Friday, May 7, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - May 7, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus

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The Daily Brief - Friday, May 7, 2010

"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him." (2 Chronicles 16:9)

The Daily Brief

1. UN Security Council permanent members back nuke-free Mideast - Ha'aretz

The United States, Russia, Britain, France and China on Wednesday voiced support for making the Middle East a nuclear-arms-free zone, which would mean Israel would have to scrap any atomic bombs in its possession.

• Lord, we pray that America will be a strong arm for Israel, and the message we send out to the world will be the power of our unity towards the nation of Israel and its need to protect itself against their enemies.

Behold, the Lord shall come with a strong hand, And His arm shall rule for Him: Behold reward is with Him, and His work before Him. (Isaiah 40:10)

2. Prayers prevail despite court ruling - USA Today

Defiance tinged National Day of Prayer gatherings Thursday as participants decried a court ruling last month that the annual event is unconstitutional.

Franklin Graham Prays in Front of Pentagon as Nation Celebrates Prayer Day - NewsMax

Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of his criticism of Islam as a religion that mistreats women and minorities.

• Our Father, you taught us to pray, and we surrender to you as our governing authority. We lift up our hands and prayers knowing we will never stop praying because you gave the ransom for all to pray to our Father.

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time. (I Timothy 2:5)

3. Crews burn some of oil spill in calm Gulf waters - AP

Officials say the calm winds in the Gulf of Mexico have allowed crews to burn off some of the oil that has fouled the water since a rig exploded more than two weeks ago.

• Pray for continued guarding against devastation of land and animals during this time, and people will turn to you for their protection while the deep waters continue to calm in the mist of the perils.

The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea, That pass through the paths of the seas, O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:8)

4. Wall Street Dive May Have Been Caused by Typo - Wall Street Journal

A computerized sell-off possibly caused by a simple typographical error triggered one of the most turbulent days in Wall Street history Thursday and sent the Dow Jones industrials to a loss of almost 1,000 points, nearly a tenth of their value, in less than half an hour. It was the biggest drop ever during a trading day.

• Lord, we pray for the strengthening of our economy. Although, the drop yesterday was due to human error, we pray protection over our economy and the world's economy. We pray the stock market will recover quickly from the losses yesterday. Keep us stable and functioning healthy in all areas of our financial sectors.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. (Psalm 67:6-7)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"I am their inheritance . . . I am their possession." (Ezekiel 44:28)

1. Syria: Israel would never declare war without U.S. permission - Ha'aretz

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem denied that the Middle East was on the brink of armed conflict, telling Radio Monte Carlo on Thursday that Israel was unlikely to declare war without first consulting Washington.

2. US to ensure no provocations - Jerusalem Post

The US has assured the Palestinians there will be no "acts of provocation" by any party during the indirect talks between the PA and Israel next week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday.

3. Looming specter of conflict - Jerusalem Post

It has been another busy week in the ongoing war of words waged by Iran and its allies against Israel.