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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Mueller's "Hit List"
Mueller 'hit list' targets 10 members of Trump team - WND
Special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding his investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election - and now his team has sent a grand-jury subpoena seeking all communications between a former Trump aide and a so-called "hit list" of 10 members of Trump's team, including the president himself. Axios.com reviewed Mueller's subpoena sent to an unidentified witness last month. The witness appears to be former Trump aide Sam Nunberg. The site says the document seeks all communications between the witness and the following people on Mueller's "hit list" since Nov. 1, 2015:
1. Carter Page (former foreign-policy adviser to the Trump campaign)
2. Corey Lewandowski (former Trump campaign manager)
3. President Donald J. Trump
4. Hope Hicks (outgoing White House communications director and Trump campaign adviser)
5. Keith Schiller (former deputy assistant to President Trump and former director of security for the Trump Organization)
6. Michael Cohen (Trump's longtime lawyer who worked for the Trump Organization for more than a decade)
7. Paul Manafort (former Trump campaign manager)
8. Rick Gates (political consultant and Trump's former campaign aide)
9. Roger Stone (former Trump campaign adviser)
10. Steve Bannon (former White House chief strategist and chief executive officer of Trump's 2016 campaign)
The subpoena seeks emails, work documents, text messages, phone logs and other records of communications exchanged between the witness and the 10 individuals. In an interview with MSNBC, Nunberg said he'd refuse to comply with the "ridiculous" subpoena from Mueller. He said it would be "really funny" if Mueller arrested him for ignoring his subpoena and that "my lawyer is about to dump me right now." Nunberg said he's "not a fan of Donald Trump," but, he added: "Mr. Trump's right. The president is right. It's a witch hunt. And I'm not going to cooperate! Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians! It's the biggest joke to ever think Donald Trump colluded with the Russians." (Read more)
- Father, we pray Robert Mueller will do the right thing and end this investigation. If he will not, we pray that You will quickly expose him and his staff for their partisan and unfair treatment of the Trump Administration.
- The Lord rewarded me for doing right. He has seen my innocence. You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them. (2 Samuel 22:25,28)
Focus on Israel
1. Insight for Intercessors: Weekly Report
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2. Netanyahu at AIPAC: 'We Must Stop Iran! We Will Stop Iran!'- United with Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing a crowd of 18,000 at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington on Tuesday, stressed the Iranian threat and the need to prevent Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons. "The bad things are getting worse, and they're very bad. The force behind so much of what is bad is this radical tyranny in Tehran. We must stop Iran," he declared.
"When I last spoke here, I warned, tried to warn the world about a nuclear deal that was a threat to the survival of Israel, the security of the region, the peace of the world. I warned that Iran's regime had repeatedly lied to the international community, that it could not be trusted. I warned that the deal gives Iran a clear path towards developing a nuclear arsenal in little more than a decade. And I warned that by removing Iran's sanctions, Iran's regime would not become more moderate and peaceful, but more extreme and belligerent, much more dangerous. And, ladies and gentlemen, that's exactly what has happened," Netanyahu asserted.
3. Ministers are selling themselves to the public, with millions in public money - Times of Israel
Noticed a significant rise in the number of government commercials and minister voiceovers on TV and the radio? You're not imagining things. Since May 2015, government ministries spent NIS 142 million ($40.5 million) on radio, print and online advertising, according to media watchdog Ifat Bakarat Pirsum, in a survey conducted for Globes.
According to a recent Hadashot news report about government radio ads, Culture Minister Miri Regev spent the most in the last year, with six campaigns at a cost of NIS 576,833 ($164,809), followed by Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis, who spent NIS 568,081 ($162,308), and Education Minister Naftali Bennett NIS 286,300 ($81,800).
The report added there was a total of NIS 1.85 million ($535,714) spent by various government ministers on radio ads in the last year.
4. New Knesset party formed - Israel National News
MK Orly Levy-Abekasis announced at the Sderot Conference Tuesday the establishment of a new political party.
"Tomorrow I will go to submit the documents for the establishment of the new party that I will chair," said Levy-Abekasis, who resigned from the Yisrael Beytenu party in 2016 when the party joined the Likud-led coalition.
Levy-Abekasis noted that "everyone feels that new elections are imminent. Elections are on everyone's mind in the State of Israel. It is time for a new movement that will not further polarization between the different communities and will not be beholden to the special interests of crony capitalism."
5. Terrorists firebomb Jerusalem hospital - World Israel News
Arab terrorists threw two firebombs at Hadassah Hospital's Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem Monday night.
The bomb caught fire but no one was injured and no damage was caused in the attack. Israel's 0404 news reported that this was the third such attack over the past week.
The hospital, which serves both Jews and Arabs, is situated on the edge of Arab neighborhoods and has repeatedly been targeted by Arab terrorists.
6. Lieberman demands additional $2.4 billion for defense budget - Israel Hayom
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is asking for an increase of 8.3 billion shekels ($2.4 billion) in the defense budget, which for 2019 stands at NIS 63 billion ($18 billion).
Lieberman spoke on Monday at Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on next year's defense budget. IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, Defense Ministry Director General Maj. Gen. (res.) Udi Adam and the Finance Ministry's Budgets Director Shaul Meridor also attended the meeting.
According to Lieberman, the funds he is requesting are not an addition to the budget, but rather a restoration of the NIS 6.2 billion ($1.8 billion) in cuts made as parts of sweeping financial reforms, with the remaining NIS 2.1 billion ($600 million) needed for the IDF and the Defense Ministry to perform new tasks with which they have been charged.
"This is not open to interpretation. This is basic arithmetic," Lieberman said. "We need to present things accurately. We are talking about a multiyear plan that is NIS 8.3 billion short."
The Daily Brief
1. Fear, confusion over integrity of U.S. election systems at all-time high ahead of midterms - Washington Times
With U.S. intelligence chiefs warning that Russian operatives are already mobilizing to mar the November midterms, fear and confusion over the integrity of the nation's election systems are running at an all-time high. Although some bellwether special elections have been held in recent months, the primary votes in Texas and Illinois this month kick off the official contests that will determine the balance of power in Congress and in statehouses across the nation.
State and federal officials readily acknowledge that the shadows that hung over the 2016 vote have not cleared, including Kremlin-directed disinformation efforts, abuse of social media and attempts to hack state electoral systems. Democrats say the Trump administration has not taken the threat seriously enough, while Republicans point the finger at the Obama White House for failing to act in 2016. Technology specialists fault the Department of Homeland Security and social media companies for failing to get a handle on the threat.
Federal intelligence officials have made clear in recent days that the threat is still active. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers have issued stark warnings in Capitol Hill testimony. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence announced that it would issue monthly reports on vulnerabilities in the U.S. election system as November approaches, focusing in part on the vulnerabilities of individual campaigns to covert foreign meddling. (Read more)
- Father, we lift up our elections to You and pray for Your divine protection over our electoral systems and processes. We also pray for the exposure of any and all fraudulent voting.
- Integrity guides decent people, but hypocrisy leads treacherous people to ruin. (Proverbs 11:3)
2. Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI's Russia-probe has tie to Clintons - The Hill
The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable efforts, documents show. Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer's role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry's website. Downer and former President Clinton jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 that spread out the grant money over four years for a project to provide screening and drug treatment to AIDS patients in Asia.
The money was initially allocated to the Clinton Foundation but later was routed through an affiliate of the charity known as the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), officials said. Australia was one of four foreign governments to donate more than $25 million to CHAI, records show. In the years that followed, the project won praise for helping thousands of HIV-infected patients in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China and Indonesia, but also garnered criticism from auditors about "management weaknesses" and inadequate budget oversight, the memos show. Downer, now Australia's ambassador to London, provided the account of a conversation with Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at a London bar in 2016 that became the official reason the FBI opened the Russia counterintelligence probe.
But lawmakers say the FBI didn't tell Congress about Downer's prior connection to the Clinton Foundation. Republicans say they are concerned the new information means nearly all of the early evidence the FBI used to justify its election-year probe of Trump came from sources supportive of the Clintons, including the controversial Steele dossier. "The Clintons' tentacles go everywhere. So, that's why it's important," said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) chairman of a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee that has been taking an increasingly visible role defending the Trump administration in the Russia probe. "We continue to get new information every week it seems that sort of underscores the fact that the FBI hasn't been square with us." Spokesman for the FBI and Russia special counsel Robert Mueller declined comment. (Read more)
- Father, thank You for bringing this fact to light. We pray any and all individuals involved in violating the civil rights of President Trump and his associates before and after the election will receive the full measure of justice under the law.
- The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, but is terror to the workers of iniquity. (Proverbs 21:15)
3. Cohn resigns from White House - The Hill
President Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, is stepping down. The White House confirmed on Tuesday that Cohn, the head of the National Economic Council, is leaving his role and his departure will take place sometime in the coming weeks. "It has been an honor to serve my country and enact pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform. I am grateful to the President for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the administration great success in the future," Cohn said in a statement.
"Gary has been my chief economic adviser and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again," Trump said in a statement. "He is a rare talent, and I thank him for his dedicated service to the American people." The former Goldman Sachs president was rumored to have been considering leaving the White House after Trump last week announced he would impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports - a decision Cohn argued against for more than a year, fearing they would start a trade war. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for a good, Godly economic advisor to replace Gary Cohn for President Trump. We also pray these targeted tariffs will have the desired impact and not lead to an all-out trade war.
- Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. (Proverbs 15:22)
4. Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act on two occasions, federal agency determines - Fox News
A federal agency informed the White House on Tuesday that it has determined top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two separate occasions while discussing last year's contentious Alabama Senate race on television. The Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency, released a report Tuesday that faults Conway for public comments made during two television appearances, including on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."
Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, filed an ethics complaint with the OSC in November accusing Conway of violating the Hatch Act when she spoke about Democratic candidate Doug Jones, who was running against Republican Roy Moore.
"While the Hatch Act allows federal employees to express their views about candidates and political issues as private citizens, it restricts employees from using their official government positions for partisan political purposes, including by trying to influence partisan elections," the report says. But the White House on Tuesday insisted Conway did nothing wrong. "Kellyanne Conway did not advocate for or against the election of any particular candidate," deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said. "She simply expressed the president's obvious position that he have people in the House and Senate who support his agenda.
In fact, Kellyanne's statements actually show her intention and desire to comply with the Hatch Act - as she twice declined to respond to the host's specific invitation to encourage Alabamans to vote for the Republican." (Read more)
- Father, we pray the pettiness of this complaint will stand in stark contrast to Ms. Conway's innocuous remarks and reveal to many the game being played upon the Trump Administration.
- They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me. They come together to spy on me- watching my every step, eager to kill me. Don't let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, bring them down.
5. Federal judge allows Trump to withhold grants to California as part of sanctuary city crackdown - Washington Examiner
A federal judge in Northern California has declined a request from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to block the Trump administration's decision to withhold a law enforcement grant to the state as part of its crackdown on states and jurisdictions that protect illegal immigrants. Becerra asked for a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's decision, but Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled against taking that step.
In July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that cities and states would only be eligible to receive specific grants from the Justice Department if they follow specific requirements, including certifying compliance with federal immigration law. California blocked officials from providing that information to the federal government. (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for this ruling and pray other states and municipalities will be compelled to comply with Federal law.
- We are all in agreement-we administrators, officials, high officers, advisers, and governors-that the king should make a law that will be strictly enforced. (Daniel 6:7a)
6. Trump on DACA: Democrats Are 'Nowhere to Be Found,' 'We Are Ready to Make a Deal!' - Free Beacon
President Donald Trump on Monday put pressure on House and Senate Democrats to strike a deal on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying they "don't care" about DACA and questioning why they have not reached an agreement with Republicans. Trump set Monday's deadline for DACA back in September after he rescinded the program and imposed Congress to propose a permanent solution to the immigration plan, which shields hundreds of thousands of undocumented "Dreamers" from deportation. "It's March 5th and Democrats are nowhere to be found on DACA. Gave them 6 months, they just don't care. Where are they? We are ready to make a deal!" Trump tweeted.
Trump's attack on Democrats follows their resistance to his proposed immigration plan last month, which they argued didn't include a fix for DACA. The plan was a compromise that offered legalization for 1.8 million people, which is more than double the 700,000 current DACA recipients, in exchange for border security funding and a move to a merit-based immigration system. (Read more)
- Father, we pray the pressure to solve our immigration problems will reach a critical point, requiring our Senate and House to move the President's agenda forward.
- He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
7. College librarians argue Christians who say 'God bless you' are Islamophobic - Fox News
If you've ever wished someone a "Merry Christmas" or said "God bless you" when someone sneezes, you've committed an act of "Islamomisic microaggressions," according to college librarians at a Massachusetts college.
The Anti-Oppression Library Guide at Simmons College in Boston is a collaborative effort among the school's librarians, reported CampusReform.org. "Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicates hostile, derogatory, or negative slights in relation to the beliefs and religious practices of Muslims," the librarians argue. "They are structurally based and invoke oppressive systems of religious/Christian hierarchy." (Read more)
- Lord, we take authority over this anti-Christ spirit, and in the Mighty Name of Jesus, we apply Your Blood over the people of God and against this enemy.
- "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)
8. Kim Jong-un, senior South Korean officials meet for first time - Asia Times
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met senior South Korean officials for a four-hour dinner on Monday evening, the first time he has met South Korean officials since taking power in 2011. North Korean state media on Tuesday described the visit of South Korean envoys as "satisfactory." The dinner included discussions about "easing the acute military tensions on the Korean peninsula" and activating a range of dialogue channels and contacts. Media added that Kim seeks to "write a new history of national reunification."
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's National Security Director, Chung Eui-yong, is leading a ten-member delegation to Pyongyang. "I will certainly deliver President Moon's firm resolve to achieve a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and genuine and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula," Chung said at a press conference before departure on Monday, according to agencies. He said he would try to find ways to restart direct dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington - a key Moon objective.
On Saturday, in Washington, Trump told reporters he knows North Korea wants to talk, but said the country would have to "de-nuke." It is not clear whether Trump intended discussion of the issue to be a pre-condition of talks taking place or an end-goal. He added: "Let's see what happens." (Read more)
- Father, we pray Your plans and purposes to be fulfilled throughout these talks and agreements.
- But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:11)
9. NY Times Reporter: Trump Deserves 'Enormous Credit' for North Korea Breakthrough - Free Beacon
New York Times national security reporter and CNN contributor David Sanger gave President Donald Trump credit on Tuesday for a recent breakthrough in North Korea talks. CNN's Alisyn Camerota pushed Sanger on the credit Trump is due after South Korea announced Tuesday it would be holding its first summit with North Korea in more than a decade in late April. North Korea also vowed to halt nuclear and missile tests while talking with the United States and its southern neighbor. The announcement came after a senior delegation returned from a visit to the North where they met leader Kim Jong Un.
Camerota referenced that during Trump's presidential transition period, he was already talking about sitting down and negotiating with Kim. Sanger agreed while also pointing to Trump's imposition of "truly deep sanctions, which the U.S. stepped out to enforce." The commitment to sanctions, he argued, gave Kim "additional motivation to realize that he had to get into some talks that would relieve that pressure. I think President Trump deserves enormous credit for ratcheting up that pressure and making sure those sanctions were real. There was no reason the Obama administration couldn't have done that, and they didn't," he said. (Read more)
- Father, thank You for the recognition that the hard line maintained by President Trump led to this breakthrough. Give him wisdom for the next steps.
- A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
10. US tailors forces to deter growing Chinese nuclear threat - Asia Times
Russia's leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view. Chinese secrecy about its nuclear forces and their use was a major theme of the Pentagon's recently completed Nuclear Posture Review that outlined a new "tailored deterrence" policy for China. The new plan is aimed at persuading Chinese leaders to avoid military miscalculations - like provocative actions in the South China Sea, or hostile activities related to Taiwan or Japan - that could quickly escalate into a nuclear exchange. The unclassified posture review shed little light on the details of the buildup of China's nuclear forces other than identifying what were called "entirely new nuclear capabilities." They include several new types of missiles, including hypersonic weapons, satellite-killing missiles and regional intermediate-range nuclear forces.
"Our tailored strategy for China is designed to prevent Beijing from mistakenly concluding that it could secure an advantage through the limited use of its theater nuclear capabilities, or that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is acceptable," the review states.
All signs related to the Chinese nuclear buildup, especially the increase in both numbers and capabilities for short- and medium-range nuclear missiles, suggest Beijing is preparing to use its nuclear arsenal during the early phases of a conflict and not after a nuclear strike on China. Like the United States, China appears to be planning to blend nuclear and conventional military power in tandem. Thus, nuclear explosions in space designed to knock out U.S. intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and command and control systems could be a first use of nuclear arms early in a conflict. Once satellites have been disabled, China's formidable cyber forces would go to work attacking critical infrastructure, including attacks on the U.S. electric grid.
The review also accuses China of exploiting American nuclear weapons restraint, which took place during the administration of President Barack Obama when nuclear weapons were downgraded in U.S. defense strategy. While the US reduced nuclear arms, China and Russia both "moved in the opposite direction," the review states. (Read more)
- Father, this report gives us great pause - to see how strong these rival nations have become. Lord, give our leaders great wisdom in allocating our resources and countering the weapons and technology which could leave us defenseless. More than that Lord, we know our efforts are useless unless You are with us. Help us repent as a nation to remain under Your protection.
- When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?" the servant asked. "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." (2 Kings 6:15-16)
The Daily Jot
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The loud daily din of the news media opining away about the evils of anyone who doesn't agree with their form of liberalism takes a toll. The constant stream of fake news leaves people with confusion over what to believe. The visceral emanating from the mouths of elected representatives of the people characterizing those who disagree with them in foul terms, wounds the nation. Celebrities have gone wild in portraying as outcasts those who disagree with their humanist ideals. We are living in a time where civility has become rare. In the midst of this, be encouraged. We as Christians have a mission and a purpose. Take heart. We are to overcome evil with good and not grow weary in doing it.
Every phone call you make. Every letter you write. Every email you send. Every word you speak. Be encouraged. The Lord said in Isaiah 55:10-12, "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."
Neither be offended. The Lord says in Ezekiel 3:17-19, "When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul." No matter how long, no matter how difficult things become, do what the Lord tells you to do. As you do these things unto the Lord, you have made a transfer, so to speak, from yourself to others. It is now on them to act responsibly with the information. You have done your part.
God sent his only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins that we might have life everlasting. It's up to us to share the many facets of living out our salvation. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 exhorts: "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body." Keep going. Keep doing. You never know when your action may be that last full measure needed to advance God's plan. Never give up.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bible Studies in the Capital
Intercede When Our Leaders are Studying the Word of God
We have all been greatly encouraged by reports of a weekly Cabinet Bible study.
Now, you can join many others who are praying at 7:00 AM on Wednesdays, during the time this critical Bible study is occurring.
Did you know this Bible Study at 7:00 AM on Wednesdays is just one of many Bible studies on Capitol Hill? Strategically pray for any of the following Bible studies:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12 pm: Congress
Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 pm: House of Representatives
Tuesdays, 8 am: Senate
Tuesdays, 6 pm: Congressional Prayer Caucus meets
We encourage you to sign up to join this prayer wall, so that you can actually cover these men and women in intercession as they seek to study God's Word together.
To do so, please go here.
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- 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.
NO, NOT ONE!
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)
NO, NOT ONE!
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus, No, not one! No, not one! None else could heal all our soul's diseases, No, not one! No, not one!
Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done;
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!
No friend like Him is so high and holy, No, not one! No, not one! And yet no friend is so meek and lowly, No, not one! No, not one!
There's not an hour that He is not near us, No, not one! No, not one! No night so dark but His love can cheer us, No, not one! No, not one!
Did ever saint find this Friend forsake him? No, not one! No, not one! Or sinner find that He would not take him? No, not one! No, not one!
Was ever a gift like the Savior given? No, not one! No, not one! Will He refuse us a home in Heaven? No, not one! No, not one!
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Signs and Wonders
Tens of thousands of dead sea creatures wash up on British beach
When British photographer Lara Maiklem heard tens of thousands of sea creatures washed up on a beach near her hometown of Kent, England, over the weekend she had to see the scene for herself. So, she woke her 5-year-old twins in time to catch the tide.
Maiklem described the scene as "shocking" and "sad," but at the same time, she had to admit it was an "incredible" sight. In fact, it was "almost biblical in scale," she added.
"There were thousands upon thousands of starfish, with crabs, sea urchins, fish and sea anenomies mixed in with them," Maiklem told Fox News. "Someone even found a lobster."
The creatures covered the sandy beach like a thick blanket. Maiklem and her two kids tried to rescue as many fish as they could, tossing them one by one back into the sea.
The animals were the victims of a cold spell - what Maiklem called a "beast from the east" - that hit the U.K. last week. Similar scenes were reported down the coast, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, a wildlife conservation charity, said in a news release on Wednesday.
"There was a three degree drop in sea temperature last week which will have caused animals to hunker down and reduce their activity levels," Bex Lynam, North Sea marine advocacy officer for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said in a statement provided to Fox News. "This makes them vulnerable to rough seas - they became dislodged by large waves and washed ashore when the rough weather kicked in."
Crabs, starfish and mussels were "ankle-deep" in some places, though at least two lucky marine species seemed to survive the freeze: lobsters and crabs.
"Lobsters and crabs can survive out of water, unlike the majority of the other creatures washed up," Lynam told Fox News. "Also they have a hard exoskeleton, which offers them a certain level of protection when being thrown around by the sea."
Maiklem said she also found several dead sea birds washed up along the same stretch.
"I understand it is a natural phenomena," Maiklem said. "I'm pleased I went to see it, but I wouldn't like to see it again." (Fox News)
> > > To view photos of this disaster, go 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
Imam Spends Hours at Museum of the Bible, Says 'Every Muslim Should Visit'
NASHVILLE - The president of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., revealed that the imam of a local mosque was so moved while exploring the exhibits with his family that he urged his Muslim friends to visit the museum.
During the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention last week in Nashville, Museum of the Bible President Cary Summers said he's consistently surprised by the "mix of people" that come to visit the museum, which opened in November.
"Who's coming to the museum? The world is coming in. It's not all evangelical Christians, but people from all over the world," he said, adding that the majority of visitors are simply there to "learn something" about the Bible.
"We had one of the imams from one of the mosques in Washington come and spend three hours [at the museum]; he brought his wife and five daughters," Summers shared. "He saw me a week later and he told me that he had been there, which I knew, and I said, 'What did you think?' And he said, 'I'm telling you, every Muslim, they should come to this museum.'"
Summers revealed that since its opening, the museum has welcomed more than 340,000 visitors from a diverse set of religious, geographical and cultural backgrounds.
"I got a note the other day from a person and she said, 'While we were there, on our right side were Orthodox Jews walking with us, and on our left side was confessing agnostics. And they were all loving the museum,'" Summers recalled.
Three weeks after guests leave the museum, they are sent a survey, which asks them, "How did the Bible Museum make you feel?"
"The number one response that we get is, 'It gives me hope,'" Summers said. "To have that as your number one response, it shows that people are looking for something today, and they're finding it in the Bible." (Read more)
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 email@example.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)
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Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
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!
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
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