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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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The "#ImpeachTrump" Rallies Fizzle. See below under "Hallelujah!"

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The Call2Fall

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord" ( Acts 3:19)

"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand." ( Psalm 95:6-7)

Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" Announce the Call2Fall - 2019

Prayer Targets: On Our Need for Humiliation, Prayer, and Repentance
Submitted by: Rev. Pierre Bynum
National Prayer Director and Chaplain
Family Research Council

Dear Praying Friends,

In 2009, Tony Perkins and FRC's Pastors Council, believing they were led by the Holy Spirit, initiated Call2Fall. Later that year, Dr. Kenyn Cureton crafted a resolution which he presented for consideration to the convention of one of America's largest Protestant denominations. Here is that resolution edited so that any Bible-believing church or ministry can use or modify it for their use. Please take time to read the resolution and my short addendum, and make plans to join us and multiplied thousands across the land for the Call2Fall on Sunday, June 30th during your regular church services, Sunday School class, family gathering, prison ministry, nursing home, military chapel, or prayer group -- wherever people of God gather in groups large or small.

> > > To read this proclamation, and more, please go here.
> > > To join the movement to "Call2Fall" and to sign this declaration, go here.

Focus on Israel

1. In first, F-35s take part in massive drill simulating war with Hezbollah, Gaza - Times of Israel

The Israeli Air Force is holding a large-scale multi-day exercise simulating combat action on multiple fronts, the army said Tuesday, with the air force's F-35s taking part for the first time.

The drill, which began Sunday and ends Wednesday, involves fighter jets, helicopters, cargo planes, drones, air defense units and ground support forces. It simulates simultaneous fighting in the Gaza Strip, Syria and Lebanon.

It includes scenarios involving an enemy armed with advanced technology, such as the Russian S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems; a home front under massive missile attacks; and challenges such as damaged runways and disabled IAF communications centers.

(Read more)

2. US envoy Greenblatt backs Friedman on Israel's right to retain part of West Bank - Times of Israel

US President Donald Trump's Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt on Sunday backed comments by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, in support of Israel retaining some parts of the West Bank.

Greenblatt participated in the annual Jerusalem Post conference in New York, where he was asked about comments made by Friedman published by the New York Times last weekend.

"I will let David's comments stand for themselves," said Greenblatt. "I think he said them elegantly and I support his comments."

(Read more)

3. Israeli youth discuss sovereignty, and future prospects in Judea and Samaria -

Traveling two hours from Haifa to Ramat Gan, Liza Kouniavsky, 16, arrived at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan for the second "Youth Sovereignty Conference" to date on June 13, telling JNS that "I'm here because I love my country. I love the nation of Israel."

She added that "once the world understands and accepts that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish nation, we will quell those who issue threats against us."

Kouniavsky was joined at the conference by nearly 800 like-minded youth from different parts of the country who believe that it's in the interests of Jews and Arabs alike for Israel to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

(Read more)

4. Netanyahu planning to create united right-wing bloc - Israel National News

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is working to unify the parties to the right of the Likud ahead of the September 17th election, with the goal of insuring that the right-wing - religious bloc has a clear majority in the Knesset without the support of Avidgor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu party, Haaretz reported Monday.

(Read more)

5. No Israeli govt. officials invited to Bahrain workshop - Jerusalem Post

The White House does not plan to invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic revitalization plan to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Palestinian business representatives are expected to attend the event in Manama later this month, but not Palestinian Authority government officials, who have boycotted the peace initiative led by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

With the economic workshop set to begin next Tuesday, Jerusalem has made no formal announcement about who would be coming from Israel.

Although it was widely expected that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon would represent Israel at the meeting - to be attended by finance ministers and businessmen from around the Arab world - Reuters quoted a source as saying that Israel would send a business delegation but no government officials.

The meeting, formally billed as the "Peace to Prosperity" economic workshop, is aimed at laying out the economic benefits that would accrue from a broader Israel-Palestinian peace agreement.

(Read more)

6. Top Officials Gather in Bucharest to Coordinate Global Fight Against Antisemitism - The Algemeiner

Several dozen top officials from around the world involved in combating antisemitism kicked off a first-of-its-kind conference in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Monday.

The two-day event was organized by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the Romanian government. The purpose of the gathering, the WJC said, was to bring together "global Jewish leaders and global counter-antisemitism coordinators to discuss the key issues facing Jewish communities today and deliberate best practices going forward."

Addressing the conference on Monday, European Commission Coordinator for Combating Antisemitism Katharina von Schnurbein, said, "There is a need in all EU member states to step up efforts [against antisemitism], see where the gaps are, and make sure they are being filled and implemented. The big challenge will be to push back against antisemitism - not just contain it."

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump launches 2020 re-election bid in jam-packed Orlando arena- Fox News

President Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday night before a jam-packed crowd in Orlando's Amway Center arena, and quickly unloaded on the media organizations and government actors he said tried their hardest with "everything they had" to bring down both his candidacy and presidency.

To chants of "USA," Trump took the stage after brief remarks by Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump, and recalled his unlikely rise to the presidency. "We stared down the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special interests who made a living bleeding our country dry," Trump said.

Trump told attendees he had begun not only a "great political campaign but a great movement" committed to the idea that a government must "care for its own citizens first." Trump continued: "The fact is, the American Dream is back. It's bigger, and better, and stronger than ever before." (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for the safety of President Trump, his team, and all the attendees at this rally. We pray each and every political event from now through the 2020 election will be free from violence.

- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

2. FOREIGN MEDDLING: Department of Education Going After Elite Colleges For Allegedly Taking And Hiding Foreign Cash - Daily Caller News Foundation

The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and hid it from regulators.

At the top of the list are Georgetown University and Texas A&M, which have taken hundreds of millions of dollars from the government of Qatar, a middle eastern nation with suspected links to international terrorism. Both schools received letters from the Department of Education Thursday saying they should have disclosed that funding but their filings "may not fully capture" the activity, the Associated Press reported. The letter warned that they could be referred to the attorney general to "compel compliance."

Georgetown was also asked about possible ties to Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, as well as Saudi Arabian money. Both schools were ordered to disclose funding from Huawei and ZTE, Chinese firms suspected of spying. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for beginning to expose the foreign influence within our universities. Help Secretary DeVos and her team enforce regulations and make the public aware of these allegiances to other nations.

- The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the treacherous will be caught by their own greed. (Proverbs 11:6)

3. Shanahan drops out of contention to lead Pentagon, as Trump taps Army secretary - Fox News

President Trump abruptly announced Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from consideration to lead the Pentagon and he's naming Secretary of the Army Mark Esper as his replacement.

While speculation has brewed for days about Shanahan's status, the announcement came shortly after the publication of an explosive USA Today report that the FBI has been probing a violent domestic dispute from 2010 between Shanahan and his then-wife as part of his background investigation.

In a resignation letter Tuesday, Shanahan said "it is unfortunate that a painful and deeply personal family situation from long ago is being dredged up and painted in an incomplete and therefore misleading way in the course of this process." The Pentagon said Shanahan's resignation will take effect at midnight Sunday. "I believe my continuing in the confirmation process would force my three children to relive a traumatic chapter in our family's life and reopen wounds we have worked years to heal," Shanahan said. He added, "I would welcome the opportunity to be Secretary of Defense, but not at the expense of being a good father." (Read more)

- Father, we regret the loss of acting Secretary Shanahan and pray for You to bring him other opportunities and the honor he deserves.

- But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13b-14)

4. Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran - Reuters

Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran.

The comments, from Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to Russian news agencies, followed an announcement from Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan a day earlier who said Washington planned to send around 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for defensive purposes.

"Now what we see are unending and sustained U.S. attempts to crank up political, psychological, economic and yes military pressure on Iran in quite a provocative way. They (these actions) cannot be assessed as anything but a conscious course to provoke war," Ryabkov was cited as saying. If Washington did not want war it had to show it, he said. (Read more)

- Father, we pray You will guide President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and our military leaders in making the right decisions regarding Iran and the broader Middle East.

- The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)

5. Democrats in Congress introduced legislation Tuesday that seeks to repeal legal protections for firearm manufacturers - The Blaze

Democrats in Congress introduced legislation Tuesday that seeks to repeal legal protections for firearm manufacturers, opening the door for shooting victims to sue companies that create firearms. The bill, titled, "The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act," seeks to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a 2005 law that immunizes the firearm industry from civil liability in both state and federal courts.

The bill is sponsored by Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in the House and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) in the Senate. The lawmakers claim "numerous cases" have been dismissed on the basis of the PLCAA "even when the gun makers and sellers acted in a fashion that would qualify as negligent if it involved any other product."

Proponents of the PLCAA argue the firearm manufacturer industry requires the protections because they would otherwise be inundated by frivolous lawsuits from those who believe the industry is culpable in all crimes that use firearms. Indeed, as Lawrence Keane of the National Shooting Sports Foundation told NPR "You would no more charge or blame Ford or General Motors for drunk driving accidents," he explained. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the House will not be able to repeal PLCAA through this bill or any other. We pray the American people will always have the right to protect themselves and own a firearm, if they so choose.

- And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one."
(Luke 22:36)

6. Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants - Reuters

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. "They will be removed as fast as they come in," he said.

There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for Your protection over our law enforcement and ICE as they root out illegal immigrants throughout our nation. We also pray those who know they don't belong here will choose to leave voluntarily.

- For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. (Psalm 5:4)

7. State Department cutting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras - Washington Examiner

The State Department announced they will be cutting foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after they failed to take proper steps to curb illegal migrants coming to the United States.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said they would not continue the aid until the Trump administration saw "concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the U.S. border" from the three countries. Ortagus said the U.S. will finish funding current projects but plans to end funding for future projects. The State Department will work with Congress to reappropriate the funds.

The ending of new foreign aid comes as the Trump administration seeks to force Mexico and Central American countries to crack down on illegal immigration. Mexico and the U.S. recently finished a border agreement to help lower illegal immigration at the U.S. southern border. Mexico's president said he would sell the previous administration's " luxurious presidential plane" to help pay for the agreement. (Read more)

- Father, we pray cutting off these funds will get the attention and cooperation of these nations to stem the flow of migrants to the United States.

- We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and derision to those around us. (Psalm 79:4)

8. Supreme Court hands Virginia Democrats a win in gerrymandering case - The Hill

The Supreme Court has ruled against the Virginia House of Delegates in a racial gerrymandering case that represents a victory for Democrats in the state. In the 5-4 ruling, the justices found that the House didn't have the standing to appeal a lower court ruling that found that the new district maps must be used ahead of statewide elections later this year. Those new maps are already in use.

Alex Keena, an assistant professor of politics at Virginia Commonwealth University, said the ruling "may be the most important development in Virginia politics in a generation because it will impact the balance of partisan politics for the next decade and beyond."

Keena said that under the new maps now in use, Democrats could have a chance to take control of the entire state government, "which will give them the power to redraw state and congressional districts to their advantage." (Read more)

- Father, we pray You will use these new districts to bring the leaders You desire into service for the state of Virginia. Give those who love You courage to meet this new challenge.

- David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." (1 Samuel 17:45)

9. State Department identifies 23 violations, 'multiple security incidents' concerning Clinton emails - Fox News

The State Department revealed Monday that it has identified "multiple security incidents" involving current or former employees' handling of Hillary Clinton's emails, and that 23 "violations" and seven "infractions" have been issued as part of the department's ongoing investigation. The information came in a letter to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is responsible for overseeing the security review.

President Trump highlighted the finding in a tweet overnight, questioning whether Democrats would investigate and saying, "This is really big."

The State Department, calling the matter "serious," said it expected to conclude the investigation by Sept. 1. The department acknowledged that the probe was unusually time-consuming. The State Department declined to release the names of the employees, consistent with its procedures. The department promised another update once its review is completed. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray all the malfeasance by government employees and their enablers will be fully exposed and those responsible will be held accountable.

- The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. (Proverbs 11:3)

10. An Addiction Crisis Disguised as a Housing Crisis - City Journal

By latest count, some 109,089 men and women are sleeping on the streets of major cities in California, Oregon, and Washington. The homelessness crisis in these cities has generated headlines and speculation about "root causes." Progressive political activists allege that tech companies have inflated housing costs and forced middle-class people onto the streets.

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, for his part, blames a housing shortage, stagnant wages, cuts to mental health services, domestic and sexual abuse, shortcomings in criminal justice, and a lack of resources for veterans. These factors may all have played a role, but the most pervasive cause of West Coast homelessness is clear: heroin, fentanyl, and synthetic opioids.

Homelessness is an addiction crisis disguised as a housing crisis. No matter how much local governments pour into affordable-housing projects, homeless opioid addicts-nearly all unemployed-will never be able to afford the rent in expensive West Coast cities. The first step in solving these intractable issues is to address the real problem: addiction is the common denominator for most of the homeless and must be confronted honestly if we have any hope of solving it. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up the homeless around our nation and pray for their deliverance and salvation. Help Your Church reach out and restore these broken people.

- Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. (Luke 7:47)

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The prophetic implications of Iran's aggression

Last week, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman and Iran is thought to be the culprit. This has prompted President Donald Trump to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East and put American military resources in the area on even higher alert. Meanwhile, Iran is using the tanker incident as a propaganda tool to gin up its population against America, by saying it destroyed the tankers and drowned everyone aboard them. In addition, Iran is contemplating pulling out of the nuclear accord that the previous US president gave them billions in cash on pallets for its participation. It hasn't adhered to the agreement anyway. These events may have serious prophetic implications toward the end times.

In the end of days, Iran will need to be in submission to Gog of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (all in Turkey), for the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38 prophecy of Gog leading a coalition of Persia (Iran), Libya; and Ethiopia (Sudan) against Israel. When we see Iran being brought into such a coalition with Turkey and these prophetic nations aligning against Israel, we know this time is near. One question is how Iran, which competes for supremacy in the region with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, comes into submission to the end time beast figure, Gog, emanating from Turkey. There are several scenarios that could be played out based on the current situation.
Iran is conducting a proxy war in Syria. Major terrorist actors are involved such as Hamas, Hezbollah, what's left of the Islamic State, and several lessor groups. Major end time players also are involved-Turkey, Iran, Syria-in addition to the United States and Russia. It is a complex cluster of competing interests, ultimately aimed at Iran trying to control the region and positioning to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth (Iran's stated intentions). Now Iran is not only fighting in Syria, but also thumping the US on the chest in a dangerous multinational chess match over supremacy. We know through prophecy, however, that Iran must come into league with Turkey for the end time battle led by Gog.
We understand a few things about these prophecies. Isaiah 17:1 says, "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Verse 17:7 says, "At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel." Phrases like "at that day" in the context of end time prophecy usually refers to the Day of the Lord. We see a similar verse in the chapter explaining the Gog of Magog attack on Israel. Ezekiel 38:23 says, "Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord." The rumblings in Iran, especially with so many end time nations impacted, likely accelerates the prophecy clock. Watch and pray.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

Religion with a New Twist

Religion with a New Twist

"One of the biggest applause lines of Pete Buttigieg's latest trip to Iowa came when he said: 'Faith isn't the property of one political party.'" So starts a June 12 Politico article by Elena Schneider entitled "Democrats make a play for faith voters turned off by Trump." 1

Mr. Buttigieg is correct. Political parties are groups of individuals, known as party constituents, with similar political goals and opinions, whose purpose it is to get candidates who represent their values elected to public office. The ultimate battle in America is between two competing religions vying for control of the public square: Christianity vs Secularism.
Pete Buttigieg, it may be recalled, is the " openly gay, happily married " millennial presidential candidate portrayed by the media as a " devout Christian ." The "devout" Mr. Buttigieg lately appears to be trying to recast Biblical Christianity to fit his own image. Entering into marriage with his male companion, Mr. Chasten Buttigieg, has moved him, as he says, "closer to God."
"But the Democratic focus on religion comes with a new twist," the Politico article continues. "While some previous Democratic candidates have used their faith to connect with conservative or traditionalist voters, 2020 hopefuls like Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and others are using their religion to justify liberal positions on same-sex marriage, abortion and other policy areas that have traditionally animated the conservative religious right in the other direction."
"Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., went viral in April saying that Vice President Mike Pence's 'quarrel, sir, is with my Creator' if he had a problem with Buttigieg's sexuality. Gillibrand has championed abortion rights by squaring her support through her belief in 'free will, a core tenet of Christianity.'"
While clearly unable to uphold abortion on the basis of Scripture, Ms. Gillibrand frames the debate around " free will ." Yet, in her effort to obfuscate the moral dilemma of ending a human being's life in utero, Ms. Gillibrand, like Mr. Buttigieg, makes up her own religion.

That America has been reduced to a Biblically illiterate nation , replaced by a secular culture diametrically opposite to the foundation and structure laid down by America's Founders, provides secularists such as Buttigieg and Gillibrand with an advantage.

(Source: The American Renewal Project) Read more.


797 Trump reelection 'watch parties' set, six times the number of #ImpeachTrump events

Hundreds of "watch parties" and Trump-Pence reelection training events are set to take place Tuesday as President Trump announces his bid for a second term at a massive rally in Orlando, Fla., according to campaign officials.

A total of 797 events are already planned to focus on the president's announcement, and they will occur in every state, plus Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

That number dwarfs the 133 "#ImpeachTrump Day of Action" events Saturday that were sparsely attended, including one in front of the White House, prompting a mocking tweet from the president.
At the Orlando rally, the campaign has confirmed 335 volunteers to register new voters, an initiative that worked well in 2016 when the Republican National Committee manned voter registration tables.

The "Make America Great Again" watch parties and training have been in the works for a while and have just started showing up on Facebook, Eventbrite, and other social media gathering places. So far, 13,974 people are planning to attend.

Maryland's liberal Montgomery County in the Washington suburbs is having a watch party hosted by the state GOP.

"The groundswell of support for Trump is stronger than ever. All across the country, neighbors are meeting neighbors and training together on how to most efficiently and effectively share President Trump's record in their communities and register voters. This grassroots effort will be a key component to President Trump winning re-election in 2020," deputy campaign communications director Erin Perrine told Secrets Sunday. (Washington Examiner) Read more.

(See also: Restoring Liberty)

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First Prayer Point:

- Father God, we praise You for the apparently dismal turnout that took place at the #ImpeachTrump rallies last weekend. We praise You, O Lord, that in spite of their boasting against the righteous, their own efforts to garner support failed.

We praise You, too, that these "nonevents" received virtually no attention from the media, so this passed without notice before the eyes of the American people. Thank You, Lord, amen.

- "But the Lord has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge."
(Psalm 94:22)

Second Prayer Point:

- Lord God, as these protestors see their hopes fade, and deal with the small, if any, turnouts that were planned, we ask that You would visit each one. Cause them to be humbled before You, and set free to pursue the truth of the Gospel. Help each one to find You, O Lord, we pray, amen.

- Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Or the Lord will see it and be displeased,
And turn His anger away from him.
(Proverbs 24:17,18)

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Pray for the Persecuted Church

Pray 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)

> > > Today's Headline:

Nigeria's Christian community slowly being erased as militants step up vicious killings, kidnappings

It has been almost eighteen long and painful months since Rebecca Sharibu's teenaged daughter Leah was kidnapped from her classroom by Boko Haram Islamic militants in Nigeria. While Leah's schoolmates were eventually freed, the ISIS-affiliated insurgents refused to release the softly spoken student because she would not relinquish her Christian faith, and now Rebecca is turning to the U.S government in a desperate plea for her child's life.

Now, Sharibu is turning to the U.S government in a desperate plea for her child's life.

"I have brought my cry here. Leah is a beautiful child, she loves the Lord and I am so proud of her for not giving in," Sharibu told Fox News. "But she has spent her 15th and 16th birthdays in captivity and we need her home."

The anguished mother is part of a small delegation of Nigerian activists to have descended on Washington this week with the support of charity and watchdog group Save the Persecuted Christians. They are determined to shine a light not only on Leah's plight but illuminate the harrowing and increasing persecution against Christians in Africa's most populous nation.

Those trapped within the bloodletting vow it is not only Boko Haram that has wrapped their lives in trauma and suffering, but other Muslim-dominant herdsman factions such as the Fulani, who are purportedly trying to erase them from the map.

(Fox News) Read more.

Classic Hymns


"They repay me evil for good and leave my soul forlorn. Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting." (Psalm 35:12-13)


Behold the love, the generous love
That holy David shows;
Hark, how his sounding bowels move
To his afflicted foes!

When they are sick his soul complains,
And seems to feel the smart;
The spirit of the Gospel reigns,
And melts his pious heart.

How did his flowing tears console
As for a brother dead!
And fasting mortified his soul,
While for their life he prayed.

They groaned, and cursed him on their bed,
Yet still he pleads and mourns;
And double blessings on his head
The righteous God returns.

O glorious type of heav'nly grace!
Thus Christ the Lord appears;
While sinners curse, their Savior prays,
And pities them with tears.

He, the true David, Israel's king,
Blessed and beloved of God,
To save us rebels, dead in sin,
Paid His own dearest blood.


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About the Author:

Words: Isaac Watts, 1719

Melody: Carl G. Gläser, 1828

Signs and Wonders

Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, and officials warned of a possible tsunami up to 3.3 feet high along parts of the coast.

Some areas lost electrical power and some bullet train services were suspended, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage from the magnitude 6.8 quake. Only a minor swelling of the sea was observed in several cities about half an hour after it struck.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the earthquake was located off the western coast of Yamagata about 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata.

It said the quake was fairly shallow, about 6 miles below the sea's surface. Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage.

The agency warned of a possible tsunami along the coasts of the northwestern prefectures of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa.

Bullet-train service was suspended in parts of the region because of power outages and for safety checks. About 9,000 households in Yamagata and Niigata lost power, according to Tohoku Electric Power Co.

All seven reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata were offline and no abnormalities were reported.

. . . Japan is one of the most earthquake- and tsunami-prone areas in the world. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 offshore quake hit the northeast coast, causing a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

There was no danger of a tsunami from Tuesday's quake on the eastern coast, where the Fukushima plant is located.

(LA Times) 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

'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' emerges as anthem of Hong Kong's protests

For the past week, the hymn has been heard almost non-stop at the main protest site, in front of the city's Legislative Council, and at marches and even at tense stand-offs with the police.

HONG KONG - The Christian hymn "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets.

Protests around the world often develop their own soundtrack, usually songs with lyrics of defiance and solidarity, aiming to keep crowds energized and focused.

But the hymn taken up in Hong Kong hardly ticks those boxes.

For the past week, the hymn has been heard almost non-stop at the main protest site, in front of the city's Legislative Council, and at marches and even at tense stand-offs with the police.

It started with a group of Catholic students who sang several Christian songs at the main protest site, with "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" catching on among the crowd, even though only about 10 percent of Hong Kong people are Christian. (Jerusalem Post) Read more.

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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!


Now you can also donate online by going here. Or . . . if you prefer, simply paste this link into your browser to access our secure online donor system:

"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!