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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, February 8, 2018

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The National Prayer Breakfast

News from The National Prayer Breakfast

Dear Friends,

Once again this year, ministry leaders from across the nation gathered this week for the National Prayer Breakfast: several days of conferences and workshops, highlighted by the Breakfast itself. Please see below several headlines about this year's NPB, taken from various sources.

We offer our own prayers that the fruit of this year's NPB will serve to bring our nation, and the nations, into a time of revival for our Lord. Amen.

1. 'A Nation of believers' - The White House

Each year for more than half a century, the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington has drawn religious leaders and members from both sides of the aisle in Congress to reflect on the importance of faith in public life.

This morning, President Donald J. Trump delivered remarks to the thousands assembled for this year's event. He also dined last night with faith leaders and a bipartisan group of senators and congressmen ahead of today's session. The President's guests included Reverend Franklin Graham, Pastor Paula White, and Pastor Robert Jeffress.

"America is a Nation of believers," President Trump said this morning. "Across our land we see the splendor of God's creation. . . . Together as Americans, we are a tireless force for justice and for peace."

2. 'Our Rights Come From Our Creator': Trump, Scalise Speak at National Prayer Breakfast - CBN News

People from around the world gathered in Washington, DC, Thursday morning for the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast. More than 3,500 hundred attendees were at the Washington Hilton for the event - among them, President Donald Trump and members of Congress.

The president stressed the importance of religious freedom and reminded those present that America is one nation under God. "Our rights are not given to us by man. Our rights come from our Creator. No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away," Trump told the audience. "When Americans are able to live by their convictions, to speak openly of their faith and to teach their children what is right, our families thrive, our communities flourish, and our nation can achieve anything at all," he said. The President also pointed to God's hand at work in the world today.
Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) who narrowly survived being shot last year at a congressional baseball event, also spoke at the breakfast event. Scalise has publicly praised God for helping him survive the shooting, saying previously, "I am definitely a living example that miracles really do happen."

During his prayer breakfast speech, Scalise again pointed to God over and over again, in his own story of survival as well as in references to American government. "This was a nation founded with a deep belief in God," Scalise said, pointing to the way the Founding Fathers talked about faith and God as they were establishing a new nation. "You can't separate church from state," Scalise continued. "This idea that you could just check your faith at the door . . . faith is part of who you are, it's part of who I am." (Read more)

3. Watch the President's Speech - The White House

To view all of President Trump's remarks at today's Prayer Breakfast, please go here.

4. Watch the Video of the Entire Prayer Breakfast - CBN

To view the entire prayer breakfast, including the remarks of Steve Scalise, please go here.

5. National Prayer Breakfast: Donald Trump Transcript - Time

To read the transcript of President Trump's inspiring remarks at today's Breakfast, please go here.

Focus on Israel

1. Poland defies US, Israel by signing law 'whitewashing' Holocaust - World Israel News

The press office of President Andrzej Duda confirmed he enacted the law on Tuesday, about six hours after he announced he planned to do so.

However, Duda said earlier in the day he planned to ask the Poland constitutional court to evaluate the bill, leaving open the possibility it might be amended.

As written, the legislation approved by Polish lawmakers carries fines and prison sentences of up to three years for public statements that falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland.

Both Israel and the United States criticized the law prior to the president signing it. Israeli officials and Holocaust scholars said it would allow Poland to whitewash the role of Poles who killed or denounced Jews during Nazi Germany's World War II occupation of Poland.

(Read more)

2. Saudis reportedly okay airspace for direct India-Israel flights; Riyadh denies - Times of Israel

Saudi Arabia reportedly okayed the use of its airspace for flights between Israel and India, according to Hebrew-language media Wednesday. However, a Saudi official quickly denied the claim.

The approval, which would cut hours off the flight route, would be a first and mark a major milestone in Israel's attempts to deepen ties with Gulf Sunni states.

(Read more)

3. WATCH: 'Lost Tribe' Returns to Pray in Jerusalem - United with Israel

After their long-awaited arrival in Israel, members of a "lost tribe" from Asia known as "Bnei Menashe" toured heritage sites and prayed in some of Judaism's holiest places.

The Jewish tribe of Menashe was exiled from Israel 2,700 years ago. Now, members of a tribe from Asia that believes they are Menashe's descendants has returned to Israel.

Two and a half months after their long-awaited arrival in Israel, members of this tribe, the "Bnei Menashe," began the ultimate tour of their heritage. Starting at midnight at the Tomb of Joseph, the tribe visited the grave of the father of their biblical ancestor Menashe, in the heart of Samaria, then continued to Bethlehem to the Tomb of Rachel, Joseph's mother.

(Read more)

4. IDF Chief clarifies Israelis held captive by Hamas must come before Gaza rehabilitation - Jerusalem Online

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot on Sunday joined Israeli officials warning of the situation in Gaza and said that due to the current crisis the chances of a conflict with Hamas are growing. However, Eisenkot stressed that any rehabilitation must be contingent on resolving the issue of the missing Israelis in Gaza.

Eisenkot clarified that efforts must be carried out to prevent a humanitarian collapse in the Gaza Strip. The Chief of Staff added that the crisis may lead to a conflict with Hamas in 2018.

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is not interested in a war with Hamas but will "do whatever is necessary" to defend itself. Netanyahu also commended Eisenkot and said that he has full confidence in him and the IDF.

(Read more)

5. The World Bank's Red-Dead Sea gamble - Jerusalem Post

Almost two decades ago, facing severe water shortages, Israel began to plan for an alternative: desalination. Amidst one of the most severe droughts in its history, an Israeli company, IDC (a division of Strauss), built Israel's first desalination plant in Ashdod (2005), followed by Hadera (2009), and Sorek (2016). There are now five plants in Israel and more are planned. As a result, in addition to water conservation and water recycling programs, Israel is resupplying its major water reserve, Lake Kinneret, and now exports water.

With Jordan facing water shortages and the Dead Sea shrinking dramatically, the World Bank suggested a billion- dollar project to provide potable water to Jordan, Israel and areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, and bring water to the Dead Sea by building a large desalination plant on the Red Sea, where they share a border. Water from the plant would be pumped 100 miles north through Jordan to replenish the Dead Sea and then to Amman.

But there were many objections, especially from ecologists and water experts who claimed that the project would not be sufficient to prevent the crisis of the Dead Sea and would even damage it. Others argued that the desalinated water lacked essential minerals, such as magnesium, found in fresh water and would have adverse effects on consumers. Economists pointed to the huge energy and infrastructure requirements necessary. Nevertheless, an agreement was signed between the partners in the project.

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The Daily Brief

1. Texts Reveal Obama Wanted 'To Know Everything' About FBI Investigations - Daily Caller

Newly discovered texts exchanged by FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page reveal possible involvement by former President Barack Obama in FBI investigations near the end of his presidency. "Potus wants to know everything we're doing," Page told Strzok in a text message dated Sept 2, 2016. Page then described preparing former FBI director James Comey to brief Obama on the details of a particular investigation. The ongoing high profile investigations at the time involved the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Congressional investigators told Fox News the texts could spark an inquiry into the depth of Obama's knowledge and involvement in FBI investigations. Page also revealed in her text messages with Strzok that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe knew of emails discovered on Clinton aide Huma Abedin's computer on Sept 28, 2016. Comey did not notify Congress of this batch of emails until days before the election on October 28, 2016. The delay in notification and the role McCabe played in the investigation is reportedly an item of interest for FBI inspector general Michael Horowitz in a new report. (Read more)

- Father, we stand in awe of You as You reveal corruption throughout our government and our nation each day. Help us contend for the truth and see Your will done on earth as in heaven.

- He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. (Colossians 1:28-29)

2. NEW: Criminal Referral Confirms Nunes Memo's Explosive Claims Of FISA Abuse - The Federalist

A criminal referral from top Senate investigators confirms explosive charges in last week's House Intelligence Committee memo regarding abuse of surveillance authorities at the FBI and Department of Justice. It also reveals a host of problems arising from the bureau's cooperation with foreign investigator Christopher Steele, who was working on behalf of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The eight-page memo from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) includes underlying evidence to support the claims.

"It appears the FBI relied on admittedly uncorroborated information, funded by and obtained for Secretary Clinton's presidential campaign, in order to conduct surveillance of an associate of the opposing presidential candidate. It did so based on Mr. Steele's personal credibility and presumably having faith in his process of obtaining the information. But there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility," Sens. Graham and Grassley wrote. (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray for justice in our land, especially among those who were given the authority and responsibility to execute justice within the FBI and Department of Justice. Bring witnesses forward and help us weed out the sons of lawlessness.

- The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. (1 John 3:8)

3. Senate Announces 2-Year Budget Deal That's A Huge Win For GOP - Daily Caller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a deal Wednesday afternoon that averts a government shutdown and sets spending limits for two years. "I am pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement. I want to thank my friend the Democratic Leader for joining me this afternoon, and for the productive discussions that generated this proposal," McConnell, standing alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said on the Senate floor Wednesday. "This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among Congressional leaders and the White House. No one would suggest it is perfect. But we worked hard to find common ground and stay focused on serving the American people."

The announcement comes shortly after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday on the House floor that she will vote against any budget caps deal if Speaker of the House Paul Ryan does not commit to bringing an immigration bill to the House floor for a vote. House lawmakers are currently considering a deal that does not include a legislative fix for the 620,000-800,000 illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Ryan is adamant that neither he nor the Republican House caucus will put forth a bill in the House that is not in-line with the president's stance on immigration, a likely reference to chain migration-the key issue in the ongoing immigration debate in Congress. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the final budget will reflect Your priorities for our nation. Help us hold our legislators accountable to prioritize fiscal responsibility and moral expenditures.

- Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. (Isaiah 58:12)

4. Mad Dog Mattis Puts Congress On Notice Over Funding - 'America Can Afford Survival' - Daily Caller

Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke to the White House press corps Wednesday to defend funding for American military. "America can afford survival. For too long, we have asked our military to carry on stoically with a 'success at any cost' attitude. The fact that our volunteer military has performed so well is a credit to their dedication and professionalism. We expect the men and women of our military to be faithful in their service, even when going in harm's way. We have a duty to remain faithful to them."

Mattis spoke even more passionately in defense of the American military Tuesday while speaking to the House Armed Services Committee. "To defend our way of life, our military will embrace change while holding fast to traditional proven attributes that make us the most formidable force on any battlefield. Those who would threaten America's experiment in democracy must know if you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day," Mattis said. (Read more)

- Father, we are grateful for our military leadership, but even more thankful for Your protection over our nation.

- The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the Lord. (Proverbs 21:31)

5. Conservatives Call on Mulvaney to Audit CFPB Finances - Free Beacon

More than 25 conservative leaders are pressing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Acting Director Mick Mulvaney to conduct an audit of the bureau's finances. "Every aspect related to CFPB should be put on the table, and what we can do through administrative action, either through the audit process or whatever rollbacks we need to do, we should do it," said FreedomWorks vice president of legislative affairs Jason Pye, who signed on to a letter sent to Mulvaney last week.

The CFPB is a creation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and has been under the leadership of Obama appointees until November of last year when the long-time director Richard Cordray resigned to pursue his candidacy for Ohio governor. Conservatives are pressing Mulvaney for transparency, as they have criticized the CFPB for being both unaccountable and also unconstitutional. Other groups and individuals who have signed on to the letter include the former senator and Heritage director Jim DeMint, as well as the Grover Norquist-led Americans for Tax Reform. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the complete unveiling of all the shakedowns, backroom deals, cronyism, and incompetence that permeated this corrupt government entity - the misnamed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

- Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree? (Psalm 94:20)

6. Chai Feldblum Should Not Be Reappointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Family Research Council

On December 11, 2017, President Trump transmitted to the Senate the nomination of Chai R. Feldblum for reappointment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for a five-year term that would not expire until 2023. The EEOC, the agency charged with enforcement of federal non-discrimination laws, is required to have bipartisan balance among its five members. One media report has suggested that the reappointment of Feldblum, a Democrat, could be part of a deal with Sen. Chuck Schumer to achieve quick action on one or two Republican appointees to the Commission.

However, Feldblum's record, both before and after her appointment to the EEOC, is an extreme one, and the Trump administration could surely have found a less radical choice to occupy a Democratic seat. Feldblum has publically advocated that sex discrimination in current law should be redefined to include sexual orientation and gender identity. She also believes that religious liberty exemptions should be extremely narrow. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Chai Feldblum's nomination will be withdrawn or rejected by the Senate, and we ask for her to be replaced by someone who respects the institutions of family and faith.

- Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. (2 Corinthians 8:13)

7. FEC commissioner who blocked regulation of Drudge, Internet, steps down - Washington Examiner

Lee E. Goodman, who led a battle to stop Democrats from imposing political regulations on the Internet and news sites like the Drudge Report and other media, is stepping down from the Federal Election Commission. "Serving the American people as a commissioner of the Federal Election Commission has been a profound honor," he said in a resignation letter to President Trump.

For years, Goodman has been a tireless voice for First Amendment rights on the internet. He has blocked several flagrant and subtle efforts by FEC Democrats to impose regulations on conservative media, the internet, and major websites like Fox, the Drudge Report, Facebook, and Twitter. "I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers," said Goodman, who was chairman of the FEC at the time. A key driving force during his term was limiting regulation of new technology that has come to dominate politics. "We restrained unlawful efforts to regulate, and in some cases censor, American citizens' political opinions on YouTube and Twitter, as well as the freedom of press outlets like Fox News and WCVB-TV of Boston to make editorial decisions concerning their political coverage," he wrote. (Read more)

- Father, bless Commissioner Goodman, a good and faithful public servant. We pray for his replacement to be another "good man", protecting our first amendment rights and keeping our elections open and fair.

- A good man will obtain favor from the Lord (Proverbs 12:2a)

8. DeVos: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education are Top Trump Priority - Washington Free Beacon

Expanding apprenticeship and vocational education are a priority of the Trump administration, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Tuesday in a meeting of the Department of Labor's specially chartered Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. "Apprenticeship expansion is a priority for President Trump, as he demonstrated by establishing the task force last summer," DeVos said. "In the State of the Union address, he called on everyone, not just the Department of Education, or Labor, or Congress, or Washington, everyone to invest in workforce development, and job training, and great vocational schools so our students and future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential."

The task force was chartered in accordance with a June executive order, and is now jointly chaired by DeVos, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Other members represent a diverse group of educational, labor and industry interests, focused around the question of how to diversify skills education in the U.S. economy. A recent analysis from the Manpower Group, a staffing firm which every year conducts a "talent shortage survey," found that 46 percent of U.S. employers reported having difficulty filling jobs in 2016. "Skilled trade workers," a category defined by Manpower, represented the hardest jobs to fill in the U.S. from 2009 through 2016. (Read more)

- Lord God, break the mindset that college is always necessary for a good job, and help our young people pursue meaningful, marketable skills.

- So, I saw that there is nothing better for men than that they should be happy in their work, for that is what they are here for, and no one can bring them back to life to enjoy what will be in the future, so let them enjoy it now. (Ecclesiastes 3:22,TLB)

9. House Passes Obamacare Calorie Rule Fix - FreeBeacon

The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday giving greater flexibility to restaurants and grocery stores in complying with an Obamacare regulation that mandated every food item be labeled with calorie counts. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, sponsored by House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.), passed on a 266 to 157 vote, with 32 Democrats joining Republicans. "This bill isn't about the merits of calorie counts; it's about providing flexibility for businesses to provide that information in a way that makes sense for them and their customers," McMorris Rodgers said. "The one-size-fits-all approach proposed by the FDA is problematic, and by bringing this rule into the 21st Century, customers can trust they are getting the reliable information they need in an easy-to-access, consumer-friendly way."

The Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance in an attempt to make it easier for chain restaurants and groceries to comply last November. The Trump administration guidance, which followed several rounds of guidance from the Obama administration, still left confusion over how to comply. The bill would alleviate these concerns by allowing businesses to post calories online, and would address issues with the Obama administration's 171-word definition of a "menu," which would have applied to coupons and advertisements." McMorris Rodgers called the calorie rule, which originated in the Affordable Care Act, one of the "most burdensome rules in the Obama administration." (Read more)

- Lord, thank You for removing this burden from our food producers, restaurants, and grocery stores.

- So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness. (Isaiah 10:27)

10. Judge rules California can't force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes - Washington Times

A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker's free speech rights. Superior Court Judge David R. Lampe said in his Monday ruling that wedding cakes run to the core of the First Amendment. "It is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage. There could not be a greater form of expressive conduct," the judge wrote.

His decision contrasts with a ruling out of Colorado, where a court ruled that a baker could not refuse to bake for a same-sex couple, arguing the state's public accommodation law trumped that baker's First Amendment claims. That case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. David Mullins and Charlie Craig filed a complaint after Colorado baker Jack Phillips told them he wouldn't create a custom cake for a party celebrating their union in 2012, because it violated his Christian faith. After feeling rejected, the couple filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Commission. As a result of the ruling, Mr. Phillips has not been making wedding cakes at all in order to appease the court's order and not violate his faith, which has cost him a large portion of his profits. (Read more)

- Father, we pray this decision will be repeated around the nation, bringing closure to the persecution of Christian wedding providers, and protection to all who refuse to work against their conscience. Help those who are called by Your Name to make a stand and follow through to victory.

- Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)

The Daily Jot (Part One)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Exposing Darkness

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has released an interim report on "The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI's Investigation Of It." The report is part of the ongoing investigations into Clinton, the FBI, and the Russian connections to the US presidential election. The Interim Report raises questions about the immediate past "president's" involvement in the FBI investigation of Clinton, despite his denials. It also lends insight into a vast network of government insiders who were using taxpayer money to work on behalf of Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump. These "smoking gun" revelations are informed through text messages by FBI agents and lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

The report details that on June 30, Strzok and Page discussed edits to then FBI Director James Comey's statement exonerating Clinton of any wrongdoing on the classified emails that were found on an unsecured server. They said that a reference to the "president" was changed to "another senior government official" to protect him from failing to report knowledge of mishandling national defense documents. The phrase was later deleted altogether from Comey's remarks. The report also documents, "On September 2, 2016, Page wrote about preparing talking points for Director Comey because "potus wants to know everything we're doing.""

This is important because the "president" lied to the American people about his involvement in FBI investigations. Daily News reporter David Martosko quoted the "president" as saying, "I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. ... I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation." These texts leave little doubt that the "president" was involved and wanted to be informed of the ongoing details from the investigation. This, and the recent memo release of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, indicate the possibility of a deep-rooted conspiracy to use the federal government to undermine a presidential campaign.

It appears that Clinton operatives, the past "president", and Clinton herself were using the FBI to clear Clinton of any wrong doing, to falsify documents implicating President-elect Donald Trump of illegal activities with Russia, and to use a secret government court to spy on Trump based on their falsified report. These are all illegal activities if and when they are legally proven. Americans have no idea the extent of organized crime certain politicians and political parties have established to the detriment of our nation, or the evil they have done and are doing. As is written of the end times in 2 Timothy 3:12-13, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." As we overcome evil with good, let us remember to do all we can, and then stand.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Daily Jot (Part Two)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Why we must stand

There is a story on about a Christian teacher in England who was fired from her job because she responded to a personal question by a student about homosexuality, saying that that her personal belief was that homosexuality was against God's will, but that He loved every person, regardless of what they did, or who they were. She also told a lesbian that God loved her. She was fired for "gross misconduct." Another teacher verbally attacked her for her beliefs, and she was also reported to the government's Counter-Terror Unit as a radicalization threat for telling the lesbian that God loved her. This is an example of why Christians must be proactive as God's Ambassadors in all aspects of society.

The story quotes Andrea Williams, barrister and CEO of the Christian Legal Centre, with a very important observation: "We are seeing a worrying trend of cases such as this. The fact that Svetlana was reported to Prevent for holding Christian views is a sign of our times. It shows how Prevent will be used to punish innocent and soft targets. A radical rethink is required." As Americans, we often look at Europe and roll our eyes. But a lot of what happens in Europe eventually makes it's way to the US in one form or another. We have witnessed over the past decade an acceleration of rules, laws, and societal pressure against free speech and religious freedom, especially from the homosexual political agenda.

When a "president" and a Presidential candidate, who really is an organized crime boss within a political party, both hold strong beliefs against Christian doctrine can infiltrate government to the point of influencing investigations, law enforcement, secret courts, the judicial system and more, our ability to freely exercise our religion is gravely threatened. If we, as Christians, who have been blessed with such freedom by the very hand of God, do nothing to stop this egregious attack on our freedom, we will lose it. God is sovereign in all things, but he has chosen a partnership of shared responsibility with his people. We are on earth to glorify him and he expects us to stand for what is right according to his word as guided by the Holy Spirit. This is why we must stand.

There are countless verses in the Bible about overcoming evil with good. Ephesians 6 is primarily about obedience and strength in the power of the Lord. As verse 11 says, "Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Verses 18-20 say, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints: And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly as I ought to speak." Ambassador of God, speak boldly, stand against the wiles of the devil.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

A Call for Prayer for the Supreme Court


By Allan E. Parker, Jr. JD

Feb. 5, 2018

General George Patton on Prayer:

"Urge all of your men to pray, not alone in church but everywhere. Pray when driving. Pray when fighting. Pray alone. Pray with others. Pray by night and pray by day. Pray for the cessation of immoderate rains, for good weather for battle. Pray for the defeat of our wicked enemy whose banner is injustice and whose good is oppression. Pray for victory. Pray for our army and pray for peace. We must march together, all for God."

The following are some of my thoughts on the direction I feel the Lord has shown me that we, the prayer movement, should be heading with respect to prayer for the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018:
> > > To read all of Allan's ten prayer concerns, please go here.
Allan Parker is the founder of the Justice Foundation. He can be contacted by email by going here:

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: -- 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


"I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened." (Revelation 20:12)
[We never get tired of this one!]


When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.


When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of His resurrection share;
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.


Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.



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Words & Music: James M. Black, 1893

Signs and Wonders

Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red

January 20, 2018

Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing concentrations. (The Watchers)

Read more here.

"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

'Just Pray Like Me':
Mystery Woman Risks Life to Convert North Koreans Trapped in Labor Camps

[] A North Korean defector has recalled her harrowing experience of spending time in one of the communist nation's notorious labor camps. Incredibly, despite her horrific ordeal, she ended up coming to Jesus during her period of incarceration.

Esther, who has had her name changed for security reasons, told religious freedom charity Open Doors that she and the other inmates were "treated like animals" and that there were 40 of them crammed into a two-by-two cell. Despite the dire situation, Esther said she was profoundly impacted by a Christian woman who somehow held onto her faith through the horrific treatment they endured.

"At one point, I gave her a little push and asked her 'Hey, what's going on with you? Why are you so calm?'" Esther explained.

"She answered 'When I was in China, God treated me like a princess.'"

"I looked at her. She was a fragile, old lady. Why would anyone treat her like a princess? I mocked her, 'Okay, I want to be a princess too.'"

"'Alright,' she said. 'Just pray like me'. I played along. So she went 'Thank You, God, for everything. Do what You wish. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen'". . .

Read more

Worship With Us Today!

"One Thing Remains" - Bethel

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About CHPP

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 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