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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
"Standing Together as One
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"He is not here, but is risen!" (Luke 24:6)
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.
The Conference Number is: 712-770-4340
The Access Code is: 543555#
Please dial #6 to mute your phone.
All are welcome to join!
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.
PrayerSurgeNow also hosts other calls throughout the week, as the need arises.
In order to keep pace with their news, please visit their blog at: www.prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.
PSN's Conference number is: 712-432-0075
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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, April 14, 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
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)
1. Golan Druze march for Syrian independence day - Times of Israel
Hundreds of Druze in the Golan Heights marched Monday for Syrian independence day, carrying portraits of President Bashar Assad and chanting anti-Israel slogans.
"God save Syria!" they shouted as they rallied in the town of Masada. "Down with the occupation!"
Israeli officials say there are about 20,000 Druze on the strategic plateau, which the Jewish state captured from neighboring Syria in the 1967 Six Day War (Read more)
2. Herzog: Prosper, be successful and unite - Israel National News
Opposition Leader Yitzhak Herzog said, Monday evening, "I will work for the establishment of a central bloc that loves the people of Israel and the state of Israel, regardless of religion, race or sex."
Speaking at a Mimouna gathering in Beit Shemesh, the chairman of the Zionist Union faction added, "This bloc will lead to a leadership that serves the people, the entire people and not itself." He added the words "Be happy and unite," to the traditional Mimouna greeting of "Prosper and be successful." (Read more)
3. Mashal claims Hamas terrorists to be released soon in prisoner exchange deal - Jerusalem Online
During a broadcast supporting Palestinian security prisoners today (Saturday), Hamas Political Bureau head Khaled Mashal addressed the ongoing prisoner exchange negotiations between the terrorist organization and Israel. "The key to victory is patience," he said. "With G-d's help, the moment of liberation is near."
Mashal emphasized that Hamas has "true bargaining chips" and that it has "made clear to all the mediators that there is a price for all information regarding soldiers captured by Hamas and there is no free information." (Read more)
4. Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails begin hunger strike - YNET News
Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians' "long walk to freedom."
Activists said more than 1,500 of about 6,500 Palestinians held by Israel as security prisoners joined the open-ended protest and that it was the largest such strike in five years. The hunger strikers' immediate demands included better conditions, including more contact with relatives, an end to solitary confinement, and an end to Israel's practice of detentions without trial for some 500 Palestinians.
The strikers also want better medical treatment and that disabled inmates or those suffering chronic illness be freed, access to more television channels and more phone contact with relatives and more family visits. (Read more)
5. US defense chief to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia to talk war aims - Times of Israel
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is looking to the Middle East and North Africa for broader contributions and new ideas to fight Islamic extremism as the Trump administration fleshes out its counterterrorism strategy.
His trip to the region this week includes stops with longstanding allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, and new partners like Djibouti.
As the administration enhances its efforts, Mattis has made a point of consulting counterparts around the world. His goals include expanding the American-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but also combating al-Qaeda, whose Yemen branch is posing particular worry as it uses ungoverned spaces in the Arab world's poorest country to plan attacks on the United States.
In announcing Mattis's trip, the Pentagon said last week he would be discussing ways to "defeat extremist terror organizations." (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. China and Russia dispatch ships to shadow Donald Trump's 'armada' as it approaches North Korean waters - Japanese media report - Telegraph UK
China and Russia have dispatched spy vessels to shadow Donald Trump's 'armada' as it steams to North Korean waters, amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Japanese media reported the deployment as Mike Pence, the US vice president, warned Pyongyang the "era of strategic patience is over" during a visit to South Korea. Beijing sought Russian help in averting a crisis over North Korea last week, as concerns grow in China that Donald Trump is seeking to confront North Korea over its weapons program. (Read more)
- Lord, let any nefarious plan or action planned by Russia or China be thwarted. We ask that they see only what You wish them to see.
- "And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me." (Psalm 27:6a)
2. North Korea tensions have Hawaii pols revisiting emergency attack plans - Fox News
As tensions with North Korea mount, Hawaii lawmakers anxiously are dusting off the state's emergency plans in preparation for the possibility - however remote - of an attack on the islands. The plans were last revisited in the 1980s. But the Hawaii House Public Safety Committee on Thursday formally called for the state's defense agency to repair their hundreds of Cold War-era fallout shelters and restock them with medical supplies, food and water.
"They haven't been updated since 1985," Rep. Matt LoPresti, a Democrat who serves as vice chair of that committee, told Hawaii News Now. "I was 11 years old when they were last updated. Many of the buildings that are on the fallout shelter list don't exist anymore."
While the bellicose threats and displays of weapons capability in Pyongyang are playing out on the other side of the world for most Americans, Hawaii residents - some old enough to remember the last time their home was at the frontlines - see the dispute much differently. Honolulu is roughly 4,600 miles from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. (Read more)
- Lord we pray for repentance to flow across the Hawaiian Islands, and that You would protect them from harm by North Korea or any other situation. They have fallen far from You in recent years, and we pray that revival would break out in all areas.
- "O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2)
3. Venezuela illegally issued 10,000 passports to Syrians, Iranians, report says - Fox News
A former director of Venezuela's Office of Identification, Migration and Foreigners said that during his 17 months in the post, the socialist government gave at least 10,000 Venezuelan passports and other documents to citizens of Syria, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.
In an interview with El Nuevo Herald, Colonel Vladimir Medrano Rengifo said the operation was headed by current Vice President Tareck El Aissami. He said most passports and visas were granted in the Venezuelan Consulate in Damascus, Syria's capital. "Today we don't know where these people are, nor what they are doing," said Medrano, who currently resides in the United States. (Read more)
- Lord, this is a troubling report. We stand fast in Your protection over our nation, and declare according to Your Word that no weapon formed against us will prosper.
- "No weapon formed against you shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17)
4. Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126: Observatory - Reuters
The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. The Observatory and the United Nations cited reports that more than 60 children were among the dead.
Syrian rescue workers of the Civil Defence said that they had taken away at least 100 bodies from the site of Saturday's blast, which hit buses carrying Shi'ite residents as they waited to cross from rebel into government territory in an evacuation deal between the warring sides. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that Your Spirit would move mightily in Syria. Only with changed hearts can this people be saved.
- "Ask of Me and I will give You the nations for Your in heritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession." (Psalm 2:8)
5. Russia says plans a meeting with U.S. and U.N. on Syria in Geneva: agencies - Reuters
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday that diplomats from Russia, the United States and the United Nations plan to discuss the Syrian crisis in Geneva next week, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying. Bogdanov also said Moscow was still waiting for confirmation from Washington that the meeting would take place. (Read more)
- Father, please reveal any plans to corner the United States or force us into making an unwise decision with regard to Syria. We pray that You would grant all of our leaders the ability to discern what happens in any meetings.
- "A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished."(Proverbs 22:3)
6. Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast - Sacramento Bee
Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, religious violence and discrimination. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
Pakistani police officer stand guard at St. Patric church, where Christians attend an early morning Easter service in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Christians across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. This year the holiday was celebrated on the same day by both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox worshippers. The denominations, which jealously guard different sections of the church, held separate services one after another. (Read more)
- Father, we thank You so much that the Christians of the Middle East worshiped you in spite of the danger. We pray that Your Holy Spirit will fill all of Your people with renewed strength, peace, hope, and the knowledge of Your Presence.
- "Why should the nations say, 'Where is their God?' Let there be sown among the nations in our sight the avenging of the blood of Your servants which has been shed." (Psalm 79:10)
7. Sweden: Court Rules Nurse Must Assist with Abortions to Keep Her Job - Christian Headlines
A nurse in Sweden must assist with abortions if she wants to keep her job, a Swedish court ruled this week. The Swedish Appeals Court decided Wednesday that Ellinor Grimmark could be forced to help with abortions or else be fired from her job.
Grimmark was fired from her position at a hospital in 2014 because she refused to assist abortions. She filed a claim that the hospital wrongly discriminated against her, but as she looked for other work, she said that other employers didn't want to hire her because of her objection to abortions. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that You would undertake for this woman who stood up against abortion. We pray for provision, and Your strength to renew her heart after this loss in court.
- "But You, O God the Lord, deal with me for Your Name's sake; because Your mercy is good, deliver me." (Psalm 109:21)
8. Police announce $50,000 reward for arrest of Facebook killer as search intensifies - Fox News
Cleveland police announced a $50,000 reward has been posted by Crimestoppers Monday for information leading to the capture of the man suspected of killing a random passerby and posting the gruesome footage on Facebook Sunday. Police have issued a nationwide search for Steve Stephens, 37, and asked residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and Michigan to be on alert.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said officers searched dozens of locations for Stephens with no success. The department is working with federal, state and other local agencies to find him. "As far as we know right now, we don't know where he's at," Williams said at a Monday morning news conference. "The last location we had him at was the homicide."
Williams also urged Stephens to turn himself in or contact a friend, relative, or clergy. (Read more)
- Father, we ask that You help authorities find this man quickly before he commits another senseless act. Let no one else be harmed by this killer. We pray for you to comfort all of the families involved and let them know that You are real.
- "You have delivered me from the violent man." (Psalm 18:48c)
9. Gorsuch breaks mold, asks numerous questions in Supreme Court debut - Fox News
An upbeat Justice Neil Gorsuch wasted little time getting to work in his first public session Monday as the 113th member of the Supreme Court.
Sitting at the far right end of the nine-member bench, Gorsuch spent the morning hearing three oral arguments, each lasting about an hour. In his first case, considering a federal workplace discrimination claim, the newest justice was among the most active of questioners -- unusual for the court "rookie."
At the start of the morning session, Chief Justice John Roberts publicly acknowledged his new colleague in the crowded courtroom, wishing him a "long and happy career in our common calling."
Gorsuch responded by thanking the other justices for giving him a "warm welcome." (Read more)
- Lord, we continue to lift Mr. Gorsuch before You, asking for Your wisdom to infuse into his mind. Let him do only what You have purposed and nothing else.
- "With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful, with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless." (Psalm 18:25)
10. Google Hire could allow employers to see your entire search history - News.com AU
In this day and age, every boss is going to quickly Google a prospective employee before asking them to come in for an interview. But now the technology giant is working on project called Google Hire, which The Sun reports will help employers learn perhaps a little bit too much about their new recruits. It will reportedly be a recruitment tool similar to LinkedIn - however, early reports suggest it will be available through your personal Google account. (Read more)
- Father, there is no privacy at this point in history. We continually are bombarded with more technology that violates our personal ability to be safe and secure according to the 4th Amendment of our Constitution.
- "I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.'" (Psalm 91:2)
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.
Signs and Wonders
NASA releases new satellite images of the Earth at night
Israel lives up to its moniker as a 'light unto the nations,' shining brightly in an image that also shows an illuminated Nile river and Lebanese coast.
> > > To view this stunning article, go here.
- Thank You, Lord for this stunning display!
- "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." (Matthew 5:14)
"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
"Inspired" Easter Exhibit in Hong Kong Draws People Into a Deeper Relationship With The Lord
(Hong Kong) - [CBN News] Each Easter, Hong Kong Christians look for ways to unify their churches. This year, they're hosting a rare exhibit called "Inspired." It's a showcase of ancient manuscripts, scrolls and artifacts-evidences that prove the Bible is real.
In many ways, it started with the Gutenberg press, the first printing machine that created the first printed book in Europe, which is the Bible.
"It is printing that absolutely allowed the Bible to be distributed to the whole world," explained Dr. Rusty Maisel, who creates replicas of the Gutenberg press.
Maisel has been manufacturing replicas of the Gutenberg press for the past 20 years.
"I was able to get into the schools that would not under ordinary circumstances allow Bible items into the school. That's the reason for me of building presses," Maisel said. "It gets my Bibles into public schools."
The Gutenberg printing machine is among the more than 75 items on display at Hong Kong's St. Andrew's Church.
Others include rare artifacts, like ancient scrolls and manuscripts, that tell the history of the Bible and how it was preserved through time. (Read more)
"God Will Make A Way" - Don Moen
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!
The access code is: 350430#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!
[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]