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"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, July 1, 2019

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President Trump Crosses the DMV

President Trump Steps Across Border into North Korea with Kim Jong Un;
leaders plan to reopen talks

U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks. Trump, escorted by Kim, briefly crossed a military demarcation line into the North side of the Joint Security Area (JSA), patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas.

Moments later, they returned to the southern side and joined South Korea's President Moon Jae-in for a brief chat, marking an unprecedented three-way gathering. Trump and Kim then held a closed-door meeting for nearly an hour.

PANMUNJOM/SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

The meeting, initiated by a spur-of-the-moment tweet by Trump that Kim said took him by surprise, once again displayed the rapport between the two. But they are no closer to narrowing the gap between their positions since they walked away from their summit in February in Vietnam.

The two men shook hands warmly and expressed hopes for peace when they met for the third time in just over a year on the old Cold War frontier that for decades has symbolized the hostility between their countries, which are technically still at war.

Trump, escorted by Kim, briefly crossed a military demarcation line into the North side of the Joint Security Area (JSA), patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas.

Moments later, they returned to the southern side and joined South Korea's President Moon Jae-in for a brief chat, marking an unprecedented three-way gathering.

Trump and Kim then held a closed-door meeting for nearly an hour.

"We just had a very, very good meeting," Trump said after the talks. "We'll see what can happen."

He said both sides would set up teams to push forward stalled talks aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, adding "speed is not the thing."

Pope Francis, making his weekly address in St. Peter's Square, praised the meeting. "I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace, not only on that peninsula, but for the good of the entire world," he said. (Reuters) Read more.

> > > Please note our special section, below, covering other news of interest and for prayer while President Trump attended the meeting of the G20 nations in Japan.

Focus on Israel

1. Israeli F-35s train alongside US, UK in first international exercise - Times Of Israel

F-35 fighter jets from Israel, the United States and United Kingdom conducted training flights over the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday in the Israeli aircraft's first-ever international exercise, the military said. This marked a significant show of military cooperation between the three countries.

The Israel Defense Forces received the fifth-generation stealth fighter from the United States' Lockheed Martin defense contractor in late 2016 and declared it operational roughly a year later. In 2018, the Israeli Air Force revealed it had used the F-35 operationally - including at least once over Lebanon - making it the first military in the world to do so.

(Read more)

2. Moscow blamed for disruption of GPS systems at Ben Gurion Airport - Times Of Israel

Israeli officials on Thursday accused Russia of responsibility for the ongoing disruptions to the satellite navigation systems of airplanes flying around Ben Gurion International Airport.

The Russian embassy in Israel dismissed the allegations as "fake news" that they "couldn't respond to seriously."

The issue has not yet caused any accidents or safety incidents, but has a "significant impact on all aspects of operating a plane from the cockpit, as well as on managing air traffic," the Airports Authority said in a statement Wednesday.

(Read more)

3. After US-Russia summit, Netanyahu says Israel won't stop hitting Iran in Syria - Times Of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday vowed to continue to act against Iranian entrenchment in Syria, days after a high-level trilateral meeting with the US and Russia.

Netanyahu also warned that an Israeli retreat from the Jordan Valley in the West Bank would lead to war, speaking at a ceremony for pilots graduating from the Israeli Air Force's 178th flight school training program. "We will continue to act against Iran's attempt to establish itself in Syria, with the air force having a central role," Netanyahu told the new pilots.

(Read more)

4. Muslim Brotherhood: 'No Peace As Long As Israel Exists' - WND

Many officials in Western nations, including the United States, have regarded the Muslim Brotherhood as a relatively moderate movement that has eschewed violence.

But an official statement made it clear this week that as far as the Brotherhood is concerned, there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as Israel exists.

And in a revealing video report, Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the United States and abroad made it clear that their ultimate objective remains the replacement of every governmental system on earth with Islamic law. Amid discussion of President Trump's "Deal of the Century" in Bahrain to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians and their Arab allies, the Brotherhood weighed in.

(Read more)

5. As dispute brews over next defense budget, IDF planning teams prepare for future battlefield - JNS

(June 28, 2019 / JNS) In recent days, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to add more than a billion shekels to the next defense budget. His promise is a reminder of a future battle brewing between Israel's Finance Ministry and Defense Ministry over the size of the next defense budget.

The dispute is set to become even more intense in light of the 50 billion shekel government-spending deficit. Agreeing on a defense budget creates the basis for the Israel Defense Forces' multi-year programs, which spell out exactly what the military should acquire, in what ways it should develop and adapt to changing circumstances, and how it can grow stronger in its capabilities in air, land and sea.

This year marks the final and fifth year of the IDF's current multi-year program, which is known as "Gideon." The Gideon plan was the first long-term program that had proved successfully in many years. Before it began in 2015, unstable governments and fights between ministries torpedoed long-term funding for previous programs. The IDF's ability to prepare itself for war and build itself up suffered as a result.

(Read more)

6. Insight for Intercessors: Weekly Report To read this week's alert, please go here.

7. Bridges for Peace: Israel Prayer Update. To read this alert, go here.

8. Israel on High Alert as Tensions in the Middle East Soar - Bridges for Peace

Just days after completing its biggest military exercise in years, Israel has increased its alert status, as tensions in the Middle East continue to rise. With the US and Iran facing off over sabotaged oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a downed US drone and further economic sanctions tightening the screws on the already fraught Iranian economy, any potential conflict between the two nations will inevitably pull Israel into the fray.

The soaring tensions in the Middle East come at a critical time with two historic meetings taking place this week. In Bahrain, the US-led economic forum will gather together multiple Arab nations to discuss new plans for an improved Palestinian economy.

In Jerusalem, the first ever trilateral meeting between Israel, Russia and the US will take place today. (June 25)

Netanyahu and Bolton held a press conference ahead of the meeting.

"The mere fact that such a high level meeting is taking place between the great powers, the United States of America and Russia, here in Israel, I think, is unprecedented," Netanyahu said. "I am confident that it is possible to find common ground and chart a path forward that will help promote security and stability in the region." (Read more)

- Pray that the sanctions imposed on Iran will be effective in stopping their aggressive military activities in the region. Beseech the Lord to move on Israel's behalf and ease the tensions threatening the area.

- "Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily. Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; the tumult of those who rise up against you increases continually." (Psalm 74:22-23)

The Daily Brief

1. 'Don't meddle in the election': Trump points joke at Putin during G20 sit-down - GlobalNewsCA

With a smirk and a finger point, U.S. President Donald Trump dryly told Russia's Vladimir Putin "Don't meddle in the election" in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that Russia extensively interfered with the 2016 campaign. The tone of the president's comment, which came after a reporter asked if he would warn Putin, was immediately open to interpretation. But it would seem to do little to silence questions about Trump's relationship with Russia in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that he could not establish a criminal conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russia.

It was the latest remarkable moment for Trump at Putin's side after meeting nearly a year ago in Helsinki, considered one of the defining days of Trump's presidency, when he pointedly did not admonish Putin over election interference and did not side with U.S. intelligence agencies over his Russian counterpart. The leaders traded brief remarks Friday, the first time they sat together since Helsinki, about issues they planned to discuss when a reporter asked Trump if he would warn Putin not to meddle in the 2020 election. "Of course," the president replied. Then he turned to Putin and facetiously said, "Don't meddle in the election." He playfully repeated request while pointing at Putin. Putin laughed. Trump said he enjoyed a "very, very good relationship" with Putin and said "many positive things are going to come out of the relationship." (Read more)

- Father, we pray that Putin heed Trump's remarks to not meddle in the U.S. elections in any shape or form. We pray peace between our two nations. We also pray against voter fraud in all the states that we know has meddled in our elections. This seems to be a real problem in our election cycle.

- Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them. They defraud people of their homes, they rob them of their inheritance. Therefore, the Lord says: "I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity. (Micah 2:1-3)

2. Obama DOJ gave immunity to Hillary aide who deleted emails - WND

The lawyer for Hillary Clinton responsible for deleting the former secretary of state's infamous 33,000 missing emails admitted under oath that she was granted immunity by the Obama Justice Department.

Heather Samuelson, who served as White House liaison at the State Department during Clinton's tenure, also testified to Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that, contrary to what she told the FBI, she knew that Clinton was using a private, unauthorized email account that jeopardized national security. The testimony came in court-ordered discovery granted to Judicial Watch by Judge Royce Lamberth.

Lamberth once called Clinton's use of a private server to transmit classified information, avoiding official accountability, "one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency." "The news that the Obama DOJ gave immunity to Heather Samuelson, Hillary Clinton's lawyer responsible for the infamous deletion of 33,000 emails, further confirms the sham FBI/DOJ investigation of the Clinton email scandal," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "And it is curious that Ms. Samuelson changed her story about what she knew and when about the Clinton email system. Attorney General Barr can't reopen the Clinton email investigation fast enough." (Read more)

- O righteous Father, we pray that everything You observed from Your throne room in heaven regarding those responsible for deleting 33,000 unlawful emails be sentenced according to her crime, along with Hilary Clinton who authored those 33,000 unlawful emails, but has never been punished for this crime. We pray and trust in the Name of Jesus.

- "I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man or woman according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doing." (Jeremiah 17:10)

3. Rep. Gohmert: Trump 'Absolutely' Has a Constitutional Duty to Enforce Immigration Laws -

House Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said the president "absolutely does" have a constitutional duty to enforce the immigration laws and added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her liberal colleagues "don't mind people being hurt, raped, [or] killed if it helps them win their next election."

At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, asked Rep. Gohmert, "Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution says the president 'shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.' Does the president have a constitutional duty to enforce the immigration laws?" The congressman said, "Of course he does, absolutely he does. And he's doing everything he can to try to do that. We just need a little help from the Democrats to make that happen as fully as it should. He's doing everything he can." (Read more)

- Father God, we trust You to stand with President Trump in establishing and enforcing immigration laws that are so solid and powerful that the need for Democrats' help will be of little importance. Their liberal colleagues do not mind people being "hurt, raped, or killed if it helps them win the election." President Trump will not tolerate this heartless mindset. Cast out the evil doers, Lord God, by the power of Your might. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power." (2 Thess. 1:8-9)

4. Abortion Is the 'Dismembering of a Living Child,' Supreme Court Justice Says - Christian Headlines

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to revive Alabama's ban on a specific grisly abortion procedure, but not before Justice Clarence Thomas criticized the institution for its moral logic. The case involved a 2016 Alabama law prohibiting dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion -- a late-term procedure in which an unborn baby is torn apart limb by limb, until the womb is empty. Pro-life critics, including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, have labeled it "dismemberment abortion."

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the law, although two of the three judges indicated they would have upheld the law but were bound by Supreme Court precedent. Thomas joined his colleagues in affirming the circuit's decision but said the Supreme Court eventually must face the fallout from its past abortion decisions. "The notion that anything in the Constitution prevents States from passing laws prohibiting the dismembering of a living child is implausible," Thomas wrote.

He quoted the circuit court's decision in describing the procedure in excruciating detail: "It bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb. It can, however, survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off. . . . At the end of the abortion -- after the larger pieces of the unborn child have been torn off with forceps and the remaining pieces sucked out with a vacuum -- the abortionist is left with a tray full of pieces."

Thomas, who is on record as opposing the Supreme Court's pro-choice rulings, said the Alabama case serves as a "stark reminder" that "our abortion jurisprudence has spiraled out of control." Under Supreme Court precedent, an abortion restriction is unconstitutional if it places an "undue burden" on a pregnant woman. (Read more)

- Father God, we cry out for our country regarding abortion. We pray for the states to have the authority to decide on abortion, and for this Alabama law to be revived on banning the grisly abortion procedure. Turn people's hearts to You, that they love new life, and not destroy it.

- "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10)

5. Air Force fighter planes sent to Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran - Fox News

The military deployed nearly a dozen Air Force fighter jets to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar this week amid escalating tensions with Iran and threats against American forces in the region.

The F-22 Raptors arrived Thursday to al-Udeid air base, the hub for U.S. air operations in the Middle East. In a statement, U.S. Central Command said the planes were being deployed to Qatar for the first time to "defend American forces and interests."

The planes carry air-to-air missiles and can perform ground attack missions. The military used the F-22s last year in support of U.S. and allied forces in Syria. Tensions in the region between Washington and Teheran have heightened in recent weeks. In May, President Trump deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and a B-52 bomber task force to send a "message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force."(Read more)

- Father God, we pray that You will protect each of the F-22 Raptors fighter jets as they land in Qatar to protect American forces and interests. Let the covering of the Lord be upon them and give them safety as they defend the Americans in the Persian Gulf. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "No weapon that is formed against them shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against them in judgment God shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, says the Lord." (Isaiah 54:17)

6. U.S. chief justice's 'swing' role shown in census, gerrymandering rulings - Reuters

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts cemented his new role as the Supreme Court's "swing vote," angering people on the political left and right in the process, as he decided the outcomes of major rulings on the census and electoral map manipulation.

Roberts, appointed by Republican President George W. Bush in 2005, sided with his fellow conservative justices in rejecting challenges to a practice called partisan gerrymandering but joined the court's liberals in dealing to a damaging blow to President Donald Trump's plan to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census. Both rulings were 5-4.

Thursday's action marked a dramatic final day of rulings for the court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority. With the 2018-2019 term concluded, there is now a three-month break before the cases are argued again in the next term.

The votes by Roberts in the two biggest cases of the term demonstrated that he is no longer the central figure on the court merely by nature of where he sits: in the middle of the mahogany bench in the ornate courtroom, with four justices on either side. He is also its ideological center, a role he inherited following the retirement last year of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"I think this is now clearly the Roberts court. Chief Justice Roberts is no moderate but he is the swing vote," said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we trust You to protect President Trump's plan to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census. We ask that You, Lord, take John Roberts and bring him under Your subjection in voting according to the will of Almighty God. Bind every evil spirit that would have control of gerrymandering. Bring forth godly rulings. We trust and pray in Jesus' Name.

- "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (Proverbs 18:21)

7. Authorities seize thousands of weapons and explosives in international weapons trafficking bust - Fox News

Authorities in Florida and Argentina arrested more than two dozen suspects and seized 5,300 firearms and explosives in a crackdown on an elaborate global weapons trafficking ring, officials said Friday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initiated "Operation Patagonia Express" after investigators discovered the shipping of weapons and weapon parts from South Florida to Brazil and Argentina. Once in South America, the components were assembled and sold to criminal groups, authorities said.

The seizure included the equivalent of 52 AR-15 rifles, 30,000 rounds of caliber ammunition for various weapons, 189 long arms, 156 handguns, five vehicles, a hand grenade, a motor round and $110,000 in cash. Twenty-five people were arrested.

"South Florida does seem to be a hub and now we have the largest Argentine firearms seizure in their history so South Florida does seem to be a hub for weapons trafficking into South America," Anthony Salisbury, special agent in charge of ICE'S Homeland Security Investigation in Miami, said in a news conference.

Authorities in Argentina said the weapons seizure is the largest in the country's history. (Read more)

- Father in heaven, we thank You for revealing where these weapons and explosives were being trafficked across the border into America. We pray that these more than two dozen suspects will be stopped forever and never able to commit such a crime again. In Jesus' Name we pray.

- "God disappointed the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. They meet with darkness in the daytime, and hope in the noonday as in the night." (Job 5:12, 14)

8. ALERT! Sen. Warren Introduces $57 Million Retroactive Gay Marriage Tax Refund Bill - CNS News

On Thursday, Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill (S. 1940) that would allow same-sex couples to receive tax refunds from the IRS.

"The federal government forced legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts to file as individuals and pay more in taxes for almost a decade," Warren tweeted on Saturday. "We need to call out that discrimination and to make it right - Congress should pass the Refund Equality Act immediately."

In 2013, the Supreme Court repealed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the case US v Windsor. This allowed same-sex couples to file taxes jointly. Prior to this decision, same-sex couples could not jointly file taxes and were ineligible for the tax benefits available to legally married couples. Warren's bill would allow same-sex couples to receive federal income tax refunds they were denied before DOMA was overturned.

The Joint Committee on Taxation released a report on Tuesday which estimated that taxpayers in same-sex relationships prior to the repeal of DOMA would be eligible for about $57 million dollars' worth of tax refunds if the measure becomes law. A similar bill (H.R. 3299) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Judy Chu (D-Calif.). (Read more)

- Almighty Father, this tax refund bill would benefit gay marriages which in Bible times was called sodomy and were called wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. God, we pray that these two Bills 1940 and 3299 be crushed and defeated under the mighty hand of the Lord. Save America from judgment levied by God against these two women who submitted these bills. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man or woman to overthrow them." (Psalm 140:11)

9. Surprising Survey Shows 45% Of Americans Doubt Safety Of Vaccines - Study Finds

The latest measles outbreak that's gripped communities across the country in recent months pushed the topic of vaccinations (and those who choose to forgo them) right back onto centerstage for many Americans. Now a new survey delving into feelings over immunizations finds the country may be more split on the issue than believed, with 45% of adults admitting to harboring some doubt about the safety of vaccines.

That said, the vast majority - more than eight in 10 surveyed - still view vaccines as effective and continue to support them, despite their concerns.

Of the nearly half who listed at least one source of doubt over vaccine safety, researchers found the most common sources came from online articles (16%), distrust of the pharmaceutical industry (16%), and information from medical experts (12%). (Read more)

- Father God, we pray and seek Your wisdom over this issue as to vaccinate or not vaccinate. Vaccines have done so much good, but also have done harm in some cases. We pray over the bureaucracy associated with the Pharmaceutical companies and the mass profit they receive. May they produce vaccines that are safe for the population, so give us wisdom, Lord!

- "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?" (Jeremiah 8:22)

10. America faces not one, but three different death crises - FreeBeacon

Since the turn of the millennium, the number of Americans dying from nonmedical, self-inflicted causes-drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol-related illness-has exploded.

Per capita rates of death from drug poisoning, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease (a proxy for the long-run effects of heavy drinking) have roughly doubled over the past 20 years. Drug overdose and suicide in particular are responsible for a nearly unprecedented multiyear decline in life expectancy in the United States. Drugs are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.

Commentators inevitably tie this "despair" to some other large scale trend-inequality, fatherlessness, loneliness, a lack of "meaning," the decline of religion-which they argue must be addressed if we want to stop the dying. Each of these trends is concerning in its own right, and all may indeed increase a person's risk for suicide, drug overdose, or alcohol death. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray for a universal turning to the Lord God in heaven. Sin is playing a major role in the lives of massive amounts of people in America and we pray for a Holy Spirit repentance to come upon all Americans. Lord, the devil moves in moral decay in the people from almost everywhere. We pray for souls to be saved by Jesus and find new hope in Almighty God. In Jesus' Name we pray.

"That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall; believe in your heart that God has raise Him from the sea, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believe unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)

Members of Congress Support Trump on Border

The following members of Congress, both in the House and in the Senate, and from both parties, support this statement:

Trump Has a 'Duty to Enforce All the Laws,' Including Immigration Laws

1. Sen. Blumenthal (D-Ct): Trump Has a 'Duty to Enforce All the Laws,' Including Immigration Laws

Go here.

2. Sen. Risch (R-ID): Trump Has a Constitutional Duty to Enforce Immigration Laws

Go here.

3. Sen. Lankford (R-OK): Yes, Trump Has a Constitutional Duty to Enforce Immigration Laws

Go here.

4. Sen. Collins (R- Maine): Trump Has a Duty to Enforce Immigration Law, U.S. Needs 'Stronger Border Security'

Go here.

Note: All articles above were cited on
- Father God, we praise You and we worship You for moving the hearts of our legislators to align with our President. May this shift of opinion continue to take hold and grow, as more and more members acknowledge that President Trump does, indeed, have a Constitutional duty to enforce immigration laws. We praise You for this new move of the Spirit in Congress, in Your name, amen.
- "'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the Lord of hosts."
(Zechariah 4:6)

More News in North Korea

More News in North Korea

1. After Trump's Historic DMZ Day, Pompeo Says Kim Wants to Get 'Something Very Significant' Done -

After President Trump on Sunday became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot on North Korean soil, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was his impression from Trump's historic encounter with Kim Jong Un that Kim "really wants to get something done, something very significant."

Pompeo told reporters talks between the two sides would resume around mid-July and that sanctions against Pyongyang remain in place in the meantime. He reiterated that Trump has said he is "in no hurry" to achieve an agreement.

From the G20 summit in Osaka, Trump tweeted Saturday that he was preparing to leave Japan for South Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in.

Then, he added, "While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"

On Sunday morning, local time, Trump met with Moon in Seoul, and during a press availability his host raised the tweet.

"When I was looking at that tweet, I could really feel that the flower of peace was truly blossoming on the Korean Peninsula," Moon said. "If you could meet Chairman Kim at the military demarcation line and have a handshake with him, I believe that that picture, in itself, would represent a historic event." (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for the good reports that are now coming from the Korean Peninsula, and for the favor that has been extended our President by all parties that are there. We pray that the "good work" of ongoing dialogue and negotiations would result in a blessing for all nations involved, and for peace to follow. In Your Name, amen.

- " . . . He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Phil. 1:6)

2. Pope Praises Trump-Kim Meeting as Significant Gesture, Raises Hopes for Peace - Newsmax

Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace.

"In the last few hours we saw in Korea a good example of the culture of encounter. I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace, not only on that peninsula, but for the good of the entire world," he told thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for his weekly address and blessing. (Read more)

3. Trump says he's optimistic about trade deal with Chinese President Xi, in interview with Tucker Carlson - Fox News

President Trump expressed optimism about a possible trade deal between his administration and Chinese President Xi Jinping, during an interview with Tucker Carlson set to air Monday night on Fox News.

Trump sat down with Carlson during the president's trip which included stops in Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit, and a first-of-its kind visit by a U.S. president to North Korea, meeting with dictator Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

President Trump told Carlson he was hopeful about striking a trade agreement with Xi. (Read more)

4. Tucker Carlson says Trump 'dominated' Kim as 'wheezing' North Korean dictator struggled - Fox News

Fox News host Tucker Carlson witnessed the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Sunday, and shared his thoughts on "Fox & Friends."

Carlson said Kim was "wheezing" in an unhealthy manner and sounded like an "emphysema" patient, whose health was rapidly deteriorating.

Trump was about as happy as I've ever seen him because it really is something that hasn't been done before and probably would not have been done without him, and his very different style of governing and thinking." (Read more)

5. White House press secretary roughed up in scuffle with NK security guards - Fox News

Stephanie Grisham, who recently replaced Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, reportedly suffered bruises Sunday when North Korean security guards tried to protect Kim Jong Un from media members covering the historic DMZ meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It was unclear if other people were injured or if anyone was detained.

The new press secretary was reportedly pushing back against the guards, trying to help members of the White House press corps position themselves to cover the historic moment between Trump and Kim. (Read more)

Update: Angel Armies Decree

Update: Angel Armies Decree

Dear Friends,

Today we want to thank the MANY of you who have written us to thank us for publishing the decree: 'ANGEL ARMIES: COME!

We are grateful to know that this declaration has blessed you as much as it has blessed us.

Here are two more updates for you now:

1. Although our friend and fellow intercessor, Stephania, the "Shofar Sounder," did write that decree, she tells us that her words were based upon a book written by Tim Sheets, called "ANGEL ARMIES." Stephania has simply taken the decrees written in that book, and adapted them to our current focus: prayer on our southern border.
2. We can also now give you a LINK to the revised version of her decree, which includes the Scriptures we have added. That link will be found by going here.
Again, thank you all for standing ON THE WALL with us, as we battle for the destiny of our land.

To GOD be the GLORY! Great things He hath done!

In His Grace,

Sara Ballenger, Founder
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

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Prayers for the Persecuted Church

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

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

Classic Hymns


"Let me tell you what He has done for me." (Psalm 66:16)


I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.


I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.


I love to tell the story; 'tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God's own holy Word.


I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
'Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.



Please go here. (Sung by Alan Jackson)

About the Author:

Words: A. Katherine Hankey, 1866.

Melody: William G. Fischer, 1869

About the Hymn:

"Last winter a young man appeared here from British Columbia," says a letter from Surrey, England. "He was in the Royal Marines. He was a total abstainer and was doing all he could to promote temperance among his comrades. "

While here he went to church, and the curate, who had a conversation with him, was much pleased with his manly behavior and resolute desire to do right. He wore a medal and had good conduct marks on his clothes.
This man was the little boy whom Miss T. had picked up in Battersea Park many years before, and who had learned of the gospel of salvation entirely by listening to the maidservants singing sacred songs while scrubbing the doorsteps and cleaning windows. The hymn that, as a child, he seemed to make entirely his own was, 'I love to tell the story,' though he knew several others when he was picked up in the park.
As he had never been to church or chapel, the hymns were the only channel through which divine truth had been conveyed to him, and by which the first seed was sown in his heart that made him a man of character and usefulness.

(Source: Sankey, Ira David. My Life and the Story of the Gospel Hymns. New York: Har­per & Brothers, 1906.)

Signs and Wonders

Nuke Sensors Detect Asteroid Explosion

On June 22nd at 21:25 UT, a small asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded in broad daylight south of Puerto Rico. Airwaves recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization's infrasound station in Bermuda pegged the blast energy between 3 and 5 kilotons of TNT-a fraction of a WW II atomic bomb. The explosion was clearly visible in images from NOAA's GOES-16 weather satellite.

Meteor expert Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario says the infrasound signal is consistent with a "small multi-meter sized near-Earth asteroid." According to data compiled by NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, asteroids of this size and energy hit Earth's atmosphere about once a year. That means it's rare-but not exceptionally so.

The asteroid fragmented as it ripped through the atmosphere. An infrared image from the GOES-16 satellite shows the space rock splitting into at least 3 pieces.

Many more fragments undoubtedly sprayed from the explosion, but the resulting meteorites are now at the bottom of the Caribbean or (in the case of dust-sized debris) floating on the sea surface. Samples would be very difficult to recover.

Earth is currently approaching the Taurid Swarm-a stream of rocky debris associated with the Tunguska Impact of 1908. Astronomers are eager for the close encounter, which begins in late June, so they can peer inside the swarm in search of dangerous asteroids. This fireball, however, is not a Taurid.

"Based on a preliminary orbit for the fireball, it does not appear to be part of the Taurid swarm," says Paul Weigert of the University of Western Ontario. "Its orbit is typical of near-Earth asteroids which have escaped from the asteroid belt." ( 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 Fastest Growing Church in the World is in IRAN:

"What the Lord is Doing There is Staggering!"

"I would say there's a 10 percent Iran and a 90 percent Iran. Ten percent control the country in a more oppressive manner, hardline, religious manner and then the majority of the people, 90 percent of the people love America. They don't hate Americans. I think that's the message that Americans need to hear. They tell us all the time, we don't hate Americans, we love America." -Iran church worker

(Iran) - [CBN News] It may surprise you that the fastest growing Church in the world is in Iran. Yet that's the assessment of those who have seen and heard the remarkable story of millions turning away from Shiite Islam and turning toward Jesus Christ.

The image Iran presents to the world is large demonstrations with shouts of 'Death to America' and 'Death to Israel'.

Those who have seen Iran from the inside, however, paint a very different picture.

"You can't believe the images on TV. Because for example, all the protests you see on the streets, those are mostly contrived. They're young people on the streets and they've told us if we don't go to the streets, we won't get our grades so we're forced to go and protest," one Iranian church worker said.

He spoke to CBN News on condition of anonymity. He says there are two Iran's. The one you see on the news and the other hidden from the world. (CBN) Read more.

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About CHPP

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Our Mission Statement

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

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


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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.

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