Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Special Edition: Tropical Storm Harvey

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The LORD will bless His people with peace."
(Psalm 29:11)

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(Psalm 29:10)
Welcome to our "Summer Edition"

Welcome to our "Summer Edition"

Dear friends,

This week, we will "stand down" a bit from publishing the full version of our Daily Briefs, but we will not stand down from being on the wall in prayer.

You will find below headlines for your own prayerful consideration, with links to the full text, each divided into focus groupings.

Other features will be included as: the Daily Jot, our Weekly Bible Study, and a Classic Hymn for the day.

We will resume our normal format, beginning on next Tuesday, September 5th. Thank you.

The Greatest of These is Love
Prayer Requests: Harvey

Prayer Requests: Harvey

Submitted by: 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call

Please pray:

- for President Trump, Governor Abbot of TX, Governor Edwards of LA and all those working together at the national, state and local levels to justly administrate critical aid and relief

- for protection for the Texas and Louisiana National Guard, the members of law enforcement, and the valiant first responders who are serving in the midst of this crisis

- for the children, who may be fearful about what might have happened to their friends and missing family members, to be assured that things will work out and that they will be safe.

- for the elderly, who were displaced and separated from their families, to be at peace and feel loved and secure

- for all those who have selflessly put themselves in harm's way to help their neighbors and friends

- for the LIGHT of Christ to continuously break through any panic, fear or tense situations, bringing a reassurance that ALL IS WELL despite the circumstances the people are facing at this moment

- that God might be glorified as His people move among the hurting and lost, bringing the comfort and soothing touch that is so desperately needed at this time of tremendous loss.

"Oh, Lord, hear our prayers, amen!"

Situation Update on the Storm

Situation Update on the Storm

From AlertsUSA

Tropical Storm Harvey Situation Update - August 28, 2017

According to the National Hurricane Center, Topical Storm Harvey has been steered north-northeastward by a light southwesterly flow between a high in the Gulf of Mexico and a trough over the central United States. This flow pattern should keep Harvey on the same general track and speed with a gradual turn to the northeast in about 3 days.

Key Messages:

1. Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue across southeastern Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected across the upper Texas coast into southwestern Louisiana, with isolated storm totals as high as 50 inches. Please heed the advice of local officials.

2. The flood threat has spread farther east, and additional rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in southern Louisiana into coastal Mississippi and Alabama.
- Major roadways and freeways across the greater Houston area remain flooded or otherwise obstructed. (Read more)
- Earlier today the water level of the Addicks Reservoir in W. Houston exceeded crest level and is overtopping. Erosion of the earthen berms is a possibility.
- 10 key petroleum refineries and production facilities have already closed - CNN

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- Arkema chemical plant (Crosby, TX) faces explosion risk after damage from TS Harvey floodwaters - Reuters

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- Motiva Enterprises is preparing to shut the largest U.S. refinery because of flooding in its Port Arthur, Texas facility - Reuters

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- The National Guard is preparing to deploy 20,000 to 30,000 troops to aid in the response and recovery efforts - The Washington Examiner

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- Houston officials will open 2-3 more mega-shelters - ABC 6/ Houston

[Note: article includes news of these shelters, and the latest death toll for the storm, which now stands at 18.]

(Read more)

Harvey in the News

Harvey in the News

Please pray in the Spirit over these needs . . . It is written:
"The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
(James 5:16)

1. Trump, in Texas, Calls Harvey Recovery Response Effort a 'Real Team' - New York Times

President Trump traveled to storm-brushed Corpus Christi, Tex., on Tuesday to survey some of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey and demonstrate his personal commitment to a region still in the grips of a historic natural disaster.

Mr. Trump, who pushed aides to schedule a trip to Texas as early as possible after Harvey made landfall there on Friday night, settled on visiting Corpus Christi because it was the closest he could get to the hardest-hit areas without disrupting recovery efforts, according to state officials. The port city of 325,000 is 30 miles from the most severely affected parts of the Gulf Coast, and suffered relatively light damage from the initial impact of the storm. (Read more)

See also: Trump pledges storm recovery 'better than ever before' - CNN

Go here.

- Father God, according to one news report, one young woman who greeted the President when he arrived yesterday in Corpus Christi, said: "I'm so grateful that we have a president that supports all those organizations and gets things rolling before we even have the storm." Father, we echo these words before You, thanking You once again for bringing us a president who knows what he is doing, amen.

- "Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!"
(Psalm 147:6)

2. Harvey breaks rain record in Texas as rescues surge- Fox News

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3. Harvey floodwaters overflow Houston reservoir, separate levee breach reported - Fox News

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4. AccuWeather predicts Hurricane Harvey to be the most costly natural disaster in US history - Fox News

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5. Houston police officer, part of Harvey response, confirmed dead - Fox News

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6. Tropical Storm Harvey: A Disaster of Biblical Proportions Sparks Heroic and Heartwarming Response from Ordinary People-Turned Good Samaritans - CBN

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7. Harvey stirs up bad memories, old fears for Katrina survivors who fled to Houston - Fox News

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An Urgent Prayer Request

An Urgent Prayer Request

"Pray that grocery stores will be opened and full. They have been closed for 4 days (may be more) and come against price gouging for food and gas. The shelves were empty in stores before the storm and the one or two stores opened in my sister's area (northwest Houston) have waits of about an hour with hardly anything on shelves. Thank all of you for your prayers."

Pastor Regina Brent
Houston, Texas

- Father God, we do lift this desperate need before Your Throne of Grace, asking that You would move quickly so that these shelves may be full again. Thank You, Lord, amen.

- "Nothing is too difficult for Thee!" (Jeremiah 32:17)

Thought for the Day . . .

Thought for the Day . . .

As we wend our way through these exceedingly perilous times, it's important to do two things: recognize the reality, and at the same time remember the joy of your salvation. Laughter is good like a medicine, the Word tells us.

"Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls -- Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." (Habakkuk 3:17,18)
No matter what we must face, we are the chosen, the beloved of the Most High God - The Only One True Living God. He is our shield no matter what happens. The hatred of the world is real - that's the reality of living on the earth. But the reality of Heaven is greater - and His love makes a mockery of anything they can bring against us.

So REJOICE! Your names are written in the Book of Life - and if you don't know that for certain, please get hold of someone (or us) who can let you know that God's love is powerful and His forgiveness washes everything away. Love, Faye

(Pastor Faye Higbee; Post Falls, Idaho)
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Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]
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