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The First 100 Days
Prayer Resources for The First 100 Days
Tools to Assist in Offering Prayers for President Trump
and his Administration during these First 100 Days
1. 24/7 Prayer Line
Sponsored by the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Network, you can call this number anytime, day or night, and join other prayer warriors across the nation to pray for the new administration.
The Conference Number is: 712-770-4340
The Access Code is: 543555#
Please dial #6 to mute your phone.
All are welcome to join!
PrayerSurgeNow hosts a weekly call every Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. Topics are geared to time-sensitive events happening in our country, and anointed speakers are invited to host each call, bringing insight to intercessors across the nation.
PrayerSurgeNow also hosts other calls throughout the week, as the need arises.
In order to keep pace with their news, please visit their blog at: www.prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.
PSN's Conference number is: 712-432-0075
Access Code is: 6149782#
3. Daily Devotions - Sponsored by the AsOne network.
A prayer topic, intercession and Scriptural decrees are posted daily during these First 100 Days. Please go here to find today's devotion.
4. President Trump's Weekly Address:
Friday, February 24, 2017
To view last week's address, please go here.
5. PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT
The First 100 Days and Beyond
A Collection of Prayers by the People:
An Inaugural Gift for President Donald J. Trump
To read this guide to prayer, written by 100 intercessors for each of the President's First 100 Days, please go here.
6. White House Press Briefings
To view each day's press conference,go here.
The videos of these press briefings appear below the video of Inauguration itself.
Focus on Israel
1. Report: Trump May Pull U.S. Out of the U.N. Human Rights Council Due to Israel Bias - Worthy News
(Worthy News) - The Trump administration may soon back Israel on its claim of UN bias and pull out of the organization's Human Rights Council, Politico reported on Saturday.
According to the report, the administration is not expected to withdraw ahead of the council's next session that begins on Monday, but discussion of the option has already begun and is expected to include input from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump. (Read more)
2. 'Netanyahu should've been more courageous' - Israel National News
Avi Ro'eh, chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council and the Yesha Council, on Tuesday accompanied the residents of the nine homes that were evicted in Ofra.
"It is painful and sad day, which came despite all the efforts to stop the demolition of the nine houses. In the end, there was unreceptiveness which caused the destruction," Ro'eh told Arutz Sheva.
"The young guys here do not understand how this happened, and that's why they're here to protest. We called on them to express their protest, but at the same understand that the ones who are carrying out this painful eviction are the same ones who ensure our security." (Read more)
3. Hundreds of young protesters refuse to leave Ofra homes set for demolition - Jerusalem Online
Hundreds of young protesters have barricaded themselves inside the illegally built homes that are scheduled to be demolished in Ofra. Most of the protesters are inside the home of the Kfir family. Earlier today, Vradit Kfir was interviewed by Israel's Army Radio.
Dozens of young protesters have already been removed from the settlement. Most of them left willingly. Meanwhile, the Israeli security forces are speaking with the leaders and residents of the settlement in order to persuade them to leave willingly. (Read more)
4. Amona HQ announces hunger strike - Israel National News
The Amona headquarters announced a hunger strike to begin Wednesday opposite the Prime Minister's house in central Jerusalem.
"Demolition follows demolition. The promises are meaningless and the nationalist government led by Binyamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett has lost its right to exist," said Amona leaders.
"It is inconceivable that after wiping out Amona, while hearts are still weeping and refusing to be comforted over the destruction of twenty years of life's work, with Amona families in unlivable conditions for a month already, eight people per room and parents and their children in one room - and just a few hundred meters away the government destroys another neighborhood of permanent dwellings and removes their residents. Is this the government we voted for? (Read more)
5. Netanyahu: Still no agreement on settlements with Trump - Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told MKs from his ruling Likud party on Monday that he still has not reached an agreement with US President Donald Trump regarding the construction of new homes in West Bank settlements.
Netanyahu said that although he is working with the White House to establish a "mechanism" for coordinating settlement construction, "things are not as simple as you think they are," unnamed participants in the Likud faction meeting told the Haaretz daily. (Read more)
6. Knesset approves making biometric ID cards mandatory - Times of Israel
The Knesset on Monday passed a controversial law that will obligate all Israeli citizens to obtain biometric ID cards, with their personal information being stored in a national database.
Proponents of the law say it is necessary to prevent ID theft. Opponents have argued the database would be vulnerable to hacking, and compromises citizens' personal data.
The newly passed law takes into account a number of criticisms of a pilot plan that began in 2013, which has already seen some 1.2 million Israelis volunteer for the program. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Trump, in speech to Congress, calls to 'restart the engine' of US economy - FoxNews
President Trump declared Tuesday that a "new chapter of American greatness is now beginning" as he made economic revival the centerpiece of his first address to Congress - issuing a clarion call to "restart the engine of the American economy" through tax cuts, better trade deals, immigration enforcement and a $1 trillion infrastructure program.
He also called on Congress to replace what he called the "imploding ObamaCare disaster" with legislation that lowers costs and expands access, an ambitious goal for GOP lawmakers still trying to come together on a plan.
- Father, we pray Your blessings upon President Trump's proposals and we pray for cooperation with Congress in passing legislation to benefit the American people.
- But You, O Lord, be not far off; O You my help, hasten to my assistance.
2. Senate confirms Trump's pick Zinke as Interior Secretary - One America News Network
The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department, Rep. Ryan Zinke of coal producing Montana, as the White House takes steps to boost fossil fuel output from federal lands.
The Senate voted 68 to 31, with several Democrats joining Republicans in support of Zinke, a hunter and angler, who supported energy development as a one-term congressman. (Read more)
- Father, we pray Secretary Zinke will lead the Department of Interior to balance the needs of preservation with the needs of ranchers, fishermen, miners, forestry and energy development.
- Here's the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. (Luke 16:9a)
3. Trump's DOJ dropping opposition to Texas voter ID law - The Hill
President Trump's Justice Department is ending the government's opposition to a controversial voter ID law in Texas, according to a group involved in the case.
Danielle Lang, the Campaign Legal Center's deputy director of voting rights, told The Associated Press and Talking Points Memo on Monday that the Justice Department informed her group and others suing the state of the government's change in position.
- Father, we pray for integrity throughout our voting systems and processes. May the true will of the people be expressed as they elect representatives.
-To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. (2 Samuel 22:26)
4. Veteran facing prison for 6-inch U.S. flag on fence- WND
A government watchdog in Washington is wondering whether President Trump's new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, will continue to allow taxpayer money to be wasted on prosecution of a veteran for putting two small American flags on a fence at a Veterans Administration facility.
The case brought by the Obama administration is over a pair of "four-by-six-inch American flags," explains Judicial Watch. They were placed on a fence that is part of the "Great Lawn Gate" marking the entrance to the Los Angeles National Veterans Park on Memorial Day in 2016.
"Will Jeff Sessions' Department of Justice (DOJ) continue wasting taxpayer dollars to criminally prosecute a 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran for posting two American flags in a southern California Veterans Administration facility?" Judicial Watch asked Tuesday. "The absurd case was initiated under President Obama, but is set to go to trial in federal court next month under new DOJ leadership. The military veteran faces up to six months in jail for the ghastly offense of affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country."
- Lord, we pray for this veteran, that You would release him from these charges and grant him freedom.
- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)
5. Mayor of Vancouver Wants to Remove Franklin Graham as Lead Speaker at Festival - Christian Headlines
The mayor of Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, believes that the city should decline to welcome the Rev. Franklin Graham as the lead speaker for a Christian gathering taking place in March. Mayor Gregor Robertson cited comments the famous evangelist has made about Muslims and the LGBT community as reason why organizations of the Festival of Hope gathering should drop Graham from the lineup of speakers.
Festival organizers have thus far refused to heed Robertson's request.
Other city officials, however, agreed with Robertson. Local councilor Tim Stevenson condemned Graham's "extraordinarily derogative" comments and asked "Why would they have invited this person in the first place, knowing that he's said these things about Muslims, knowing that he's said these things about the LGBTQ community?"
Graham has fully supported President Trump's travel ban and has spoken out about Islam as a violent religion. He has also called transgender people "weirdos."
- Father, You warned us ahead of time about being persecuted for Your Name's sake. We ask Your protection and favor to rest upon Rev. Graham.
-"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:10)
6. Fairfax County LGBT Case Goes to VA Supreme Court - Liberty Council
Tomorrow [March 2], Liberty Counsel argues before the Virginia Supreme Court in Lafferty v. Fairfax, the challenge to the Fairfax County School Board regarding its illegal policy in which the board added "sexual orientation," "gender identity," and "gender expression" to its policy and student handbook.
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman, Mat Staver, will represent Jake Doe, a minor, John and Jane, the parents, and Andrea Lafferty. This is one of several cases around the country. Last week, President Trump revoked the illegal directive from the Obama administration that sought to impose on all public schools the LGBT agenda under Title IX. In addition, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled last week that the City of Fayetteville could not add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to its local ordinance when state law did not include those categories.
- Father, we pray for Liberty Council as they argue against Fairfax County's illegal nondiscrimination policy of including gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation in public schools. Lord, we pray this policy will be overturned quickly and also send a signal to other school boards not to implement these changes.
- Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
7. Christians' Freedom Is Being Challenged by Homosexuality and Islam, Says NRB Head - Christian Post
The National Religious Broadcasters Christian Media Convention kicked off in Orlando, Florida, Monday with NRB President Jerry Johnson stating that the two major concerns Christians in America have are homosexuality and Islam.
"Our mission is threefold: Advancing Biblical truth, promoting media excellence, and defending free speech," Johnson said Monday night during the opening session of the annual convention.
- Father, bless NRB President Jerry Johnson for boldly speaking the truth about Islam and homosexuality. We pray Christians around the nation will rally behind NRB as they fight for freedom of religion, the press and of speech.
- Cry out loudly, don't hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression and the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)
8. U.S. General Visits Egypt Following Murderous Terror Attacks on Christians - CNS News
A top U.S. general is visiting Egypt at a time when the government is under fire for its response to an evidently orchestrated terrorist campaign of killings targeting minority Coptic Christians in northern Sinai.
U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Joseph Votel on Sunday described Egypt as "one of our most important partners in the region" and said his talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and others would explore ways to strengthen the partnership in the fight against terrorism and in promoting stability.
- Father, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ to find safety from ISIS in Egypt. Give President el-Sisi and his administration wisdom in rooting out this evil from his nation.
- The Lord replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do." (Psalm 12:5)
9. Muslim now spiritual leader to 14,000 U.S. Army soldiers - WND
Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz, 48, was recently named division-level chaplain for the Army's 7th Infantry at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, a title that puts him in charge of providing spiritual counsel to roughly 14,000 mostly-Christian U.S. soldiers.
Shabazz has been an Army chaplain for years, one of only 10 Muslim chaplains in the entire U.S. military and one of only five in the Army.
- Father, we pray Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz (Michael Barnes) would be open-minded to hear the truth about Christianity and reconsider his conversion. Send him authentic believers who can defend the faith thoroughly.
- Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame. (1 Peter 3:15b-16)
10. Video Clip Shows IRGC Support For Terror Against America - CNS News
As Iran's government claimed that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is widely known to be fighting terrorism in neighboring countries, a newly-emerged video clip purportedly shows an IRGC strategist threatening to unleash terror cells in the U.S., targeting nuclear missile launch facilities, among other things.
At a time when the Trump administration is considering listing the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at the weekend U.S. efforts to sanction the organization have never benefited the U.S. (Read more)
- Father, we pray President Trump would designate IRGC a foreign terrorist organization. We see through the deception as their goal is to increase instability in the Middle East giving Iran more influence and power.
- The Lord preserves those with knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the treacherous. (Proverbs 22:12)
The Daily Jot
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Blind opposition vs the promise of hope
Proverbs 23:7 says, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." And Jesus said in Luke 6:45, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." Words and actions mean things. The State of the Union speech delivered by President Donald Trump provided Americans with both words and actions to discern the hearts of those elected to represent us, and what the future holds. In the text of Trump's address are words of hope, encouragement, restoration, protection, safety, order and greatness. In the actions of those in the chamber are the battle lines of blind opposition.
Trump delivered a marvelous vision of a new old America-a vision where our Constitutional Republic represents Americans, puts our nation first, is aimed at creating jobs, stirring enterprise, treating all equally and just under the law. He said in his opening, "Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice-in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart." The chamber of Congress often erupted in applause and a standing ovation throughout the speech, except for the Democrats, who sat with scowls.
Trump encouraged Americans with the hope of job creation, public safety, law and order, representing Americans not the world, reaffirming our commitment to Israel, fighting "radical Islamic terrorism," protecting our businesses with fair trade as well as free trade, immigration reform and protecting citizens from violent illegal immigrants, rebuilding the American infrastructure, improving our military, supporting our veterans, improving our school systems, repealing/replacing socialist healthcare, and more. Trump painted a positive and hopeful vision for America. The Democratic Party representatives sat stoically, even hissing at the president and giving him a thumbs down. Democratic Party women wore white to protest Trump's plans to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. Wearing white to promote death. Wow!
Trump said, "Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing, and hope. Our citizens deserve this, and so much more-so why not join forces to finally get it done? On this and so many other things, Democrats and Republicans should get together and unite for the good of our country, and for the good of the American people...When we have all of this, we will have made America greater than ever before. For all Americans. This is our vision. This is our mission. But we can only get there together. We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same flag. And we are all made by the same God." From the Democrat side--again nothing. In their hearts, they disagree with this mission and vision. It's blind opposition, the sightline into their hearts.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
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The Persecuted Church
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.
ALL PEOPLE THAT ON EARTH DO DWELL
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs." (Psalm 100:1-2)
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs." (Psalm 100:1-2)
All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice. Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell; Come ye before Him and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed; Without our aid He did us make; We are His folk, He doth us feed, And for His sheep He doth us take.
O enter then His gates with praise; Approach with joy His courts unto; Praise, laud, and bless His name always, For it is seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is good; His mercy is for ever sure; His truth at all times firmly stood, And shall from age to age endure.
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost, The God whom Heaven and earth adore, From men and from the angel host Be praise and glory evermore.
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Sung in Westminster Abbey
About the Author:
Words: William Kethe, 1561
Music: Louis Bourgeois
About the hymn:
This hymn was sung at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, June 2, 1953.
Signs and Wonders
Some Scientists Say Heavy Rains Could Trigger California Earthquakes
MENLO PARK (KPIX 5) - It's an old theory that scientists have been pondering for decades: Can heavy rainfall trigger earthquakes?
The answer is a resounding . . . maybe.
Professor Gillian Foulger, a well-respected geophysicist at Deerham University in England has recently published an article titled: California's Rain May Shed New Light On Questions About What Causes Earthquakes.
Her team points to several events throughout history where heavy rains were followed by earthquake swarms. It happened in Mt. Hochstaufen in Germany in 2002 and in the Riemenstalden area of Switzerland in 2005.
Foulger says if rain percolates down far enough into a fault: The fault may become "unclamped". The two sides are then free to slip past one another, causing an earthquake. (Read dissenting opinions by other scientists by going here.)
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)
The Good News Corner
BREAKING: "We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same flag. And we are all made by the same God."--President Trump's Speech Hailed across the Board as His Best
> > > Click here for full transcript.
Trump's speech brings GOP praise, Ryan calls remarks 'home run'
Congressional Republicans praised President Trump's speech to Congress Tuesday night, signaling optimism within the party about the new president and the GOP-led Congress working together on shared policies and one vision for America.
"I thought that was a bold, positive speech," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fierce Trump rival in the 2016 GOP primary. "My number one priority in the Senate has always been jobs and economic growth. That's why I was so energized by President Trump's speech."
Cruz and fellow Capitol Hill Republicans cited Trump's commitment to repeal and replace ObamaCare, plans to build the Keystone oil pipeline and focus on tax and regulatory reform.
The president's calls for possible immigration reform and an infrastructure-stimulus package that could cost millions of dollars resulted in no GOP criticism.
"President Trump has worked tirelessly to keep his campaign promises: from undoing President Obama's jobs-killing regulatory regime, to taking action to secure our nation," said the House Freedom Caucus, the chamber's most fiscally conservative wing. "The president reaffirmed his commitment to fully repeal ObamaCare and replace it with patient-centered, market-driven policy."
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who during the 2016 White House race was critical of some of Trump's comments, called the speech "a home run." "We now have a government unified around a simple, but important principle: empowering the people -- not Washington," he said.
Ryan, R-Wisc., also called Trump's message "bold" and "optimistic" and praised the president for his commitment to "keeping our country safe from the threat of radical Islam." (Read more)
[Sources: Breaking Christian News and Fox News]
- Father God, we thank You for giving us this new president - one who is energizing our people to realize that this IS a season of new beginnings. We praise You that, through this "king" of Your choosing, we see a man of boldness, courage, vision and determination to bring our nation back on track again with Your Kingdom plans for our people. We thank You, Father God, that the frequency of heaven is now coming to earth. We offer You praise, Lord Jesus, for this amazing turn of events in the United States of America. Amen.
- "In everything, give thanks . . ." (I Thessalonians 5:18)
"Here I Am, Lord"
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
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