Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CHPP Daily Brief Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This week's editions of the Daily Brief
will be abbreviated. Our full version
will be published again after Memorial
Day next week.

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The Daily Brief Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Having done all . . . stand . . ." (Eph. 6:12)

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The Daily Brief

1. Iran acts to expand sensitive nuclear capacity: diplomats - Reuters

A U.N. nuclear agency report due this week is expected to show Iran further increasing its capacity to produce material that its adversaries fear could eventually be put to developing atomic bombs, Western diplomats said on Tuesday.

- Father, we pray wisdom for our diplomats regarding Iran. Create in them an urgency in handling these new developments.

- Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

2. New Evidence of Iran Support to Assad, While Congress Moves to Arm Rebels - ABC News

The United States has new evidence that Iran and Hezbollah have direct involvement with the Syrian regime, a senior State Department official told reporters traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry in Oman.

- Father, this news does not surprise us! We pray You direct the steps of Congress. We may plan our way but we submit to You to direct our steps. We plead the blood of Jesus over these decisions, and pray whatever is planned would come from Your direction. In Jesus Name.

-The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

3. Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun? - American Spectator

Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal? Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun? The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

- Father, we pray truth be revealed in this scandal. Bring to light all wrong doing in this matter. We pray for God fearing men and women in our government.

- He whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. (Proverbs 17:20)

4. Federal court strikes down Arizona's 20-week abortion ban - Fox News

A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency.

- Father, we will continue to fight to stop abortions. Give us strength and might to do Your will. We pray the Arizona ban will stand, In Jesus Name.

- He is wise in heart and mighty in strength -who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded? (Job 9:4)

The Middle East in Focus

The Middle East in Focus

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

" "It is by YHWH's kindnesses that we are not destroyed, because His mercies never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)

1. Government rifts over peace process revealed during Knesset committee meeting - Ha'aretz

While Minister Livni said at the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the government's goal is to restart negotiations, other coalition members insisted a two-state solution was never an official government position.

2. Kerry reportedly raps Israeli ambassador over outposts - Times of Israel

Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly made an angry phone call to Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in protest of government plans to legalize four West Bank outposts that had previously been set for demolition.

3. Palestinians hold off on UN agency membership - Times of Israel

The Palestinians have done all the legal work necessary to join 63 UN agencies, conventions and treaties but haven't applied yet mainly to give the latest US peace effort a chance to succeed, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Monday.

4. IDF chief issues stern warning to Assad over rapidly heating border - Times of Israel

Israel's military chief issued a severe warning to Bashar Assad on Tuesday, saying the Syrian leader would "bear the consequences" of any more attacks on Israeli forces near the Syrian border.

Pray for the Harvest!

Pray for the Harvest!

"Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." (John 4:35)

Every day, in every nation on earth, tens of thousands of men and women are making decisions for Christ. Now, you can monitor this amazing fact online by literally "watching" as these souls are born again into the Kingdom.

Of course, the identities of those who are coming to the Lord are never revealed, but our God knows who they are!

Join us as we monitor these "names" daily, praying over each one to be mentored and to grow in his or her faith . . . even in these perilous times. You may visit either or both of the sites below, to pray for fields that are ripe for harvest.


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About CHPP


Our Mission Statement

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a ministry which is positioned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., helping members of the Body of Christ to "pray for those in authority over us" in our federal government. Our primary purpose is to offer intercession on site for the members of Congress and their staffs each day that the Senate and the House of Representatives are in session; and our chief prayer focus is that "God's will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" [Matthew 6:10].

Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]
Friends may participate by receiving our daily prayer alerts. You may contact us at for more information. CHPP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt ministry. Thank you and God bless you!

Learn more about CHPP by going here.