Thursday, March 5, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - March 5, 2009

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The First 100 Days
• A Proclamation for Prayer
• Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, March 5, 2009

"The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." ( Romans 13:12)

The Daily Brief

1. Gay Activists Rally Ahead of California Showdown - AP

Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage issue gathered outside California's highest court Thursday, holding signs and shouting slogans. The large crowd demonstrated as justices prepared to hear arguments on lawsuits seeking to overturn the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex nuptials.

• Father we continue to pray for righteousness in our nation, and ask that this California ban be retained! The media never reports the TRUTH: there were MANY more intercessors with us today, than gay activists on the ground. Thank You, Lord!

" . . . that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." (Philippians 2:15)

-- Please "stay tuned" for further developments in this critical case in California.

2. Democrats Move to Crush Dissent on Spending Bill -

A close vote is expected late this week to advance the sweeping spending bill, which wraps together the budgets for 12 Cabinet departments and other agencies, to President Barack Obama. The White House promises to sign it despite unhappiness over the 8,000 or so home state pet projects it contains.

Democrats and their allies control 58 seats in the Senate, but 60 votes will be needed to close debate and free the measure for Obama's desk.

• Lord, we humbly ask that You stop this bill from destroying our nation's financial future. We pray that good men and women will strand strong against the willful spending on projects not of Your choosing. Raise up righteousness, wisdom, and understanding in our leaders!

"When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil." (Proverbs 2:10,11)

3. GM Nearly Bankrupt Despite Billions in Taxpayer Loans -

General Motors Corp.'s auditors have raised "substantial doubt" about the troubled automaker's ability to continue operations, and the company said it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if it can't execute a huge restructuring plan.

• Father we ask the You would speak to the leaders of GM about their obviously poor financial decisions. We thank you that greed will never be successful in financial matters, but we pray that You remember mercy in the correction of their ways.

"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)

4. United States rejoins U.N. rights council - USA Today

The United States returned Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council, a body it left nine months ago saying it was biased against Israel and had failed to confront notorious rights abusers.

• Lord as nations continue to line up against Your beloved Israel, we ask that You reveal Your Holy arm in battle against the plots to harm her. We repent for the actions of our leaders, and ask that You visit us with mercy and conviction of sin rather than wrath.

"Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall now that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 38:23)

5. Russian Scholar Says US Will Collapse Next Year - ABC News

If you're inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn't mind if you did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order.

• Father, we take authority over this curse and rebuke it in the Name of Jesus. We reverse the words of this man spoken to the world, and send them back upon their own heads. We speak life to America! We rejoice that Your will over America will prevail.

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit." (Proverbs 18:21)

6. Chavez Orders Expropriation of America Rice Plant - AP

President Hugo Chavez ordered the expropriation of a rice-processing plant in Venezuela owned by American food giant Cargill Inc. on Wednesday because the company allegedly was not distributing rice at prices imposed by the government.

• Father we ask Your mighty protection from this form of theft for American interests around the world, as well as in Venezuela. We ask that US companies will have the wisdom to know how to remove themselves from state control by repressive governments.

" . . . Every thief shall be expelled . . ." (Zechariah 5:3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart. I will show forth all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You. I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence. For You have maintained my right and my cause.." (Psalms 9:1-4)

1. Israel is mulling Iran military action' - Jerusalem Post

Israel is seriously considering taking unilateral military action to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to a report by top US political figures and experts released Wednesday.

2. Palestinians: Two killed in second air strike in 12 hours - Jerusalem Post

In the second air strike in 24 hours, IAF planes attacked a target in the center of the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, killing two people, Palestinians reported.

3. US won't participate in 'Durban 2' - Ynet News

The Obama administration has decided not to participate in a UN conference against racism dubbed 'Durban 2', which is scheduled to take place in Switzerland in April. A senior US official said the White House would announce its intention soon.

4. Abbas: Iran must stop 'interfering' - Ynet News

Iran must stop interfering in Palestinian affairs, president Mahmud Abbas said on Wednesday after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

5. Obama plans to boost security aid to Abbas's forces - Reuters

The Obama administration plans to expand a U.S. program to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's security forces in the West Bank, boosting funding for training and equipment, officials said on Thursday.

The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days: DAY 45

"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases." (Proverbs 21:1)

1. NATO Allies Expected to Resume Ties With Russia

Seven months after breaking ties with Russia over its invasion of Georgia, the NATO alliance moved Thursday toward resuming formal relations despite lingering concerns about Moscow's approach to reasserting its regional influence.

2. Obama to Hold Forum to Diagnose Health Care Ills

President Barack Obama is reaching out for Republican cooperation on Thursday as doctors, patients, business owners and insurers hope a White House forum will help build support for a drive to fix the world's costliest health care system, one that still leaves millions uninsured.

3. Dem Web Site Mocks Limbaugh, Republicans

A new "apology" Web site pokes fun at radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh and Republican leaders.

The site is set up as an apology letter to Limbaugh. It begins with the phrase, "I'm sorry that I called you," then provides different endings such as "an opportunistic brick thrower" or "an idiot."

4. EXCLUSIVE: Rove Warns of 'Show Trial,' Says Dems 'Would Love to Have Me Barbecued'

Although he says it could turn into a "show trial," Karl Rove tells FOX News he is looking forward to telling the House Judiciary Committee about his alleged role in the firing of federal prosecutors and the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

5. Some Fear Obama Tax Hikes Will Hurt Charities

A study released this week by the Center on Philanthropy shows 47 percent of affluent households say they would give less if their tax deductions for charitable giving was reduced. (All articles from Fox News)

A Proclamation for Prayer

We have received the following proclamation for a day of prayer and fasting, from Major General Douglas L. Carver, Chaplain, United States Army
Chief of Chaplains, the Pentagon.

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners stands by this urgent call to a day of prayer and fasting for our men and women in uniform in this critical hour. Thank you!
To view this proclamation, see post below

Good News Corner


[Editorial comment: this report was sent to us by a highly respected source in Africa. So far, Snopes is not listing this as either true or false. No matter what, there seems to be a stirring now in Itaguai, Malawi, and for that very reason we give thanks today . . . and we report this GOOD NEWS to you!]

In the public hospital of Limpopo last weekend was born a girl with hands joined together, like one who's praying.

The doctors told the parents that they would operate the hands of that girl, and that they would give her anesthetic.

The operation was easy because it seemed like the hands were simply glued together, one membrane (skin) layer apart.

When they opened up the hands of that child, you can't imagine what was written . . .


The doctors started weeping as did all those who were in the hospital.

The suburb of Itaguaí is undergoing a movement now, People that have withdrawn from church are going back and others are receiving Jesus Christ as the only savior. God sent that child simply to convey that message.

After a few hours the baby died.