Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you."
(Psalm 33:20-22)

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"Standing United Together . . . Under the Cross of Christ"

Because You Prayed . . .

Because You Prayed . . .

"For the Lord is our judge,
The Lord is our lawgiver,
The Lord is our king;
He will save us-"

(Isaiah 33:22)

As we continue to process the results of yesterday's Midterm Election, we can see that, indeed, our Lord was with all of us, every step of the way.

Please join us now in thanking Him for the following answers to prayer:

1. Our conservative leadership remains intact in all three branches of our government: the White House, the Senate, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

As we would say in the world of sports . . . "the ball is still in our court," praise God!

In the meantime, although the opposition has gained ground in the lower chamber, they do not have authority over all of Congress, for which we are most grateful. Amen.

2. Today, the nation is at peace.

In the past few weeks, we have received several alerts from different federal sources, warning of anticipated outbreaks of violent demonstrations by protestors in cities across the nation, should the expected "red wave" come to pass. Today, however . . . our streets are calm. Praise the Lord.

3. There were no demonstrations at the polls.

AlertsUSA posted this report on November 5th:

"DHS/FBI warn law enforcement nationwide of "ongoing threat of violence" associated with midterm elections."

Today, we give thanks that all was calm and in order at the polling places across the nation yesterday.

4. Our citizens exhibited great patience while waiting in those long lines.

This, too, is a sign that the Spirit -- not the flesh -- was in control on Election Day.

5. Finally, our Constitution was honored, and our normal way of governing by holding free and open elections stood fast.

What a great testimony this is to the strength of our Republic and to the character of the majority of our people. AMEN.

. . . and so, we say THANK YOU to all of our Prayer Partners for the countless prayers you have been offering over all these past months, leading to yesterday's victory for God's will to be done at the polls. Truly, it is written:

"The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
(James 5:16)

Focus on Israel

1. Saudi Arabian Prince Announces Plans to Build First Nuclear Reactor - Breaking Israel News

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced during a visit to Riyadh's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology on Monday his plans to build his country's first nuclear research reactor.

Construction of the reactor is already underway and expected to be completed by the end of next year. It will follow all the safety standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The reactor will use uranium oxide fuel with 2.1 percent enrichment.

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of crude oil and the country with the largest amount of oil reserves. The country is responsible for 15.9 percent of global oil exports in 2017, totaling $133.6 billion in value. Saudi Arabia's domestic energy needs for their population and for desalination of water is growing. They are looking to nuclear energy to diversify their energy sources. According to Reuters news agency, Saudi Arabia hopes to reduce the amount of oil and natural gas it uses for domestic needs in order to allow it to sell more of it overseas.

(Read more)

2. Terror Attack Thwarted by Israeli Authorities near Jerusalem - Christian Headlines

On Tuesday morning an attempted terror attack was thwart in the Adumim bloc in Israel, just east of Jerusalem.

According to Arutz Sheva, an Israeli National News site, a female terrorist near a gas station in Mishor Adumim, Israel, attempted to stab a group of soldiers while wielding a knife. Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the police force, made a statement saying, "A female terrorist attempted to stab border police officers at the petrol station near Mishor Adumim."

Reportedly, the woman attempted to hide in a falafel shop next to the gas station, and after being asked to and refusing to leave, security forces were called. The woman then fled the scene and was later found heading toward the town of Alon.

(Read more)

3. Netanyahu considering canceling trip to Paris - Israel National News

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering canceling his trip to the Paris Peace Forum next week, officials in the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem said on Tuesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron will host more than 100 world leaders in Paris on November 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In addition, an initiative to improve international cooperation and governance will be launched at the forum. Netanyahu was scheduled to fly to the conference on Saturday night, but may cancel the trip due to the fact that it will be impossible for him to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the convention.

Sources in the Prime Minister's Office said on Tuesday that the structure of the conference, the tight schedule and the absence of side rooms create conditions that are not conducive for side meeting between leaders. Last week, a senior Israeli official indicated that Netanyahu and Putin could meet in the coming weeks to discuss the situation in Syria.

(Read more)

4. Israel Bolsters Ties with Ghana - United with Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Ghana Minister of Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. They discussed economic cooperation between governments and the business sector as well as other possibilities for strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

Netanyahu welcomed Ghana's intention to assist Israel in international forums and invited President Nana Akufo-Addo to visit Israel in 2019. Ghana was the first country from Black Africa to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

(Read more)

5. With Mideast peace plan, Kushner prepares his debut - Jerusalem Post

WASHINGTON - At a standing desk in his cramped, high-ceilinged West Wing office, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser has labored for nearly two years over a detailed plan for peace in the Middle East. Along the way he has granted a mere handful of interviews, none of which have provided much in substance of a plan that has, up until now, remained the administration's most closely guarded secret.

But we're about to see a lot more of Jared Kushner. As he puts the finishing touches on a project he hopes to be his crowning achievement in government, Kushner is preparing to sell it to the public.

State Department sources tell The Jerusalem Post that Kushner recently visited Foggy Bottom to begin preparing for a more public role centered on the plan. Moving into the spotlight would be a relatively new format for the prodigal son-in-law, who has rarely spoken in public since entering the White House. While Trump is likely to announce the plan in a formal speech, Kushner is expected, from that point on, to serve as the public face of the peace effort.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. 'Prayers Are a Pathway to Heal Our Country': CBN News Follows VP Pence on Final Push for Prayers and Votes - CBN News

On this Election Day, Vice President Mike Pence tells CBN News he believes Republicans will expand their majority in the Senate and keep the House. He made that confident prediction as we were traveling with him on Air Force Two for his final push to get out the vote.

Motivating the faithful base is Pence's main chore. If Republicans do well Tuesday night, Pence is pretty clear that the non-stop effort from President Trump will be a main reason. "Even though he's not on the ballot, he's campaigned as though we were. I think that's the reason why we've seen such energy around the country," he said. "To be honest with you, David, as I've traveled around the country, I haven't seen this level of enthusiasm since the days just before the 2016 campaign."

Whatever happens Tuesday night, Mike Pence sees a larger hand at work in the country... God using imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will. "I believe as every President from George Washington forward believed in the role of Providence in the life of this nation," he said. "I really do believe the prayers of the American people have made a difference. And even in these divided times, I do believe those prayers are a pathway to heal our country and continue to move our nation forward." (Read more)

- Father, we stand in agreement with the Vice-President - that our prayers will bring healing to our country and help our nation move forward.

- I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

2. Trump declares midterm victory after Republicans expand Senate majority - Washington Times

President Trump declared victory for Republicans in the midterm elections Tuesday night. "Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" the president tweeted as the election returns painted mixed results for the Republican Party. After campaigning hard to fend off a possible "blue wave," Mr. Trump saw his GOP lose the majority in the House but expand its majority in the Senate.

He will face a challenge dealing with House Democrats, including an anticipated onslaught of investigations and subpoenas. But with the Senate still in Republican hands, Mr. Trump will have a firewall against attempts to undo his agenda and will be able to continue sending conservative judges to the federal bench. (Read more)

- Father, thank You for a more pro-life and conservative Senate! We pray these Senate wins will make it easier for Godly men and women to be confirmed to positions in the Trump Administration and to the courts.

- Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. (Luke 2:14)

3. Republicans Hold on to Senate, Blocking Democrats' Chances to Take Control - CNBC

Republicans have now won enough seats to maintain control of the Senate as two more states flipped red late Tuesday night, closing any path for Democrats to take control. Sen. Ted Cruz won a narrow re-election victory in red Texas against Democrat challenger Beto O'Rourke. That shut down the last hope of Democrats who viewed Texas and Tennessee as two vulnerable spots. But Republicans have held them both. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) held on to that open seat in Tennessee for the Republicans, defeating Democratic contender former Gov. Phil Bredesen by a wide margin. The win makes her the first female US senator from Tennessee.

In Indiana, conservative challenger Mike Braun delivered the first upset to Senate Democrats, taking out incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly. North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) has lost her re-election bid against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, the second state to flip red. That win effectively closed the Democrats' chances to win the Senate. In Missouri, Republican Josh Hawley also unseated incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, making it a third Senate seat to turn red for conservatives.

Democrats did succeed in holding on to Sen. Joe Manchin's seat in West Virginia. He handily defeated his challenger Patrick Morrisey, despite the deep support for Trump in that state. In Florida, the razor-thin race has now been declared as another flip for the Republicans. Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) was hoping to hold on to his long-held seat, but two-time Gov. Rick Scott edged out a slim victory. With that Democrat loss in Florida, the increased GOP control of the Senate could be considered a red wave of sorts. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for Your Spirit to guide the business of the Senate and for our nation to be led into peace.

- The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)

4. Split Decision - FreeBeacon

While Republicans failed to keep the House, they did have some good outcomes in crucial races.

Republicans held on to several governor seats. Larry Hogan won reelection in Maryland, the first Republican to win reelection in that state in more than 50 years. Republican Bill Lee of Tennessee beat Karl Dean in Tennessee. Rep. Ron DeSantis beat out Andrew Gillum in the Florida governor race. Republican Mike DeWine pulled out a win over Democrat Richard Cordray, former Consuemr Financial Protection Bureau head during the Obama administration, in Ohio's governor race. Democrats took the governorship in Kansas, with Laura Kelly beating Republican Kris Kobach. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up each state, commonwealth, and territory in our nation and pray for You to equip the governors with good judgement and competent administrators to benefit their citizens.

- When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice (Proverbs 29:2a)

5. Trump Backs Rep. Nancy Pelosi For House Speaker [and warns Democrats] - Daily Wire

The Republicans lost control of the House on Election Day, not in a "blue wave" but in a solid defeat, nonetheless. So with Democrats set to take the reins in January 2019, Trump wants to give them a hand in governing. "In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!" Trump wrote on Twitter as a crisp sunny day broke in Washington, D.C.

Trump knows a good thing when he sees one. Throughout the 2018 midterms, Republicans sought to connect Democratic candidates to Pelosi -- they ran more than 250 anti-Pelosi TV ads in some 75 House districts during the last months of the campaign. That forced some candidates to repudiate Pelosi -- and she wasn't even Speaker.

The president telephoned Pelosi on Tuesday night after Democrats were projected to win control of the House, and the two reportedly talked about her calls for bipartisanship in her victory speech. But Trump also warned Democrats about gumming up the works. "If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!" he wrote on Twitter. (Read more)

- Father, we pray President Trump and Nancy Pelosi negotiate a way forward that benefits all citizens.

- When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.' If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10:5-6)

6. Pelosi: 'We'll Have Accountability, and We'll Strive for Bipartisanship' - CNS News

Flanked by her two young grandsons and some of her fellow Democrats, presumptive incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a victory rally Tuesday night that Democrats "have taken back the House for the American people. We'll have accountability, and we'll strive for bipartisanship, with fairness on all sides," she said. She also promised that Democrats will strive for "peace" and "results."

Pelosi said Democrats will work "for the people" by introducing legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs, raising workers' wages, rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, cleaning up corruption to make Washington "work for all Americans." We'll have accountability, and we'll strive for bipartisanship, with fairness on all sides.

We will have a responsibility to find our common ground where we can; stand our ground where we can't; but we must try. We have a bipartisan marketplace of ideas that makes our democracy strong. A Democratic Congress will work for solutions that bring us together, because we've all had enough of division. The American people want peace. They want results. They want us to work for positive results for their lives. (Read more)

- Father, thank You for these words of conciliation from presumptive Speaker Pelosi. We pray her words will calm the Democrat base and bring peace to our nation.

- When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverbs 16:7)

7. Pelosi: Any Impeachment Move 'Would Have To Be Bipartisan' - Breitbart

On Tuesday's "PBS NewsHour," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that whether there is movement to impeach the president depends on the results of the Mueller investigation, and if there is a move to impeach, "it would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive."

Pelosi said whether or not there is a move to impeach "depends on what happens in the Mueller investigation. But that is not unifying. And I get criticized in my own party for not being more in support of it, but I'm not. If that happens, it would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive." (Read more)

- Father, we pray Robert Mueller's report will be published quickly so our leadership can move on to the issues of governing.

- I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)

8. Stacey Abrams refuses to concede Georgia governor's race, hoping for runoff - CNN

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is not conceding the Georgia governor's race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, arguing that the high stakes contest is too close to call with the possibility of a runoff next month. Kemp is currently ahead of Abrams by nearly 68,000 votes with 99% of precincts reporting, according to CNN election results. But he only has 50.4% of the vote. If neither candidate receives 50%, there will be a runoff in early December.

"I'm here tonight to tell you votes remain to be counted. There's voices that are waiting to be heard," Abrams, who would be the nation's first black female governor, told supporters early Wednesday morning gathered in Atlanta. According to a statement provided to CNN by her campaign, Abrams is holding off on conceding to see if a runoff is possible. The campaign cited several specific places in the state that could play a role in a scenario to force the runoff, including three of the state's largest counties that "have reported only a portion of the votes that were submitted by early mail" and four other large counties that "have reported exactly 0 votes by mail," according to the campaign. Together, it said, the seven counties "are expected to return a minimum of 77,000 ballots."

Democrats have accused Kemp of a conflict of interest as he refused to step away from his post overseeing state elections while he campaigned for governor. Last month, a federal judge ruled Georgia election officials had to stop rejecting absentee ballots with voters' signatures that didn't appear to match signatures on record. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for electoral integrity throughout the state of Georgia. We ask You to reveal all malfeasance by election officials and/or party operatives.

- Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt. (Leviticus 19:35-36)

9. Texas Poll Worker Tells Undercover Reporter They've Allowed 'Tons' Of DACA Recipients To Vote - Daily Wire

James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Tuesday from a polling station in Texas that appears to show an election official saying that they've had 'tons' of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients voting in the election.

Project Veritas' undercover journalist, posing as the girlfriend of a potential DACA voter, visited a polling station in Travis County, Texas to ask election officials if he could vote."If he has his ID that's all he needs. If he's registered," an election worker told the undercover journalist.

"Right. It doesn't matter that he's not a citizen?" the PV journalist replied, adding that she had heard on the internet that he could not vote. "No, Don't pay any attention to that. Bring him up here," the official said.Another woman, who appeared to be an election official, said that there was not an issue with DACA recipients voting, saying, "we got a lot of 'em. We've got tons of them. Tons of DACA voters. Okay." (Read more)

- Father, we pray each person who voted illegally, including those who enabled it, will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

- You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. (Leviticus 19:11)

10. Dow poised for a triple-digit rally after midterm elections, Amazon and Caterpillar shares gain - CNBC

U.S. stock futures rose on Wednesday as the U.S. midterm elections played out just as investors expected, with the Democrats winning back the House of Representatives and splitting Congress. Along with gaining clarity on the midterm's outcome, investors were bullish because they believe the Washington gridlock scenario will be best for the market, allowing President Donald Trump's business-friendly policies to continue but keeping a check on some of his more disruptive market actions like the trade battle with China. History has also pointed to strong returns for equity markets when Congress is divided.

Relief that Republicans held onto the Senate also helped boost stocks as some investors feared a so-called blue wave clamping down on Trump's agenda. "The fact that it's playing out as expected gives the administration some ability to keep initiatives alive," said Dan Deming, managing director at KKM Financial. "I think it will be positive in the near term."

Stocks were poised for a broad rally, as shares of Caterpillar, Goldman Sachs, Amazon and Alphabet rose in premarket trading Wednesday. Caterpillar is seen getting a boost from continued economic growth and the chance that Democrats can temper Trump's trade war dealings. There's also some optimism the president will work with Democrats on an infrastructure plan.

Overall, stocks typically do well when Congress is split and the White House is under Republican control. In those instances, the S&P 500 averages an annual return of 12 percent, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "The best case scenario from here, in our view, might be gridlock: do nothing, and undo nothing," wrote Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts and economists in a report leading up to the election.

"This is your entry point," he said, adding that positive seasonal factors, including strong holiday sales, should boost markets higher before the end of 2018. "You might get some volatility in the next couple of days as the market absorbs the result, but you buy those dips. ... Everything is telling you this is the time to buy" following the correction in October. (Read more)

- Father, we are grateful the uncertainty surrounding our elections is finally over. You are our wise King, giving us the government we need at this time.

- Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:17)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

There's got to be a day after

While the so-called "blue wave" never reached tsunami stages, there was enough to turn the House of Representatives over to the Democratic Party's gavel. In the Senate, however, the watermark rose for the Republican Party as it gained several seats. The ebb and flow of blue and red waves leaves the good ship Republic of America afloat in perilous waters, possibly unable to navigate-not as bad as the Poseidon in the 1972 movie, "The Poseidon Adventure," but here we are in the day after and there is a lot of damage to the Republic. While the maps all show that the nation is predominantly Republican, as reflected by the Senate, urban areas are sharply divided with far-left Democrats. What does all this mean?

On the surface it means that enough far-left Americans, primarily in highly populated urban areas, bought the vitriolic rhetoric, abandoned the appreciation of the economy and job security, and voted revenge. It means that Americans will face the next two years of government brought to a standstill because of "communist-like" tribunals investigating every wild-eyed, conjured-up scandal that comes to mind. It means that there will be an official platform for the "resistance" to continue its propaganda, now even louder. It means that division caused by political parties will be placed far ahead of the welfare of the citizenry. It likely means that Washington, D.C. will earn a new name-Subpoena City.

But there is a deeper meaning to all of this. It exposes a flaw in the two-party system. George Washington believed that political parties would be divisive and dangerous to liberty and limited government. He warned in his 1796 farewell speech, "You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection . . . they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

Washington believed an inoculation against the undermining by political parties was electing moral and religious leaders. He said, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them." Exodus 18:21 says regarding good government: "provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness . . ." How can those who deny God, fear God? How far have we progressed to even be forced with that choice? This is the day after, and I guess there's got to be one.

​​ ​​​​​Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

A Pro-Life Senate!

Values Voters Help President Trump Defy History in Expanding Pro-Life Majority in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, DC -- Leading up to Election Day, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), organized a fleet of four Values Buses that made scores of stops in a dozen battleground states and organized the distribution of nearly 2 million voter guides targeting supporters, churches, activist groups, and state/local organizations. FRC also held 140 pastor events in 19 states. FRC Action teams knocked on more than 427,000 doors and launched a social media blitz across a dozen states that were viewed more than 7 million times.

Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released the following statement on tonight's election results:

"Most presidents lose seats in the House and Senate in the first midterm election. But President Trump defied history, expanding the GOP majority in the Senate despite losing the House. Why? Because this is a president who has done something rare in American politics. He is fulfilling campaign promises such as stopping the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions and putting an end to 8 years of a withering assault on religious freedom.

"As they did two years ago, values voters turned out in droves -- motivated by a president who is not just stopping the liberal policies of his predecessor but dismantling them.

"While Democrats appears to have narrowly took control of the House of Representatives, they do so without any clear governing mandate. Nancy Pelosi certainly cannot claim a blanket endorsement of her radical policies. However, President Trump and Senate Republicans certainly have a mandate to confirm constitutionalists to the nation's courts and oppose the Pelosi agenda. Consider that voters in West Virginia and Alabama approved pro-life ballot measures and polls show nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose the government's forcing taxpayers to fund abortion. There is simply no groundswell of support for forcing taxpayers to become indentured servants to the abortion industry.

"We will stand with President Trump and Majority Leader McConnell in working to repel the Pelosi agenda that is at odds with the values that made America a great nation," concluded Perkins.

Breaking News

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general, at Trump's 'request'

Jeff Sessions, once one of President Trump's most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president. "At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in the Wednesday letter to Trump.

The president tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, who currently serves as chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general. "We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well," he said.
Trump added: "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date."

In his resignation letter, Sessions said was "honored to serve" as attorney general and said his Justice Department "restored and upheld the rule of law - a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard." (Fox News) Read more.

- Lord God, we thank You for the service that Jeff Sessions has rendered to the nation as our Attorney General. We ask for Your Hand of blessing to rest upon him as he goes forth from here.

We lift up our new Acting Attorney General of the United States, Matthew G. Whitaker, asking that Your clear Hand of guidance would rest upon him, now and always. In Your name we pray, amen.

- First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (I Timothy 2:1-4)

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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


"For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him."
(Psalm 62:5)


When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
"It is well, it is well with my soul."

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control:
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has shed his own blood for my soul. Refrain

My sin oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
my sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Refrain

O Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;
even so, it is well with my soul. Refrain


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Words and melody: Horatio Gates Spafford (1873)

Signs and Wonders

The start of the San Andreas fault is hit by the 'slow one':

Sunken sinkhole of bubbling mud is moving across Salton Sea destroying everything in its path

- The bubbling geyser that has existed since 1953 now moving at speeds of up to 60 feet a day

- Experts say it behaves like an 'sunken sinkhole' as it moves across the area near Salton sea

- Union Pacific Railroad has already had to move tracks because of it after attempts to build a wall failed

- A portion of Highway 111, a major roadway, may have to be closed as the geyser approaches

- Local authorities have already declared the geyser an emergency and are drawing up contingency plans

(UK Daily Mail) Read more.

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

The Good News Corner

Prophet Isaiah Comes to Life with Swedish "Sailing for Jesus" Ship:

Israel Was the Only Mid-East Port That Would Receive Them

(Israel)-[CBN News] For years, ships have set sail from Europe to condemn the Jewish state, frequently under the guise of breaking Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. But as CBN News reports, one ship came recently not to confront the Jewish people but to love them.

As this more than 100-foot vessel sailed into the Herzliya harbor, dozens of other ships, boats and even windsurfers came out to greet her.

"I saw this whole fleet coming toward us from Herzliya," Karin Nytomt told CBN News. "I thought how many are there going to be-and I thought maybe two, four, five-and in the end we were surrounded by all these small and large ships. I had to literally pinch myself. What are we a part of?"

(Source: CBN) Read more here.

Worship With Us Today!

"Be Still And Know That I Am God"

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

Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]


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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!


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"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 (except on Sunday mornings) 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.]

God bless you!