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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Trump condemns 'white supremacy'

Trump condemns 'white supremacy,' calls for mental health and gun reforms after double mass shootings

President Trump called Monday for reforms at the intersection of mental health and gun laws -- including so-called "red flag laws" to take guns from those deemed a public risk -- in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 31 people dead.

"Our nation is overcome with shock, horror and sorrow," Trump said, in solemn remarks from the White House. "We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil."

In unequivocal terms, the president also condemned white supremacy, responding to reports that the shooter in El Paso wrote a racist manifesto.

"In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy," Trump said, standing beside Vice President Pence. "These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America."

The president notably did not call for explicit changes to gun laws beyond red flag laws, despite tweeting earlier Monday morning about the possibility of linking background check legislation to immigration reform. However, he said he is open and ready to listen to ideas "that will actually work."

Among his list of proposals, Trump called for reforms to mental health laws "to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence," adding that we must "make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary, involuntary confinement."

"Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun," Trump said, going on to call for red-flag laws to allow the seizure of firearms from those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety.

The president also called for "cultural" changes, citing violent video games. Further, Trump said he has directed the Justice Department to propose legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders "face the death penalty and that this capital punishment be delivered quickly, decisively, and without years of needless delay."

Further, he called for policing the "dark recesses of the Internet" in a bid to catch mass murderers before they act.

"We must do a better job at identifying and acting on early warning signs," Trump said. "I am directing the Department of Justice to work in partnership with local, state, and federal agencies and social media companies to develop tools to identify mass shooters before they strike."

He added: "We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace. It is too easy for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately. " (Fox News) Read more.

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Proclamation to Honor the Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio



Our Nation mourns with those whose loved ones were murdered in the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and we share in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in these two senseless attacks.We condemn these hateful and cowardly acts.Through our grief, America stands united with the people of El Paso and Dayton.May God be with the victims of these two horrific crimes and bring aid and comfort to their families and friends.As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible acts of violence perpetrated on August3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas, and on August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio, by the authority vested in me as President of the UnitedStates by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, August 8, 2019.I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America two hundred forty-fourth.


Focus on Israel

1. Iran said increasing Hamas funding to $30m per month, wants intel on Israel - Times Of Israel

Iran has agreed to massively increase its monthly payments to Palestinian terror group Hamas in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities, an Israeli television network reported Monday. The Islamic Republic is a longtime financial supporter of Hamas, the terror organization that rules the Gaza Strip and is committed to Israel's destruction.

In a recent meeting in Tehran between nine senior Hamas officials and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tehran expressed willingness to raise its monthly financial backing to the terror group to an unprecedented $30 million per month, Channel 12 reported, citing an unnamed Arab source.

(Read more)

2. Iran: 'Our Front Extends to Mediterranean and Israel's Borders - Jewish Press

Iran's military Deputy Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Mehdi Rabbani announced Monday that the Islamic Republic's "defensive depth has stretched to the Mediterranean Sea" and its front "has extended to the borders of the Zionist regime (of Israel," according to the state-run FARS News Agency.

The statement, made during an event in the Tehran suburb of Shahriar, was a confirmation that despite the best efforts of the Israeli Defense Forces, Iran has succeeded in its efforts to build a land bridge across which its forces can ostensibly march through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to reach the Mediterranean, and various parts of northern Israel, should it choose.

Likewise, it has taken little effort for the Iranians to smuggle weapons, technology and cash into Gaza, where both Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations have benefited from the largesse of Tehran. "Today, Hezbollah and Hamas have gained great power and do not need our help anymore; all of [Israel's] locations are within reach of the Lebanese Hezbollah," Rabbani said.

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3. Netanyahu, Shaked, Sign Vote Surplus Deal - Jewish Press

Benjamin Netanyahu and Ayelet Shaked may not be enamored with each other-the former spent much time and effort in trying to block the latter's path to leadership this summer. But the two of them are seasoned and gifted politicians, possibly the best in Israel's recent history, which is why, according to a Srugim report, last Thursday, half an hour before the deadline on submitting Knesset election slates, United Right and Likud representatives also signed a vote surplus agreement, which might save a mandate or two for the rightwing bloc in the upcoming election.

In Israel, a surplus deal is an agreement between two election lists stating that the sum of their votes shall be considered together in determining the number of seats assigned to them. After determining the number of joint mandates, the mandates are divided according to their relative size.

Only parties that pass the threshold vote can benefit from such a deal. In 2003, the anti-Haredi Shinui party signed a surplus agreement with the Green party which did not pass the threshold, leaving Shinui with 15 instead of 16 mandates. And in 1981, Labor signed a surplus deal with the Independent Liberals which failed to enter the Knesset, leaving Labor's Shimon Peres one mandate short of beating Likud's Menachem Begin to the premiership.

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4. Netanyahu is 'only nominee for PM,' Likud candidates pledge - Israel Hayom

With less than two months to go before Israelis vote int he 22nd Knesset, allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that all Likud candidates should sign a pledge to support him as the next prime minister.

The initiative is meant to secure an advantage for Netanyahu after the Sept. 17 election, when President Reuven Rivlin has to decide who should get the first shot at forming a government. As of Sunday evening, many Likud candidates agreed to sign the pledge, prompting him to go on Twitter to thank them:

"I want to express my gratitude to all my friends in the Likud for this unequivocal support. The Likud is united as ever," he tweeted.

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5. Netanyahu offers condolences after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio - JNS

(August 5, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed his condolences to the American people on Sunday night after back-to-back mass shootings rocked the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend.

"In the past 24 hours, we have witnessed two murderous attacks in Texas and Ohio," he wrote on Twitter. "On behalf of all government ministers and all citizens of Israel, I send condolences to the bereaved families, best wishes for recovery to the injured, and solidarity with the American people."

Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with opening fire in a crowded Walmart in the Texas border town of El Paso on Saturday, killing 20 people (two more people died of their injuries on Monday, making the total 22) and wounding dozens more. Crusius published a manifesto prior to the attack decrying the "Hispanic invasion of Texas."

The El Paso attack was followed just hours later by a mass shooting outside a Dayton bar. Police identified the shooter as 24-year-old Connor Betts. Nine people were killed and 26 wounded in that attack before the shooter was killed by police. The motive for the attack is still unclear.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump calls for background checks after shootings, suggests tying with immigration deal - NBC

President Donald Trump on Monday called for "strong background checks" on gun purchasers, following a devastating weekend in the U.S. during which two mass shootings in less than a day left 29 people dead. "We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform," Trump said in a pair of tweets Monday morning.

"We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!" he added.

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- Father, none of the proposals suggested would have made any difference at all. We know that the spiritual warfare is intense at this time. We pray that You will stand between Americans and our enemies to prevent loss of rights, but also to prevent more loss of life. Only a move of Your Holy Spirit can change the direction of our nation. On our knees before you, we plead for the changed hearts that will stop the carnage we have been watching.

- "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh, and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

2. Beto O'Rourke says Trump to blame for El Paso shooting because he 'stokes racism' - NBC

Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 election sharply criticized President Donald Trump over the weekend, arguing that his reluctance to denounce white nationalism and past racist rhetoric bears some responsibility on the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman whose district included El Paso, argued that white nationalists have been encouraged by Trump. He cited the rise in hate crimes over the past three yearssince Trump's election, the administration's travel ban on people from Muslim countries and his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. The suspect in Saturday's shooting, which occurred in an area frequented by tourists from Mexico, allegedly posted a white nationalist manifesto online prior to the attack. Trump "is a racist and he stokes racism in this country," O'Rourke told reporters on Saturday after meeting with victims and doctors. "And it does not just offend our sensibilities, it fundamentally changes the character of this country and it leads to violence. Again, there are still details that we are waiting on, but I'm just following the lead that I've heard from the El Paso police department where they say there are strong indications that this shooter wrote that manifesto and this was inspired by his hatred of people here in this community." O'Rourke doubled down on Sunday, telling ABC News that Trump "doesn't just tolerate, he encourages the kind of open racism." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for an end to this radical use of the word "racist" when there is no such thing involved. We ask that you also help all who use social media to be wise in their postings, and understand the ramifications of their use of words.

- "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire by hell." (James 3:6)

3. Majority of House Democrats now support Trump impeachment inquiry - NBC

A majority of House Democrats have now called for opening an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump despite Speaker Nancy Pelosi's urging the caucus to focus their attention on congressional investigations and ongoing legal battles.

Rep. Salud Carbajal, of California, put the Democrats over the halfway mark on Friday, saying in a statement that Trump "evaded truth, encouraged his staff to lie repeatedly to investigators and engaged in obstruction," adding "that's criminal."

With Carbajal's announcement, 118 out of 235 House Democrats have publicly called for opening an inquiry. More than two dozen Democrats have now voiced support for moving ahead with the impeachment process since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees last week. (Read more)

- Father, no matter what is revealed on a daily basis, the Democrats refuse to listen. We ask that every plan of the enemy from Congress to the cabinet and everywhere in between be destroyed. Restore us, O Lord, and in Your mercy forgive us for our sins.

- "I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies." (Psalm 18:3)

4. Democratic socialists convention erupts due to 'sensory overload,' gendered pronoun usage- Fox

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this weekend came to a screeching halt when one delegate formally complained of "sensory overload" from "guys" whispering in the room -- prompting another "comrade" to grab the microphone to angrily demand an immediate end to the use of "gendered language."

The back-to-back moments of impassioned hypersensitivity at the gathering of the largest socialist organization in the United States led to bipartisan mockery from commentators, who compared the scene to something out of the sitcom "The Office."

"Uh, quick point of personal privilege, um guys," began one delegate, who identified himself as James Jackson from Sacramento, and specified that he uses the "he/him" personal pronouns.

As soon as Jackson said the word "guys," an individual in the audience could be seen becoming visibly irate in a livestream video of the convention posted online. (Read more)

- Lord, let Your enemies remain in confusion, and let them be ashamed.

- "Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; Let those who hate Him flee before Him." (Psalm 68:1)

5. AOC aide faces Fed investigation amid resignation: report - Fox

The controversial chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who resigned on Friday is currently being investigated by federal officials, a new report says.

Saikat Chakrabarti faced a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission in March for alleged violations having to do with illegal fundraising. An investigation is currently underway, sources told the New York Post. According to the FEC, complaints only lead to investigations if there is enough evidence for them to believe there may have been a violation. "Upon finding reason to believe that a violation has occurred or is about to occur, the Commission may authorize an investigation," an FEC enforcement guidebook says. The investigation is reportedly related to Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, two PACs Chakrabarti started to back progressive candidates. The March complaint alleged that the groups funneled more than $885,000 to the similarly named Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC -- companies controlled by Chakrabarti that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for "strategic consulting." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that all hidden things be revealed and all illegal actions be punished according to law. We continue to ask for the removal of all from Congress who hate You.

- "You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked." (Psalm 97:10)

6. The DOJ Will Not Prosecute James Comey over Trump Memos - National Review

A free society cannot stay free for long if the criminal-justice system becomes a political weapon, if that becomes our norm.

The most alarming aspect of the Trump-Russia investigation, and of the stark difference between the aggression with which it was pursued and the see-no-evil passivity of the Clinton emails caper, is the way the investigative process was used to influence political outcomes.

The way to right that wrong is to prevent it from becoming the new normal, not to turn the tables of abuse when power shifts from one side to the other. We can only make things worse by losing the distinction between rebuking errors in judgment and criminalizing them.

Ardent Trump supporters are growling over news that the FBI's former director, James Comey, will not be prosecuted by the Justice Department for the mishandling of memoranda he wrote about his contacts with the president. The news has been reported by The Hill's John Solomon and the Washington Post's Devlin Barrett, among others.

Comey's handling of his memos is one aspect of probes related to investigations attendant to the 2016 election, which are being conducted by Justice Department independent counsel Michael Horowitz. Indications are that Horowitz referred the memos issue to the Justice Department for possible prosecution and that, after reviewing the IG's findings, Justice declined to pursue the matter as a criminal case. (Read more)

- Lord, our only hope for redemption of our nation rests in You. Those who participated in the coup attempt against the President appear to escape punishment, but we believe that You will have the final say.

- "That when the wicked sprouted up like grass, and all who did iniquity flourished, it was only that they might be destroyed forevermore." (Psalm 92:7)

7. Obama-Appointed Federal Judge Rejects Trump Administration's New Asylum Policy - Western Journal

President Donald Trump's effort to cap the flow of migrants claiming asylum in the United States was dealt a setback Friday when a federal judge ruled against an administration policy that only allowed migrants entering legal ports of entry to claim asylum.

District Judge Randolph Moss of Washington, D.C., an appointee of former President Barack Obama, said the new policy was "inconsistent with" the Immigration and Nationality Act, The Hill reported.

"[A]liens have a statutory right to seek asylum regardless of whether they enter the United States at a designated port of entry, and defendants may not extinguish that statutory right by regulation or proclamation," Moss wrote, according to CNN.

Moss said that according to law, "any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival), irrespective of such alien's status, may apply for asylum."

The Trump administration has sought to impose various rules and policies to limit the flow of migrants. To date, courts have blocked many of the president's proposals, which are being appealed by the Trump administration. (Read more)

- Father, we pray that You will find a way to stem the tide of asylum seekers that will not be stopped by Obama judges in the courts. We take authority over the obstruction of Federal judges against what You are trying to accomplish and bind their minds to Your mind in the mighty Name of Jesus.

- "The desire of the righteous will be granted." (Proverbs 10:24b)

8. CNN's Don Lemon Takes Attacks To New Low In Interview With Black Pastor Who Met With Trump - Daily Wire

Earlier this week, CNN host Don Lemon took his partisan attacks to a new low in an interview with Rev. Bill Owens, the founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP).

Lemon went after Mr. Owens for attending a meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday, in which the two discussed issues concerning poverty-stricken areas. The CNN host insinuated that the pastor should not be taken seriously and effectively accused him of being a sellout to his race by providing a shield for Trump's supposed "racism."

"So the president tweeted today he was looking forward to his meeting with wonderful inner-city pastors," said Lemon. "Any concern for you that the president used this meeting with black leaders to insulate himself from the criticism?"

"I don't think so. I don't think that at all because I have been to the White House four times in five months," Owens explained. "So it was nothing about insulating him from anything. He wanted to hear from us, what our concerns were and what he could do to help us."

Lemon, who is engaged to be married to real estate agent Tim Malone, then went after Owens for his disagreement with former President Barack Obama on same-sex marriage - claiming the pastor tied Obama to support for "child molestation" in 2012. (Read more)

- Lord, our news media, and particularly CNN, have grown vile in their hatred of President Trump. We pray that You will touch Mr. Lemon with Your truth, and bring him to his knees to learn righteousness.

- "That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:11)

9. Black Youth Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level in History- Breitbart

The American economy is providing jobs for younger African-Americans at an unprecedented level. In July, the unemployment rate for African-Americans between the ages of 16 and 19 fell to a seasonally adjusted 17.7 percent, the lowest rate since the government began tallying the figures in the early 1970s.

A total of 762,000 young African-Americans had jobs in July, according to the most recent data from the Department of Labor. That's the highest number on record. The labor force participation rate climbed to 38.8, up from 36.3 a year ago. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that all Americans of every color and ethnic background see these numbers, understand them, and stop the lies of the enemy. We repent for allowing the lies to prevail across our nation, and ask Your mercy and forgiveness.

"The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin." (Exodus 34:6-7)

10. Islamic State still a 'global threat,' US official warns - IsraelHayom

The Islamic State remains a global threat despite losing the once vast territory it held in Syria and Iraq, US officials said Thursday in warning about persistent violence from underground cells and an expansion of militants into new areas.

Ambassador James Jeffrey, the State Department envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, told reporters that thousands of the extremist organization's fighters are scattered around Syria and Iraq, where officials see a "persistent, resilient, rural terrorist level of violence" in that country.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ousted Islamic State militants from the last piece of their self-declared calilphate earlier this year. But "the ISIS brand lives on around the world," State Department counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales said as he joined Jeffrey to provide an update on the fight against the organization.

"ISIS branches and networks now span the African continent from east to west and north to south," Sales said. "They've increased the lethality of their attacks, they've expanded into new areas, and they've repeatedly targeted US interests." (Read more)

- Father, we ask for Your Holy Spirit and Angelic Host to protect all who love You against the wickedness and violence of this age.

- "For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me." (Psalm 18:39)

11. Trump says U.S. blockade or quarantine of Venezuela under consideration - Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power.

Trump did not elaborate on when or how such a blockade could be imposed, and his administration has so far focused on diplomatic and economic pressure against Maduro while steering clear of any military action.

Asked by a reporter whether he was considering such a measure, given the amount of involvement by China and Iran in Venezuela, Trump said: "Yes, I am." He gave no details. (Read more)

- Father, You have historically had many ways of removing evil leaders from power. We ask now that Your remove Maduro and place the person of Your choosing to help the people of Venezuela. If a blockade is in Your plan, then let it be so.

- "He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness." (1 Samuel 2:9)

The Daily Jot

Monday, August 5, 2019

And the hate continues

There is no cooling down of the hateful rhetoric in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. The Democratic candidates for President are blaming President Donald Trump's support of "white supremists" and hateful rhetoric as the reason two shooters killed and wounded all those people. In addition, they are calling for more gun control. It is the pattern of the left. They did the same with theassassination attempt of Congressional Republicans by Illinois leftist James Hodgkinson in June 2017 and Stephen Paddock, the anti-Trump protestor and Las Vegas killer. These politicians and their Hollywood buddies vomit visceral 24/7, but when tragedy happens, it's always the president's fault.

Now, we have more shootings and more deaths. And the cycle of rhetoric continues. Celebrities and politicians have pounded the airwaves and social media with extreme and aggressive comments. They are sarcastic, mean-spirited and demeaning to anyone who disagrees with their beliefs. Anyone who disagrees with them is some sort of label from racist to bigot to misogynist to idiot. This rhetoric is pounded into people 24 hours a day, seven days a week on talk shows, news programs, social media, websites, emails and most any other form of communication. It has people so distraught, angry and edgy that it is the only thing many can talk about. Others are tuning out for their own mental stability.
Whether it is Congressional shooter James Hodgkinson or mass killer Stephen Paddock or these young people in Texas and Ohio, we as a nation must ask ourselves, "How much visceral can a person take?" How much negativity aimed at one group of people-Christian, conservative Americans-can a person take before they snap? How many words from the Democratic candidates for President, Nancy Pelosi, Kathi Griffin, Ashley Judd, Madonna, CNN, MSNBC, and others fill the container of hatred so much that it boils over in violence? What is the last full measure? Hodgkinson, Paddock, Patrick Crusius(TX) and Connor Betts(OH) knew, because they reached it. This incitement must end. People on both sides of the political spectrum need to tone it down. This type of free speech has become weaponized, evidenced by these shootings.
George Washington, in his 1796 Farewell Speech, warned against divisions when he said, "The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles." We should act as such. Jesus said in Mark 3:25, "And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." There are ways to disagree without being disagreeable. As Christians, we know how Christ taught civility and solving our differences without hate and vulgarity. For the sake of our way of life and our eternal hope, let us first be an example of Christ in our discussions, and also call on everyone to tone down the rhetoric in this atmosphere of hate.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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- 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


'Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists." (Acts 12:7)


And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior's blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain- For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

'Tis mystery all: th'Immortal dies: Who can explore His strange design? In vain the firstborn seraph tries To sound the depths of love divine. 'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore, Let angel minds inquire no more. 'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore; Let angel minds inquire no more.
He left His Father's throne above So free, so infinite His grace- Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for Adam's helpless race: 'Tis mercy all, immense and free, For O my God, it found out me! 'Tis mercy all, immense and free, For O my God, it found out me!
Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound in sin and nature's night; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray- I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

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About the Author:

Words: Charles We­sley, 1738.

Melody: Tho­mas Camp­bell, 1825

About the Hymn:

Written at Little Bri­tain, in May, 1738, to­ge­ther with the hymn, Where shall my won­der­ing soul be­gin? on the oc­ca­sion of the great spir­it­u­al change which C. Wes­ley at that time un­der­went. His di­a­ry of that date gives min­ute de­tails of the men­tal and spir­it­u­al strug­gles through which he passed, ev­i­denc­es of which, and the ul­ti­mate tri­umph, are clear­ly trace­a­ble in both hymns.

Signs and Wonders

Raikoke Erupts

Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778.

The dormant period ended around 4:00 a.m. local time on June 22, 2019, when a vast plume of ash and volcanic gases shot up from its 700-meter-wide crater. Several satellites-as well as astronauts on the International Space Station-observed as a thick plume rose and then streamed east as it was pulled into the circulation of a storm in the North Pacific.

On the morning of June 22, astronauts shot a photograph (above) of the volcanic plume rising in a narrow column and then spreading out in a part of the plume known as the umbrella region. That is the area where the density of the plume and the surrounding air equalize and the plume stops rising. The ring of clouds at the base of the column appears to be water vapor.
"What a spectacular image. It reminds me of the classic Sarychev Peak astronaut photograph of an eruption in the Kuriles from about ten years ago," said Simon Carn, a volcanologist at Michigan Tech. "The ring of white puffy clouds at the base of the column might be a sign of ambient air being drawn into the column and the condensation of water vapor. Or it could be a rising plume from interaction between magma and seawater because Raikoke is a small island and flows likely entered the water." [NASA Earth Observatory]
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The ash from this volcano is causing the sunset in several of our states to turn a purple color. For details, go here.

The Good News Corner

Welsh Minister Spends $240 Thousand to Restore Old Chapels and Usher in Revival

] A Welsh minister has purchased twelve abandoned chapels in a bid to restore them to their former glory.

The Rev Robert Stivey, a congregationalist minister, has invested around $240,000 of his own money in the derelict buildings, which are mostly former Baptist chapels.

The dedicated reverend, who called his venture an "act of faith," said he felt a strong desire to bring the aging sanctuaries to life, filling them once again with the beautiful sounds of Christian worship.

"Many years ago, I had visits to the Welsh valleys and noticed a lot of the chapels were being closed down or turned into flats or being demolished and so forth, and I thought that's really, really bad," he told the BBC.

(Breaking Christian News) Read more.

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You Raise Me Up (with lyrics) - Selah

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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 CHPP1994@gmail.com 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)

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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!

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!