi gives comfort to terrorists and makes a mockery of grieving victims' families.

• Lord, we pray for future decisions concerning all captured terrorists, to be done with wisdom and discernment. Do not allow any to go free who would do more harm.

Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to make my steps stumble. (Psalm 140:4)

6. Mullen Says Afghan Security Situation 'Serious,' Getting Worse - Bloomberg

A top U.S. military official said Afghanistan's security situation is getting worse, as Senator John McCain warned that there aren't enough troops deployed in the country.

• Lord, we pray for the leaders in our nation and our military to have Your wisdom as to how to conduct these wars. We pray for the security of Afghanistan and Iraq to strengthen and not deteriorate.

When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. (Psalms 27:2)

7. Muslims Begin Observing Holy Month of Ramadan - VOA

Most Muslims around the world have begun observing Islam's holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting and spiritual reflection.

- Note: Please refer to our daily postings of 30 Days of Prayers for the Muslim World during this time. Thank you!

• Lord, we pray for the secret believers who are facing the possibility of death to be hidden and remain safe. Open wide the doors of acceptance of Muslims to the gospel of Jesus Christ!

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:12, 13)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, says LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)

1. Gaza tunnels - Ynet News

Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that two people were killed and two others were missing following an attack carried out by Israeli aircraft overnight Tuesday on arms smuggling tunnels in the southern part of the Hamas-ruled territory.

2. Palestinian PM: We'll form de facto state by 2011 - Ha'aretz

The Palestinian Authority intends to establish a de-facto state within the next two years, despite failing peace talks, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Tuesday.

3. Fatah proposes 3-month truce with Hamas - Ynet News

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are renewing a wave of mutual arrests following the deadlock reached in talks meant to bring the Fatah and Hamas delegations together in Cairo.

4. PM: Israel won't give up J'lem sovereignty - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in London on Monday for two days of meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US Mideast mediator George Mitchell, making clear that he will not allow anyone to question Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem.

5. Peres: Hizbullah has 80,000 weapons - Jerusalem Post

Hizbullah has stockpiled 80,000 weapons which can be used against Israel, President Shimon Peres told Kuwaiti paper al-Rai, some three times more than it had prior to the Second Lebanon War.

The Daily Jot

White House Using Scare Tactics and Children To Establish Socialism

The healthcare socialization battle in the White House war against Americans has taken a new turn--scare tactics to cause Americans to accept government control of their lives. In the past two days, numerous stories have been written about how the government is preparing for a swine flu pandemic. First, there was a story quoting Health and Human Services spokesman Bill Hall that there are only 45 million does of the swine flu vaccine that will be ready by mid-October--about a third of the anticipated need of 120 million. Then a White House panel of scientific advisors issues a warning that swine flu may hospitalize 1.8 million and kill double the people of a normal flu season, about 90,000.

When the swine flu outbreak occurred in Mexico in April, the White House declared a national health emergency. But Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to issue travel advisories or to screen passengers on flights arriving from Mexico. Dr. Richard Besser, head of the Center for Disease Control, said at the time, "We do think this will continue to spread but we are taking aggressive actions to minimize the impact on people's health." Instead of shutting down travel and border crossings, the Feds released 12 million vaccine doses. Now, as children are returning to school, the White House has issued a report that the swine flu "poses a serious health threat to the nation." editor Mike Adams reported on August 5 that the patent protecting the swine flu vaccine states that "ingredients used in the vaccine are derived from the kidneys of African Green Monkeys who are first infected with the virus, then allowed to fester the disease, and then are killed so that their diseased organs can be used to make vaccine ingredients." Adams also documented that the patent is held by the National Institutes of Health and a large military defense contractor, DynCorp. DynCorp, Adams says, is contracted by the US government to patrol the US/Mexico border, near where the first H1N1 swine flu virus was originally detected.

The swine flu vaccine may do more harm than good. London's Daily Mail reported on August 15 that the UK's Health Protection Agency warned that the vaccine could trigger a brain disorder that "attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breath, and can be fatal." The White House is using the media, school children, and the swine flu to scare Americans into accepting socialized medicine. It is complicit in allowing the swine flu into the United States and is working with a military contractor that stands to benefit greatly from an epidemic. Think the unthinkable. This is war. We must stand. Hebrews 13:6 says, "The Lord is my helper and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Strapped for Cash?

A devotional teaching from George Whitten, Editor; Worthy News
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Living by faith financially can be a wonderful thing. Back in Jesus' day, people didn't have savings and money market accounts, mutual funds, and IRA's. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that those things are bad to have. What I'm saying is that those of us who live without them have an opportunity -- an opportunity to see God provide in miraculous ways!

One month when we first came to Israel, we had reached the end of our finances on a consecutive number of unexpected crises. Now we had to pay our rent and our bank account was almost totally depleated and we were getting a little nervous. "Lord!" we cried. "We came here to Israel to be a light and to do your work, what's going on?! We need a miracle!"

I kid you not. The next day, our phone rang. Someone who didn't know a thing about our ministry called to let us know that while he had been travelling in Europe he met a woman who found out he was coming to the Land soon and gave him an envelope to give us as soon as he could. Wouldn't you know it, that money was the exact figure we needed and it came just in time to pay our rent.
It wasn't long before we realized that living by faith would become a way of life for us. After a few miracles like this one, we stopped getting nervous. We knew that God would always come through.

John Guest said that "It is remarkable to think that God has given us a partnership with him in directing the course of human events. It is extraordinary to realize that our prayer can change events and circumstances in the world around us. But what is just as remarkable is that when we pray, we change. More often than not we become the answer to our own prayers as we open up ourselves to God in prayer.

. . . if you're struggling today, struggle no longer! God is faithful! Let's ask the Lord to help us begin to see our needs as opportunities to see His miracle working power!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Currently in the Negev Desert, Israel

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30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

Covering RAMADAN in prayer
August 22 - September 20

During these 30 days when the people of Islam observe Ramadan, we encourage you to visit this site in order to view daily prayers. May we raise up the people of the Muslim world in prayer that they will come to salvation in Christ Jesus.

Prayer For Tuesday 25 August, Ramadan 2009.

"Loving Muslims Through Prayer"
Secret believers . . . The real cost of following Jesus

For a former Muslim, becoming a believer in the Messiah is more than simply changing religion. In leaving Islam, the person has left his identity. The consequences of this choice are terrible: new believers are often rejected by other Muslims, and their family, and sometimes they are forced to divorce and they lose their children. They can lose their inheritance, their employment, their lodging, sometimes they receive death threats and some are actually killed. In many cases they are obliged to live their new faith in secret because of the fear of persecution. They become real "secret believers." Many are isolated, and it is very difficult for them to persevere in their faith. The new believer needs a new identity.

Prayer Starters:

- Pray for the secret believers who are even now facing the possibility of death. May God protect them.

- Pray for their families that they also may be attracted to the light of Christ. Pray that there would be a change of mentality so that Muslims can accept believers in the Messiah as honourable members of society.

- Pray that the situation of the secret believers would be better known and that believers all over the world could give them help.

- Explain to your children about the freedom you have and ask them to pray for a secret person.
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The Good News Corner

Back by Popular Demand: LAMININ!!!!

Last spring, we ran a video with wonderful news from the scientific community. This video got "rave reviews" from many of you at that time.

In case you missed this news, today we are once again introducing you to LAMININ -- just go here.

"Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world." (I John 4:4)


Friday, August 21, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - August 21, 2009

In This Issue:
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus

• The Daily Jot

• 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

• Quote of the Day

• The Good News Corner


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The Daily Brief - Friday, August 21, 2009

". . . and the government shall be upon his shoulder . . ." (Isaiah 9:6)

The Daily Brief

1. Tornado Touches Down as Lutherans Vote on Sexuality Statement
- Christianity Today

Most reports from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) assembly today attempt to tie together the denomination's vote to adopt a sexuality statement and the tornado strike on the Minneapolis Convention Center where the Lutherans were meeting. (No one was injured.)

- Lord, as denominations across this country meet to make important decisions, we pray that they will turn to the Word for guidance. We pray for boldness for those who speak against heresy.

- "When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses." (Jeremiah 10:13)

2. Obama: GOP conspiracy out to kill health reform - Washington Times

President Obama took to the conservative airwaves Thursday to charge that Republican leaders are engaged in a vast right-wing conspiracy to kill health care reform in order to repeat the 1994 mid- term takeover of Congress, which followed the defeat of President Clinton's reform plan.
- May any plans that are being made in secret come into the light. We pray that the truth will be aired about all the plans that affect healthcare and government controls.

- "To fear the LORD is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, evil behavior, and twisted speech." (Proverbs 8:13)

3. Obama admin. to end cash for clunkers on Monday - AP

The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.

- We pray for wisdom for those in government who are making laws that affect the citizens of this nation. We pray that they will be good stewards of the resources and trust they are given.

- "For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd." (Zechariah 10:2)

4. Indictments Charge Mexican Cartel Members With Pumping Drugs Into Major U.S. Cities - Fox News

Federal prosecutors today unveiled a dozen new indictments charging that accused Mexican drug cartel members pumped vast quantities of drugs into major U.S. cities.

- Lord, give strength to those in law enforcement who are bravely standing up against these evil men. May the safety of the innocents be the driving impetus behind enforcing our laws.

- "Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph." (Amos 5:15)

5. EU states agree to take in Guantanamo prisoners - EU

Six European Union member states have agreed to accept detainees from the notorious US facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a report in the Washington Post on Thursday.

- Where ever these prisoners go, we pray for safety for those who are tasked with guarding them and for those who live near to the prisons. May the governments of these nations be strong and not release them.

- "But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES." (1 Corinthians 5:13)

6. 'Saudi Arabia working on plans to build a nuclear power plant' - Jerusalem Post

With the world seemingly unable to stop Iran's nuclear march, other countries in the region are now pushing forward with their own plans to build nuclear power plants.

- We pray that the pathways which are allowing this technology to spread will be blocked and there will be no more spreading of this menace.

- "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end." (Matthew 24:6)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, says LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)

1. Israelis more wary of Saudi peace plan than Palestinians - Jerusalem Post

Fifty-four percent of Israelis oppose the US-backed Saudi peace initiative, while 58% of Palestinians favor it, according to a recent study by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah.

2. Report: Mubarak opposes US defense umbrella - Ynet News

The United States has offered Israel, Egypt and Persian Gulf countries to be part of a nuclear umbrella against an Iranian attack, Egyptian newspaper al- Gumhoria reported Thursday.

The Daily Jot

Invoking God To Deceive The Masses

The Federal government is at war with you. We see it everyday. The attacks are worse and worse. Even the political pundits are beginning to call it warfare, although they have not thought the unthinkable because they are calling it "political warfare." But it is all out war--and the White House is employing the ancient axioms of Sun Tzu that "all warfare is based on deception," and "In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact." The true art of war is to deceive the enemy and break the enemy's resistance without fighting. And that is what the usurpers are desperately trying to do to the American public.

The man who occupies the Oval Office recently held a conference call with some 1,000 Jewish rabbis trying to enlist their help in passing socialized medicine. He said, "We are God's partners in life and death." Washington Jewish Week reports that before the conference call began, the music on the holding line was 'Deutschland uber Alles,' " a classical German anthem, the lyrics to which in part say, "Preserve and protect our Kaiser, our land", which raised some eyebrows. On another conference call with about 1,000 leftists, OOO invoked one of the Ten Commandments, saying that Americans were "bearing false witness" by spreading "misinformation" about his socialist healthcare plan.

Any and all means of deception and control is being used to pass this vital foundation to completing the socialist coup in America. Democratic Congressmen are using profound strong arm tactics to get health insurance companies to support socialized medicine. The Democratic leadership has sent 52 letters to health insurers giving them until September 4 to provide Congress a detailed list of every employee who made over a $1 million dollars a year between 2003 and 2008, and documents about conferences and any events held off company property as well as the types of transportation, lodging, food, entertainment and even gifts exchanged.

And there are concerns that swine flu will be used to create panic to force Americans to be vaccinated with a deadly swine flu vaccine. London's Daily Mail reports that the UK's Health Protection Agency sent a letter warning over 600 neurologists that the vaccine could trigger a brain disorder that "attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breath, and can be fatal." In a war of deception, creating panic, even using the word of God to do so, delivers control. Isaiah 32:6 says, "For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail."

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

Today begins Ramadan and we encourage you to visit this site in order to view daily prayers. May we raise up the people of the Muslim world in prayer that they will come to salvation in Christ Jesus.

Our Attitudes: Unbelief, Belief and Love
For Saturday 22 August, Ramadan 2009. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

It is often said that Muslims are hard to reach with the Gospel. For religious, cultural and spiritual reasons this is often true. However it is not impossible. The Bible tells us that nothing is impossible for God (Mt. 19:26).

Do I agree with God that nothing is too hard for Him?
Faith is important but do I also love Muslims? What is my most profound reaction when I meet them, when I see them on television? How would I react if a man in Muslim clothing came to my church? How would I react if a new believer from a Muslim background wanted to marry into my family? Would I be willing to give a thousand dollars so someone could proclaim the Gospel among Muslims? Would I be willing to sit and eat with a Muslim in a crowded restaurant? Have I been involved in criticizing them without knowing them? Am I fearful of Muslims? Is my main attitude toward them one of mistrust? Am I able to do as Jesus says, "You shall love your neighbour as yourself"? Is this my desire, is this my goal?

Be honest with God. Pray as He directs you. If it seems appropriate, pray for yourself and / or other believers around the world who may also be struggling with their attitudes, ideas and actions toward Muslims. Scriptures: Mt. 19:26, Jeremiah 32:27, Romans 12:1-2

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Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day

"You can't make a weak man strong, by making a strong man weak."
-- Abraham Lincoln

The Good News Corner


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