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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Justice Kavanaugh is Sworn In

1. President Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh and his family at ceremonial swearing-in as Supreme Court justice - Fox News

Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Monday evening, President Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family "on behalf of our nation" for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of "lies and deception" intent on derailing his confirmation.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure," Trump began. "Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process. In our country, a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."

Trump added that "under historic scrutiny," Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent." A series of uncorroborated and disputed sexual misconduct allegations had threatened to upend Kavanaugh's confirmation, and some top Democrats have floated further investigations and even possibly impeaching Kavanaugh.

To sustained, raucous applause, Trump entered the event Monday night flanked by Kavanaugh and former Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, who hired Kavanaugh as a law clerk from 1993 to 1994. All sitting Supreme Court justices were in attendance, as well as Kavanaugh's parents, wife, and two daughters. (Read more)

- Thank You, Father, for this victory. We pray Your Holy protection over the Supreme Court, and especially over Justice Kavanaugh and his family. We ask that You stem the tide of hate that is being spewed at him, his family, and those in Congress who voted for him.

- "You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day." (Psalm 91:5)

2. Conservative Leaders Celebrate Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court - CNSNews.com

A host of conservative leaders and organizations celebrated the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, emphasizing his "strict constructionist" view of the Constitution, that it should be read with the plain meaning of its words as the Founders intended.

The president of the Heritage Foundation, Kay Coles James, called Kavanaugh's confirmation a "victory for liberty in America" and said she was "overjoyed." "Today is a victory for liberty in America," he said. "I am overjoyed that the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, a good man and good jurist." James expressed disappointment with the "long and painful" confirmation process, but added that he is "committed to finding solutions" to a "broken America."(Read more)

- Lord God, we join all others who are praising you today for allowing Justice Kavanaugh to be seated on this Court. We pray for his safekeeping all the days ahead, in Your Name, amen.

- "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." (Psalm 91:11)

3. Kavanaugh Makes History with First Official Action on Supreme Court - Western Journal

Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh made history on Sunday when he appointed an all-female law clerk staff. The all-female staff is a first for the Supreme Court.

The New York Times reported that Kavanaugh met with the four women on Sunday as he prepared for arguments the Supreme Court is expected to hear during its second week of the term.

While this move may be new for the Supreme Court, it's not for Kavanaugh. n his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he told the senators, "A majority of my 48 law clerks over the last 12 years have been women. In my time on the bench, no federal judge - not a single one in the country - has sent more women law clerks to clerk on the Supreme Court than I have." (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for this man of honor whom You have now seated on the Supreme Court of the United States of America as our newest Associate Justice. His actions are already speaking louder than his words. Amen.

- "Give to everyone what you owe them . . . if honor, then honor." (Romans 13:7)

4. Dems Latest Scheme: 'Balance' Supreme Court by Adding Two Liberal Judges - Breitbart

Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, some Democrats and progressive activists are shifting tactics, pushing a scheme to "pack" or "balance" the Supreme Court by adding two new seats to be filled by liberal judges. The Supreme Court expansion plot would be enacted if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency in 2020, according to the plan.

On Saturday, Vice's West Coast editor Harry Cheadle referenced the plot in a piece titled, "We're Watching the Slow Poisoning of the Supreme Court."

He wrote:

Chatter of impeaching Kavanaugh was floating around, and some have taken to imagining a scenario where the Democrats retake Congress and the White House in 2020 but have their progressive legislation blocked by the Supreme Court. The only way forward then, the argument goes, would be appointing extra justices to "pack" the court-a scheme proposed by Franklin Roosevelt in response to a similarly right-wing Supreme Court in the 30s (FDR's plan was rejected by Congress, but the court became friendlier to his policies anyway).

On Sunday, Vox.com featured an interview with political scientist David Faris, who advocated in a recently published book for Democrats to pack the Supreme Court with as many liberal judges as they can. Farris branded the plan the "neutron option for the Supreme Court." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that no plan to alter the nature of the Supreme Court would prevail. We cover the Justices with the Blood of Jesus and ask Your Spirit to move over their hearts and minds to reveal all truth.

- "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons, He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding." (Daniel 2:20,21)

5. Sen. Mazie Hirono Defends Harassing GOP Officials: 'When You Look at White Supremacists,' This Is What's Coming Forth - CNSNews.com

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told CNN's "State of the Union with Jake Tapper" on Sunday that liberal activists harassing GOP officials in restaurants is justified, "because when you look at white supremacists and all of that, this is what is coming forth in our country."

CNN's Dana Bash asked Hirono, "Should the going after people at restaurants stop?"

"Well, this is what happens. They -- because when you look at white supremacists and all of that, this is what is coming forth in our country. There's a tremendous divisiveness in our country, but this is the kind of activism that occur, and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that," Hirono said. (Read more)

- Father, there is no defense for this behavior. We continue to bind the spirit of anarchism in America; and loose the spirit of peace and order - SHALOM - over our land. In Your Name, amen.

- "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 18:18)

6. Former Congressional intern accused of posting senators' restricted information - Fox News

A former Congressional intern is facing criminal charges for allegedly posting the personal information of multiple U.S. senators to Wikipedia.

Jackson Kosko - who most recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson (D-Texas) - faces charges including burglary, identity theft, witness tampering, and unlawful entry.

Investigators believe Kosko posted the personal information of three senators in concert with the hearing regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Read more)

- Lord, we are dismayed that anyone would deliberately endanger our officials. We pray for his soul, and his mind to come to know the King of kings.

- "For God is my King from of old, working Salvation on the earth." (Psalm74:12)

7. GOP lawmakers demand 'immediate' ethics investigation into Eshoo, Feinstein and staff for leaking Ford's Kavanaugh letter - Fox News

A group of Republican congressmen on Wednesday demanded an immediate House and Senate ethics investigation into Rep. Anna Eshoo and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's "mishandling" of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's letter that first revealed her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. GOP Reps. Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, and several other lawmakers penned a letter Wednesday to both the House and Senate Ethics Committees requesting an immediate probe to "identify the individuals" who shared Ford's July 30 letter accusing Kavanaugh of pinning her down and trying to remove her clothing at a high school party 36 years ago.

"This sensitive document was leaked to the media without Dr. Ford's consent while it was hidden from the majority staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee. These acts demand an immediate and thorough investigation to find out who is responsible," they wrote.

"Senator Feinstein claims that she failed to disclose the contents of Dr. Ford's letter to Chairman Grassley because Dr. Ford asked for it to remain private," they wrote. "But Dr. Ford testified that she never consented to any of these disclosures." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for truth and revelation if there be wrongdoing on the part of these lawmakers.

- "The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God." (Psalm 14:2)

8. Capitol Police Arrest 567 Protesters in Last Three Days of Kavanaugh Protests - PJ Media

In the feverish, desperate last flurry of protests against Brett Kavanaugh, police arrested more than 500 activists, the Capitol Police told PJ Media Saturday. The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh, 50 to 48, this afternoon, and he was sworn in after 6 p.m.

Before that, police arrested 164 people. "At approximately 12:45 p.m., on the Rotunda Steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, 150 individuals were arrested and were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding," the Capitol Police said in a statement.

Around 2:30 p.m., one woman was arrested in the Senate gallery in the U.S. Capitol Building. An hour later, 13 more protesters were arrested in the Senate Galleries, for "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding."

The final wave of protests began Thursday, and police arrested 302 people that day. Activists had taken over Hart Senate Office Building, and most of them had to be arrested. On Friday, the count dropped to 101. (Read more)

- Lord, we fervently pray that You will grant hearts of repentance to all who have been involved in these protests. Let them see the truth, and remove the deception.

- "Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ." (Col 2:8 NLT)

9. Anti-Kavanaugh Protester Accosting Elderly Man Gets Struck with Long Arm of the Law - Western Journalism

There is change in the air. . . In a world where it has seemed like double standards and lack of respect for the rule of law has ruled the day, for far too long, we are starting to see a shift.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, we saw instance after instance of violence breaking out against Trump supporters with little consequence. In fact, liberals have been living under the grace of the double standard for a very long time.

Well, liberals should be warned. They may not get away with stirring up trouble and instigating violence against conservatives for much longer. One woman learned that the hard way on Saturday.(Read more)

- We thank You, O Lord, that law and order are now being restored in our land.

- (Addressed to the spirit of chaos) 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'. (Job 38:11)

Focus on Israel

1. Netanyahu and Putin To Meet Soon For First Time Since Crisis - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet shortly for the first time since relations were badly strained following last month's Syrian downing of a Russian intelligence plane.

Netanyahu made the announcement at the start of Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting.

Russia blamed Israel for indirect responsibility in the downing of the plane, since it followed an Israeli attack on September 17 on an Iranian target near Latakia. As a result, Russia transferred S-300 advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Syria last week, significantly complicating Israeli maneuverability in Syrian airspace.

The Kremlin, which ordinarily puts out a readout of Putin's calls with Netanyahu, only said that Netanyahu was one of the leaders who phoned Putin on Sunday to convey birthday greetings for his 66th birthday. It said nothing of a planned meeting.

(Read more)

2. Netanyahu: Putin understands Israel's need to act in north for security - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed during a visit to the Golan Heights to hold on to the disputed territory and insisted that Russia understands Israel's need to act beyond the northern border to maintain its security.

Israeli-Russian relations have become strained over the downing of a Russian spy aircraft by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli strike over Syrian airspace. Moscow has blamed Israel for the incident, which killed 15 Russian crew members, and in response has provided its advanced S-300 air defense system to Syrian forces.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of new a national heritage site in the Golan Heights, Netanyahu said: "I know [Russian president Vladimir] Putin understands my commitment to Israeli security and I know he also understands the importance I place on the Golan."

(Read more)

3. Leaders from Three Major Religions Call for "Peace Caravan" to Israel - Christian Headlines

Jewish and Catholic leaders agreed with a plan devised by the secretary-general of the Muslim World League for leaders from the three Abrahamic religions to travel to Jerusalem in what he called a "peace caravan." In an interview with Fox News, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Alissa, said, "They should be Muslim, Christian, and Jewish, and they should visit all the holy sites. They should meet everyone and find common ground, and they should provide fertile ground to find solutions for peace.

Alissa believes the contingents should not represent any particular nation or political ideology. He said, "They will be more influential without a political agenda because they are independent." He also added that "This visit is not from Saudi Arabia," his homeland, but rather, "It comes from the Muslim world, the Christian world, and the Jewish world. It has no relevance to any country whatsoever."

(Read more)

4. INSS presents peace plan: Two-states, 'separation' from the Palestinians - Jerusalem Post

The Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) will unveil a two-state peace framework on Monday that includes steps it says Israel can take to retain a strategic advantage even if there is no partner on the other side with whom to negotiate.

Under the plan - drawn up by a 13-person team headed by veteran negotiator Udi Dekel that included INSS head and former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, and Gilead Sher, who served as chief of staff to then prime minister Ehud Barak - Israel would declare its commitment to a two-state solution and a willingness to enter into direct negotiations over an agreement. In parallel, it would take steps to move forward "separation" from the Palestinians and end its rule over the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria.

The plan comes amid continued anticipation of when the Trump Administration will roll-out its long-awaited peace framework, and uncertainty about what will be in it.

Gaza is not included in the INSS plan, nor is there a solution proffered for Jerusalem. The authors call the framework a "new conceptual path toward a secure future for Israel."

(Read more)

5. Second Israeli Terror Victim Laid to Rest, as Manhunt Continues for Palestinian Attacker - Algemeiner

Hundreds of mourners gathered in the southern Israeli moshav of Nir Yisrael on Monday for the funeral of Ziv Hajbi, the 35-year-old father of three who was murdered the previous day in a Palestinian terrorist attack in the West Bank.

Attendees included family members of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, the 28-year-old mother of one who was also killed in the shooting at a factory in the Barkan Industrial Park. She was laid to rest in Rosh Ha'ayin late Sunday night.

"My darling, I can't say watch over us from above because you are here," Hajbi's wife Natalie said in her eulogy for her husband. "Help me to raise the children. We've been together since we were 17 and half. Come back, I will love you forever."

Hajbi's mother, Iris, said her son "loved life, loved work."

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump, Rosenstein meet on Air Force One in wake of 'wire' report - Fox News

President Trump met aboard Air Force One with Rod Rosenstein on Monday, for a long-awaited sit-down in the wake of last month's bombshell report that the deputy attorney general suggested wearing a wire to secretly record the president and even invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Trump and Rosenstein met for a half-hour, according to the White House, en route to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Their meeting had been repeatedly delayed amid the chaotic Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process. But White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters the president talked to Rosenstein for "roughly 30 minutes" -- and confirmed that "yes," Rosenstein still has his job in the administration. (Read more)

- Father, we don't know if it's a good idea to keep Rosenstein in his present position or not, but You do. We pray that keeping him will not become a danger or a burden to President Trump.

- "He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known." (Proverbs 10:9)

2. Trump on campaign trail emphasizes protections for pre-existing conditions - Washington Times

President Trump is reassuring voters that he will protect people with pre-existing conditions from losing their health insurance, as Republicans who tried to repeal Obamacare face voters this fall who want to keep some of the law's popular benefits. Three times in the past week, Mr. Trump has inserted lines in his speeches highlighting the importance of the issue to him. "We will always protect Americans with pre-existing conditions," Mr. Trump told an electrical contractors' convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. "That's a major part of what I'm all about."

With the unemployment rate at historic lows and economic growth surging, Mr. Trump and the GOP could be expected to campaign almost exclusively on the strength of the economy and continued prosperity. But Democrats have been campaigning on health care in the midterm elections, and they're finding a receptive audience.

House Republicans also are trying to express more support for patient protections. In September, 28 GOP lawmakers co-sponsored such a measure, many of whom had voted in 2017 to repeal Obamacare.

The Pew data showed that among Americans who see a government responsibility to provide health coverage, 31 percent say it should be provided through a single-payer health insurance system run by the government, while 25 percent say it should be available through a mix of private companies and government programs. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the many people with pre-existing conditions, they You will visit them with Your healing power. Jerlp them to turn to You, and let there be no wedge the Democrats can use to destroy what You have begun.

- "Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security." (Jeremiah 33:6)

3. Soon-to-be first Muslim congresswoman arrested at rally in Detroit - Leo Hohmann

Rashida Tlaib, who is a lock to replace disgraced Democrat John Conyers in the U.S. House of Representatives, was arrested Tuesday with 17 others Tuesday during a labor rally in Detroit. Hundreds marched down Woodward Avenue to a McDonald's as part of a national walkout of workers from McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and other chains organized by the Fight for $15, which demands a $15-per-hour minimum wage, The Detroit News reports.

Tlaib will likely be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress in the Nov. 6 general election, when she runs unopposed for Conyers' seat. Police arrested her, along with El-Sayed and more than a dozen others, after they refused to move from their seats at a table the group set up in the middle of busy Woodward Avenue.

Tlaib's extremist views go beyond her attempts to deconstruct U.S. capitalism. She opposes all U.S. aid to Israel and supports BDS - the movement to boycott, divest and sanction the world's only Jewish state out of existence. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that this woman will not be elected in November; that the voters of Michigan will stand against the false god she represents. We ask You to forgive her and let all blinders and deafness fall from them. And may Your Spirit touch her heart with truth. Amen.

- "There must not be a strange god among you; you must not bow down to a foreign god." (Psalm 81:9)

4. Conservatives Press Pompeo to Drop Colombia Ambassador Pick - Free Beacon

Conservative foreign policy experts are growing increasingly frustrated with the Trump administration's decision to stick with its choice of career State Department diplomat Joseph Macmanus to serve as ambassador to Colombia when cocaine production in the country is at a all-time high. Macmanus's critics argue that he has little drug interdiction experience and is ill-prepared to press Bogota to crack down on cocaine growth and production, which President Trump has said is a top priority. They are astounded that Macmanus's ties to the Benghazi scandal-and his responses about during his Senate hearing-have so far not prevented Secretary of State Pompeo from supporting him.

Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) has a Senate hold on Macmanus's nomination, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has vocally opposed it. A group of top Colombian officials are in Washington this week to try to argue that they still deserve membership to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international group that fosters free trade among its members, even though they have not fulfilled their commitments to U.S. businesses. The United States is threatening to suspend some benefits of its free-trade agreement with Colombia if a truck-scrapping program is not terminated by the end of December. (Read more)

- Father, we pray that if this is the man You have called to do this job, You would equip him with what he needs. IF he is not, then we ask that another be chosen.

- " . . . equip you for every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight." (Hebrews 13:21)

5. New York limousine crash victims included newlyweds, brothers - Fox News

A limousine crash in upstate New York on Saturday killed 20 people, officials have said. Now, portraits of the victims, including two pairs of newlyweds, have started to emerge.

Officials said all 18 people in the limousine died, as well as two pedestrians. The limo was said to be heading to a friend's birthday party.

Rich Steenburg, 34, his 29-year-old sibling Axel Steenburg and Axel's wife Amy all were in the limousine and died, the brothers' stepfather, Lester Andrews, told the New York Times.

"[Axel and Amy] rented the limo with some families," Andrews told the newspaper. "There's just a lot of confusion, so many people died." (Read more)

- Lord, we ask Your comfort for the families of those killed in this tragedy. We also pray for change both in the dangerous intersection where it occurred and the company whose limousine was in "poor condition."

- "To comfort all who mourn." (Isaiah 61:3a)

6. Prayer Banned at Graduations, School Events After Nation's Largest Atheist Group Complains - Christian Post

A school district in Massachusetts will no longer allow prayer at its school-sponsored events in order to appease one of the nation's leading atheist groups. Last month, Canton Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Fischer-Mueller informed the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation that "steps have been taken to ensure that there will be no prayers or religious rituals" included as part of any school ceremony or school-sponsored event, including graduation ceremonies.

Fischer-Mueller's letter came after FFRF, which advocates for a strict separation of church and state and regularly pressures school districts and local government entities across the nation to drop all types of religious activities and cooperation, sent a demand letter to her in late June. The letter complained about the fact that the Rev. John Tamilio III of the Congregational Church of Canton was invited to give a prayer at the 2018 Canton High School graduation ceremony last spring. (Read more)

- Lord, as atheist groups grow in America, we pray for a move of Your Spirit to bring light and truth to them.

- "Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom." (Psalm 51:6)

7. California's DMV finds 1,500 more people possibly wrongly registered to vote: report - Fox News

"Approximately 1,500 customers may have been registered to vote in error," the DMV stated in a letter to the Secretary of State's office, according to The Sacramento Bee. "This error has been corrected and is separate from the processing error we notified you about in writing on September 5."

None of those affected by the improper voter registration were illegal immigrants, the agency reportedly said.

The DMV's director told the news outlet that agency officials "have worked quickly with the Department of Technology to correct these errors and have also updated the programming and added additional safeguards to improve this process."

Secretary of State Alex Padilla in response said he's "deeply frustrated and disappointed that persistent errors by the DMV and CDT have undermined public confidence in your basic responsibility to collect and transmit accurate voter registration information, as has been required by federal law for 25 years." (Read more)

- Father, in this increasingly confusing and convoluted election year, we ask for a miracle: that only a true vote be tallied on November 6th in the midterm elections. Amen.

- "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

8. Liberal Website Mocks Older Voters - CHPP

A website called "Knock the Vote" has been raised up to "get out the vote" in November, in part by mocking the elderly. The banner on their website states: "Take the Fight to the Polls" and states: "We have the power to knock out leaders who don't fight for our values this November. It's our turn."

"Knock the Vote" offers voter registration, and an invitation to register others, too. To visit their website, please go here.

To view their video, mocking elderly voters, please go here. [With apologies for some of the language on this video.]

- Father God, we repent that any segment of our society would demean the elderly in this manner, much less the liberal left. We honor our right to freedom of speech, but we ask that this video be removed, and that boundaries for appropriate discourse be set in place by all parties who are running for office next month. Amen.

- "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8)

9. "True the Vote" Counters Voter Fraud - CHPP

True the Vote is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens to inspire and equip citizen activists for involvement at every stage of America's electoral process. Their slogan is: "Free and fair elections for all Americans."

True the Vote is accepting volunteers for the November election. You can contact them by going here.

- Lord God, we thank you for this organization, and others with a similar mission, who are all working now to counteract voter fraud in the next election. We ask for a groundswell of support to come forward now to help in their efforts. Thank You, Lord, amen.

- "Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power . . ." (Psalm 110:3 NASB)

10. Hurricane Michael prompts Alabama to declare state of emergency - Fox News

A state of emergency was issued in Alabama on Monday as "dangerous" Hurricane Michael continues to barrel toward the U.S., with the potential to hit the Florida Panhandle mid-week.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday declared a state of emergency for the entire state as the storm pushes its way toward the southern U.S. "Alabama is once again in the path of a hurricane, but I know Alabamians will once again come together and be prepared for whatever Michael may bring," Ivey stated.

Neighboring Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency on Sunday to 35 counties, and mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents of the state's barrier islands, mobile homes and low-lying coastal areas in Gulf, Wakulla and Bay counties. He urged residents to quickly wrap up their final storm preparations Monday, calling Michael a "monstrous storm" with great destructive potential. He also waived tolls in a move to help coastal dwellers leave. (Read more)

- Father God, once again we turn to You, O Holy One, Who is the calm in the midst of the storm. Please lessen the impact of Hurricane Michael and cause it to turn out to sea, in Your name, amen.

- "The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!" (Matthew 8:27)

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