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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham: Tributes Continue to Pour In . . .

1. Tributes to Billy Graham: 'We are now a nation without a pastor' - WND

Here is a sampling of the countless tributes to one of the 20th century's most influential figures, the Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at the age of 99 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.

Among the people reacting to the news are five former U.S. presidents as well as the current chief executive. Graham developed influential relationships with 11 presidents, from Harry Truman to George W. Bush.

Bush recalled in an interview many years ago that at a time when he was a cynic and a heavy drinker with many questions about faith, Graham had an "enormous influence" on his life, helping him "understand the redemptive power of a risen Lord."

In a statement Wednesday, the former president said Graham's "love for Christ and his gentle soul helped open hearts to the Word, including mine." (To read these tributes, go here.)

2. Billy Graham's Legacy Echoes Through Eternity - Liberty Counsel

Graham always stayed true to his simple message of hope in Jesus Christ. At his final crusade in June 2005 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York, he said, "I have one message: that Jesus Christ came, he died on a cross, he rose again, and he asked us to repent of our sins and receive him by faith as Lord and Savior, and if we do, we have forgiveness of all of our sins." During the week of his 95th birthday in 2013, Graham delivered his final message via more than 480 television stations across the U.S. and Canada. More than 26,000 churches participated in the My Hope project, making it the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's largest evangelistic outreach ever in North America.

Graham's grave marker will read, "Preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ." (Read more)

3. Power in humility: Billy Graham's legacy - One News Now

Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (Charlotte, NC) and former head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, believes that "if there were an evangelical Mt. Rushmore, Billy Graham would be the first person on it." He points out that Graham preached the gospel to more people than anyone else in the world and is responsible for the Lord leading millions of people to Christ.

"His legacy will be that he's the greatest preacher of the gospel in at least the last thousand years, and maybe the greatest preacher of the gospel since the Apostles," Dr. Land submits. "Evangelicalism is far, far more deeply rooted in the soil of the United States and all around the world because of the way in which God used Billy Graham."

The seminary president believes Billy Graham's greatest characteristic was perhaps his humility. (Read more)

4. Just as He Was: Billy Graham Goes Home - Family Research Council

Reflecting over the amazing arc of his ministry, the Reverend Billy Graham wrote, "I know that my life will soon be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven." On Wednesday, his wait was over. Nine months shy of his 100th birthday, America's pastor went to enjoy the one thing he cared most about: eternity. (Read more)

5. Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Billy Graham - The White House


As a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty first day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.


Focus on Israel

1. Jewish Leaders Mourn the Passing of Reverend Billy Graham, Friend of Israel - Breaking Israel News

Reverend Billy Graham, a powerful advocate of Israel and one of the most influential Evangelical leaders of the era, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 99. . . . In particular, Reverend Graham is remembered for his efforts at healing the rift that has separated Jews and Christians for the last millennium. After the Six Day War in 1967, Reverend Graham spoke about his support for the Jewish People in an interview saying, "the Jews are God's chosen people. We cannot place ourselves in opposition to Israel without detriment to ourselves."

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, worked with the reverend and his institutions for over thirty years and shared words of praise for Graham. "He was deeply committed to his Christian Faith but at the same time, he was tolerant and loving to those who did not share his faith," Rabbi Eckstein told Breaking Israel News.

"Graham's influence helped start the very first dialogues in history between Evangelicals and Jews," Eckstein noted. "Without his presence, I doubt Jewish-Christian relations would be where they are today. He had deep and powerful Christian convictions but he was open and respectful to Jews and Judaism."

"He was one of the first Christians to endorse the State of Israel and urge his followers to stand with her at all times," Eckstein continued. "He was ahead of his time and set the pattern for what later became Christian Zionism."

(Read more)

2. 'We are the Canaanites' - Israel National News

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations Security Council that PA residents are the direct descendants of the Canaanites, claiming that 'Palestine' made significant contributions to humanity prior to the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

During his address at the UN Security Councilin which he called on the international community to hold a Middle East peace conference, with the goal of launching multilateral negotiations, Abbas claimed that the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza were in fact descended from the ancient Canaanites.

"We are the descendants of the Canaanites who lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago, and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remains rooted in its land. The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland, and made contributions to humanity and civilization."

(Read more)

3. Early election seen as increasingly likely as PM's troubles deepen - Israel Hayom

As ongoing and newly opened investigations involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continue to develop, it is increasingly likely that Netanyahu may call an early election and that his government will not complete a four-year term in office, many in Israeli political circles believe.

Many MKs think that Netanyahu will seek to move up the next general election, currently set for Nov. 5, 2019, allowing voters to decide the fate of his government, rather than resign from office. The fact that his Likud party is seeing an upswing in political polls may contribute to the prime minister's decision to hold an election.

Following the publication of the Israel Police's recommendations in the cases involving Netanyahu, coalition party heads announced on Tuesday that they do not intend at this time to move to dissolve the current government, but that could change depending on developments in the investigations. Still, it is more likely that Netanyahu himself would opt for early elections than that one of his coalition partners would force his hand.

(Read more)

4. Arab Knesset member complains: Saudi Arabia does not want downfall of Netanyahu - Times of Israel

Saudi Arabia is forging a direct alliance with the Palestinians' worst enemy - the Israeli right headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, MK Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint (Arab) List, claimed on Tuesday.

"Saudi Arabia does not want the downfall of Netanyahu," Odeh said. "Saudi Arabia does not want the Israeli right to be replaced. Saudi Arabia believes that Netanyahu is the best man in the battle against Iran," he said in an interview with the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen TV station.

(Read more)

5. Filber recalls PM's wife 'screaming' at him over a watch - Israel National News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, "screamed" at Shlomo Filber during a visit 15 years ago to Italy when he refused to allow the couple to keep an expensive watch presented to them by the then Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to a report on Hadashot News.

Filber, the suspended Communications Ministry Director-General, who for a time served as Netanyahu's right-hand man, told investigators in the Bezeq corruption investigation that working under Netanyahu and his wife was problematic and that he encountered at least one "shocking" incident in what he described as one of the latter's temper flare ups.

"My first job with Netanyahu was when he was foreign minister," Filber told investigators after signing a state's witness deal in the probe, commonly referred to as Case 4000.

(Read more)

6. Netanyahu: Israeli Intelligence Helped Australia Stop Airliner Attack - Algemeiner

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging international intelligence-sharing but gave no details.

His comments, during a speech in Jerusalem to US Jewish leaders, followed a statement from the Israeli army that a branch of military intelligence known as "Unit 8200" had foiled an "aerial attack abroad by Islamic State."

Israeli media said the army statement referred to an attempted bombing in July of an Etihad Airways flight due to leave Sydney for Abu Dhabi, which was foiled by Australian security forces before the plane took off. An Australian man had sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch the flight carrying a home-made bomb disguised as a meat-mincer, built at the direction of a senior Islamic State commander, Australian police said.

(Read more)

7. Christians and Jews Kick Off Joint Bible Study at The Knesset - Breaking Israel News

A revolution of Torah study is something that was promised in the Bible a long time ago, said Rabbi Tuly Weisz, speaking at the first-ever Schindler Society Knesset Bible Study. Nearly 200 Jews and Christians gathered at the Knesset on Tuesday for the event, which was co-sponsored by the Knesset Caucus for the Encouragement of Bible Study and Israel365. Knesset Members Yehudah Glick (Likud), Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beiteinu) and Sharren Haskel (Likud) attended.

Jim Garlow and Rosemary Schindler, founders of the Schindler Society, were unable to attend the event at the very last minute. However, they shared a video about their decision to launch Bible study in the Knesset.

The Schindler Society, a US-based Christian group, has introduced ongoing Bible study in the US Congress and the United Nations.

"The reason we love the Jewish people is not because of some hidden agenda. We stand with Israel because God promises to bless us if we do and since it is His plan to bring the Jews back to their homeland, we are to support God's wonderful plan," said Garlow. "The Christians are there to listen, not lead. We come as learners." (Read more)

"And the many peoples shall go and say: 'Come, Let us go up to the Mount of Hashem, To the House of the God of Yaakov; That He may instruct us in His ways, And that we may walk in His paths.'" (Isaiah 2:3 The Israel Bible)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump on preventing mass shootings: 'we're going to get it done' - Fox News

President Trump said Wednesday the administration is going to strengthen background checks for gun purchases and "put a strong emphasis on mental health," as he promised students and families "we are going to get it done."

The president, Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hosted students, teachers and families affected by the Parkland high school shooting for a "listening session" at the White House Wednesday, which lasted close to two hours. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You that this President is a man who is true to his words. Lord God, he says what he means, and he means what he says. We continue to ask that Your manifold wisdom would be with President Trump as he begins to take action on the new policies he has promised. In Your Name, amen.

- "By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just . . ." (Proverbs 8:15)

2. Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge - Reuters

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators. The attorney, Alex van der Zwaan, the son-in-law of one of Russia's richest men, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to a charge of lying to the Special Counsel's office. A U.S. judge set his sentencing for April 3. The case involves work that van der Zwaan, a 33-year-old Dutch citizen, performed in 2012 about Ukraine for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, senior officials in Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign. The two former aides have been charged with conspiracy to launder money and failure to register as foreign agents in connection with work for a pro-Russia Ukrainian party.

The charge against van der Zwaan make no reference to Trump's campaign or the 2016 election. But legal experts said the charge would put more pressure on the former Trump aides to cooperate with Mueller as he looks into whether Russia tried to influence the election in favor of Trump by hacking the emails of leading Democrats and distributing disinformation and propaganda online. Manafort, who was Trump's campaign manager for almost five months in 2016, and Gates, who was deputy campaign manager, pleaded not guilty last year to Mueller's charges. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for an end to this investigation, which has gone way beyond its original boundary of investigating Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

- Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. (Psalm 7:9)

3. ABC Pays the Price After Joy Behar Attacks Christianity on 'The View' -

"The View" co-host Joy Behar's comparison of Christianity to a mental illness on last Tuesday's program has prompted over 25,000 calls to flood into the ABC network in protest. The Media Research Center watchdog group reported that this tally had come in as of Monday morning. The segment where Behar made the comparison centered around a back-and-forth regarding Vice President Mike Pence's faith, based on some recent comments made by former White House staff Omarosa Manigault.

"He's extreme," Manigault told Vanity Fair. "I'm Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. And I'm like, 'Jesus ain't say that.'"

First, co-host Sunny Hostin observed, "I think what's interesting is she says that Jesus tells Mike Pence things to say. When you have a Mike Pence that now puts this religious veneer on things and who calls people values voters, I think we're in a dangerous situation," she added. "Look I'm Catholic. I'm a faithful person, but I don't know that I want my vice president, um - speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him." Behar chimed in, joking, "Like I said before, it's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you." "Exactly. That's different," Hostin replied. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct. Hearing voices," said Behar.

Pence responded that he is used to criticism, "But when I heard that ABC had a program that likened my Christianity to mental illness, I just couldn't be silent." He continued, "Look, my Christian faith is probably the most important thing in my life. I do try and start every day reading the Bible. My wife and I try and have a prayer together before I leave the house every morning. But I do think I'm a very typical American. I think (Behar's comment) is evidence of how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people," Pence stated. (Read more)

- Lord, we are grateful for the uprising of voices against this real bigotry. We intercede for Joy Behar and Omarosa Manigault, praying for their repentance and a right relationship with You.

- Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
(Revelation 3:19)

4. Trump Touts Increased Background Checks, Moves to Ban 'Bump Stocks' on Assault Rifles - NewsMax

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose rules that would ban bump stocks, saying that "I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized very soon. Just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns," Trump said in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House honoring recipients of the Presidential Medal of Valor. "We can do more to protect our children. We must do more to protect our children," Trump said during the announcement at the White House.

Bump stocks came to the forefront of the gun control debate after the deadly mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in October that left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured. The gunman in that incident used a bump stock device. Shooting survivors and other young people are pressing for more gun control in a rising chorus of grief and activism. Their "March for Our Lives" is planned March 24 in Washington. "The key in all of these efforts, as I said in my remarks the day after the shooting, is that we cannot merely take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference," Trump said. "We must actually make a difference. We must move past cliches and tired debates and focus on solutions and security measures that actually work and that make it easier for men and women of law enforcement to protect our children and to protect our safety." (Read more)

- Father, help President Trump lead this national conversation about gun control, background checks, law enforcement, mental illness and personal safety. Give him Your divine wisdom as he engages this emotional topic.

- A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more. (Matthew 2:18)

5. Stunning list: Cops stop dozens of school attacks before they happen - WND

When it comes to horrific school attacks and shootings, "See something, say something, do something" is apparently a policy that really does save innocent lives. Police, schools and parents are stopping school attacks across America by taking the threats seriously, reporting them and quickly arresting the students before there's ever a massacre.

In the case of Nikolas Cruz, the shooter who opened fire on students at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day and killed 17 people, reports about his disturbing behavior apparently came flooding in to authorities. Cruz's friends saw something. They said something. But authorities apparently didn't do anything. The FBI failed to act on a tip that Cruz sought to "kill people" and there was "potential of him conducting a school shooting." The FBI received a phone call on Jan. 5 from a person who was seeking to report Cruz's disturbing behavior and social media posts. The FBI admitted it didn't follow protocols and assess the situation as a threat. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called for an "immediate review" of the case. "It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed," Sessions said Friday. "We see the tragic consequences of those failures."

In just the last several days and weeks, authorities have become hyper-vigilant in responding to threats of school shootings. Now police are cracking down, arresting students who threaten the lives of other students, teachers and administrators. Not every case involved firearms. Some students possessed knives. Others included a crossbow and machetes. WND has compiled the following list of recent school attacks that were stopped before they ever happened - thanks to quick actions of police, school officials, concerned parents and students who are boldly speaking up and taking action to prevent the loss of another innocent life. (Read more)

- Father, we are grateful for our law enforcement, and this list reveals the difficult job they do each day. We pray for Your angelic help and protection for each person protecting our communities and schools.

- Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. (Psalm 127:1)

6. Secretary Perdue: "Rural America will see major benefits from Trump's infrastructure plan" -

Throughout American history, we have been recognized as a global leader in many areas, but we are in distinct danger of squandering advantages we hold over other countries when it comes to our infrastructure system. Once the envy of the world, our infrastructure is crumbling and inadequate, and our nation risks slipping behind in economic achievement. Under President Trump's "Building a Stronger America" infrastructure agenda, we can restore our position in the world and steer America back to prosperity, particularly in rural America.

In my nine months in office, I have traveled to 33 states, including Iowa, taking a hard look at the challenges and opportunities in rural communities and hearing from rural citizens. At every stop, I heard about the dire need to expand broadband access, rebuild aging roads and bridges, provide clean water, and supply affordable, reliable power. Specifically, I heard from people in agricultural communities who could use better transportation for moving American farmers and ranchers' amazing bounty and enhancing access to their suppliers and customers, both domestically and internationally. Only with reliable and efficient infrastructure can rural America's bounty be brought to market at home and abroad. (Read more)

- Lord, You care about our farmers, ranchers and miners, and we are grateful for this renewed focus to reach them with infrastructure and technology. May these changes bring glory to Your Name.

- Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)

7. Trump accuser: President 'should be afraid' - Washington Examiner

A woman who claims President Trump forcibly kissed her more than a decade ago said Trump "should be afraid" of the truth coming out as he denies such an incident ever happened. Rachel Crooks, who is running as a Democrat for a seat in Ohio's state Legislature, told CNN on Tuesday night that she's not surprised Trump called her a liar in a tweet earlier in the day. "It is the first time, I guess, he's attacked me personally on Twitter, but his whole approach to this has been to deny the allegation of myself and, like you said, almost 20 women who have come forward. So it's not surprising," Crooks told CNN's Don Lemon.

Trump denied the accusation in a tweet Tuesday after the Washington Post shared her story. "A woman I don't know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security ... cameras running. Another False Accusation. Why doesn't @washingtonpost report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me? One had her home mortgage paid off. Only @FoxNews so reported...doesn't fit the Mainstream Media narrative," he tweeted. More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, though Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations. (Read more)

- Father, it is clear The Accuser is using these women to deceive and manipulate our people. You have already judged President Trump worthy to carry the mantle of leadership over this nation. We ask You to rebuke the enemy for our sake.

- Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I've never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. (Psalm 27:12)

8. POLL: Americans Are More Satisfied With Their Country Than They Have Been In A Decade - DailyWire

Americans are more satisfied with the United States' place in the world now than they have been in more than a decade, according to a new poll from Gallup - and that number has grown by more than 10% in the past year alone. According to the respected polling company, 45% of Americans "are satisfied with the position of the United States in the world," up 13 points from January of 2017 and, coincidentally, a 13-year high.

This poll is extremely good news for Trump, and even perhaps for Republicans, generally. Last year, just before Trump's inauguration, American satisfaction with their own country took a major dip, to just 36%, likely over the popular perception that Trump represented a "failure" on the part of the American public to select a proper president. But according to Gallup, that perception seems to have "broken," and even as Trump's job approval ratings have "failed to improve," the polling group says Americans now believe we're in a better position in the world than we were in the final year of the Obama Administration. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for this national optimism and increased prosperity for our people. Help us use these resources well, keeping our focus on Your Kingdom.

- Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. (Luke 12:31)

9. Dems taking heat from allies for fixation on slamming tax cuts, Trump - Fox News

Washington Democrats are taking heat from some of their biggest financial supporters over a midterm-election strategy still focused on bashing President Trump and the Republican tax cut plan - as recent polls suggest the party's candidates could be losing their edge. Congressional Democrats, just a couple months ago, thought they had a winning plan for taking control of the chamber by arguing the tax cuts were a gift to corporate supporters at the expense of the American worker. Within hours of the bill's passage, Democrats returned to their districts for the holidays, ready to trumpet the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's message of "House Republicans Sign Away Their Seats." However, the extra money in employee paychecks since early January, and bonuses related to the cuts, apparently are winning over voters.

Those outside the Capitol Hill bubble are taking note, and urging Democrats to reconsider their message. "If we spend all of our cycle running against the tax bill, it's probably going to be a mistake," Julie Greene, a former Democratic National Committee aide who now leads midterm campaign efforts for the AFL-CIO, recently said. The most recent RealClearPolitics average of "generic" ballot polls -- asking voters which party they prefer in congressional races -- shows Democrats with a roughly 7-percentage-point lead over Republicans, compared with 13 points the day after Congress approved the tax law. Trump also has taken note of the polls, as Democrats try to win a total two-dozen seats to retake the House majority they lost in 2010. "Republicans are now leading the Generic Poll, perhaps because of the popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away. Actually, they want to raise you taxes, substantially," the president tweeted Tuesday. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray the American people will connect the policies of the Trump Administration and Republican Congress with their improving lives. Help each person understand the whole truth, regardless of spin.

- Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

10. Pennsylvania's new election map delights Democrats, enrages GOP - Washington Examiner

The new congressional district map released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday not only completely renumbered every district in the state, but also knocked both Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone out of the seat they are running for in the special election race less than a month away. The new map comes weeks after the state high court ruled that the map drawn in 2011 by Republicans was an unacceptable partisan gerrymander.

The court on Monday also allowed for a revised nomination petition calendar for candidates running for U.S. House, moving the nominating period to end March 20, keeping the primary election on schedule for May 15. "The new map gives the Democrats a nice chance to win at least 8 to 10 of the newly redrawn seats, a nice leap from the current disadvantage of holding only 5 of the 18 seats," said Mike Mikus a Democratic strategist based in Western Pennsylvania. In short, it completely unravels the Republicans' advantage and actively helps Democrats through some creative geography. (Read more)

- Father, this map is truly a travesty of justice - but we believe You will work what the enemy planned for harm to the good of those who trust in You. We pray for more and even greater victories among those who call You Lord.

- You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20)


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Pray for the Supreme Court!

Pray for the Supreme Court!

The Judicial Action Group (JAG) Releases an In-Depth Guide to Effective Prayer for the Supreme Court of the United States of America

Dear Friends,

God has truly blessed us with the publication of a tremendous guide to prayer for the Supreme Court.

Based upon the Lord's Prayer, this guide "walks you through" the Court, citing numerous cases that justices have rendered over the decades, each of which has served to nullify the Law and the Word of God in favor of men's interpretations of law.

Beginning in 1947, when the Supreme Court judged in Everson v. Board of Education to erect a law to separate "church and state," moving to the horrors of Roe v. Wade, and culminating in the recent opinion that upheld homosexual unions, this Guide to Prayer is outstanding.

We at Capitol Hill Prayer Partners strongly recommend this resource to you, and to any prayer group you of which you may be a member . . .

Please go to THIS LINK to print out the Prayer Guide, and join us as we continue to decree that God's will shall be done on earth, as it is in heaven, amen.
Please note: The author of this Prayer Guide is Phillip Jauregui of the Judicial Action Group. To learn more about their work, you may contact Phillip at:

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: -- 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

In Honor of the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham:


"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)


Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove, Here for a season, then above, O Lamb of God, I come, I come!


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About the Author:

Words: Char­lotte El­li­ott, 1835

Melody: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1849

About the Hymn:

Miss Charlotte Elliott was vi­sit­ing some friends in the West End of Lon­don, and there met the em­i­nent min­is­ter, Cé­sar Ma­lan. While seat­ed at sup­per, the min­is­ter said he hoped that she was a Christ­ian. She took of­fense at this, and re­plied that she would ra­ther not dis­cuss that quest­ion. Dr. Ma­lan said that he was sor­ry if had of­fend­ed her, that he al­ways liked to speak a word for his Mas­ter, and that he hoped that the young la­dy would some day be­come a work­er for Christ. When they met again at the home of a mu­tu­al friend, three weeks lat­er, Miss Ell­i­ott told the min­is­ter that ev­er since he had spok­en to her she had been try­ing to find her Sav­iour, and that she now wished him to tell her how to come to Christ. "Just come to him as you are," Dr. Ma­lan said. This she did, and went away re­joic­ing. Shortly af­ter­ward she wrote this hymn.

Signs and Wonders

Swarm of 200 Earthquakes Hits Yellowstone

A swarm of more than 200 earthquakes struck Yellowstone National Park over the past two weeks, but that probably doesn't mean the "big one" is coming anytime soon, according to geologists from the park.

The 200 temblors began on Feb. 8 and ramped up on Feb. 15 in an area about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In reality, many more tiny quakes hit the region but were simply too small for seismometers to pick them up, according to the USGS.

But while the swarm is bigger than the everyday seismicity in the park, it's not a sign of a major quake, said Michael Poland, scientist-in-charge of the USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.

"This is what Yellowstone does; this is Yellowstone being Yellowstone," Poland told Live Science. "It experiences swarms all the time."

In fact, the same area saw an even bigger swarm between June and September of 2017, when 2,400 temblors hit the same approximate region. The current swarm may actually be the continuation of that earlier swarm, Poland said. (Live Science) Read more.

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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]
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"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.

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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.

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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.

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