"We will accept nothing less than full Victory!"
-- General Dwight D. Eisenhower
June 6, 1944
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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Friday, June 6, 2014
SPECIAL D-DAY EDITION: 70 YEARS LATER
" But the Lord said to him, 'Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground. I have certainly seen the oppression of My people in Egypt and have heard their groans, and I have come down to rescue them." (Acts 7:33,34)
The Daily Brief
1. Obama Honors D-Day Sacrifices - VOA
President Barack Obama joined thousands of people at ceremonies in Normandy, France, Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion that started the allies' liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation.
> > > See also: World leaders gather in Normandy today to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day - June 6 1944 - UK Telegraph [Go here]
- Abba, we thank You that our president participated with thousands in Normandy France, to honor the anniversary of D-Day 70 years ago today. We thank You for the sacrifices of many that day, as they put their lives aside, in order to free others. We pray that we will never forget those who paid the ultimate price, and remain grateful for their sacrifices. In Your name, we pray, Amen.
- "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:12,13)
2. 'Intense Prayer Session' for Mideast Peace at Vatican - Worthy News
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are expected to meet at the Vatican Sunday for what is being called an "intense prayer session" with Pope Francis.The unexpected invitation was extended during the pope's recent visit to the Middle East, where Francis engaged in the kind of photo opportunities that popes usually avoid. He stopped at the barrier erected around the Palestinian territories and at an Israeli memorial for victims of terrorism.On the plane home, Pope Francis told reporters he is not getting involved in the stalled peace process.Christopher Hale of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has argued in Time magazine that the pope's accomplishments in the Middle East have shown him to be "the world's best politician."
> > > This meeting will now take place on this Sunday.
- Father, this all seems so prophetic . . . will this bring forth the "man who will make peace for seven years"? We pray that we will be on Your time clock, and the events You have prophesied, will happen when You declare it to be the time. We do pray about these men as they meet with the Pope for "intense prayer" for peace in the Middle East -- that any plans not ordained by Your Hand would come to nought. We ask You to be present at these talks and prayers. Abba, we pray for our Prince of Peace to return soon and bring peace to the Middle East, as only He can . . . our Messiah, Yeshua!
- "The one who is testifying to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon!'" Amen! Come, Lord Yeshua! May the grace of the Lord Yeshua be with all!" (Revelation 22:21,22)
3. Sen. Mike Lee, Dirk Kempthorne, Joel Osteen meet with Pope Francis at Vatican - Deseret News
Part of a multiday, unofficial visit to Italy to promote ecumenical prayer and interfaith understanding, Lee was joined in the private audience by former U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne; Lakewood Church pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen; Tim Timmons, a pastor and author based in Newport Beach, California; and Gayle D. Beebe, president of Westmont College, an evangelical school in Santa Barbara, California. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that these meetings will bring glory to You, and not cause any to worship the pope, rather than You. You are our God, the only true God, and we will have no other gods, but You! May these encounters in Rome remain under Your watchful eye, and Your timetable, we pray! We ask for genuine peace, and not a false peace, to come, Lord Jesus!
- "But be careful not to let yourselves be seduced, so that you turn aside, serving other gods and worshipping them. If you do, the anger of Adonai will blaze up against you." (Deuteronomy 11:16)
4. Republicans Demand Hearings Over Release of 'Taliban Dream Team' - Worthy News
Leading lawmakers on Monday called for an immediate investigation into the Obama administration's controversial decision to release from prison five top Taliban leaders in exchange for an American prisoner.(Read more)
-Father, we ask that this issue will remain at the forefront, of Congress, and that further action would be taken in investigations, and exposure of the "under-handed" tactics that have been used to free these top echelon terrorists, in exchange for an unwanted deserter. This seems to be such a blatant, "in your face", action taken by our president, who surely knew what he was doing. We pray that he will be held accountable, and that his "feet be held to the fire". May You have Your way with him, we pray. Amen.
- "Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him. Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared. He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth." (Psalm 72:11;Proverbs 76:1,12)
The Middle East in Focus
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"He has shown His people the power of His works, to give to them the inheritance of the nations." (Psalms 111:6)
1. Israeli Defense Minister: Abbas Must Disarm Hamas- Worthy News
Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to disarm Hamas and take control of the Gaza Strip after creating a unity government with Hamas.
2. EU 'deeply disappointed' by settlement announcement- Times of Israel
The European Union said Thursday it was "deeply disappointed" over the Israeli announcement to commence construction of thousands of new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and called on the government to "reverse this decision."
3. U.S. and Israeli Diplomatic Relationship Hits New Low- Worthy News
Washington's support for a new Palestinian government which includes Hamas, a terrorist organization, has left Israel feeling betrayed, triggering a new diplomatic crisis with its closest ally.
The Daily Jot
White House put a target on your back
Time magazine, which is now online, interestingly has a lot of contacts inside the terrorist Taliban leadership. In a lengthy story chronicling the five-terrorist swap for deserter Bowe Bergdahl, Time asked a Taliban commander involved with the negotiations whether the Taliban "would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others." The answer was that he laughed and said, "Definitely. It's better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people. It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird." Bergdahl was given a ceremonial tunic and turban reserved for friends prior to his release and he was referred to as a guest.
Many may ask how could the president of the United States be so ignorant to think he could negotiate a swap of five highly regarded Islamic terrorist commanders for one lowly private? Answer is: the occupant of the Oval Office knew exactly what he was doing. He did not seek approval from Congress because he knew there would be none forthcoming. It is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Several congressional leaders already have stated that the Administration is calling them to apologize. When there are many other Americans being held captive around the world, one must consider why this particular swap. Simple answer: It emboldens a people with whom the president is sympathetic.
From my perspective in trying to minister in areas where there are aggressive Muslims, it presents a challenge. Until you have been preaching the word of God in a small church in the African bush and Muslims are buzzing you on their motorcycles, you have no idea of what I'm talking about. While our missionaries and myself were once people to be harassed, we are now people who can be kidnapped and held for ransom for however long it takes. Can anyone think about the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped in April by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram? Boko Haram is the political system subscribed to by the Fulani in Ghana. They use the same tactics.
No doubt the president has put a target on the back of American missionaries all around the world. Such a deliberate action. We have to come to grips with reality. This Islamic- and communist-raised president hates what Christianity and America stands for. His actions against Christians and Americans are far too many and far too deliberate to think that they are the accidents of a bumbling fool. They are deliberate and purposeful. Jesus said in John 10:10, "The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." This is the sum of the whole when you examine the current president. He has killed. He has stolen. He is destroying all that is good about our country. And Americans are allowing him to do it. Can we hope for change? I pray fervently so.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
RE-LIVING THAT DAY
THE AMERICAN MINUTE:
June 6, 1955
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion
D-Day was JUNE 6, 1944.
Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland, and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of France.
It was the largest amphibious invasion force in world history, supported by 5,000 ships with 195,700 navy personnel and 13,000 aircraft.
On that day, the sea along the heavily fortified beaches of Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, Sword and Pointe du Hoc ran red with the blood of almost 9,000 killed or wounded. It was a major turning point in World War II.
In his D-Day Orders, JUNE 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower sent nearly 100,000 Allied troops marching across Europe to defeat Hitler's National Socialist Workers Party:
"You are about to embark upon a great crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. . .
You will bring about . . . the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe . . .
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely. . .
And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
> > > To read all of this article, including the quote of the mighty prayer of intercession uttered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 6, 1944, please go here.
(Source: The American Minute, by William Federer)
D-DAY 2014: A DAY OF REPENTANCE
D-DAY 2014: A DAY OF REPENTANCE
On this D-Day, 70 years since the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, we invite all of our prayer partners and friends to come before our Lord in prayer and fasting, with a heart of repentance.
Since that time, our nation has fallen so far into the depths of sin . . . in so many arenas . . . we have truly lost our way.
Through repentance, we seek to once again gain the victory over evil that our soldiers did 70 years ago AND, through making a covenant with the Lord, to HOLD ONTO OUR VICTORY from this day forward.
"For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you." (Isaiah 60:2)
Our prayer is that the Light of the Gospel will once again burn brightly across this great nation, and that we will fulfill the destiny God has placed before us as a people.
"And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)
Thank you all for joining us in this prayer assault throughout the day today, and may the Lord be with you. Amen.
FIVE STEPS OF REPENTANCE
FIVE STEPS OF REPENTANCE
1. Confession our sin:
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (I John 1:9)
2. Repent of our sin:
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 3:2)
3. Ask forgiveness:
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." (I John 5:14)
4. Receive forgiveness:
"I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, 'I will confess my transgressions to the Lord'; And You forgave the guilt of my sin." (Psalm 32:5)
5. Establish a covenant with the Lord:
"They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul." (2 Chronicles 15:12)
"Jehoiada then made a covenant that he, the people and the king would be the LORD's people." (2 Chronicles 23:16)
HONORING OUR ALLIES
HONORING OUR ALLIES
Today we wish to honor the many ministries that are standing with us in unity, worshiping our King of Kings and winning this victory over evil, through acts of repentance.
We honor, too, the "nameless and the faceless" who are also "out there," but whom we have not yet heard from. God bless you all!
Here are their names (in alphabetical order):
40 in all!
CO-SPONSORS: Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
and the National Day of Repentance
American Christian Trust
Awakening America Alliance
Breaking Christian News
Capitol Hill Prayer Alert
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
Church on the Rock, Chantilly, VA
Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation
Connie Carpenter Evangelistic Association
East Linda Pentecostal Church of God
Eastgate Church (Katy,Texas)
End-Time Handmaidens and Servants
Family Research Council
Gateway Prayer House (Arkansas City, Kansas) Govern From the Heart
Hebrew Nation News
House of David Ministries
House of Prayer and Training Center (Easton, MD
Iglesia Cristiana El Redentor (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Intercessors for America
International Christian Concern
Isaiah 40 Ministries
Kingdom Rising Ministries
KSCE-TV, El Paso, TX
Liberating Ministries for Christ
(Bedford, VA)* Liberty Gate House of Prayer
(Bedford, VA)* National Day of Prayer
National Day of Repentance
National Governors Prayer Team
National Prayer Committee
Prayer Surge Now
Prayer Train Express
Solomon's Rest (Bismarck, North Dakota)
The Daily Jot
The Justice Foundation
Vawtermark Ministries, Inc.
Washington, Man of Prayer
Watchmen of the Night
** Please note: Bedford, VA, is the home of the National D-Day Memorial. We are blessed that these two very fine ministries are standing in unity with all the others on this very special day.
THE ALLY PLEDGE
THE ALLY PLEDGE
Below please find the points of agreement that our allies are standing upon IN UNITY:
By signing on as an ALLY of the D-Day Prayer Surge, we agree that:
1. Since the victory that was wrought on D-Day, 1944, our nation has fallen deeply into sin
2. We need to REPENT of that sin (in all its forms)
3. We will make a COVENANT before our Lord that, by His grace, we will not stray from His path again. Instead, on THIS D-Day, we WILL hold the ground we have retrieved, and by His grace, we will work to advance His Kingdom on earth.
4. And finally, we welcome the MOVE OF THE SPIRIT at PENTECOST this weekend.
. . . . . . and may His Spirit then fall this weekend on Shavuot/Pentecost Sunday!
Praise . . . the . .. Lord!
HONORING THE FALLEN
HONORING THE FALLEN:
Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.
Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.
The Prayer of the House Chaplain
"Some of Our Boys Died Last Night"
The Prayer of the House Chaplain,
U.S. Congress, June 6, 1944
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces commenced the invasion of Western Europe known today as D-Day. Chaplain Reverend James Shera Montgomery opened the June 7 meeting of the House with a prayer that reflected both the nation's concerns and hopes:
Just a word before we pray.
Some of our boys died last night in the crusade for freedom and humanity; some of our boys died last night who had looked through the glimpse of the future and claimed it as their own; some of our boys died last night who dreamed of a happy home and a circle of loved ones; some of our boys died last night in the front row of battle for the country they adored; some of our boys died last night beneath the skies of embattled France; some of our boys died last night for you and me that liberty may not die out of the human breast."
Montgomery also quoted from a traditional hymn:
'Break every weapon forged in fires of hate,
Turn back the foes that would assail Thy gate.
Where fields of strife lie desolate and bare
Take Thy sweet flowers of peace and plant them there.
Come, blessed peace, as when in hush of eve
God's benediction falls on souls that grieve.
As shines the star when weary day departs,
Come, peace of God, and shine in every heart.'
Though more than 10,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, including roughly 2,500 U.S. fatalities, during the first 24 hours of Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion marked the beginning of the closing phase of World War II in Europe.
(Source: U.S. House of Representatives) To learn more, please go here.