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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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(Psalm 22:28)

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

President Trump Addresses the Nation

President Trump Addresses the Nation on the Crisis at the Border

- Father, we pray the American people will make their voices heard - contacting their representatives and Senators, letting them know we need action to secure our nation and fund our government.

- Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

1. Trump's prime-time address on the border wall shutdown - Washington Post

President Trump delivered his first prime-time Oval Office address as president on Tuesday. It was a speech about 10 minutes long in which he addressed his demand for border wall funding that has led to a partial shutdown of the U.S. government for more than two weeks.

Below is the full transcript, with fact checks and annotations in yellow. Go here.

2. 'Security crisis': Trump calls on Dems to end shutdown, protect border - Washington Times

President Trump called on Congress Tuesday night to fund his proposal for stronger border security and to end the government shutdown, saying there is a "growing humanitarian and security crisis" at the southern border.

"This is a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul," Mr. Trump told the nation in a prime-time address. In his first Oval Office address, Mr. Trump stopped short of declaring a national emergency that would allow him to order the military to build a barrier on the border, a move that would also draw legal challenges. He instead called on Democrats to fund his proposals, including $5.7 billion for a wall, asking how much more blood must be shed by Americans who are victims of illegal immigrant crime.

"All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages." Delivering his address on the 18th day of the partial government shutdown, Mr. Trump sought to convince more voters about a crisis at the border and hoped to pressure congressional Democrats to fund a wall and to keep Republican lawmakers in line with him. (Read more)

3. McConnell accuses Democrats of jamming Senate over 'tantrum' - The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Senate Democrats on Tuesday, comparing their plan to prevent the chamber from taking up legislation to a "partisan tantrum."

"Now they're threatening to shut the Senate down, too. . . . . They're threatening to shut down efforts to protect our allies and strengthen our relationship with Israel, something they all recently claim to support," McConnell said from the Senate floor.

The Democratic decision to try to block the bill comes as funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall has stalemated government funding negotiations aimed at resolving the partial shutdown. Senate Republicans are refusing to move any legislation not backed by the president, who is demanding $5 billion for the border. Trump is expected to make a trip to the border on Thursday. (Read more)

4. Pelosi, Schumer slam Trump for using Oval Office to 'stoke fear' - The Hill

Congressional Democratic leadership ripped President Trump on Tuesday night, accusing him of trying to "stoke fear" with his calls for a wall on the Mexican border, which have led to a partial government shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), standing side by side in front of six American flags, offered a rebuttal to Trump immediately after his Oval Office address to the nation.

They cast the fight as a battle between the president's use of "fear" and the "facts" touted by Democrats. "Sadly, much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice," said Pelosi, who spoke first. "The President has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts."

Schumer echoed her while knocking Trump for using the Oval Office to make his pitch for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes. This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration," he said. Schumer added that "the symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a thirty-foot wall." (Read more)

5. (January 4th) President Trump Sends a Letter on Border Security to Congress - The White House

This morning, President Donald J. Trump sent a letter to all Members of Congress on the need to secure our borders. He attached a presentation that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was planning to deliver during a meeting with Congressional leadership in the White House Situation Room earlier this week.

Some of those present did not want to hear the presentation at the time, and so the President decided to make it available to all Members of Congress.

Below is the full text of the President's letter, along with a gallery featuring the presentation slides. (To view this letter, go here.)

6. Trump: The Only Thing Immoral Is 'Politicians Who Do Nothing' While Innocent People Are Victimized -

In an televised address to the nation on border security on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pushed back on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) claim that a border wall is "immoral."

"Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes? They don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians who do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized," he said.

The president said Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who later gave a rebuttal speech opposing Trump's plan to build a wall, "has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past, along with many other Democrats."

"They changed their mind only after I was elected president," Trump said. (Read more)

7. Obama's Border Patrol Chief on Wall: 'I Believe in What the President Is Doing;' 'He's Absolutely Correct' -

"I cannot think of a legitimate argument" against building a border wall, Mark Morgan, former border patrol chief for Pres. Barack Obama, said Monday in an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

"Yes. They absolutely work," Morgan said, when asked if walls are effective:

"If you look in the past, you don't have to go too far back in history, that bipartisan legislation that was passed: the Secure Fence Act. In 2006 and 2012, bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall, or fence, or physical barrier, or whatever you want to call it. It's a wall. It works."

Morgan, who was removed from office by President Donald Trump, nonetheless, says Trump is right about the need for a wall - based on historical fact and the experience of hands-on border experts:

"The president is right. The other day when they had the national press conference, and they got up and they said the wall works, they're right. And it's not based on a personal political ideology. That's based on historical data and facts that can be proven." (Read more)

Focus on Israel

1. Leading Senate Democrats Seek to Block Pro-Israel Bill - United With Israel

U.S. Senate Democrats are reportedly seeking to block pro-Israel legislation introduced last week that Republican leadership has scheduled for Tuesday. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each tweeted opposition to a vote advancing the legislation, citing the partial government shutdown over the past few weeks due to U.S. President Donald Trump not getting funding for a wall along the border with Mexico.

The proposed measure rolls four bills that were introduced in the previous Congress but were not enacted before the end of the year.

(Read more)

2. Jordanian FM to Pompeo: Israel must eventually withdraw from Golan - Times of Israel

As Israel lobbies the US to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Jordan's foreign minister on Tuesday presented his visiting American counterpart with an opposing view of the matter.

"International law regarding the Golan Heights is clear," Ayman Safadi told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Amman. "Israel must withdraw from the region as part of a deal that will allow the rights of all sides to be maintained," he said.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged visiting US National Security Adviser John Bolton to recognize Israel's claim to the Golan.

(Read more)

3. TV: Shin Bet chief warns a 'foreign country' is trying to influence elections- Times of Israel

The head of the Shin Bet security services warned that a foreign state "intends to intervene" through cyberattacks in Israel's national elections in April, local television reported Tuesday. Though Nadav Argaman's statements Monday were made during an event hosted by Friends of Tel Aviv University attended by a large crowd, Israel's military censor is barring from publication much of what he said, according to Hadashot TV news. After the network reported on the gag order, the censor permitted some of Argaman's comments to be quoted, though it continues to ban media from naming the country explicitly mentioned in the internal security chief's speech.

(Read more)

4. Controversy Erupts in Iraq Over Reported Secret Dignitary Visits to Israel - Algemeiner

The revelation that three groups of Iraqi dignitaries traveled in secret to Israel last year has sparked controversy in their home country.

The trips were first reported on, by the Israeli news channel Hadashot, on Sunday. The visitors were said to be "influential Shiite and Sunni personalities" who met with Israeli officials and academics, and visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

According to Arab News, the first deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Hassan Karim Al-Kaabi, has demanded "an investigation . . . to identify those who went to the occupied territory, particularly if they are lawmakers."

"To go to the occupied territory is a red line and an extremely sensitive issue for all Muslims," he was quoted as saying.

(Read more)

5. Legal official said to accuse PM of trying to 'deceive public' over graft probes - Times of Israel

A senior law enforcement official on Tuesday reportedly accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to "deceive the public" and disrupt the criminal investigations against him with his demand to face the state witnesses who have given statements against him. In a live statement on prime time television Monday evening, Netanyahu demanded that police allow him to confront his former aides and colleagues who have reportedly provided incriminating evidence in the three graft cases in which he is a suspect.

"Netanyahu wants to assert his power, weight and status to disrupt the investigation," Army Radio quoted a "very senior official" in the State Prosecutor's Office as saying. "In a confrontation with him, those state witnesses could give a different statement than what they gave police."

(Read more)

6. Trump's Peace Plan and the Israeli Elections - Lars Enarson

From the moment President Trump took office, he began to talk about his "deal of the century," making peace between Israel and the Palestinians. As much as we appreciate President Trump and thank God for what he has done so far as president, both for the United States and for Israel, we have from the very start declared that his peace plan for Israel is not from God. It is a very dangerous plan because God clearly says in his Word,

"For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land." (Joel 3:1-2)

(Read more, including Lars' prayer points, here.)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump to travel to Southern border amid shutdown standoff - FoxNews

"President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon," Sanders tweeted. A law enforcement source told Fox News that Trump plans to visit the border by McAllen, Texas.

The president's visit will come on what is likely to be the 20th day of the partial government shutdown. Numerous government agencies first ran out of funding on Dec. 22, as Democrats vowed to block Trump's requested $5.7 billion to build the border wall and Trump insisted on the money.

The president told congressional Democratic leaders during a meeting on Friday that he was willing to keep the government shutdown for as long as necessary -- possibly months or even years -- in order to get the funding he wants. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for complete protection to surround President Trump and his team as they visit the border on Thursday. Help him clearly communicate the problems and solutions for the American people.

- Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet. (Psalm 140:4)

2. IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown, Easing Pressure for a Deal - Bloomberg

The Internal Revenue Service will issue refunds to taxpayers even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the filing season, a decision that may reduce political pressure on Congress and President Donald Trump to reach a deal to reopen the federal government.

"Tax refunds will go out," the acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought, told reporters at a briefing on Monday. The decision will come as a relief to many taxpayers who file their taxes as soon as the filing season begins to claim their refund checks, which averaged $2,899 last year. The IRS said Monday evening the filing season, which typically begins at the end of January or early February, would start on Jan. 28 this year.

Republicans are under pressure this filing season to show taxpayers how they benefit under the new tax law. GOP leaders acknowledged they had lost the messaging battle about who benefits from the tax cuts ahead of the mid-term elections, but proponents of the law have said people will have more appreciation for it once they see how the overhaul affects them directly. (Read more)

- Father, we pray this shutdown will give President Trump the leverage he needs to do what is best for the American people.

- How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. (Psalm 31:19)

3. Donald Trump Will Get Chance to Pick World Bank's Chief - Breitbart

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank since 2012, unexpectedly announced that he will be leaving his post on February 1, more than three years ahead of the end of his second term. He was scheduled to serve through 2021, which would have meant his successor would not have been appointed during the first term of the Trump presidency.

Every past World Bank president has been picked by the United States, including Kim, who was previously the president of Dartmouth College. The U.S. Treasury is the largest shareholder of the bank, with about 16 percent of its voting shares.

The U.S. Treasury Department has typically spoken for the U.S. on issues with the World Bank. That put Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the lead role in choosing Kim's successor. Mnuchin enjoys a close relationship with Trump, although some of Trump's economic nationalist supporters worry the Treasury Secretary's outlook is not sufficiently "America First" oriented. (Read more)

- Father, we ask You to give President Trump great wisdom and pray he chooses the right leader for the World Bank.

- Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters; they have seen the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. (Psalm 107:23-24)

4. Trump Quietly Signed Ashanti Law Before New Year Began - Western Journal

In one of his final acts of 2018, President Donald Trump signed a bill that could have far-reaching consequences for the loved ones of people who have gone missing. Trump signed the Ashanti Alert Act, named for Ashanti Billie, 19, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She went missing last year in Norfolk and was later found dead in North Carolina, according to American Military News.

After her disappearance, family members said they thought some form of alert could have saved her. However, at age 19, Billie was too old to be covered by the Amber Alert system. That's why the Ashanti Alert Act was introduced by Republican Congressman Scott Taylor of Virginia last year. Its goal is to locate a missing adult between the ages of 18 and 65.

Taylor said the new alert system "will give law enforcement all across our great nation a new tool to give resources to bear to locate missing adults who may be in danger and will no doubt save lives," CNN reported. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the Ashanti Alert system will be effective in helping locate missing persons quickly and save them from harm.

- For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. (Psalm 72:12)

5. 'Gingerly Preparations' Underway In Case Of Ginsburg Vacancy - Daily Caller

Quiet preparations are underway within conservative legal circles and the White House counsel's office in the event that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires, two sources familiar with the process tell The Daily Caller. "Peparations are underway, not just for Ginsburg but for any SCOTUS retirement," a source directly involved in the Supreme Court nominations of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh told TheDC.

The 85-year-old Ginsburg did not appear for oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Monday, missing the first session in her 25 years on the court for reasons of ill health. Ginsburg is currently recuperating from recent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs, marking her third bout with the disease.

The opening would be the first under White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who assumed the position after Don McGahn. Cipollone is a longtime Washington lawyer intimately familiar with the conservative legal eco-system. John Malcolm, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, similarly told TheDC that Cipollone has "very bright movement conservatives" around him as staffers, and expressed confidence in his preparations to fill a vacancy on the court. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will experience salvation through Jesus before she leaves this life. We also pray for her replacement, that he or she will be a person of integrity, dedicated to You and to the Law.

- I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.
(2 Corinthians 6:2b)

6. Supreme Court debates taking up Indiana ban on abortions for race, sex, or Down syndrome - LifeSiteNews

The U.S. Supreme Court privately deliberated Friday over whether to take up the first major abortion case of the year, which concerns Indiana's efforts to prevent girls, minorities, or children with Down syndrome from being deliberately targeted by abortion. The justices are expected to announce their decision next week at the earliest. At least four justices must vote to take up a case.

Before leaving office to become President Donald Trump's running mate, then-Gov. Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act 1337. It banned abortions sought specifically because of a preborn baby's race, sex, ethnicity, or potential disabilities. It also required abortionists to bury or cremate fetal remains rather than treating them as medical waste.

In October, Indiana's Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill asked the Supreme Court to consider HEA 1337, arguing that the "right to abortion declared by our Supreme Court protects only the decision not to bear a child at all, not a right to decide which child to bear," and stressing that "our nation knows only too well the bitter fruits of such discrimination." (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the court to correct its past decisions and protect the lives of all unborn children within our nation.

- "Even now," declares the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning." Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity." (Joel 2:12-13)

7. Pompeo said set to warn Iran, reaffirm US commitment to Mideast, in Cairo speech - Times of Israel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a major policy speech in Cairo this week, will focus on Iran's role as a "dangerous actor" in the region, as well as on American commitment to the Middle East. Pompeo leaves for a week-long whirlwind tour of the region Tuesday, during which he will visit Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait.

In an interview with CNBC broadcast Monday, Pompeo said that one aim for the trip is to build a global coalition of countries, including Israel and the Gulf states, which believe Iran must cease acting as a state sponsor of terrorism. His speech in Cairo will also serve as a rebuke of former president Barack Obama's policies in the region, sources told the website - particularly his decision to negotiate with Iran. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Secretary Pompeo will have great favor and success among the many nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

- And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 38:23)

8. Turkey's Erdogan shuts down White House's Bolton on Syria, says he made a 'serious mistake' - CNBC

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a blunt put-down Tuesday against White House national security advisor John Bolton over his pledges to ensure Turkish nonaggression against Kurds who fought against the Islamic State in Syria. He also described Turkey as facing a "critical juncture" in Syria, with whom it shares a 500-mile border.

"We cannot accept Bolton's messages given from Israel," the Turkish president said, adding that Bolton made a "serious mistake," Reuters reported. He was referring to statements by the senior Trump administration official, made from Israel over the weekend, promising safety for the U.S.-allied Kurdish militias - who dominate areas in Northern Syria and whom the Turks view as terrorists - in the event of a U.S. military withdrawal.

Turkey has for months threatened a military offensive against the Kurds in northeastern Syria, refusing to view their presence as legitimate. That threat has been made all the more real since President Donald Trump's nnouncement on Dec. 19 to quickly withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria. (Read more)

- Father, we pray President Erdogan and the Kurdish people will come to a mutual understanding and commitment to peace in Turkey and Syria.

- The Lord gave Solomon wisdom, just as he had promised him. There were peaceful relations between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.
(1 Kings 5:12)

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Practical life lessons for a prophetic people

My wife and I were blessed yesterday with the unannounced visit of one of my former football players. He had just received his honorable discharge from the Air Force after seven years of service to our nation. He is well aware of all the headlines both in our country and around the world from his many deployments. He wanted to make the point that the experience of playing football under my coaching helped prepare him for life in the military and beyond. He said that all those on the team for which he played learned teamwork, tenacity, perseverance and how to push through. He said many of the young men who hadn't played sports had difficulty with those traits. This is important to our country today.

Sunday last, the Chicago Bears hosted the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL Wild Card Playoff game. In a hard fought game with a score of 16-15 Eagles, it came down to the very last play. Chicago kicker Cody Parkey kicked the game winning field goal for the Bears, but Eagles coach Doug Pederson called time out, just before the ball was snapped. After the time out, Parkey lined up to kick again and the ball hit the goal post twice and bounced back into the field. Game over. Bears lose. Parkey was absolutely devastated. Fans booed him off the field. Social media was even worse.

In the post-game presser, Parkey said, "You can't make this up. I feel terrible. I let the team down. It's on me. I have to own it. I have to be a man. Unfortunately, that's the way it went today." In the world of pro football, Parkey could be sent packing. But his teammates and coach rallied around him, hugging him, consoling him. Defensive End Akiem Hicks said of Parkey, "That's our guy. That's our guy. I'm going to ride with my guy. If you have that "C" on your helmet, I'm going to ride with you to the end. I don't care what happens on the field. We are together." Other Chicago stars echoed Hicks' comments. Chicago Linebacker Khalil Mack said, "You've got to learn from this. I was praying, praying real hard, but things happen for a reason." Coach Matt Nagy also said that he, Parkey, and the team need to learn from the experience.
So why am I writing about this when there are so many "important" issues before us? As it turns out, the kick was partially blocked by an Eagles player. The Bears coach and players didn't know this when they were standing up for Parkey. This demonstrates character. That Bears locker room, like all others in the NFL, is black, white, liberal, conservative, a rainbow of religious beliefs and otherwise very diverse. Yet they pull together. Even after the game, Bears and Eagles players were praying together. This is a life lesson. This should be an example of how we as Americans, and as Christians, should come together, despite our differences. Zechariah 8:16 says, "Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor." Ephesians 4:25 adds, "for we are members one of another." Like the lessons in football, we as a prophetic people need to unite.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

Hazmat Alert (Australia)

Two Messages Received Tonight from Alerts USA

Hazmat teams respond to 'suspicious packages' in foreign consulates in Melbourne, AUS, incl US, Indian, UK, German & Swiss facilities

FURTHER UPDATE from USA ALERTS : Hazmat and emergency services are present at US, UK, Swiss, German, Korean, Greek, Indian, Italian, Pakistani & Egyptian consulates in Melbourne, AUS. Suspicious packages found.
> > > A message from a friend and a reliable source:

I just heard from two friends in Australia that a package with confirmed pathogens was discovered earlier in the week in Sydney. Apparently, these packages have been found in 22 locations now. They are likely trying to keep it quiet, so as not to panic the people. Intercessors there, and abroad, are engaging and are dealing with this threat through prayer. Let's join them on the wall of intercession. Someone is making an evil, concerted, move against western civilization. Right now Australia is in the crosshairs. It likely will not remain just in Australia. Let's pray proactively as well.


Prayer Requests from a Member of Congress

Prayer Requests from a Member of Congress:

Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-6)

Please Pray

1. Pray for the reopening of the federal government. Pray for those who are affected by the government shutdown. (Our son Mark, who works for ICE, is an example. Mark is currently furloughed and not receiving a pay check.)

2. Please pray for the wise formation of House committees and subcommittees. Pray that each member would be in the center of God's will on which subcommittee to be assigned to.

3. Please pray for civility in the halls of Congress. There are already examples of incivility. All need to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.

- "When the righteous increase, the people rejoice. . ." (Proverbs 29:2)

4. Please pray for God's wisdom for the House and Senate leadership. They need good judgement and insight.

- "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy." (James 3:17)

More Daily Features

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
- Worship with Us Today!

Prayers for the Persecuted Church

"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)

Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.

Classic Hymns


"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." (Psalm 18:2)


Verse 1: Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 2: O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 3: Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 4: O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


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About the Author:

Words: William Whiting, 1860

Melody: Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, 1861

About the Hymn:

The "Navy Hymn" is Eternal Father, Strong to Save. The original words were written as a poem in 1860 by William Whiting of Winchester, England, for a student who was about to sail for the United States. The melody, published in 1861, was composed by fellow Englishman, Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, an Episcopalian clergyman.

The hymn, found in most hymnals, is known as the "Navy hymn" because it is sung at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It is also sung on ships of the Royal Navy (U.K.) and has been translated into French.

Eternal Father was the favorite hymn of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and was sung at his funeral in Hyde Park, New York, in April 1945. It was also played by the Navy Band in 1963 as President John F. Kennedy's body was carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. Roosevelt had served as Secretary of the Navy and Kennedy was a PT boat commander in World War II.

Signs and Wonders

Scientific Proof For King Uzziah's Earthquake

In its ongoing effort to catch up to the Bible, science has finally discovered evidence of the catastrophic earthquake that the prophets Amos and Zechariah described. In an article titled "Fact Checking the Book of Amos," Haaretz explores the proof that such an earthquake did indeed occur.

King Uzziah's reign was purported to be the most prosperous - excepting that of Jehoshaphat - since the time of Solomon. He acted properly in the early part of his reign and was considered a righteous king. Later, he became haughty due to his success. He entered Solomon's Temple, attempting to offer up incense in an act that usurped the position of the priests. An enormous earthquake struck and Uzziah was smitten with leprosy.

Not only was the earthquake described in the opening verse of Amos quoted above, but it was also mentioned by the Prophet Zechariah.
And the Valley in the Hills shall be stopped up, for the Valley of the Hills shall reach only to Azal; it shall be stopped up as it was stopped up as a result of the earthquake in the days of King Uzziyahu of Yehuda.-And Hashem my God, with all the holy beings, will come to you. (Zechariah 14:5)
(Breaking Israel News) 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

California and Los Angeles County to Remove 1.5 Million Inactive Voters from Voter Rolls - Settle Judicial Watch Federal Lawsuit

Judicial Watch announced today that it signed a settlement agreement with the State of California and County of Los Angeles under which they will begin the process of removing from their voter registration rolls as many as 1.5 million inactive registered names that may be invalid. These removals are required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The NVRA is a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from 2 to 4 years). Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most part, to voters who have moved to another county or state or have passed away.

Los Angeles County has over 10 million residents, more than the populations of 41 of the 50 United States. California is America's largest state, with almost 40 million residents.

Judicial Watch filed a 2017 federal lawsuit to force the cleanup of voter rolls (Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al. (No. 2:17-cv-08948)). Judicial Watch sued on its own behalf and on behalf of Wolfgang Kupka, Rhue Guyant, Jerry Griffin, and Delores M. Mars, who are lawfully registered voters in Los Angeles County. Judicial Watch was also joined by Election Integrity Project California, Inc., a public interest group that has long been involved in monitoring California's voter rolls.

In its lawsuit, Judicial Watch alleged:

- Los Angeles County has more voter registrations on its voter rolls than it has citizens who are old enough to register. Specifically, according to data provided to and published by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Los Angeles County has a registration rate of 112 percent of its adult citizen population.

- The entire State of California has a registration rate of about 101 percent of its age-eligible citizenry.

- Eleven of California's 58 counties have registration rates exceeding 100 percent of the age-eligible citizenry.

The lawsuit confirmed that Los Angeles County has on its rolls more than 1.5 million potentially ineligible voters. This means that more than one out of every five LA County registrations likely belongs to a voter who has moved or is deceased. Judicial Watch notes that "Los Angeles County has the highest number of inactive registrations of any single county in the country." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for this settlement, and pray that California will actually follow through on the removal of the extraneous names on this list. We pray for fair and truthful elections in all states.

- "The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful." (Proverbs 12:5)

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About CHPP

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Our Mission Statement

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

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


Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes all who wish to pray for our leaders to join us in prayer for our nation. You may sign up to receive our alerts by sending an email to us at requesting that your name be added to our list of subscribers.

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)

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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)

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: 712-432-0075.

The access code is: 206425#. 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!