Sunday, September 25, 2016

CHPP September 22, 2016 Election 2016 Special Edition: A Guide to Prayer and Action for the Presidential Campaigns

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
"A National Prayer Alliance"
P.O. Box 5152
Herndon, VA 20172-1970

Saturday, September 22, 2016

Election 2016 Special Edition:

A Guide to Prayer and Action for the Presidential Campaigns

Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation."
(Isaiah 12:2)

"Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." (Exodus 18:21)



Election 2016 Special Edition:

A Guide to Prayer and Action for the Presidential Campaigns

Dear Friends,

First of all, thank you for the thousands of you who chose to "stand down" with us this past week, and to simply take one day to fast and to pray unto our Lord, for the blessing of our nation.

May we each continue to be anchored in His Grace in the days that lie ahead . . .

As of this weekend, we now have a little more than six weeks until the National Election for President of the United States: Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We now know the names of the two who are running for office: Hillary Rodham Clinton as the candidate for the Democratic Party, and Donald J. Trump as the candidate for the Republican Party.
As of tonight, too, the polls keep "jumping" all over the map, but each one foretells a very close race in all 50 states.
Below you will find an extensive guide to prayer and to action for the November election. This report is divided into three sections:

-- politics
-- guides to prayer
-- and finally, commentaries for intercessors

This material is also drawn from numerous sources, each of which has been quoted in its reference.
Our desire is to bring this guide to you as a resource tool for your own prayer and action for this election. America now stands on the precipice of the most important election in our nation's history. With God's help, and with our intercession and repentance, His will shall be done on earth as it is in heaven.
In His Amazing Grace,

Sara C. Ballenger, President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
I Timothy 2:1-4

The Politics

Election 2016: The Politics

1. Comparison of Major Party Platform 2016 Positions -- The Salt and Light Council

This full-color chart compares the positions of the three major parties in this year's election (Democrat, Republican, and Libertarian) on one single page. To view this chart or to print it out for yourselves, go here.

> > > To print this chart in black and white, go here.

> > > The Salt & Light Council also have available a "long form" of this chart, which can be viewed by goinghere.

2. A Guide to Party Platforms - Intercessors for America (IFA)

Share this PDF Platform Guide with intercessors in order to pray effectively for the upcoming election. Beyond the individual candidates, believers must be aware of the various positions of the party platforms in order to be properly aligned with biblical values.

"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14-15, NKJV)

3. "Behind the Scenes" - IFA

Top 20 Most Influence People in Election 2016 Prayer Guide

To learn about the key players who are now running the campaigns for both major parties, please go here.

4. Schedule of Debates: President and Vice-President

Please pray for and during the Upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

Monday, September 26, 2016 Hempstead, New York
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Vice Presidential Debate Farmville, VA.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 St. Louis, MO.
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Las Vegas, NV

5. Study the Electoral College - Wikipedia

Currently, there is a total of 538 electors, there being 435 representatives and 100 senators, plus the three electors allocated to Washington, D.C.. The six states with the most electors are California (55), Texas (38), New York (29), Florida (29), Illinois (20) and Pennsylvania (20). [Go here]

6. Stand Against Voter Fraud - CHPP

There are at least two excellent resources to help you identify and report suspected fraud at the polls. These are:

1. True the Vote (go here)

2. Black Box Voting (go here)

These sites are a great resource for further information. Obviously, in this critical election time, it matters little who we vote for if our votes are not being counted accurately and there is no oversight, or method for a recount.

Let's join forces, praying that the Spirit of Truth will reign over every precinct in the country, ensuring an honest tally by the rigged machines, and that each person will pray individually over their own "ballot" when they vote, that it will be (supernatuarlly!) honestly counted. In Jesus' name, amen.

7. Finally! - CHPP

Please remember to register to vote and update your ballot information if you've moved.

Guides to Prayer

Guides to Prayer

1. The CHPP 2016 Election Prayer Guide - Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

"If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3)

This extensive guide to prayer lists nine points to cover in this election, including a verse to decree over each one To view this prayer guide, please go here.

2. Sign Up to Adopt-a-Street in Prayer! - IFA

Our desire with Adopt-A-Street is to blanket entire communities with God's Presence through prayer. We are calling people to pray street by street for their communities and their elected officials. Make sure your entire town is covered in prayer by using the Adopt-A-Street tool.

Adopt-A-Street is part of IFA's "Get Out the Prayer" Campaign for this year. To learn more about this opportunity, please go here.

3. Get Out The Prayer Campaign Box - IFA

This is a free resource kit for those who wish to mobilize prayer in your own community as we approach the elections. You can order this resource kit by going here.

4. Special Prayer Request for the First Presidential Debate: Monday, Sept. 26th - CHPP

Please take time this weekend to lift up Monday's Presidential Debate in prayer. Pray that both candidates will answer all questions with truth and with clarity, and that the American people who are as yet undecided about their vote will begin to "see the light" and choose the right candidate to sit in the Oval Office on January 20, 2017. Thank you.

- "Choose wise, understanding, and knowledgeable men from among your tribes, and I will make them heads over you." (Deuteronomy 1:13)

Commentaries for Intercessors

Commentaries for Intercessors

1. Intercessors Advance to the Frontline! - Victoria Boyson

I saw an epic battle in the Spirit being fought against the demon of abortion as an extremely passionate army of intercessors gathered together to face a large army of what the Lord referred to as "politically persuasive demons," standing in defense of the spirit of abortion. Sent, not to seduce multitudes to vote for their preferred candidates, this army of demons were sent to politicize sin, ideologies, and everything and anything. (Read article here)

[Recommended by Intercessors for America]

2. How can Christians decide who to vote for? - Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall makes it easy -- in 45 seconds. Go here.

3. Four Reasons Christians Should Care About Politics - Southern Baptist Convention

Christian witness in the public square contributes transcendent values about moral and ethical issues. Christian withdrawal opens a moral vacuum susceptible to influences that pressure government to move outside the purview designated by God. Politics affects government, shapes society, and influences culture. Because of what the Bible teaches and the inevitability of its effect on our culture, Christians must care about politics. (Go here)

4. Your 5 Duties As a Christian Citizen - Bill Bright

Citizenship in a free country is a blessing from God. Our great system of self-government assures every Christian a voice in the affairs of the nation, and enables us to bring a heavenly perspective to the earthly realm. God wants us to do His will in government, just as in the church and in the home.

But too often we have disobeyed our Lord. We have ceased to be the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world," as Christ has commanded us. As a result, the moral fiber of America is rotting away - and our priceless freedom is in grave jeopardy. Atheism is penetrating every area of our national life. America is faced with the greatest crisis in its history. We are in danger of losing our nation by default, and with it our individual freedoms and possibly our very lives. (Read more here)

5. Why Vote? - Vote Under God

This is a great resource page -- Highly recommended! Go here.

Site includes quotes and scriptures for the election. To find that page, go here.

6. How to Pray for This Crazy Election - By Dave Kubal, IFA President

Dave Kubal notes that Christians have three moral options in front of them in this election: Vote for the liberal platform, vote for the conservative platform, or vote for a third-party, which he sees as a non-vote. To paraphrase Edmund Burke's famous line that all that is needed for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing, Kubal added, "this is a perfect time to apply that concept even if they are bothered by some of the things they hear." (Go here)