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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
"Standing Together as One
. . . Under the Cross of Christ"
"Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it." (Isaiah 2:2)
"And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations . . ." (Rev.19:15)
The First 100 Days
Prayer Resources for The First 100 Days
Tools to Assist in Offering Prayers for President Trump
and his Administration during these First 100 Days
1. 24/7 Prayer Line
Sponsored by the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Network, you can call this number anytime, day or night, and join other prayer warriors across the nation to pray for the new administration.
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PrayerSurgeNow hosts a weekly call every Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. Topics are geared to time-sensitive events happening in our country, and anointed speakers are invited to host each call, bringing insight to intercessors across the nation.
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3. Daily Devotions - Sponsored by the AsOne network.
A prayer topic, intercession and Scriptural decrees are posted daily during these First 100 Days. Please go here to find today's devotion.
4. President Trump's Weekly Address:
Friday, March 3, 2017
To view last week's address, please go here.
5. PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT
The First 100 Days and Beyond
A Collection of Prayers by the People:
An Inaugural Gift for President Donald J. Trump
To read this guide to prayer, written by 100 intercessors for each of the President's First 100 Days, please go here.
6. White House Press Briefings
To view each day's press conference,go here.
The videos of these press briefings appear below the video of Inauguration itself.
Focus on Israel
1. Netanyahu: 80% of security threats against Israel emanate from Iran - Times of Israel
Iran is the source of the vast majority of Israel's security concerns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday at an event commemorating the victims of a 1992 Iranian-sponsored terror attack against Israel in Argentina.
"Iran is the greatest generator of terrorism in the world in the world and we need to to fight this terror because it is just one arm of Iranian aggression, which also seeks nuclear weapons and advances its ballistic missiles program," he said at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.
Tehran continues to destabilize the region and to threaten Israel with annihilation, he went on. "One of our defense officials estimates that more than 80 percent of our security problems emanate from Iran." (Read more)
2. As Netanyahu grilled, police chief says probes nearing end - Times of Israel
Police Chief Roni Alsheich said Monday that both ongoing corruption investigations into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were nearing completion, as the prime minister was questioned by police for the fourth time in one of the probes.
"We will be finished soon," Alsheich told reporters at a swearing-in ceremony for Israel's new fire chief. "There have been some constraints, but we are in the final stages."
"After we complete our obligations, we will update the public when we make our official recommendations," he said. (Read more)
3. Report: Abbas friction with Egypt is over peace initiative - Israel National News
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas objected to last year's efforts to launch a regional peace initiative with the participation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, causing tensions with Egypt,
Haaretz reported Sunday night. The newspaper reported earlier on Sunday that Netanyahu last year offered a plan to form a unity government with opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog as part of a regional peace bid, but later backtracked.
According to information obtained by Haaretz, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi agreement to host a regional summit attended by Netanyahu as part of the plan that was ultimately cancelled. That fact has caused great friction between Abbas and the Egyptian president, even leading Egypt to bar Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub from entering the country. (Read more)
4. Top UN staffer in Gaza said elected to Hamas leadership - Times of Israel
A senior Palestinian employee of a Gaza-based United Nations humanitarian agency was reportedly elected to Hamas's political bureau, the top governing body of the terrorist organization the rules the Strip.
One the 15 members elected to the bureau in February's internal elections was Muhammad al-Jamassi, a senior engineer employed by UNRWA, the UN agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, according to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. (Read more)
5. Arab council removes sign naming street after Arafat - Israel Hayom
The Jatt Arab local council in the Haifa area has removed a street sign bearing the name of Palestine Liberation Organization founder Yasser Arafat, as well as the rest of the street signs in its jurisdiction that carry the names of controversial Palestinian leaders. On Sunday, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri sent a letter to council head Muhammed Wattad -- a former MK -- informing him that he had 48 hours to remove the "Arafat Street" sign. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. President Trump Signs Revised Executive Order on Temporary Travel Ban - CBN
President Donald Trump signed a new revised immigration order Monday, blocking people from certain countries with ties to terrorism from entering the United States. The new travel ban replaces the previous version that sparked protests and court rulings.
In a Fox News interview, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway says the new immigration order includes "six or seven" points, explaining the temporary ban and halting the nation's refugee program. The new order will clearly not apply to legal permanent residents and will leave Iraq off the list of countries whose residents would be temporarily banned. Conway also said the new version would not indefinitely bar Syrian refugees.
The draft outlined to lawmakers last week includes citizens from Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Libya.
Applications would be suspended for 90 days of visa processing, while the administration improves vetting procedures. (Read more)
- Thank You, Lord that once again, President Trump is trying to make America safe from foreign terrorists. We pray that this time it will stick, and that the liberal courts will not be able to tear it apart.
- "O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked." (Psalm 140:7, 8a)
2. Supreme Court returns case on transgender bathroom access to lower court - Fox News
The Supreme Court on Monday sent a dispute over a Virginia transgender student's bathroom access back to a lower court, without reaching a decision.
The court vacated the current dispute after the Trump administration withdrew support for an Obama administration order supporting transgender students. In returning the case, the justices opted not to decide whether a federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys' bathroom in his school.
The case had been scheduled for argument in late March. Instead, the lower court in Virginia must now evaluate the federal law known as Title IX and the extent to which it applies to transgender students. The law bars sex discrimination in schools. (Read more)
- Thank You, Lord, that the Supreme Court did not take up this case. Until we have another Conservative Justice, it would not have been a good thing. We pray that You will touch the lives of the children and bring truth.
- "Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses." (Psalm 25:12)
3. House Republicans release long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill - Fox News
House Republicans on Monday evening released the text of their long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill, proposing to eliminate the various taxes and penalties tied to the original legislation while still preserving certain patient protections.
Aiming to deliver on their signature campaign promise after several election cycles trying to reclaim control of Washington, majority Republicans unveiled what they call the American Health Care Act. The sweeping legislation would repeal ObamaCare's taxes along with the so-called individual and employer mandates - which imposed fines for not buying and offering insurance, respectively.
It also would repeal the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, replacing them with tax credits for consumers. (Read more)
- Father we thank You for this new bill. We ask that You be involved in this every step of the way, and that nothing will slide through it that is not of Your heart.
- "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him?" (Psalm 8:4)
4. Tony Perkins: Tell Congress They Cannot Fund Planned Parenthood Through Reconciliation - Charisma News
In the previous Congress, Republicans were able to pass a budget reconciliation bill that removed funding for Planned Parenthood, but President Barack Obama vetoed the legislation.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is concerned the new reconciliation bill that will come up for a vote later this month-which is meant to repeal and replace Obamacare-won't include the same provision, which would very likely get President Donald Trump's approval. He's sent out an urgent call to action, asking Christians to contact their elected representatives to convince them they won't tolerate a budget that continues to fund abortion.
Perkins also noted there is concern that moderate and liberal Republicans in the Senate could gum up the works with their own budget rules. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that Congress will heed the words of Tony Perkins, and stop the flow of innocent blood.
- "Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked." (Exodus 23:7)
5. Intel Committee Will Make Inquiries Into Whether Government Put Surveillance on Political Campaigns - CNSNews.com
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R.-Calif.) issued a written statement today saying that his committee will make inquiries into whether the government "was conducting surveillance activities on any political party's campaign officials or surrogates."
"One of the focus points of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation is the U.S. government's response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign," said Nunes. "As such, the Committee will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party's campaign officials or surrogates, and we will continue to investigate this issue if the evidence warrants it." (Read more)
- Father God, for many, many years we have been crying out to You that all hidden things be revealed and all secret things be made known. Thank You, Lord, for hearing and answering our prayers, in Your name, amen.
- "The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous." (Proverbs 15:29)
6. WH Spokesman: 'If This Happened. . . Would Be the Greatest Abuse of Power and Overreach . . . Ever' - CNSNews.com
"Let's have an investigation," Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told an agitated Martha Raddatz, guest host of ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "If they're going to investigate Russia ties, let's include this as part of it. And so that's what we're asking." Sanders was responding to the furor prompted by several tweets from Donald Trump on Sunday, in which Trump accused Obama of having "my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower" during the election. Sanders said if it's true, it would be "the greatest overreach and the greatest abuse of power that I think we have ever seen." (Read more)
- Thank You, Lord. Amen.
- "God reigns over the nations . . ." (Psalm 47:8)
7. Iran launched 2 ballistic missiles, US officials say - Fox News
Continuing a pattern of provocative actions, Iran this weekend test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles and sent fast-attack vessels close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News.
One of Iran's ballistic missile tests were successful, destroying a floating barge approximately 155 miles away, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the launch told Fox News. The launches of the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles were the first tests of the missile in two years, one official said.
It was not immediately clear if this was the first successful test at sea -- raising concerns for the U.S. Navy, which operates warships in the area, one of which had an "unsafe and unprofessional" interaction with Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. boats on Saturday. (Read more)
- Lord we thank You that You have promised protection against our enemies. We stand on Your Word.
- "The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked." (Psalm 129:4)
8. North Korea Fires 4 Banned Ballistic Missiles into Sea - Military.com
North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on average, with three of them landing in waters that Japan claims as its exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said.
The test-launches appeared to be a reaction to huge U.S.-South Korean military drills that those countries consider routine but that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal.
It was not immediately clear the exact type of missile fired, but the tests will be viewed as a provocation by the Trump administration, which is working on its policy for North Korea. The New York Times reported over the weekend that the United States still can't effectively counter Pyongyang's actions despite efforts to perfect cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea's missile program.
Pyongyang has test-launched a series of missiles of various ranges in recent months, including a new intermediate-range missile in February; it also conducted two nuclear tests last year. The ramped-up tests come as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for a nuclear and missile program that can deter what he calls U.S. and South Korean hostility toward the North.
There have been widespread worries that the North will conduct an ICBM test that, when perfected, could in theory reach the U.S. mainland. Washington would consider such a capability a major threat. (Read more)
- Lord once again we are bringing North Korea before You to ask for their plans to fall apart and their technology to fail.
- "Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped." (Psalm 124:7)
9. Mexico opens legal aid centres to fight US deportations - BBC
Mexico has opened legal aid centres at consulates in 50 US cities, in a move designed to protect its citizens from tougher immigration enforcement. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray reaffirmed concerns about the human rights of Mexicans in the US. But migrant defence centres would not "promote illegality," he said.
Mexico is worried about the impact that guidelines issued last month by President Donald Trump will have on the lives of its citizens. Mr Trump ordered federal agents to join local police and immigration officers to enforce deportation procedures. (Read more)
- Father, we pray that You will move among the people who have come to the United States. Let Your Holy Spirit bring truth and righteousness at this time.
- "Ask of Me and I will give You the nations as an inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession." (Psalm 2:8)
10. Syrian Muslim Refugees Converting to Christianity After Fleeing War Zone: 'Jesus Saved Us' - Christian Post
Numerous Syrian Muslims who fled their war-torn country and found refuge in Lebanon have converted to Christianity despite threats and incidents of attacks on new converts, according to a report.
George Saliba, Bishop of Syrian Orthodox Church in Lebanon, said he has baptized around 100 Muslim Syrian refugees since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, according to USA Today.
Abu Radwan, who fled the city of Homs in Syria and was baptized by Bishop Saliba in Beirut, was quoted as saying that Jesus appeared to him in a dream two years ago. "I started going to the church. I believed that Jesus was coming to help us, to save us." Bishop Saliba said the church accepts converts only after confirming that their faith is genuine.
Muslim refugees are turning to Jesus despite it being extremely risky. Radwan was once stabbed while he was coming home from the church. The attackers were Syrians from his own tribe. His wife still wears a hijab outside of church for her safety. (Read more)
- Lord, we are grateful for this report that brings hope for those who have been through the ravages of war. We pray that You will continue to move among these people, changing hearts, bringing life to all who will receive you.
- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
The Daily Jot
Monday, March 6, 2017
Suspend your disbelief-we must answer the call
I laid awake last night with anticipation about writing you this morning. This is very important. Every generation of American has had a test. There was the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, two World Wars-all testing whether this great country would remain free. After World War II, the venue shifted to the Cold War where communism threatened our very existence and this continued through the Vietnam War. When President Ronald Reagan's policies paid off and the Soviet Union collapsed, Americans began to believe that communism was no longer a threat. Then it reappeared in the form of Islam and now the sinister aspect of communism disguised as the Democratic Party and Globalist moderate Republicans.
This generation, you and I, face an attempted takeover of our nation. We are living it and watching it play out every day. The voters spoke. The side that was aghast at the possibility of the opposing candidate not accepting the results of the election, has not accepted the results of the election. The ex-"president" is encouraging the mayhem and we are finding out more each day how the communists and their allies are undermining President Donald Trump's ability to govern. This is serious. Our generation is facing the very real prospect of a coup. We are witnessing how it is done in third world countries--subversive government appointees, media given over to the cause, paid protesters in the streets, and so on.
Yes, this is real. Suspend your disbelief that this could happen to America. It is happening. Christian Americans kept this country together since its inception. Christian Americans fought, bled and died for the God-given freedoms man was trying to take away. Christian Americans established a form of government that promoted the spread of the gospel around the world through Constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech, freedom of religious expression, and freedom to protect these precious rights, by force, if necessary. It was Christian Americans by the grace, guidance and the hand of God himself who formed a nation of laws based on the laws of God and separated from it the ability of state-sponsored religion.
Communism compels the abolition of all morals and religion, and government replaces God. It is the antithesis of our form of government. It is the anthem of those trying to overthrow our current government. Suspend your disbelief. They have had eight years of working hard to undermine our legal system, to chose which laws to enforce, to dilute our security, and to set in place an overthrow using administrative leverage with perceived public opinion. We are seeing in a very practical sense how Ephesians 6:12 plays out for a nation: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
As Christian Americans we must ask ourselves if we are going to allow usurpers to destroy the greatest beacon of freedom of speech and religion the world has ever known. Are we the generation that allows that physical light of the world, that city that is set on a hill that cannot be hid, to be snuffed out? Has bad doctrine and deception filed the weapons of apathy so sharp that we cannot persevere against them? It is time to pray and act. We must engage with others, speaking the truth in love. This is no time to withdraw. Your God-given freedoms are on the line. Spiritual wickedness is manifest in physical opposition to truth and righteousness. Suspend your disbelief. We must answer the call.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
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More Daily Features
The Persecuted Church
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.
ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE
The Navy Song
"Rescue me and deliver me in Your righteousness; turn Your ear to me and save me." (Psalm 71:2)
The Navy Song
"Rescue me and deliver me in Your righteousness; turn Your ear to me and save me." (Psalm 71:2)
Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who biddest the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea!
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy Word, Who walked on the foaming deep, And calm amidst its rage didst sleep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea!
Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood Upon the chaos dark and rude, And bid its angry tumult cease, And give, for wild confusion, peace; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea!
O Trinity of love and power! Our family shield in danger's hour; From rock and tempest, fire and foe, Protect us wheresoever we go; Thus evermore shall rise to Thee Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Click here to hear the U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters sing this hymn.
About the Author:
Words: William Whiting, 1860
Music: John B. Dykes, 1861
About the hymn:
In America, "Eternal Father" is often called the "Navy Hymn," because it is sung at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It is also sung on ships of the British Royal Navy and has been translated into French. It was the favorite hymn of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and was sung at his funeral in Hyde Park, New York, April 1945. The Navy Band played it in 1963 as U.S. President John Kennedy's body was carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. Roosevelt served as Secretary of the Navy, and Kennedy was a PT boat commander in World War II.
Signs and Wonders
Zimbabwe hit by deadly floods after drought
Zimbabwe has appealed for $100m (£82m) to help those hit by floods that have killed 246 people since December.
Officials say floods, which follow a crippling drought, have swept through villages, destroying roads, crops and livestock in the south of the country. The air force has transported some marooned villagers to safety.
Last week the cash-strapped government was criticised for reportedly spending up to $2m to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday. Mr Mugabe has declared the floods a national disaster. (BBC) Read more.
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)
The Good News Corner
Flying High for the Glory of God!
99-Year-Old "Running Man" Sets Yet ANOTHER Stunning Record
as He Wins Championship Race
(Dallas, TX)-Orville Rogers, of Dallas, Texas, is a true inspiration. At 99-years-young, he continues to not only set world records, but he does it all for the glory of God. This weekend, in a stunning victory, Rogers beat out his 92-year-old opponent in a 60-meter dash at the Masters Indoor Track Championship. And get this: he didn't start running until he was 50-years-old. (Breaking Christian News)
"How Great Thou Art" - Chris Rice
The Bible Readathon
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