Monday, October 22, 2007

The Daily Brief - Thursday, October 18, 2007

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (I Timothy 1:7)


The Daily Brief will not be published tomorrow, Friday, October 19, 2007.

1. Storms Ravage Midwest - Fox News-OKLAHOMA CITY

A.) More than 30 people were hurt and more than two dozen mobile homes and travel trailers were damaged as severe thunderstorms raked across Oklahoma on Wednesday, authorities said.


Storms with high winds struck northeastern Missouri early Thursday, killing two people in a mobile home, authorities said.

· Lord we ask Your comfort for the people of the Midwest, and a fresh move of Your Holy Spirit at this time of difficulty.

· "Now let Your unfailing love comfort me, just as You promised Your servant." (Psalm 119:76 NT)

2. House Democrats Predicted to Fall Short in Votes to Overturn Veto of SCHIP- Fox News WASHINGTON

The math isn't adding up for House Democrats, who are unlikely to override President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program despite two weeks of cajoling lawmakers in both parties to switch their past votes against the bill.

· Lord we thank you for defeating this bill, and ask for wisdom and righteousness to come to our legislators.

· "Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence." (Psalm 140:13)

3. School Approves Birth Control Pills for 11- to 13-Year-Olds -

King Middle School in Portland, Maine, plans to dispense birth control pills and patches to students between the ages of 11 and 13. The Portland School Committee voted 5-2 in favor of the controversial proposal Wednesday night.

B) A Maine First: Gay Adoption Legalized - CBN News

The gay agenda marches on and the judicial attack on family values continues with the Maine Supreme Court's ruling to honor same-sex adoptions.

· Lord we pray for a move of Your Holy Spirit in Maine, and across the nation from sea to sea and border to border. We ask for changed hearts and righteousness to prevail against the flood of sin.

·" So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising sun. When the enemy shall come like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him."(Isaiah 59:19)

4. Brownback to Drop Whitehouse Bid -MSNBC WASHINGTON

Republican Sam Brownback will drop out of the 2008 presidential campaign on Friday, people close to the Kansas senator said Thursday.

· Lord we pray Your peace for Senator Brownback. As this campaign progresses, we continue to ask that Your candidate will rise up and that You show Your people the person You have chosen.

· "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in His way." (Psalm 37:23)

5. Japan and China lead flight from the dollar - London Telegraph

Japan and China led a record withdrawal of foreign funds from the United States in August, heightening fears of a fresh slide in the dollar and a spike in US bond yields.

· Father we continue to ask for Your mercy over our economy.

· "The Lord knoweth the days of the upright; and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied." (Psalm 37:18-19)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him." (Psalm 62:1)

1. Smugglers Flood Gaza with Weapons - CBN News

Israeli leaders have warned the U.S. that weapons smuggling in the Gaza Strip could destroy chances for a Middle East peace conference next month.

2. Olmert to discuss Iranian nukes in Moscow - Ynet News

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is set to leave for Moscow on Thursday morning to meet with Russian President Vladmir Putin for discussions on Iran's nuclear program.

3. Bush warns of World War III if Iran goes nuclear - Ynet News

US President George W. Bush said Wednesday that he had warned world leaders they must prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, "if you're interested in avoiding World War III."

4. Turkish Parliament Approves Iraq Mission - AP

Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work

Links to Other Resources

In order to keep our Briefs "brief," we ask you to explore other key sites on your own, as you continue to pray for our nation, for Israel, and for His Kingdom on earth.

Recommended sites include the following:


a. Intercessors for America

b. Family Research Council

c. End-of-Day by Gary Bauer

d. Citizen Link (Focus on the Family)

e. The Daily Jot

f. Traditional Values Coalition

g. Christian Coalition of America


a Worthy News

Bridges for Peace

c. Intercessors for Israel

d. The JerUSAlem Connection

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