Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief "Praying for All in Authority" Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Christmas at the White House

Christmas at the White House:

The First Lady's Favorite Christmas Song

First Lady Tells Children in Hospital Her Favorite Christmas Carol Is:

'Oh, Holy Night'

On Thursday, first lady Melania Trump continued, in a more than 60-year first lady tradition, visiting Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC.

On her way to the hospital, Mrs. Trump asked for prayers for those struggling with health issues:

The first lady toured the neuroscience center where she visited with patients, families, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff.

Patients Alena Sydnor, 25, and Damian Contreras, 7, guided Mrs. Trump to the hospital's main atrium where she was joined on a stage by Santa Claus.

Trump took questions from the children, answering that her favorite Christmas song is "Oh, Holy Night." (Breitbart)

[We will feature her favorite hymn as our classic hymn today, further down on this page.]
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"O Holy Night" is said to have been the first mu­sic ev­er broad­cast over a ra­dio. Amen.

Focus on Israel

Happy Hanukkah!

1. Rockets fired from Gaza towards Ashkelon - Israel National News

The "Red Alert" incoming rocket siren was heard on Monday evening at around 11:30 p.m. in Ashkelon and in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

Locals reported to Arutz Sheva that they heard sounds of explosions of rockets that had been fired from Gaza towards the area.

Two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. No physical injuries or damages were reported.

(Read more)

2. IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza- Israel National News

The IDF on Monday night attacked positions belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

The attacks, which were carried out using tanks and aircraft, were in retaliation for the rocket fire on Ashkelon earlier.

"The IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in Gaza," said the IDF statement.

Rocket sirens were heard in the Ashkelon and Hof Ashkelon regions in southern Israel on Monday evening at around 11:30.

(Read more)

3. Guatemalan lawmakers ask their president to move embassy to Jerusalem - JNS.org

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Ten representatives from the Guatemalan Congress sent a letter to President Jimmy Morales last Friday asking him to relocate the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The letter was also delivered to Member of Knesset Haim Jelin (Yesh Atid), who along with MK Yifat Shasha-Biton (Kulanu) visited Guatemala last week as part of an Israeli legislative delegation to the Central American country.

The Guatemalan lawmakers' letter followed a report in the Spanish-language Aurora Digital website on Sunday that Guatemala's Integration Director Sandra Hovel had expressed the country's support for President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Speaking at a meeting of Latin American foreign ministers, Hovel called Guatemala "an ally of the state of Israel."

(Read more)

4. Ahead of mass deportations, Knesset toughens restrictions on migrants -Times of Israel

The Knesset on Monday voted to toughen restrictions on illegal migrants and shutter the Holot detention facilities in southern Israel in three months' time, underlining the government's commitment to planned mass deportations of African migrants to Rwanda and Uganda.

The plan, introduced by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, cleared in second and third readings with 72 MKs in favor and 41 opposed.

As a result of the plan and closing the facilities,"the infiltrators will have the option to be imprisoned or leave the country," the Public Security Ministry said last month, upon unveiling the proposal.

(Read more)

5. Report: Second Swedish synagogue firebombed - Jerusalem Post

After a synagogue was firebombed in the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Saturday, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported Monday that a second synagogue had been targeted in Malmo. According to the report, two firebombs were found at the site and had burned out on the spot. No injuries were reported. Police were investigating the incident as a suspected hate crime, according to Aftonbladet.

Sveriges Radio reported that on Friday, demonstrators at a rally in Malmo against the US declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Jerusalem chanted: "We have announced the intifada from Malmö. We want our freedom back, and we will shoot the Jews."
(Read more)

6. Celebrating 100 Years of Jewish Revival and the 'Return of Christian Rule' in Jerusalem - Breaking Israel News

One century ago, on December 9, 1917, the first night of Hanukkah and two weeks before Christmas, the British Imperial Army entered Jerusalem under the command of General Edmund Allenby. Two days later, Ottoman Jerusalem fell to the British in an event often deemed a "Hanukkah and Christmas miracle." The event ushered in a new era in the history of Jerusalem - for Jews, the beginning of the fulfillment of a Biblical promise of Jewish revival and sovereignty over their holy land; for Christians, a return of Christian rule for the first time since the fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.

It was Allenby's establishment of British rule over Jerusalem that eventually led to the founding of the State of Israel under the British Mandate.

"Jerusalem became a holy city again," explained Dr. Nirit Shalev-Khalifa, a curator of the Tower of David Museum's special exhibit commemorating General Allenby. To honor the centennial of the event, the museum featured a festive reenactment and opened a new exhibition at the museum.
The show reenacted the moment when, just a little more than a month after the Balfour Declaration was signed, on December 11, 1917, General Allenby stood on the steps of the Tower of David, proclaimed British marital law, and accepted the keys to Jerusalem along with Major General Shea.

Allenby's proclamation, which was issued in seven languages, promised a different world with new values and order following Jerusalem's thousands of years of crisis, as well as epidemics and famine inflicted during the Great War. British military law provided Jerusalemites with supplies of food and water, established the collection of taxes, renewed postal service, and introduced British coinage. (Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Port Authority explosion: Suspect ID'd in 'attempted terrorist attack' - Fox News

A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York's Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries -- likely because the "attempted terrorist" detonated his "low-tech device" prematurely. Akayed Ullah, 27, set off the "effectively low-tech device" in a subway passageway just before 7:30 a.m., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news conference. Ullah, who lived in Brooklyn, suffered burns and wounds to his abdomen and hands and appeared to be the only person seriously injured in the pipe bomb explosion, authorities said.

At least three other people suffered minor injuries, including ringing in the ears and headaches. They are in stable condition and expected to be released later Monday, the hospital said in a statement to Fox News. (Read more)

- Father, we ask that You ferret out the "lone wolves" across America who wish us harm. We thank You and bless You that the injuries from this attack were minor.

- "The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous." (Proverbs 15:29)

2. Homeland warned of attack 5 days before New York subway bombing - Washington Examiner

The Homeland Security Department warned of a possible ISIS terrorist attack in the U.S. five days before today's New York City subway bombing, noting that it would likely be a hard-to-prevent lone wolf assault. "We assess there is currently an elevated threat of [homegrown] lone offender attacks by ISIS sympathizers, which is especially concerning because mobilized lone offenders present law enforcement with limited opportunities to detect and disrupt their plots," according to Robin Taylor, acting deputy under secretary for intelligence operations at Homeland Security.

Taylor revealed the new warning during a Senate hearing last week during which he added that while ISIS and al Qaeda have been hobbled on the battlefield, they remain strong in social media and in recruiting U.S. sympathizers. (Read more)

- Lord we ask that all security agencies and police heed warnings and not be complacent as the danger of evil continues to ramp up. We pray that Your watchmen will be faithful to listen closely to Your Spirit for all warnings.

- " . . . therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me." (Ezekiel 3:17b)

3. Pentagon says transgender people can enlist starting in January, after court order - Fox News

The Defense Department plans to allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting Jan. 1, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News on Monday, after a federal court ordered the military to do so despite opposition from President Trump.

The president over the summer announced, via Twitter, a ban on transgender servicemembers. But the directive has since been challenged in the courts, and a federal judge last month said the U.S. military must accept them starting Jan. 1.

The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand.

Potential transgender recruits will still have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, though difficult, for them to join the armed services. (Read more)

- Lord God, we repent that this court has allowed this wicked ruling, left over from the Obama Administration, to stand; and we ask that this ruling be overruled at the Supreme Court. We call forth an appeal in Your Name, amen.

- "Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just." (Psalm 7:9)

4. Trump accusers band together, seek congressional probe of 'sexual misconduct' - Fox News

Three women, who previously have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, banded together Monday to call for a congressional investigation into the president - in what could be an opening effort to shift the sexual harassment spotlight from Congress to the White House.

The women revived their allegations during a press conference and television interview in New York City. Trump has long rejected the accusations from over a dozen women who have made such claims against him, and the White House called the revived accusations "false." The three accusers spoke out Monday following high-profile resignations last week on Capitol Hill over misconduct claims.

"I ask Congress to put aside their party affiliations and ask that they investigate Trump's history of sexual misconduct," Rachel Crooks said during a press conference in New York City Monday. "If they were willing to investigate Senator Franken, I think it's only fair that they do the same for Trump." (Read more)

- Lord, this wave of allegations from the past, is a tactic designed to destroy our government and remove our President. What he did in the past is in the past, and now under Your Blood. Preserve Him, Father, and preserve our nation from lies.

- "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." (Isaiah 43:7)

5. Obama Campaigners Spent $468k Against Roy Moore Through Shell Group in One Day, Total Now More Than $4M - Breitbart

Highway 31 is a shell independent expenditure group used by three secretive D.C.-based consulting firms run by former Obama campaign staffers as a vehicle to fund attacks on Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate special election. The group spent another $468,000 on credit extended by one of these firms Friday to buy a massive one-day media attack against the conservative Republican candidate.

The total spent by Highway 31 since its formation on November 6 to attack Roy Moore now exceeds $4 million, all of it funded either as an in-kind donation from these three firms founded by Obama campaign staffers or by unknown donors.

Friday's extraordinary one-day expenditures were made by a secretive Washington, DC, consulting firm with offices on K Street, Waterfront Strategies, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMMB Consulting, which was founded and is still run by former Obama campaign staffer Jim Margolis.

According to a report filed by Highway 31 with the Federal Election Commission late Saturday and signed by its treasurer, activist left-wing attorney Edward Still, a total of $374, 855 was spent by Waterfront Strategies on behalf of Highway 31 for a media buy in opposition to Roy Moore on December 8. That same day, $93,713 was spent by Waterfront Strategies on behalf of liberal Democrat Doug Jones. The total spent by Waterfront Strategies on behalf of Highway 31 on Friday for media buys, either in opposition to Roy Moore or in support of Doug Jones, was $468,569. (Read more)

- Lord, once again, the plot to derail every Christian comes to the surface. We pray that this plot will fail, that only Your will be done, and that no matter how much money anyone spends in a campaign, Your choice will be made evident.

- "Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your Name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me." (Psalm 142:7)

6. Judge: Feds Can Discriminate Against Churches - WND

Gray Miller, a federal judge in Texas, has ruled that the federal government can discriminate against churches whose congregations opened their facilities to government-aid programs that assisted Hurricane Harvey victims.

The ruling was in response to request for a temporary restraining order by three churches whose facilities were damaged in the weather catastrophe. They contend they should be included in the government program designed to help nonprofit organizations restore their facilities after such a disaster, because they were integral in providing assistance.

Miller dismissed the idea that churches should be treated equally. The judge argued a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing a Missouri church to participate in a government program to make playgrounds safer does not apply to the Texas case.

The playground, used for the church's school, is "not an 'essentially religious endeavor,'" he said. In the Texas case, he said, "the funding would be used to repair church facilities so that plaintiffs could use their facilities for their primary service, which plaintiffs admit is providing religious activities." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that this ruling will be overturned as quickly as possible. These churches served food and other items to the hurricane ravaged areas of Texas. Let Your Holy Spirit work in the heart of this judge deeply to show him the truth of what he has ruled.

- "Arise, O God, please Your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily. Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; the tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually." (Psalm 74:22,23)

7. DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu - BBC

At least 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The UN's Monusco mission said the peacekeepers were attacked by suspected rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in North Kivu province. Five Congolese soldiers also died.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in recent history and amounted to a "war crime". "I want to express my outrage and utter heartbreak at last night's attack. There must be no impunity for such assaults, here or anywhere else," he said.

Eastern DR Congo has suffered years of instability with rival groups fighting for control of territory. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for a move of Your Holy Spirit across all of Africa, but in particular these war torn areas that are in a constant state of fighting over territory.

- "But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, hear me in the truth of Your salvation." (Psalm 69:13)

8. The Middle East 'Peace Process' meme: What peace process? - Israel National News

Now that he formally has announced that the United States of America fully recognizes Jerusalem as the undisputed capital of the country of Israel, President Donald Trump once again has proven that he is the first American President since Ronald Reagan who actually fulfills campaign promises he made to the American people who elected him. And now he has fulfilled his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the country of Israel.

So, while other experts debate the meme, let us share a secret: There is no Middle East "peace process" and there has not been a "Middle East peace process" for decades. It is a sham. (Read more)

- Lord, we see how much the President has worked to fulfill promises made. We ask that Your peace descend upon Jerusalem, not the world's definition, but from Heaven, from Your Presence, for changed hearts and renewed minds.

- "I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

9. North Korea pushing for biological weapons factories, analysts say - Fox News

U.S. analysts have raised concerns over North Korea's potential to pursue an industrial-scale production of biological pathogens it could use to threaten neighbors and U.S. troops, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The report, citing U.S. and Asian intelligence officials, said Pyongyang is moving forward to access machinery to use in the program and "factories that can produce microbes by the ton." (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that You build a shield around all US interests and allies in the region. We take authority over the spirit of death and destruction that is running North Korea and command it to stop. In Your Name, amen.

- "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19)

10. Ancient pagan 'gods' reappearing around U.S., world - WND

The same group that recreated the Roman triumphal arch that once welcomed travelers to the Temple of Baal is now honoring another pagan deity. The United Arab Emirates, the Italian mission to the United Nations and the Institute for Digital Archeology have re-created a statue of the goddess Athena which once stood in Palmyra, according to Breaking Israel News.

Though Athena was venerated as a goddess of reason, she was also known as "Athena Promachos," a war goddess, and the re-created statue features her holding a spear. The exhibit, titled "The Spirit In the Stone," is being hosted at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. (Read more)

- Father, we rebuke the plans that remake pagan gods, and plead the Mighty Blood of Jesus against them. We bind up every work of the enemy in this endeavor and declare it null and void.

- "Whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 16:19b)

The Daily Jot

Monday, December 11, 2107

The destinies of nations

A Christian American farmer once addressed the legislature, saying, "This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings...

"...There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged!... Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!...Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

These are excerpts from the speech given on March 23, 1775 by Patrick Henry. Henry understood first hand the oppression of government over religious expression. The British government and the Episcopal Church were trying to stamp out the Baptists by persecuting them--even holding them under water until they nearly drowned. Upon news of one such beating, Henry rode his horse some 50 miles to attend the trial of two pastors who were accused of preaching the gospel. During the trial, Henry interrupted and asked the court if he heard it right that these men were on trial for "preaching the gospel of the Son of God?" Henry was instrumental in changing the laws against religious persecution.

Christians in America were not always so concerned about themselves and their self-improvement, or paranoid about supporting their country, or arguing over extra-biblical teachings, that they didn't take seriously what was happening to them and their nation. Romans 12:21 points out to: "Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good." The fact remains as Henry said, "There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations." We are seeing in the news how one person can make a difference, and how God uses whom he chooses to express his will on earth. Let us all be open to the will of the Lord as we live our lives each day, and as Peter and the Apostles said in Acts 5:29, "We ought to obey God rather than men." We might be surprised how God will use us as he chooses in the destiny of nations and of men.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Pray for Southern California

Pray for Southern California:

Fires Still Raging Out of Control
Southern California's Thomas Fire explodes in size, threatens new areas

Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire exploded in size Sunday and swept into new areas, as the wind-whipped flames forced thousands more residents to flee their homes.

The powerful flare-up on the western edge of the Thomas Fire sparked new evacuations as the fire sent up giant plumes of smoke near Montecito and Carpinteria, seaside areas in Santa Barbara County about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles that had been under fire threat for days and were now choked with smoke.

"The winds are kind of squirrely right now," said Mike Eliason, the Santa Barbara County fire spokesman. "Some places the smoke is going straight up in the air, and others it's blowing sideways. Depends on what canyon we're in."

Fire crews, with the help of a fleet of water-dropping planes and helicopters, tried to save homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze deeper into residential foothill areas and into unoccupied sections of Los Padres National Forest, where the state's fourth-largest fire burned a decade ago. (Fox News) Read more.

- Father, we stand in the gap for California, and pray for Your mercy over the land and over the people and creatures. Spare them, Father, for the dead cannot praise You. Let Your Spirit fall upon the people of California, to change their hearts and find truth in the midst of disaster.

- "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none." (Ezekiel 22:30)

> > > Update from Breaking Christian News:

PRAY! California Wildfires Worsening after Decimating Over 200,000 Acres; Here's How You Can Help

The vicious wildfires engulfing much of Southern California are continuing to spread, putting even more lives and homes at risk. Recent estimates indicate that around 200,000 acres of land have now been destroyed by the inferno. A widened evacuation zone has now been enforced, and it comes within just two miles of the Santa Barbara Zoo.

"The winds are kind of squirrely right now," said Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason. "Some places the smoke is going straight up in the air, and others it's blowing sideways. Depends on what canyon we're in."

Authorities estimate that the fires have destroyed almost 800 homes and other buildings, killed dozens of prized horses and forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes. One death, a 70-year-old woman who crashed her car on an evacuation route, has been attributed to the fire in Santa Paula.

> > > To learn how you can help the victims of these fires, please go here.
You can also make an online donation in support of the "California wildfires" relief fund via the Red Cross here. They have already deployed a volunteer chapter to the devastated region.

Hanukkah in the White House

Hanukkah in the White House

President Trump and First lady Melania Trump host a Hanukkah Reception. White House.

Dec 7, 2017

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted their first Hanukkah reception at the White House on December 7, 2017. Washington, DC. Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and other officials were also in attendance. To view this lovely service, please go here.

Agreeing in Prayer for Alabama: SOS

Agreeing in Prayer for Alabama: SOS

Dear Beloved Prayer Warriors and Friends,

Most of you have probably heard about the heavily-media-covered Senate Race here in Alabama between Republican Judge Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Doug Jones has Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama behind him with, rob calls, money and many defiling strategies against the righteous godly man, Judge Roy Moore. President Trump has put forth his robo call to Alabama voters in SUPPORT FOR JUDGE ROY MOORE.

There have been many 'see-through' and 'fishy' untruthful allegations made against Roy Moore in an attempt to kick him out of the Senate race and keep him from having a godly influence in Washington, D.C. Moore says he is innocent, and we believe him. He and his family have endured great hardship because of the battle that rages for this nation to turn to God.

Roy stood for God's Ten Commandments in Alabama years ago and has also stood against same sex marriages and abortions. He is a righteous leader who fears God first and foremost.

Last night Jerry and I were invited to lead a night of worship and prayer here at a local congregation (in relationship with Judge Moore) in Alabama with the intent to shift our nation to righteousness with a righteous vote for Judge Roy Moore on Tuesday, Dec. 12th. In the middle of our meeting, Roy Moore actually called in and quoted the famous passage from Ephesians about putting on the whole armor of God - and of course, we prayed for him while he was still connected by phone.

While we were still in Jerusalem we received a strong prophetic word about our season in the States. Housed within that word were these phrases: "There is a pillar of fire from heaven down to Alabama, there is an open heaven over Alabama."

We have a little more perspective now that several months have passed and we see what is at stake here in this Alabama Senate Race. We believe that God desires to use the State of Alabama to shift the nation to righteousness through this vital election coming up TOMORROW (from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Central Standard Time). The Lord is about to bring a mighty move His Spirit to our nation and we believe having Roy Moore in Washington, D.C. is a vital part of the good plan God has in store.

There is a battle raging in the spiritual realm concerning this Senate Race voted on by Alabamians tomorrow - December 12th. Would you please join Jerry and I and a host of other believers here in Alabama in agreeing prayer for God's will to be done and His Kingdom to come in this election?

7 quick bullet declarative prayer points are:

1. We declare Alabama will vote according to the Word and revealed will of God

2. We declare that there will be no tampering with the voting system that will succeed

3. We declare NO coercion or bribery to vote for an unrighteous candidate

4. We declare that no weapon formed against God's child, Roy Moore, will prevail and every tongue that rises up against him will be shown to be in the wrong

5. We declare a righteous shift in our nation, in Washington, D.C.

6. We declare 'light' be released in Alabama and all across our land (when God said 'let there be light' - there was 'light!')

7. We declare protection over Judge Roy Moore and his family AFTER the election and godly success and favor to him in Washington, D.C. when he takes his God-appointed Senate seat.

From our hearts, THANK YOU for agreeing with us in prayer for the name of our LORD to be glorified here in Alabama, the States and throughout the earth,

Jerry and Karen

[Jerry and Karen are friends of our ministry. They minister in worship, and are normally based in Israel. We do praise God that He has brought them back to Jerry's home state of Alabama . . . for such a time as this. Thank you for agreeing in prayer with their decrees.]

More Daily Features

More Daily Features

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
- Worship with Us Today!

Prayers for 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.

Classic Hymns


"An angel of the Lord appeared . . . and . . . said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.'" (Luke 2:8-11)

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need-to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim!


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About the Author:

Words:Pla­cide Cap­peau, 1847

Melody: Adolphe C. Adam (1803-1856)

About the Hymn:

Trans­lat­ed from French to Eng­lish by John S. Dwight (1812-1893).

This is said to have been the first mu­sic ev­er broad­cast over a ra­dio.

Signs and Wonders

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Micronesia, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours

The USGS has reported a strong and shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit 49km NW of Fais, State of Yap, Micronesia on December 9, 2017 at a 10.0 km depth.

This quake is the third M6.0+ earthquake to hit this region within the last 48 hours. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Micronesia on Friday, December 8, which was followed 9 hours later by an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude 50 km from Fais. (USGS) Read more.

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

The Good News Corner

After More Than 20 Years: Egyptian Churches Finally Allowed to Rebuild

[CBN News] After waiting more than two decades, churches in Egypt finally are allowed to rebuild their houses of worship, according to World Watch Monitor. In the southern rural part of the country, in an area known as the Minya governorate, the governor gave 21 churches the green light to rebuild and expand. Some analysts point to the fact that the permits came before several visits by international delegations of evangelicals to Cairo. Evangelical leaders met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, taking part in events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in November.

CBN News reported that a delegation of American evangelicals met evangelical leaders in Egypt. In a recent article, the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, along with his staff, wrote, "...President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is doing his best to reassure his people that Egypt won't back down from its promise to come to the aid of faith communities. The decision is an about-face in some areas, where churches had been closed to help 'ease tensions' with Muslims." (Breaking Christian News) Read more.

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About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Our Mission Statement

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a ministry which is positioned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., helping members of the Body of Christ to "pray for those in authority over us" in our federal government. Our primary purpose is to offer intercession on site for the members of Congress and their staffs each day that the Senate and the House of Representatives are in session; and our chief prayer focus is that "God's will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." [Matthew 6:10].

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]
Friends may participate by receiving our daily prayer alerts. You may contact us at chpp1994@gmail.com for more information. CHPP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt ministry. Thank you and God bless you!

Note: You may also learn more about CHPP by going here to visit our blog. Thank you!

We Welcome Your Gifts

We Welcome Your Gifts

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a 501(c)(3), tax- exempt, faith-based, ministry, dedicated to praying for our leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-4). CHPP relies solely on the gifts of our readers to continue this work; thus we greatly appreciate your help in supporting this publication. Offerings may be sent to: Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, P.O. Box 5152, Herndon, VA 20172-1970. Please make checks payable to: CHPP. THANK YOU!


Now you can also donate online by going here. Or . . . if you prefer, simply paste this link into your browser to access our secure online donor system:


"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." (Philippians 4:23)

Join our 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. EDT. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.

Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!

Our conference number is: 712-770-4340.

The access code is: 350430#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!

[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]

Pray for America!

New Feature!

Now you can join the Salt & Light Council, praying for our nation six days each week on a conference line!

Repentance and Restoration Prayer Line

Editor's note from CHPP:

For many years now, the Salt & Light Council has sponsored this outstanding half-hour of prayer, six days per week, with additional time available for Bible reading and fellowship.

We are delighted to make this "hidden treasure" available to all of you who make up our CHPP family.

You can also view their daily prayer calendar by going here.

The following press release was issued by the Salt and Light Council. Praise the Lord!

This is a 30 minute national conference prayer call offered Monday through Saturday. We pray daily for our President, Cabinet, Supreme Court, one or two state legislatures, preambles, plus a moral topic and Israel. All are welcome to participate in prayer for our nation. Fellowship and Bible reading is optional for those who would like to remain on the line. The call is hosted by The Salt & Light Council.

605-468-8015 / Access Code 338083#

Monday - Saturday
8:30 am PT 9:30 am MT
10:30 am CT 11:30 am ET