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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 

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A Call to Pray for President Trump

Franklin Graham Issues a Call to Pray for President Trump

Dear Friend,

Along with 250+ Christian leaders, I am asking followers of Christ across our nation to set aside next Sunday, June 2, as a special day of prayer for the President, Donald J. Trump.

President Trump's enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God. 

This is a critical time for America. We're on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.

We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, "that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior" (1 Timothy 2:2-3, NKJV).
On June 2, we ask that pastors would lead their congregations in praying for the President, that Sunday schools and other groups would join together and pray, and that individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President that day.

Would you please join us in prayer and tell others so that we can have as many people as possible praying?


Franklin Graham
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
& Samaritan's Purse

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." -Ephesians 6:12, NKJV

> > > You can read the statement released by these faith leaders by going here.

Focus on Israel

1. Netanyahu Tells Knesset: Liberman Won't Let Me Build a Government - Jewish Press

On Monday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the airwaves in a public announcement at the Knesset, calling on Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman to join him in a rightwing coalition government which the voters said last April was what they wanted.

With a little more than 48 hours left before the deadline expires, Netanyahu was exceptionally restrained in his message to his partner of a quarter century - after the Likud propaganda machine had bee accusing Liberman of plotting to bring to power a leftwing government.

"Anyone who looks at reality understands that we must act responsibly and set up a government immediately," Netanyahu said. "In recent days, I have been making tremendous efforts to implement the will of the people, to establish a rightwing government and prevent unnecessary and wasteful elections."

(Read more)

2. Likud floats possible coalition compromise in attempt to avert new elections - Times of Israel

Likud's chief negotiator, MK Yariv Levin, said Sunday that the ruling party had reached an agreement with three out of five of its likely coalition partners - with the exception of Yisrael Beytenu and Kulanu - to "preserve the status quo in all legislation pertaining to church and state."

He did not elaborate on the specifics of the proposal. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an emergency meeting with ministers in his Likud party on Sunday in light of the impasse in coalition negotiations that is threatening to send Israel to new elections.

Four days before the deadline to form a coalition, Netanyahu has yet to ink a deal with any of his prospective partners. The sticking point is a bill on the ultra-Orthodox military draft, which the Haredi political parties seek to soften, and which must swiftly be re-legislated under Supreme Court order.

(Read more)

3. Amid deadlock in coalition talks, Likud set to push bill to dissolve Knesset - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman were locked in a game of political chicken on Monday, with the Likud party poised to take the first step toward triggering new elections, and the former defense minister showing no signs he would soften his demands, join the government, and avert sending Israelis to the polls.

The Likud party said it would bring a proposal to dissolve the Knesset to Israel's parliament for the first of three votes on Monday afternoon, putting pressure on potential coalition parties to reach an agreement or face another election.

In response, Liberman said he would back the bill in its first reading on Monday afternoon, as the impasse between the right-wing parties showed no sign of waning.

(Read more)

4. Shas minister: Israel doesn't need new elections - Israel National News 

Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri, who currently serves as Interior Minister, on Monday visited the burned town of Mevo Modi'im, meeting with its residents and council heads.

"We need to thank G-d that no one was killed," Deri began. "We need to thank the fire and rescue services for the important work they did here. Our hearts are hurting from the loss of many people's homes and the undoing of their lives, but the Nation of Israel is used to it." 

"I have come to an agreement with the Finance Minister that we will immediately create a special staff with the Finance and Interior Ministries, as well as the Prime Minister's Office, to ensure residents have a place to live, in a temporary setup, and we are waiting for the end of the investigations to know how much funding we'll have. I support the local residents and want to tell them - we're with you. We're not going to abandon you and we'll try to help as much as possible."

Deri also mentioned the issues preventing the formation of a government. "Today, in a meeting of party heads, we decided, unfortunately, to propose dissolving the Knesset," he said. "I say unfortunately because we did not hold elections only in order to hold elections again, and the voters have made their decision known. Sixty-five Knesset seatschose [Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu for Prime Minister, and that is the true will of most of the nation. The date preferred by most parties in the coalition is as soon as possible, in 90 days from now, on August 27."
(Read more)

5. Blue and White: We should be charged with forming coalition - Israel Hayom

The public wants a unity government, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an obstacle to a unity government, MK Yair Lapid, co-leader of the center-Left Blue and White party, said Monday as right-wing lawmakers worked feverishly to prevent an early election.

Blue and White co-leader Benny Gantz said, ""Netanyahu is leading Israel to a serious crisis of confidence. The silence of the lambs in the Likud is embarrassing - they are paralyzed by fear. We are witnessing dark days for the Likud movement . . . the possibility of assembling a coalition should pass to Blue and White under my leadership.

"We are saying, here and now, we will continue our battle for as long as necessary - tyranny will not arise and will not exist here," Gantz said.

Gantz added that Blue and White would oppose the dissolution of the current Knesset. "Netanyahu will try to survive. That is his belief, but the country belongs to all of us, and we will keep fighting," he said.
(Read more)

6. Thousands Rally Against Bills to Curb Court Activism, Enhance MKs' Immunity - Jewish Press 

Opposition leaders, including the Arabs, many activists, and thousands of rank and file Israelis, on Saturday night gathered for a rally under the title "Defensive Shield for Democracy" outside the Tel Aviv Museum. Scheduled to speak were MKs Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Moshe Ya'alon from Kachol Lavan, Labor Chairman Avi Gabai, Meretz Chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, Hadash-Ta'al Chairman Ayman Odeh, Druze Brig. Gen. (res.) Amal Ass'ad, and religious attorney Sagit Peretz Deri.

Kachol Lavan Chairman Benny Gantz said: "Netanyahu will not be allowed to turn the Knesset into a haven for criminals. We won't grant any politician immunity from criticism and an escape from justice. The struggle for democratic Israel is expanding and taking to the streets."

The leaders of the opposition parties and the protesters are condemning attempts to promote legislation that would weaken the Supreme Court and the judiciary-legislation which is part of the current coalition government negotiations. The opposition rally is also protesting plans to pass an immunity law to help Prime Minister Netanyahu avoid being brought to trial while serving his term.

Many protesters are wearing Turkish fez hats to suggest that Netanyahu's Israel is resembling Erdogan's Turkey. (Read more)

7. Breaking! Date for New Elections Set As Netanyahu Gives Last Minute Effort to From Coalition - Breaking Israel News

On Monday afternoon, the Knesset will vote on a bill submitted by Likud MK Miki Zohar calling for new national elections on September 3. The election will take place if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to form a coalition comprising a 61 seat majority. After the elections on April 9, President Rivlin chose Netanyahu to form a coalition government of a majority of the 120 seats that comprise the Knesset. As per the Basic Law on the Government, Netanyahu had 28 days to form a coalition but the president can grant a two-week extension. This extension will end on Wednesday at which time Netanyahu may lose the mandate to form the new government. (Read more)
A prayer to cover the political environment of Israel:

Abba, distress and disunity are in the land today. We pray that You would send a peace over Israel to calm the people's minds and hearts. We ask for Your will to be done in every area of the government right now. We pray for protection and guidance over Prime Minister Netanyahu. We pray for peace and a spirit of cooperation over every member of the parties that are desired to become part of the Knesset. We pray that they would be willing to work together, to negotiate, to compromise their own personal agendas for the good of the land and the people. We pray for those You desire to represent the government to be able to do so. We pray against criticism, lies and corruption. We ask You to release Your Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) upon the leaders of Israel; give them dreams and visions. Impart Your wisdom on them. We pray in the mighty name of Yeshua HaMashiach, amen.

The Daily Brief

1. More US Troops Are Deploying to the Middle East to Counter Iran - military.com

The Pentagon is sending about 1,000 more U.S. troops, including an Air Forcefighter squadron, to the Middle East to counter what officials say are "escalatory and troubling" threats from Iran.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced the move Friday to "safeguard U.S. forces given the ongoing threat posed by Iranian forces."

"The additional deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility is a prudent defensive measure and intended to reduce the possibility of future hostilities," he said. "I remain committed to ensuring U.S. personnel have the force protection resources they need and deserve."

President Donald Trump also notified lawmakers of the move, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Katie Wheelbarger told reporters Friday.

"Our policy has not changed," she said. "We do not seek conflict with Iran. We see these additional capabilities as defensive in nature." (Read more)

- Father, we pray Your mighty hand of protection over our troops, and Your Wisdom for our military leaders. We take authority over any and all plans of the enemy to cause destruction.

"He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked." (Psalm 129:4b)

2. Dems Tied to Obama's Pro-Iran 'Echo Chamber' Spread Terror Regime's Anti-Trump Talking Points - Free Beacon

A cadre of former top Obama administration figures and their allies in Congress have been working to amplify anti-Trump talking points issued by a senior Iranian regime official in what sources have described as an effort by Obama's pro-Iran echo chamber to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and his national security team.

As tensions mount between the United States and Iran, leading Democrats have become embroiled in controversy for widely repeating anti-Trump talking points first issued by Iran's hardline regime. Additionally, former top officials from the Obama administration have taken to social media and other outlets to push a narrative that Trump is at odds with his hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton over how far to go in punishing Tehran for its global support of terrorism and continued efforts to secure contested nuclear technology.

The effort to push this narrative to the media has gained steam following a war of words between Trump and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is said to have been in contact with top Democrats in Congress and their allies in the Obama administration, sources said. (Read more)

- Father, only You have the power to change hearts. You have also given us faith- mustard seed faith that we must utilize to combat the works of the enemy.

". . . for assuredly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to you." (Matthew 17:20)

3. Le Pen, Farage parties win elections for European Parliament in France and UK, Greens surge in Germany: polls - Fox News

The European Union's traditional center splintered as the far right and pro-environment Greens of the far left were gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a polarized vote in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades.

Europe has been roiled in the past few years by immigration from the Mideast and Africa and deadly attacks by Islamic extremists. It has also seen rising tensions over economic inequality and growing hostility toward the political establishment - sentiments not unlike those that got Donald Trump elected in the U.S.

In France, an electorate that voted Emmanuel Macron into presidential office in 2017 did an about-face and theIn Britain, voters went for the extremes, with the strongest showing for Nigel Farage's the newly formed Brexit party and a surge for the staunchly pro-European Liberal Democrats, versus a near wipeout for Conservatives. party of his defeated opponent, Marine Le Pen, drew into first place. (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You for this major change in Europe, and ask that it accomplish exactly what You have chosen for it to do.

"So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void."(Isaiah 55:11a)

4. Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July - BBC

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to do so.

Mrs May said she would continue to serve as PM while a Conservative leadership contest took place. The party said it hoped a new leader could be in place by the end of July. It means Mrs May will still be prime minister when US President Donald Trump makes his state visit to the UK at the start of June.

Asked about the prime minister's announcement, Mr Trump said: "I feel badly for Theresa. I like her very much. She's a good woman. She worked very hard. She's very strong." (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the UK as they transition to new leadership after May's departure. We ask for comfort for Mrs May, as feelings of failure try to overwhelm her - may she turn to You to give her hope and a future.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)

5. WH's Sanders: There Was an 'Outrageous Amount of Corruption That Took Place at the FBI' - Breitbart 

Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration "already" knows that there was a high level of corruption at the FBI.

Sanders said, "We already know that there was an outrageous amount of corruption that took place at the FBI. They leaked information. They lied. They were specifically working trying to take down the president, trying to hurt the president. We'll leave the final call up to the attorney general, and he'll get to the bottom of it. But we think Americans deserve the truth. The president's asked for that. And we should expect nothing less."

She added, "That is the reason that he's granted the attorney general the authority to declassify that information, to look at all the documents necessary is so that we can get to the very bottom of what happened. Once again, we already know about some wrongdoing. The president's not wrong in that. But he wants to know everything that happened and how far and how wide it went." (Read more)
- Lord, let the understanding, that these were real crimes, permeate our country. Let all who have perpetrated them be brought to justice, and those who have not understood what happened be faced with the truth.

". . . for the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all whose who wait for Him." (Isaiah 30:18c,d)

6. FBI Investigating Fake Explosive Devices Found In Newburgh - CBSlocal

Fake explosives were found in parking lots of busy stores over the Memorial Day weekend. Police said there is no threat to the public, but the community remained on high alert, CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reported.

The Newburgh Mall is one of the parking lots where those fake explosive devices were found. Although police said there is no threat to the public, they asked if you find a device not to touch it and immediately call 911.

The Newburgh Police Department said several fake, inert explosive devices were found around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. It wasn't immediately clear how many. In addition to the Newburgh Mall, police said the devices were discovered in the parking lot of Stop and Shop, both located on the Route 300 corridor. (Read more)
- Father, help all Your people to not be intimidated by anything that criminals do which attempts to make citizens afraid. Let us walk in Your power and strength, with the knowledge that fear has no place in us. We ask that all who do such things be held accountable with Justice!

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)

7. Stealth AOC 'Green New Deal' now the law in New Mexico, voters be damned - Fox News

By now, the public is well aware of the "Green New Deal" proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They have not responded well to calls for forced veganism and banning airplanes, let alone giving up the American way of life made possible by cheap energy. 

But while Ocasio-Cortez has taken the brunt of the media focus, environmental groups have developed a new strategy to get their way: pass a type of "Green New Deal" state by state.

It's a smart tactic. They get friendly, left-leaning state legislators and governors, most of whom they financially backed in the past election, to do their dirty work. While the media is watching AOC marveling over garbage disposals and rejecting the racism of cauliflower, no one is reporting about bad laws taking shape in secret. That's exactly how radical green groups want it.

Their latest attempt was in New Mexico, and unfortunately, it succeeded. Newly-elected Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the "Energy Transition Act" in March. This law requires that New Mexico move to 100 percent carbon-free energy - the same long-term goal as the "Green New Deal." This destructive law is essentially a hidden carbon tax and will threaten the jobs of thousands of energy workers, raise utility rates, cut state revenue, and make green energy companies rich at the taxpayers' expense. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that Your supernatural knowledge will be revealed to all who love You and that it will be able to stop these insidious plots to bypass the will of the people.

" . . . for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:8)

8. Federal judge who blocked Trump's border wall donated $20K to Obama - Washington Examiner 

A federal judge who partially blocked President Trump's plans to build a border wall along the United States-Mexico border previously donated almost $30,000 to former President Obama, other Democrats, and a political action committee.

U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee confirmed in 2014, donated $6,900 to Barack Obama's debut campaign for president and $14,500 to his reelection campaign, according to federal election records. The same records also indicate he contributed $4,500 to the Democratic National Committee in 2012 and, between 2012 and 2015, sent $3,100 to the Covington Burling LLP PAC, which supports candidates from both parties. His contributions totaled $29,000. 

Gilliam made the donations, first reported by the Epoch Times, prior to serving as a U.S. District judge. He had said during his confirmation hearing that he "would base my decisions solely on the facts of each case and the applicable precedent, without regard to any political ideology or motivation," and that "any personal views would not interfere in any way with my ability to neutrally apply the law." (Read more)
- Lord, as the roots of these anti-Trump decisions become public, we ask that every action that damages our nation be pulled down. Let these judges have a new mindset.

"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you." (Ezekiel 36:26a)

9. Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law - CBS News 

A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday blocked a state law that prohibited abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks into pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said in the ruling that the law "prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy."

"S.B. 2116 threatens immediate harm to women's rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortion services until after 6 weeks. Allowing the law to take effect would force the clinic to stop providing most abortion care," Reeves wrote.

Reeves, an Obama-appointed judge, also struck down Mississippi's 15-week ban late last year. The so-called "fetal heartbeat" bills ban an abortion as soon as six weeks, which is before many women know they are pregnant. (Read more)
- Lord, we ask that You preserve these new laws against abortion. We bind the works of these judges and decree that Jesus Christ is Lord over every one of them. We ask for the revelation of the fear of the Lord among all judges, regardless of which "side" they are on.

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)

10. 'Impeachment would be political suicide': Lindsey Graham warns Speaker Nancy Pelosi she will lose her job if she goes after Trump - Daily Mail

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, warned Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday she would be committing 'political suicide' if she started impeachment proceedings against the president.

'She knows that impeachment would be political suicide because there's no reason to impeach the president,' Graham said on 'Fox News Sunday.'

He claimed Pelosi's real motive is trying to keep her Democratic Party together and not lose control of the House of Representatives.

He warned she would lose control the House in the 2020 election if she pursued impeachment charges. 'She's trying to keep the party intact. If she goes down the impeachment road, Republicans take back the House, we keep the Senate, President Trump gets reelected, but her job is very much at risk,' he said.

'So what I think is going to happen here - I think that she's going to be driven towards impeachment. If she goes down that road, it will be suicide for the Democratic Party. From President Trump's point of view, I disagree with the idea that you can't work with them while they're doing things like this. You have to work with him,' he added. (Read more)

- Father, we pray that Nancy Pelosi will not be able to mount an impeachment action, and that all who want one will be put to shame.

"All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror; they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced." (Psalm 6:10)

The Daily Jot

Monday, May 27, 2019

Honoring the keepers of freedom

Some time ago, I was re-watching the movie "Midway." Six months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they were trying to set a trap for the US Navy and destroy it. The American commanders actually set a trap of their own and the highly outnumbered US forces won a decisive victory. I am always humbled by the selfless and heroic efforts made by the World War II generation. They sacrificed their lives for something they believed was bigger than them. They knew the value of family; the power of God; and that life and liberty was foundational to being an American, and it was worth fighting for. They were defined by their courage and character, their dedication to what was right and good.

For me, Memorial Day was always a solemn day first, and a day of great celebration second. Growing up, our 4-H horse club always participated in the Memorial Day Parade that wound through Rootstown, Ohio and ended up at the cemetery. There, we faced the graves of those who served their country, many who died that we might live free. Our horses were to stand at attention, and we were to sit on them, also at attention, our hats removed, as the speakers honored America's finest. Afterwards, we would load up the horses and head back to the farm, where we had a cookout, usually with Warren and Sue McCarthy, Gene and Betty Flynn, Bob and Doris Harris and their families.

Warren and Gene served on D-Day. They survived it. And they were decorated war heroes. Not much of what they did was ever discussed. But you somehow knew that they were special. My dad, who was a farmer during the war, was best friends with these men. He knew what went on, but would never say. They were among the finest men I knew growing up. My uncle Bob Harris served in the Philippines. There were times when he had flashbacks. My dad would get a call from my aunt and he would find Uncle Bob, talk him down and hold him until the terror passed. He, too, was a decorated hero. All these men knew the price of freedom and they understood their civic duty to their families, their God and their country.

I'm sure you have stories as well about the brave men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. President Ronald Reagan remembered veterans in his speech May 26, 1986. He said, "If we really care about peace, we must stay strong. If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does." To me, there will never be peace on earth until the Lord returns. Jesus said, however, in Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." Many have sacrificed themselves that we may have peace and freedom. Let us honor their deeds.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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Leviticus 26:3-27:34
Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
John 14:15-21, 15:10-12
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Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.

Armed Forces Medley

Armed Forces Medley

This inspiring video captures the melodies honored by each of our armed forces. You can listen to these five melodies by going here.

You can also read the lyrics for the melody of each branch of the military by going here.

This video shows the tribute to our military, given at the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Note: as the five melodies are played, its members march across the stage, and those in the audience who served stand at attention. Very inspiring! Don't miss this one!

Signs and Wonders

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29 

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. 

The first tornado touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park, flipping and leveling homes, Mayor Matt White said at a news conference. 

"It's a tragic scene out there," White said, adding later that, "People have absolutely lost everything." He said the city established a GoFundMe site, the City of El Reno Tornado Relief Fund, for affected families. Several other businesses were also damaged, though not to the same extent as the motel.
The two people who were killed were in the mobile home park, White said. He did not provide additional details about them. The 29 people who were injured were taken to hospitals, where some were undergoing surgery. Some of the injuries were deemed critical, he said. 

The National Weather Service gave the tornado an EF3 rating, meaning it had wind speeds of 136-165 mph (219-266 kph). Personnel who investigated the damage said the tornado began around 10:28 p.m. Saturday and lasted for four minutes. The tornado was about 75 yards wide at its widest point and was on the ground for 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers).
(Source: Associated Press) 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

The Mainstream Media Has Finally "Found Jesus" on the Immigration Crisis, Says White House Spokesman

"The media now has found Jesus ... on immigration," deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Tuesday on the Todd Starnes Show. "We've been telling them now for two years this problem is getting exorbitantly worse."
Gidley's comments came after Starnes referenced two recent articles, one from The Hill, and another from the New York Times, that seemed to indicate some newfound warmth for the president's immigration policy, including funding for the wall.
The Hill cited a Harvard poll that revealed that two out of every three Americans do not support releasing illegal immigrants into the country while those immigrants await an asylum trial.

The New York Times, similarly, found itself telling Congressional Democrats that they should give President Trump money to fund the border wall.
Gidley said it was "encouraging" that the issue of the border was now getting some acknowledgement, but added that it's a little late.

"Where was all of that when the president was addressing the American people directly from the Oval Office after which Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer came out and basically said that this was a manufactured crisis on three separate occasions," he said. "The problem has been a 40-50 year problem in the making and they're still not lifting a finger to fix it."

(Source: Breaking Christian News) Read more.

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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: 712-432-0075.

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!