Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - March 2, 2010

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us!

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The Daily Brief -Tuesday, March 2, 2010

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: tremble before him, all the earth. (Psalm 96:9)

Today's Daily Brief

1. American reliance on government at all-time high - Washington Times

The so-called "Great Recession" has left Americans depending on the government dole like never before.

- Father, we pray for the American people to rise up and rely on You, our Great Provider. You are our answer and not government. Cause us to know the way wherein we should walk in each of our individual lives.

- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Prov 3:5,6)

2. Obama to speak Wednesday on health care reform - AFP

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will lay out his plan for pushing through healthcare reform legislation, a key priority of his administration, his spokesman said Monday.

- Father, we lift up this ongoing issue. We pray your Holy Spirit will convict Obama and he will stop from walking in the stubbornness of his heart. Place wise counsellors in his path.

- Let me give you some good advice; I'm looking you in the eye and giving it to you straight: Don't be ornery like a horse or mule that needs bit and bridle to stay on track. (Ps 32:8,9) Message Bible

3. Arson suspects grew up together in Texas church - AP

Even as authorities closed in, one of the two suspects in a string of east Texas church fires attended a Sunday service and went to a Baptist ministry on his junior college campus for a free meal.

- Lord, we pray for these young men. We pray they repent and accept responsibility for what they have done. Let them turn from their ways and walk in your truth.

- Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. (Hebrews 3:12)

4. Iran closes newspaper and magazine critical of government - Washington Post

Iran closed a leading newspaper and magazine critical of the government on Monday, further silencing dissenting voices in the Islamic republic after months of anti-government demonstrations.

- Lord, we pray for the people of Iran. We pray that You take away the wicked from before these leaders in authority in Iran so that their government will be established in righteousness.

- And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings;he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding; He revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. (Daniel 2:21,22)

5. Chile Sends Army to Fight Looters, Toll Tops 700 - Fox News

Rescuers found signs of life in the wreckage of a 15-story building Monday as the world offered aid to victims of an earthquake that killed more than 700 people. Troops and police arrested dozens of people for violating a curfew designed to prevent looting.

- Father, we pray for the people of Chile and for the rescuers, troops and police. Give wisdom, organization, mercy and grace to the leaders and all those involved in the rescue operations. We pray not one will be left behind and aid will come to all those that still need to be found.

- Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. (Ps 57: 1, 10)

The Middle East in Focus

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

- You, O God, sent plentiful rain, whereby You did establish Your inheritance, when it was weary. (Psalms 68:9)

1. Report: US tells Lebanon can't stop Israeli strike - Ynet News

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton sent a message to Beirut that Washington cannot prevent an Israeli strike in Lebanon as long as arms smuggling to Hezbollah continues.

2. Iran challenges European gov'ts over Hamas killing - Jerusalem Post

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki challenged Western countries Monday to admit whether or not they had helped Israeli "terror brigades" assassinate a senior Hamas terrorist, saying their silence was undermining calls to fight terrorism.

3. Hamas leader disowns son who spied for Israel - MSNBC

A senior Hamas leader publicly disowned his son Monday, days after the young man announced he had secretly spied for Israel and helped authorities hunt down members of the Islamic militant group.

4. 'U.S. seeks to restrain any Israeli plan to attack Iran' - Ha'aretz

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the Israeli public directly next week during a speech he is scheduled to deliver at Tel Aviv University, focusing on American commitment to Israel's security, Iran's nuclear program and the peace process.

5. Nasrallah: Arabs must help Palestinians - Ynet News

Arab states should actively support Islamic resistance, as Iran and Syria do, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in an aggressive speech Monday.

The Good News Corner

Russia to Build Holocaust Museum

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu that Russia would soon build a museum dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust. Netanyahu, in response, said Israel would erect a memorial dedicated to the efforts of the Soviet Army in liberating Europe during World War II. Netanyahu said the gesture, which he intends to move forward, was in honor of the 65th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis later this year. "No one has the right to forget those terrible losses among the Jewish people in this disaster, though some do. No one has the right to forget the decisive role that Russia, the Soviet Army, played in defeating Nazi Germany," he said.

Putin pointed out that he was currently in discussion with Moscow's chief rabbi about the possibility of establishing a Holocaust museum in Moscow. Netanyahu expressed hope that the memorial for the Red Army would be ready before Putin's next visit to Israel, expected within the year. (By The World Jewish Congress, February 17, 2010)

- Pray for the efforts of these two world leaders to honor both victims of the Nazis and those who helped to defeat them during WWII. May this strengthen a strategic relationship between Israel and Russia.

- The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. It is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man. (Psalm 18:46-48) [Reported by: Bridges for Peace]

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