Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your holy habitation."
(Exodus 15:13)

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A Royal Welcome

President Trump, Queen Elizabeth reaffirm close ties between US and UK, commemorate D-Day invasion at banquet

President Trump capped off the first day of his London visit Monday by dining with Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family at a lavish state banquet at Buckingham Palace, ending a tumultuous and busy day that saw the president taking in the sights of the British capital . . .

Both Trump and the queen offered formal toasts ahead of the dinner.

"Visits by American presidents always remind us of the close and lasting relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States," Queen Elizabeth said in her toast, before referencing the Allied mission on D-Day during World War II.

"We owe an immeasurable debt to the joint British, American and Allied forces that landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944," the queen said. "The anniversary of D-Day reminds us all of all our country has shared together."
Trump is set to travel to Normandy later this week to commemorate 75 years after the Allied invasion of France.

In his toast, Trump reaffirmed the close ties between London and Washington - noting the countries' joint effort in defeating Nazi Germany during World War II.

"The bond between our nations was sealed in that great crusade," Trump said. "We reaffirm our common values that will continue well into the future."

The state dinner on Monday was attended by a number of members of the royal family, the British government and the Trump administration. Notably absent, however, was the queen's husband, Prince Philip, who at 97 has retired from his royal duties.
. . . The centerpiece of the president's European trip will be two days to honor the D-Day landing, likely the last significant commemoration most veterans of the battle will see. The events are to begin in Portsmouth, England, where the invasion was launched, and then move across the Channel to France, where Allied forces began to recapture Western Europe from the Nazis. (Fox News) Read the entire article here.
[ Note: If you missed this beautiful event last night - the State Dinner in Buckingham Palace - please go here to catch up with this historic news!]

Focus on Israel

1. Report: For 2nd straight day, Israel strikes military targets in Syria - Israel Hayom

Israel fired missiles at a Syrian military air base in the country's center late Sunday, killing at least one soldier and wounding two others, hours after another Israeli strike in southern Syria, which came in response to a rocket attack on the Israeli Golan Heights. Sunday's strike killed three soldiers and wounded seven, Syria's state-run media said.

Unconfirmed reports said Monday that five soldiers were killed in the strike, three of them Syrian.

According to Syrian media, the Israeli strike targeted the T4 air base in the central province of Homs - long used by Iranian forces in Syria - just before midnight Sunday. There was no immediate comment from Israel about striking the air base.

Syrian state TV quoted an unidentified military official as saying that one soldier was killed and two others were wounded in the strike and that an arms depot was hit as well. Israel has attacked the T4 base in the past.

(Read more)

2. 'Israel will no longer tolerate Arab riots on Temple Mount' - Israel National News

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) condemned Arab rioters on the Temple Mount, calling on the Israeli government to put an end to Arab efforts to intimidate Jews attempting to visit the Jerusalem holy site.

"This generation will no longer tolerate a situation in which on the Temple Mount, especially the Temple Mount, Muslim rioters can do what they please, and Jews who simply want to visit are threatened." Edelstein said at a Knesset meeting marking Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of the unification of the capital.

"This is an illogical, immoral, undemocratic and un-Jewish situation. This situation must change."

On Sunday, the 52nd anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem under Israeli control, hundreds of Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police, hurling rocks, shoes, and chairs at Israeli security personnel on the Temple Mount.

Riot police used crowd dispersal measures to break up the riots, including tear gas.

(Read more)

3. In coalition talks, PM accepted Haredi demand for gender segregated public areas - Times of Israel

During the failed coalition talks last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to an ultra-Orthodox demand to allow for gender segregation in public spaces, the Kan public broadcaster reported on Monday.

A leaked draft of the Likud's agreement with the Haredi United Torah Judaism party stated that "within 90 days the government will amend the law in such a way that it will be permissible to provide public services, public study sessions and public events in which men and women are separated. This separation will not constitute discrimination according to the law."

The draft agreement also barred individuals from filing a civil suit against municipal organizers of such events on the grounds of gender discrimination.

(Read more)

4. Netanyahu's offer to Minister Erdan - Israel National News

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in recent weeks submitted a proposal to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan that he be appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations and replace incumbent Ambassador Danny Danon.

Danon is expected to complete his term at the UN headquarters in New York in the next two weeks. This is the third time that Netanyahu has offered Erdan the role, and he is seriously considering the offer this time, Channel 12 Newsreported Monday.

Ambassador Danon was due to leave his post several months ago, but asked the prime minister to stay until the end of his children's school year in the United States, and Netanyahu agreed. Danon's official term expired in February.

Netanyahu needs a person he trusts in the role of UN Ambassador and, as this is a political appointee, he also prefers a Likud member.

(Read more)

5. In about-face, PM expected to drop Justice Ministry post due to legal woes - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to tap a new interim justice minister on Tuesday, after legal officials reportedly informed him that he could not serve as acting minister of the office that is set to indict him, pending a hearing.

After firing justice minister Ayelet Shaked and education minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday, Netanyahu initially said he would fill their positions immediately. But by Monday morning, his spokesman told reporters that the prime minister would wait until next week to make the appointments in order to consult with colleagues in the Likud and other right wing-parties.

The announcement reportedly sparked outrage among law enforcement officials, who argued Netanyahu serving as justice minister would constitute a conflict of interest.

(Read more)

6. Palestinians say "hell no" to Trump peace team's economic conference. But three Arab states say "yes." This is a very big deal. Here's why.- Joel Rosenberg

Historic, tectonic shifts are underway in the Middle East. Many Americans and Europeans are convinced President Donald Trump's long-awaited and highly controversial peace plan has no chance of success. But they are utterly missing the point. Yes, the Palestinians are hardening their position against peace with Israel, but the Gulf Arab states are steadily warming toward peace with the Jewish state.

Consider the latest developments.

On June 25 and 26, Trump's advisers will host a conference to roll out the first section of their peace plan. Specifically, they will unveil their proposals to vastly improve the Palestinian economy and the living conditions of every Arab - Muslim and Christian - in the West Bank and Gaza.

No foreign ministers are invited, only finance ministers. This session isn't about boundaries, capitals, flags and anthems. It's about creating more jobs, rising wages, good schools, better roads, more trade, clean water and uninterrupted electricity.

Sadly, Palestinian leaders are saying "no" to attending. Actually, they're saying, "hell, no!" (Read more)

- Lord, Your Word says that You can make what appears to be bad work together for the good of Your people. We ask for that blessing here.

- "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump begins UK visit meeting Queen, sparring with London mayor - Fox News

President Trump mixed high-level diplomacy with schoolyard taunts as he kicked off his overseas visit meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and later touring Westminster Abbey -- while sparring on the side with one of his biggest British critics, London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The London itinerary is part of a packed overseas agenda that includes a state dinner at the palace and D-Day commemoration ceremonies.

At their initial visit to the palace early Monday morning, the president and first lady Melania Trump had a private lunch with the Queen, later inspecting a collection of artifacts including an 18th-century map of New York, historic photos of golf at St. Andrews and books about birds and George Washington. He then participated in a wreath-laying at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for the honor given to our President by the Queen of England and by her people. We have read from other sources that some citizens of London greeted the President wearing MAGA hats! We rejoice that our two nations remain strong allies for the cause of freedom, even to this very day.

- "Praise the Lord." (Psalm 150:1)

2. Elite Hawkeye 'kill team' dispatched to London to guard Trump - Fox News

President Trump is bringing his crack kill team with him for protection as he arrives in the UK today. The elite squad dubbed "Hawkeye" accompany the president wherever he goes and will be on guard during his state visit to Britain.

Hawkeye was brought into being following the failed assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan in 1981. The sole function of the Secret Service Counter-Assault Team (CAT) is to protect the president. Each unit is given a designation matching the President's call-sign - so for The Donald's squad their full name is "Hawkeye Mogul".

Agents are equipped with an SR-16 rifle, a pistol and stun grenades, and are specially trained to counter ambushes and fight in close quarters.

The unit is not believed to have ever needed to respond to a security threat, but remains on constant alert. (Read more)

- Lord God, we thank You for this report. We join forces, in prayer, with these elite troops on the ground in England to decree that no harm will come to President Trump during his stay in England this week. In Your Name, amen.

- All of Psalm 91

3. Mexico and U.S. gear up for tariff talks as Trump doubles down on threat - Reuters

Top Mexican and U.S. officials on Sunday prepared for crunch talks next week aimed at averting a major trade clash after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose punitive tariffs on all Mexican goods in an intensifying dispute over migration.

Mexico's Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Sunday she would meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington on Monday, as the two governments begin holding talks to resolve the issue in the U.S. capital in the coming week.

Trump says he will apply tariffs of 5% on Mexican goods on June 10 if Mexico does not halt the flow of illegal immigration, largely from Central America, across the U.S.-Mexican border.

The tariffs will gradually rise to 25% if Mexico does not comply with Trump's demands. That threatens major economic damage to Mexico, which sends about 80% of its exports to the United States.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday hinted his government could agree to tighten migration controls to defuse Trump's threat, and said he expected "good results" from the talks in Washington next week. (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You that there are talks scheduled over this issue. We ask that the mass migration will be stopped by Mexico, and the tariff issue be resolved.

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

4. President Trump Terminates India's Preferential Trade Status - Breitbart

President Trump effectively terminated India's preferential trade status under the c (GSP) via proclamation Friday.

The decision removes India's status as a beneficiary developing country, effective Wednesday.

"I have determined that India has not assured the United States that India will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets," Trump stated. "Accordingly, it is appropriate to terminate India's designation as a beneficiary developing country effective June 5, 2019."

As reported by Bloomberg:
The Trump administration has said concerns over market access for U.S. goods being exported to India led them to withdraw the benefits, which prohibited duties on about $5.7 billion in imports in 2017, according to the Congressional Research Service. India's government responded in a statement, noting its desire to "find a mutually acceptable way forward." It ultimately described Trump's decision as "unfortunate." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that You will protect the interests of the United States in all foreign dealings. We ask that You help the President call on Your name and move only according to Your plans and purposes.

- "He guards the paths of justice." (Proverbs 2:8a)

5. Pompeo: Trump admin willing to talk to Iran 'with no preconditions' as tensions hit boiling point - Fox News

Just weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a renewed "pressure campaign" targeting Iran's energy sector, America's top diplomat said Sunday the Trump administration is willing to talk with Iran "with no preconditions" -- but he added that debilitating sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy will remain in effect.

The U.S. is "prepared to engage in a conversation with no preconditions; we're ready to sit down" with Iran's leaders, Pompeo said at a press conference. He warned, however, that "the American effort to fundamentally reverse the malign activity of this Islamic Republic, this revolutionary force, is going to continue."

The dramatic development comes amid rapidly escalating tensions between Iran and the United States. President Trump fired a social media broadside at the Iranian regime in May, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in "the official end of Iran" before warning, "[n]ever threaten the United States again!" (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that You will move mightily to bring Iran into alignment with Your perfect will. We ask that no deception be brought against our leadership in any capacity.

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

4. Clyburn on Trump Impeachment: It's a Matter of 'Timing' - Breitbart

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said the House would impeach President Donald Trump.

Clyburn said, "I never said he should not be impeached. What I said time and time again is Mueller has grounds for impeachment, the House has to determine the timing for impeachment. There's a big difference. I was telling one of my daughters earlier this morning, the longer I live, the more I get in touch with those parents and grandparents used to tell us all the time, haste makes waste. Let's take our time and do this efficiently, not just effectively. All it takes is 218 votes to effectively impeach the president."

He continued, "We think we need to bring the public along. We believe that if we sufficiently, effectively educate the public, then we will have done our jobs and we can move on an impeachment vote, and it will stand, and maybe it will be what needs to be done for the Senate to act. We're aren't waiting on the Senate. We're trying to ensure we do what's necessary to educate the public, make sure the public understands exactly what we're doing, why we're doing it, so people won't misinterpret this as being a political move on our part. We believe that if we do it efficiently and effectively, it will be one that the public will understand and will support. If the public ever feels that we're being political with this, we will have done a tremendous harm to the country, to the Constitution and to the people that we are sworn to serve." (Read more)

- Lord we pray that You will protect the President from any plans of the enemy. We call forth Your angelic host to stand with him. We pray that anything in his heart not pleasing to You will be rectified, but that You will keep him safe from impeachment and both he and his family safe from harm.

- "Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me."( Psalm 142:7)

7. Exclusive-Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Hosts CNN's Jake Tapper for Off-the-Record Meeting -- Breitbart

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Acting Secretary, Kevin McAleenan, hosted CNN's Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper for a private, off-the-record meeting last month.

On May 24, McAleenan had lunch at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., with Tapper for an exclusive, off-the-record meeting, Breitbart News confirmed with two sources close to the administration. Breitbart News first reached out to DHS officials for comment on May 30 after learning of the private meeting.

Days later, on June 1, a DHS spokesperson did not provide details of the meeting between McAleenan and Tapper, but said that agency officials engage "with a variety of media partners.

"As a law enforcement entity, the public's trust is critical to the Department of Homeland Security's mission," a DHS spokesperson said. "To maintain that trust, the Department engages with a variety of media partners to respond to media inquiries and provide factual information about its critical and diverse missions." An administration official with knowledge of the off-the-record meeting told Breitbart News that McAleenan is "more concerned with ingratiating himself with other Never Trumpers who have always advocated for open borders."

Another source with knowledge of the meeting said McAleenan offered Tapper an "unprecedented level of access and accommodation." "What was discussed behind closed doors, we'll likely never know, but if I'm a member of the administration battling each day to counter the wall-to-wall disinformation campaign of Tapper and the opposition party, this meeting is sacrilege," the source told Breitbart News. (Read more)

- Father, this action is concerning, particularly with reference to an extremely anti-Trump media like CNN. We pray that anything not from You be terminated.

- "Repay them, O Lord, according to the works of their hands." (Lamentations 3: 64)

8. USDA staffers quit en masse as Trump administration eyes moving offices out of DC - Fox News

Employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are quitting at a rapid clip as Secretary Sonny Perdue prepares to move forward with plans to relocate two offices far outside the Washington, D.C., Beltway. Perdue said that the move was meant "to improve performance and the services these agencies provide" and would bring the department's scientists closer to "stakeholders" and "customers" such as Midwest farmers.

Federal employees at the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) - two small but important agencies within the USDA - are unhappy with Perdue's plan, announced last August, to move the majority of their staff from current offices in the capital to an area closer the country's agricultural centers.

Peter Winch, a representative for the American Federation of Government Employees said that since ERS employees joined AFGE earlier this month, six employees have already quit their jobs with the government agency in response to the planned move. He said overall staffing is down to 209 from 300 during the Obama administration. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for Your wisdom and Your solution for the USDA. We pray Your protection over our nation's food supply in the midst of this controversy, that no agenda against it will prosper.

- "Blessed be the Lord, who daily leads us with benefits." (Psalm 68:19a)

9. Gunman, 12 victims identified in Virginia Beach shooting - CBS

Armed with a .45-caliber handgun, a disgruntled city employee opened fire inside a municipal building Friday in Virginia Beach, killing 12 and wounding four others, authorities said. The gunman, later identified as Dewayne Craddock, 40, died after a long gun fight with police.

Police rushed to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday. A local police officer was wounded while confronting the gunman. Chief James Cervera said in a news conference Friday that the officer was saved by his bullet-proof vest. Cervera pledged to visit the wounded officer by the end of the night.

Cervera said he was a long-time employee of the Public Utilities Department. "There's no way to describe an incident such as this," Cervera said. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for Your comfort for the families of these victims, and the family of the suspect. Let there be a move of Your Spirit across Virginia Beach in a way that lifts the hearts.

- "To comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes." (Isaiah 61:2b)

10. City: OK for Catholic school to practice beliefs - WND

After being brought to court, officials in the city of South Euclid, Ohio, have conceded that their new hiring nondiscrimination ordinance doesn't apply to a Catholic school.

Lawyers for the school, The Lyceum, had tried for months to find out how the city planned to apply its ordinance and whether it would affect the school's decisions regarding hiring, employment and admissions. The city either had ignored the requests, apparently in violation of state law, or told the school to hire an attorney and figure it out themselves.

The issue was significant, since offenders were subject to criminal penalties of up to $500 per day in fines and 60 days in jail. The Alliance Defending Freedom explained that the city's proposal initially had included an exemption for religious organizations. (Read more)

- Father, we pray governments will rule in favor of all Christian schools nationwide in any and all communities so that all of Your people will have the freedom to teach Your Word and Your truth.

- "Is this not the fast I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free." (Isaiah 58:6)

The Daily Jot

Monday, June 3, 2019

Winds of prophecy breeze across the Trump peace plan

The Trump Middle East peace plan is being panned by the Palestinian leadership before it is even announced. Reuters claims to have spoken to "three Arab officials briefed on the plan," who say if the plan is enacted, it will be the end of the Palestinian cause. One Arab official told Reuters, "What we're seeing from the plan is that it will blow up the Palestinians. The plan doesn't give justice to the Palestinians." Another senior Palestinian leader told Reuters, "The Palestinian cause is being liquidated--no Jerusalem (as capital), no right of return for refugees, no sovereign state. That is why this American project is dangerous." Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected the plan.

The Palestinian side is refusing to participate in the "Peace for Prosperity" economic workshop in Bahrain. The workshop is the first part of the Administration's peace plan aimed at facilitating "discussions on an ambitious, achievable vision and framework for a prosperous future for the Palestinian people and the region, including enhancements to economic governance, development of human capital, and facilitation of rapid private-sector growth." The Arab officials told Reuters that If the politics keep failing, the reasoning seems to be, then try dangling tens of billions of dollars before the Palestinians and Israel's Arab neighbors--and do a deal that could unlock prosperity for the Palestinians and security for Israel.

Reuters reports that Palestinian officials briefed on the plan say the deal envisages an expansion of Gaza into part of northern Egypt, under Egyptian control, leaving the Palestinians with a smaller share of the West Bank and some areas on the outskirts of Jerusalem and no control over their borders. Reuters says Western and Arab sources confirmed the outline of the plan but White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said "rumors" about an expansion into Egypt's Sinai desert were false. He declined to give details of the political plan before it is released. Greenblatt said that the term "two-state solution" would not be used because it lacks detail and nuance, meaning "different things to different people." Some are hailing the plan as the fulfillment, at least in part, of Biblical prophecy marking the beginning of what is called the tribulation.

Daniel 9 foretells with extraordinary accuracy of the coming Messiah, his death, and his return. The Beast (antichrist) in verse 27, "shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (7 years): and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease." This is the peace treaty that begins the seven years of Jacob's troubles, oft referred to as the tribulation. As Isaiah 28:18 says, "And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand." This is not that peace treaty. It is not between the Beast and Israel, nor does it allow temple sacrifices or meet other criteria found in the scriptures. It may be only a prophetic breeze of a type and shadow of things to come.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

IPC Monthly Alert

International Prayer Connect

Monthly Prayer Alert

June, 2019


We are pleased to bring you IPC Connections for June 2019.

We trust you will be blessed and encouraged as you read the editorial this month, entitled 'Immersed in Pentecost' - in which we look at the importance of experiencing the fulness of the Holy Spirit in our lives and its role in empowering our prayer lives.

A common thread in several articles this month is that of human rights abuse in its many forms. We focus on sex trafficking in America, repression in Afghanistan, suppression of the Church in China, martyrdom in Burkina Faso and abuse of power in Romania. Let's pray into these complex issues and hear from God as we intercede for the nations.

International Prayer Connections is produced and distributed freely each month to inform God's praying people around the world. We are grateful to those who have given generously to enable this to happen and continue to need such support for this and our other transformational prayer initiatives.

If you can make a gift towards our costs by giving to our funding arm, the Transformation Prayer Foundation, we would appreciate it. Please click here.

Thank you for partnering with us in prayer in these crucial times.

Wishing you His continued blessings,

Jason Hubbard - Executive Coordinator
John D Robb - Chairman
International Prayer Connect

> > > To read this month's IPC alert, please go here.

Breakthrough for Life in Louisiana!

Louisiana's Democrat Governor Signs Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill

Defies Party's "War Against Pro-Life Democrats"
Louisiana's Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law Thursday, despite opposition from national Democratic party leaders.

In a statement about the bill's passage he said, "In 2015, I ran for governor as a pro-life candidate after serving as a pro-life legislator for eight years. As governor, I have been true to my word and my beliefs on this issue."

Edwards' pro-life beliefs have played a profound role in his personal life. He and his wife, Donna, refused to have an abortion after they found out their daughter would have a spinal birth defect. They told their story in a campaign ad in 2015, showing their daughter Samantha as a grown-up.

Democrats blasted the pro-life governor on social media for supporting Louisiana's heartbeat bill.

Former Obama administration official Julian Castro, now the mayor of San Antonio, said on Twitter, "I'll say it again: In this political climate, I will only support Democrats for office who will defend a woman's constitutional right to an abortion."

In the early nineties, more than 100 pro-life Democrats held office on Capitol Hill. Now there is only a handful.

Kristen Day, executive director of the group Democrats for Life, weighed in on her party's opposition to pro-life Democrats saying the party has left them behind. "It's all about abortion, they just don't want anyone who opposes abortion in the party. They're kicking people out of the party instead of trying to bring people in," she said, according to the Washington Post.

Day says Democrats are waging a "war against Pro-Life Democrats" and, as a result, pro-life Democrat voters won't turn out to support the Democrat Party in 2020. (Breaking Christian News) Read more.

Prayers For The President

Prayers For The President

President Trump made an unannounced visit yesterday to McLean Bible Church, just outside of Washington, D.C. He received a very warm welcome from the church, one of the largest congregations in the metro Washington area.

The president was there, according to a White House spokesman, "to visit with the pastor and pray for the victims and community of Virginia Beach."

President Trump appeared briefly on stage during the service, and Pastor David Platt prayed for him and our nation. As you know, I joined Reverend Franklin Graham and hundreds of other faith leaders in calling for Christians to pray for the president yesterday. (It is worth noting that Pastor Platt was not one of the signers of Rev. Graham's call to prayer.)

That said, he offered an extremely moving prayer for the president and his family, for all leaders in government and for our country. It was incredibly encouraging. You can watch it here, if you missed it. (Source: Gary Bauer)

> > > You can also read Pastor David Platt's full prayer by going here.
(Source: Todd Starnes)

More Daily Features

(See below . . .)

- 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: 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.

Classic Hymns


"Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen." (Revelation 1:7)


Lo! He comes with clouds descending, Once for favored sinners slain; Thousand, thousand saints attending, Swell the triumph of His train: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God appears on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold Him Robed in dreadful majesty; Those who set at naught and sold Him, Pierced and nailed Him to the tree, Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing, Shall the true Messiah see.
Every island, sea, and mountain, Heav'n and earth, shall flee away; All who hate Him must, confounded, Hear the trump proclaim the day: Come to judgment! Come to judgment! Come to judgment! Come to judgment! Come away!

Now redemption, long expected, See in solemn pomp appear; All His saints, by man rejected, Now shall meet Him in the air: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! See the day of God appear!
Answer Thine own bride and Spirit, Hasten, Lord, the general doom! The new Heav'n and earth t'inherit, Take Thy pining exiles home: All creation, all creation, all creation, Travails! groans! and bids Thee come!

The dear tokens of His passion Still His dazzling body bears; Cause of endless exultation To His ransomed worshippers; With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture Gaze we on those glorious scars!
Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee, High on Thine eternal throne; Savior, take the power and glory, Claim the kingdom for Thine own; O come quickly! O come quickly! O come quickly! Everlasting God, come down!

About the Author:

Words: John Cennick, Collection of Sacred Hymns 1752, republished & altered by Charles Wesley, 1758, & Martin Madan, 1760.

Melody: Helmsley, 18th Century English tune

Signs and Wonders


ALERT! THE GREAT RED SPOT IS DISTORTED: Astrophotographer Anthony Wesley of Rubyvale, Australia, has just observed Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) and he reports that the giant storm is "badly distorted." This follows multiple observations by amateur astronomers of streamers of gas peeling off the GRS. "It seems the process taking place there is increasing significantly in intensity," says Wesley. Here are his latest filtered images: blue; infrared; RGB.
(Source: SpaceWeather.com; 5/28/19)

"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

Va. Beach Pastor's Son 'Died a Hero Saving Lives', Survivor Says Holy Spirit Blocked Gunman Who Stared Right at Him

Two survivors of Friday's horrific shooting in the Virginia Beach Municipal Building have come forward saying one man among the 12 victims died a hero, saving many lives.

Ryan "Keith" Cox was heralded as a hero by the survivors on Sunday. Cox is the son of Pastor E. Ray Cox of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.
Cox's co-worker Ned Carlstrom says Cox was trying to round up co-workers and get them in a safe place when he was shot.

Both Carlstrom and another co-worker, Terry Inman, confronted the shooting suspect DeWayne Craddock, 40, but he never pointed a gun at either of them.

Inman, an account clerk in the city's public utilities department, says he turned around and saw Craddock standing there with a gun. Inman said he told him, "DeWayne, stop!"

"He turned and looked straight at me, but he didn't see me. He looked straight in my face and he did not see me standing there because he didn't raise the gun. He didn't even make an indication that he saw anyone there," Inman said. "To me, that was the Holy Spirit inflecting something on that man to the point where he didn't see Terry Inman standing there."
After the suspect left the room, Carlstrom and Inman heard several gunshots. They think that was when their friend and co-worker Cox was killed.

Another survivor has also shared how Cox saved her life and the lives of others that tragic day. Christi Dewar told The Virginian-Pilot she and Cox had worked together since 2006. She recalled he would give her a hug anytime she needed one. He always had a kind word to say, and also drove her home from work when she needed a ride. Cox, she said, had the heart of a servant.

"You knew from the start he would lay down his life for anybody," Dewar told the newspaper. "And that's exactly what he did. . . (CBN) Read the entire article here.
- Father God, although it has now been several days since this tragedy took place in Virginia Beach, we continue to lift up the families of those who have lost loved ones that day. We ask for Your hand of comfort to rest upon each one, and for Your healing touch to rest upon those who have survived this attack. Help us, O Lord we pray, amen and amen.
- "Comfort, comfort my people, says your God." (Isaiah 40:1)


. . . Sung at Winchester Cathedral. Go here.
[The celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday.]

Lyrics below:
1. God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.
2. O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
, On Thee our hopes we fix,
God save us all! .

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]


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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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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!
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[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]

God bless you!