Rick Ridings Calls for Prayer and Fasting
. . . and more urgent news:
-- Repentance for the Defeat of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act in the Senate
-- Protests of this action planned across the nation on Monday
-- Protests begin tomorrow on the wall on the Southern Border
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Introduction to this special edition
Since we last published our Daily Brief yesterday morning, several items of urgent interest have come across our desk, asking for intercession to be made NOW for these needs.
Accordingly, please find below this series of topics for urgent prayer:
1. Rick Ridings' Call to an Esther Fast this weekend on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Syria (and more)
2. A call to REPENTANCE, PRAYER and ACTION in the aftermath of the Senate veto of the Born Alive Protection Act
3. A call for prayer covering for intercessors that will be walking our southern border this weekend
> > > We thank you for giving each of these matters your own prayerful consideration at this time.
Sara Ballenger, President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
Rick Ridings Call to Prayer
Like the Time of Queen Esther:
Christians Call for Fasting and Praying Following Syria Pullout Decision
JERUSALEM, Israel - President Donald Trump's decision to pull US troops out of Syria has sparked a movement of urgent prayer and fasting.
The fast was initiated by Succat Hallel, a 24/7 house of prayer overlooking the Temple Mount.
"There are some urgent developments in the Middle East that are so important that we believe decisions will be made in these next two months that could affect the destiny - the fate of millions of people in this region and even the future of Israel. These decisions are so important that we are calling for a united time of prayer and fasting in the style of Queen Esther," Rick Ridings, founder of Succat Hallel, explains in a video.
This Esther Fast will take place on March 1-3 and will focus on three issues.
First, is for the protection of a new democratic government called the "Self Administration of North and East Syria" (SANES), which vows to protect the religious freedom of minorities in the war-torn country.
"It is very committed to the protection of Christians and the Kurdish people of that region that there will be no genocide," Ridings explains.
CBN News previously reported that SANES is a federal system of government modeled after the US.
"Much of our aspiration, actually, is in line with (the) American Revolution. We don't want a country where citizenship and rights are based on ethnic identities or religious identity. We want all Syrians to be equal. We believe they were all created by God equal and to be free," Bassam Ishak, President of the Syrian Democratic Council, told CBN News.
However, SANES is a fragile democracy and leaders are concerned it could be destroyed after the US leaves the region.
"There could be great potential for genocide if this government is not protected," Ridings warns. He also says the government has biblical significance and will be the place of a major harvest of souls for Christ.
The second issue Christians will pray for is Israel's protection from Turkey, Iran, and Russia.
Ridings says the Lord gave him a vision last January depicting Jesus combating demonic powers that were constructing highways to Israel to lay siege against the Jewish state. He said three of those highways came from Iran, Russia, and Turkey.
"When President Trump announced the decision to pull out troops from northeast Syria, immediately, three of those countries from which I saw highways - Turkey, Russia, and Iran - put their focus on northeast Syria. Iran would like to build a land bridge that could even allow them to come against Israel. All three of these nations have the potential if they are in complete control of that area to allow a genocide of the Christians and the Kurds in that area," Ridings says.
He asks that people pray for Jesus to destroy any demonic plans to wipe out Israel and the Middle East's religious and ethnic minorities.
Lastly, Christians will pray for God to grant Israeli leaders wisdom as they head into national elections this coming April.
"We would encourage to pray and believe together with us that any kind of evil council that will seek to divide up the land of Israel that will bring judgment according to Joel 3 would be thwarted," Ridings says.
So far, the call to prayer is reaching countries in Asia like South Korea. Ridings hopes many more will join.
"We believe that God is absolutely sovereignly in control as in the days of Esther," he says, while also encouraging believers to pray and fast in whatever way God leads them to.
"Agree with us on these points that there will be a prevailing of the purposes of God," Ridings urges. (CBN) Read more here.
> > > To read Rick's original call to prayer, go here.
Update: Call to Prayer
Update: Rick Ridings' Call to Prayer
A note from the editor:
This call to prayer and fasting was released one week ago. Please find below an update, written by Lauren Homer, who is a spokesperson for the persecuted church in Syria here on Capitol Hill. We appreciate Lauren's clarifying of this rapidly changing situation, and we thank you for heeding her own call to prayer, too.
> > > Please note, too, that the following information is not intended to be read by young children.
Our multi-faith efforts to avoid a disaster in Syria have borne fruit with President Trump's decision last week to leave at least 400 US troops in Syria and not pull all out by April. It is particularly heartening to have had strong support from USCIRF and leading evangelical leaders working behind the scenes to encourage President Trump to keep troops in Syria.
However, the details remain unclear and the original orders have not been revoked. There is still plenty of turmoil as Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime plot on ways to take Northeastern Syria for themselves and crush its nascent democracy and religious freedoms. ISIS will try to regroup and strike back as is already happening in Iraq. Even today, it was disclosed that new levels of horror are emerging with the discovery of at least 50 severed heads of women believed to have been held as sex slaves by ISIS.
It remains critical to encourage President Trump and leaders throughout the US government and overseas (including Syria's Northeast) to make decisions that lead to long term stability for the region and for Syria, particularly the Northeast where so many have died and suffered for opposing ISIS and its ideology.
We are asking all praying people to pray and fast for Syria for the first three days of March.
Please share with like-minded friends, on your websites, etc. (if you wish). God can move mountains and right now we need him to display his "handiwork" in human history.
Thanks and blessings,
"In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.'" (Isaiah 19:23-25)
In the Senate
In the Senate:
Defeat of the Born Alive Protection Act
Shock Waves Hit DC: These House Members Can't Believe The Senate Failed to Stop Infanticide
One of those shocked legislators worked as an obstetrician before becoming a lawmaker.
"I never could have in my wildest, worst nightmare dreamed that I would have had to come up here one day and fight harder to protect newborn babies than I did as a physician," Kansas Republican Roger Marshall told a news conference held just outside the Capitol building.
On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It needed 60 votes to advance through the legislative process but failed by seven votes as the final tally came to 53-44.
All 44 "no" votes came from Democrats. Three of their number crossed over to vote with the Republicans.
"And That's Murder"
US Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) heads up the House Pro-Life Caucus. He told CBN News it's unconscionable abortionists are being allowed to take this deadly step when an abortion fails.
"They know the unborn child dies when they dismember or chemically poison them," Smith explained. "But when the babies survive, they take that next step and they make no effort whatsoever to protect this breathing, gasping, often crying little baby. And that's murder."
Lawmakers held a news conference to announce they'll push every day to get a bill put up for a vote in the House that will protect these infants.
"If Speaker Pelosi feels so strongly about her position that babies ought to be allowed to die on the table, she should just allow a vote in the House," said Mallory Quigley of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
(Breaking Christian News) Read more here.
A Prayer of Deep Repentance
A Prayer of Deep Repentance over the Senate Vote
(Received this morning from a friend of our ministry -- Cathy Helms in North Carolina)
I have been awake since 1:30 a.m. praying and asking God to intervene in this matter. Finally, I was prompted to write the following:
Abba Father, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
We are deeply grateful for a president who desires that every child in the womb be raised by loving parents. We thank You for every step that has been taken to end the shedding of innocent blood.
We are angry, shocked, and deeply grieved over the recent increased legislation in America to enlarge the abomination of abortion, even to killing babies born alive.
Most Holy and Sovereign Elohim, we thank You for exposing the plans of the enemy. We repent on behalf of our leaders. We ask You for a turnaround in Your Body and we declare YOU ARE ABLE!
You have said in Your Word:
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chron. 7:14)
We, therefore, beseech You for an enormous, dramatic, immediate, complete, permanent HOLY SHIFT in the hearts of YOUR PEOPLE to understand our individual and corporate "wicked ways."
He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them (Heb. 7:25)
May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!
We beseech You to expose wrong thinking in Your Body concerning every sin that makes abortion and all shedding of innocent blood "necessary" in the eyes of those who don't know Your love, power, and grace.
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue [cause to obey, to subordinate, put in subjection to, cause to yield to admonition, cause to submit] all things unto Himself. (Phil. 3:21)
May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!
We beseech You to strengthen, encourage, assist, relieve, and comfort every senator, representative, leader, soldier, and intercessor who is fighting this battle, as well as every woman who is at this moment considering abortion.
For Because He Himself suffered when put to the test, He is able to help [save, deliver, protect, preserve, heal, make whole] those being tested.
(Heb. 2:18 TLV)
May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!
We beseech You to continually raise up others from every age group and segment of YOUR PEOPLE to come to the front lines as intercessors. We also ask You for strategies to persuade YOUR PEOPLE that purity prevents regrets. We further ask You to intervene in the lives of pregnant women who want to abort or think they have no other choice.
". . . for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day." (1Tim 1:12)
May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!
We beseech You for mercy for Nancy Pelosi and all those in office* who voted against or oppose the Born Alive Protection Act. For the sake of Your great name and Your glory we ask You to humble them as You did King Nebuchadnezzar, who repented and gave allegiance to You and exhorted his subjects to do likewise.
Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment: and those that walk in pride He is able to abase [humiliate, cast down, make low, subdue] (Dan. 4:37).
May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!
We thank You that yesterday, today, and forever You are "God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin." We bow before You in repentance. We humbly ask You to forgive us, and, as well, to bring the gift of repentance and restoration to all who are in rebellion against You and Your Word. We ask all these things in the name of Jesus/Yeshua Your Son.
Glory to God! May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!
(prayer by Cathy Helms 3/1/2019)
> > > According to ACLJ, here are the Senators who voted against criminalizing infanticide and protecting innocent, born-alive babies.
There were also 3 Senators who did not vote: Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Tim Scott (R-SC).
Take Action! Protests Planned on Monday
We Are Sickened
On Monday, February 25th, 44 Senators voted AGAINST protecting babies BORN ALIVE after botched abortions. And because nothing can get passed out of the Senate now without 60 votes to invoke cloture, S. 311, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, failed to be passed.
Even President Trump tweeted "This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress."
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood and NARAL -- who bankrolled many of the Senators who voted against the bill -- fought it to protect their abortionists from legal action.
Here are the facts: The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have had simply forced doctors to treat babies born alive during an abortion or face criminal penalties.
We know that this bill is much-needed because just two weeks ago, disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) outlined the very scenario in a radio interview in which a baby would be born alive then a doctor would "have a conversation" about whether to save the baby or let him or her die on the table. And you can't forget about the horrific law that New York State just passed allowing physicians not to treat babies born alive during late-term abortions.
Now is the time to act.
Join us Tuesday, March 5th to rally in front key Senators' offices (in their own districts) or organize a rally on your own.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar - MN
Sen. Sherrod Brown - OH
Sen. Kamala Harris - CA
Sen. Cory Booker - NJ
If you don't live near these locations, consider becoming a Rally Captain to host your own rally the week of March 4th in front of your Senator's office. Apply below!
(Application form available on website)
Source: Students for Life
To learn more, go here.
Call to the Wall on the Southern Border
Call to Action: Saturday March 2 - Human Wall of Patriots on Border to Support Trump's Emergency Declaration
BEGINNING SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019, STAND ON THE BORDER IN DEFENSE OF THIS NATION, STAND IN SUPPORT OF A WALL, STAND IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY, AND STAND IN SUPPORT OF HIM DEPLOYING THE MILITARY EN MASS TO STOP THE INVASION OF OUR NATION!
This is essentially a Trump rally on the border! But with a specific focus on border security and the side benefit of sending a strong message to the cartels that we, the American people, will defend our nation.
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' Then said I, 'Here am I. Send me!' (Isaiah 6:8 KJV).
> > > UPDATE: This is a call to action issued by Oath Keepers, but Bikers for Trump has also joined in with their full support, and they are now a co-sponsor of this event. I have also reached out to Latinos for Trump and hope they will join in as well. If your group would like to jump on as a participant, supporter or co-sponsor, please contact us. Go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oath Keepers and all other like minded patriots, you are called to action beginning Saturday, March 2, 2019 to stand along the border with Mexico to show your support for President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to BUILD THE WALL!
Come to the Rio Grande just South of Eagle Pass, TX to help send a clear message to Pelosi, Schumer and all of Congress that the crisis is not made up and that true American Patriots demand the wall NOW. Tell the world we are fed up with the crap spewing from the main-stream media and the open borders liberal left (and from the open border RINO's too). We are fed up with the cartel orchestrated crime, human trafficking, sex slavery, terrorism, rape, and murder committed not just along the border, but also inflicted on the the entire USA. It must end! We will stand guard and live /camp out of our vehicles spread along TX1021 south of the intersection with TX2644 (just South of Eagle Pass), going south toward Laredo.
This will be an ongoing operation, so if you can't be there on the kickoff date, jump in as soon as you can. You can spend a day, a couple days, a week, or as long as you like with us. Bring friends! Updates will be posted on this website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
NOTE: We are kicking this off in Texas (God bless Texas!), just South of Eagle Pass, but we will also announce locations in the other border states - CA, AZ, NM - over the next few days where Americans can also rally in support of the President.
KICKOFF DATE: Saturday, March 2, 2019
TIME: High Noon.
Location: Rally point at Intersection of TX1021 and TX 2644 (just south of Eagle Pass, TX). We will deploy roadside to the south along Texas Highway 1021 (aka El Indio Highway), with our vehicles facing the border.
(Oathkeepers) Read all details here.
> > > See also: this article on Breitbart News:
"Border-Security Advocates Join Trump's 'Human Wall' in New Mexico"
Special Conference Call Tomorrow Morning
Tomorrow morning, Dai Sup Han will host another, action-packed and powerful conference call with PrayerSurgeNow.
Topics will include:
7:30-9:00 am -- Weekly Focus: Interceding for Israel, The Middle East, US Military
9:00-10:00 am -- Urgent Focus: Personal and National Repentance
10:00-11:00 am -- Special Focus: The Father Heart of God for the First Nations
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13
Together in Christ,
Dai Sup Han
For more details, go here.
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