Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CHPP Daily Brief "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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"Standing United Together . . . Under the Cross of Christ"

9/11: Never Forget

9/11: Never Forget

To our dear readers,

Today is not a "normal day" for the American people . . . today is

We encourage all of you to please take all or part of this day to come before our Lord on bended knee, in prayer, in fasting and in repentance, asking that in spite of our many sins, our God will yet extend His hand of mercy and of grace upon us all.

Please offer a prayer, too, for the loved ones and friends who were left behind on that terrible morning when 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. We know they still grieve; we know they still mourn. May our Lord, the Comforter, embrace each one today in a very special way, and may each one feel that embrace.

Thank you.

In Messiah's love,

The Daily Brief editorial team

Focus on Israel

1. Netanyahu asks Israel for mandate to annex Jordan valley, all Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria - World Israel News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to immediately extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea area should he be re-elected to a fifth consecutive term as Israel's leader.

In a press conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the prime minister said, "I believe that democracy obliges that I present to you before the elections and not afterwards what I intend to do if you choose me. I want to request from you a clear mandate to extend Israeli sovereignty on all the settlements."

Netanyahu said he would wait, out of respect for President Donald Trump, to annex the areas of Judea and Samaria in question until after the president presents his peace plan. The plan, Netanyahu said, will be presented "immediately after the elections, even a few days after the elections. It's really just around the corner."

"It puts a great challenge before us, but also a great opportunity. It's a historic opportunity - a one-time window of opportunity to extend Israel sovereignty over our settlements in Judea and Samaria and also other areas of importance to our security, our history and our future," he said.

(Read more)

2. Netanyahu rushed out of rally as Iron Dome intercepts Gaza rockets - World Israel News

Israel's Iron Dome defense system downed incoming rockets launched by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Tuesday night.

The rockets' trajectory prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to evacuate a campaign event in Ashdod.

A second rocket landed near Ashkelon, whose mayor Tomer Glam ordered all bomb shelters opened for residents of the city.

In Ashdod, the rocket siren wailed in the middle of Netanyahu's address, after which the prime minister reportedly urged audience members to "quietly leave the area."

(Read more)

3. Netanyahu meets defense chiefs after being targeted by rocket fire from Gaza - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a late night meeting with his defense chiefs at the military headquarters in Tel Aviv, hours after Gaza terrorists fired two rockets the southern cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon. Netanyahu was forced to seek shelter during a campaign event in Ashdod on Tuesday night as rocket sirens went off. Both were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Netanyahu, who is also defense minister was meeting at midnight Tuesday with the IDF chiefs, along with the head of the Mossad and the Shin Bet Security agency.

Israeli analysts said it appeared that Gaza terrorist deliberately targeted the southern cities, knowing that Netanyahu and other politicians were holding rallies there. Netanyahu's rally was being live-streamed on his Facebook page.

(Read more)

4. IDF attacks 15 terrorist targets in Gaza - Israel National News

IDF fighter jets attacked about 15 terror targets in the northern and central Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday, including a number of targets at a military site for production of weapons, a number of targets in compound belonging to Hamas' naval force and an offensive terrorist tunnel belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced.

The statement said that the air strikes were carried out in response to the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on Tuesday evening.

"The IDF will continue to oppose attempts to harm Israeli civilians and considers the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip," it said.

Palestinian Arab sources reported earlier that the Israel Air Force attacked a number of targets in Gaza in response to the rocket fire on Ashdod and Ashkelon earlier in the evening.

(Read more)

5. Likud Website Hacked - Jerusalem Online

The Likud party's online database was targeted by a cyber attack.

The hack caused a serious breach of privacy for millions of people, not only with regard to their political influence, but also with regard to personal information. The database contained the addresses, telephone number and identity card numbers of roughly 4 million Israeli citizens. Reportedly the hacker used a very simple algorithm to hack the database.

This revelation is raising serious doubts about IT security on Israeli political websites and other media platforms. A few weeks ago Benny Gantz's phone was hacked by Russian agents months after he was hacked by Iranian hackers, according to local Israeli media reports.

The CGI company, used by the and Blue and White party to check whether any internal information was disclosed, reported the hack. According to the company, the Russians not only hacked Gantz's phone but also the phones of his chief of staff Hod Betzer, campaign director Ido Har-Tuv, and his adviser Ronen Moshe. "It's a powerful hacking, which we have never seen before," said the CGI company in its report to Gantz.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump Says He Has Fired John Bolton as National Security Advisor - Breitbart

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service."

The president's announcement came roughly two hours prior to a White House press briefing slated to feature Bolton, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. President Trump revealed he will name Bolton's successor "next week." Charles Kupperman, who serves as Deputy National Security Advisor, will take over as Bolton's acting replacement.

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) praised President Trump following the news of Bolton's ouster, tweeting: "I commend @realDonaldTrump for this necessary action. The President has great instincts on foreign policy and ending our endless wars. He should be served by those who share those views." (Read more)

- Father, we honor and bless John Bolton for the good he has done for our nation and ask You to help President Trump choose a new National Security Advisor who will serve our nation with wisdom and integrity.

- He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity (Proverbs 2:7)

2. Flynn Lawyer Argues Case Should Be Dismissed Over 'Egregious Government Misconduct' - Daily Caller

Flynn's defense attorney, Sidney Powell, told Judge Emmet Sullivan that the legal team is questioning the basis of the government's case against Flynn, and may seek to have charges thrown out altogether, citing "egregious conduct and suppression" of exculpatory information in the case.

Prosecutors handling the case had a surprise of their own, telling Judge Emmet Sullivan that they are now reserving the option of recommending jail time for Flynn, instead of just probation. Prosecutors with the special counsel's team last year recommended that Flynn receive probation without jail time because of his substantial cooperation in several investigations.

Sullivan scheduled a hearing for Oct. 31 to go over Flynn's argument that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially exculpatory information, known as "Brady material." Powell asserted that a Justice Department memo exists which "exonerates" Flynn of being a Russian agent. (Read more)

- Father God, we lift up Lt. General Flynn and pray Judge Sullivan will compel the evidence that exonerates him and hold the prosecutors fully accountable for their mendacity.

- When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty. (Deuteronomy 25:1)

3. White House slams judge's order against new asylum rule: A 'gift to human smugglers and traffickers' - Washington Examiner

The White House on Monday denounced a ruling from a federal judge in California re-imposing a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration's new asylum rules, calling it a "gift to human smugglers and traffickers."

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar blocks the Trump administration from enforcing its asylum policy nationwide. The measure, unveiled in July, denies asylum to migrants from Central America who cross the U.S.-Mexico border unless they have first sought protections in Mexico or a third country.

Tigar first issued a nationwide injunction halting the new asylum policy in July, but last month, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed the injunction to apply only to states within the circuit, including the border states of California and Arizona. The 9th Circuit's ruling meant the Trump administration's restrictions could take effect in New Mexico and Texas. The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court last month to lift the injunction and allow it to fully enforce the asylum rule. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the Supreme Court will quickly intervene, reversing this decision. We also pray for the administrative, legislative and judicial remedies necessary to limit the power of federal judges.

- Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, and bear them up forever. (Psalm 28:9)

4. House Republicans demand details on Dems' mysterious trips to Mexico - Fox News

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling on their Democratic colleagues to provide more details about a series of trips taken to Mexico while staff were touring border detention facilities, amid reports that at least one Democrat has been involved in "coaching" migrants there on how to exploit U.S. immigration law.

In a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., obtained by Fox News, ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said there were at least two committee staff trips into Mexico in August - one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S.

"Although you have the authority to direct Committee staff to travel internationally on official committee business, you have not explained why you authorized this travel into Mexico or what you sought to learn through these trips," Jordan wrote, adding that Republicans were not notified of the trips. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, was in attendance on one trip to Tijuana on Aug. 21. Escobar, who is not on the Oversight Committee, has been a vocal advocate of left-wing policies on illegal immigration. (Read more)

- Father, we ask You to expose every plan that undermines security and law enforcement in Mexico and the United States.

- When all our enemies heard of [the completion of the wall], and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. (Nehemiah 6:16)

5. Obama's DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano: U.S. Border With Mexico 'Is Not a Threat to the Homeland' - CNS News

In a remarkable exchange on Monday, Janet Napolitano -- President Barack Obama's first Homeland Security Secretary from 2009-2013 -- described the porous Southwest Border with Mexico as just a "zone to be managed." It is not a national security threat, she testified.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pointed to the epidemic of drug abuse "that is crippling and killing entire communities," including some in Missouri. "I heard you say in your opening remarks that you did not think that the border represents any threat to the homeland," Hawley told Napolitano. "I must have misunderstood you, because surely you couldn't have meant that the people in my state who are losing their lives, losing their children, losing their family members, that the law enforcement who are completely overwhelmed by this epidemic that is coming across the border -- I mean, surely that constitutes a threat to the security of people of this country, don't you agree with that??"

Napolitano listed three areas of concern as cybersecurity, mass casualty shootings, and climate change. "I would like to address a topic that I do not believe is a threat to the Homeland - the U.S. border with Mexico," she said. Napolitano did not address the national security threat posed by gang members, possible terrorists, human traffickers and diseases that an open border presents. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray our legislators will reject the advice of Janet Napolitano, choosing instead to secure our border and protect our people.

- He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20)

6. Michelle Malkin: 'Open Borders, Inc: Who's Funding America's Destruction?' - Breitbart

To fully appreciate the manufacturing of the 2018-2019 invasions of our southern border, you must first understand [the] open-borders "Underground Railroad" of migrant safe houses that extend across Central America, through Mexico, and up and into the U.S. This sprawling network of aid stations has been in place for years, bolstered by global interests, left-wing activists, and religious institutions that advocate for illegal aliens.

The United Nations' International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mexico signed "cooperation agreements" with migrant shelters [in] Mexico. The IOM pact guaranteed supplies of medicine, hygiene products, construction materials, as well as therapy services and legal training.

The first entry point for Central Americans headed to the U.S. [is] the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center [and the Jesuit Refugee Service]. [They] provide "comprehensive support" to illegal alien travelers, including legal consultations, monitoring detention centers, and offering "online resources, art and social activities, job training, and basic social services to migrants." (Read more)

- Father God, we pray the money funding all organizations that undermine our national sovereignty will be cut off.

- But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it. (Proverbs 2:22)

7. Google faces a new antitrust probe by 50 attorneys general - CNBC

Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Google over possible antitrust violations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the initiative's leader, announced Monday. The news confirms reports last week about the bipartisan investigation into Google's practices. The probe includes attorneys general from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. California and Alabama are not involved in the probe, Paxton said at a press conference.

Other attorneys general at the media conference emphasized Google's dominance in the ad market and use of consumer data.

An antitrust probe into Facebook was announced on Friday by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who will lead the case. Attorneys general from seven states plus the District of Columbia are participating in the Facebook investigation. At the press conference Monday, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, a Democrat, said it "remains to be seen" if the two probes will be "a coordinated expansion." (Read more)

- Father God, we pray this lawsuit against Google works its way through the courts quickly. We ask You to protect our elections from propaganda, misinformation and manipulation through search engine results.

- "Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again." (1 Kings 18:37)

8. Trump Administration Seeks to Overhaul Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac - Epoch Times

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin unveiled a far-reaching plan last week to reform the nation's housing finance system-including the troubled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-and reduce the federal government's role in the housing market.

Among other things, the "Treasury Housing Reform Plan" and the "HUD Housing Reform Plan" would return two so-called government-sponsored enterprises-the secondary mortgage market giants Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)-to private control after 11 years of government control. Fannie and Freddie provide liquidity in the housing market, purchasing mortgages from lenders, then packaging them as mortgage-backed securities that are sold to investors.

The two entities "suffered significant losses due to their structural flaws and lack of sufficient regulatory oversight," according to the Trump administration. But now, the "Trump administration is committed to promoting much-needed reforms to the housing finance system that will protect taxpayers and help Americans who want to buy a home," Mnuchin said Sept. 5. "An effective and efficient federal housing finance system will also meaningfully contribute to the continued economic growth under this administration." (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with the Student Loan Programs and all the other government intrusions into the free market.

- My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (Proverbs 6:1,5)

9. StemExpress CEO admits selling beating baby hearts, intact baby heads in Daleiden hearing - LifeSite News

The CEO of StemExpress essentially admitted in court Thursday that her biotech company supplies beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers. She also admitted at the preliminary hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress that the baby's head could be procured attached to the baby's body or "could be torn away."

"That is an especially gruesome admission, but it begs the question: how did they get these fully intact human children?" says Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Daleiden at the hearing. "If you have a fetus with an intact head and an intact body, and intact extremities, that is something that would indicate that child was born alive, and then had their organs cut out of them, or that that child was the victim of an illegal partial-birth abortion," he told LifeSiteNews.

Daleiden and Merritt are charged with 15 felony counts of illegal taping of confidential information in connection with undercover videos they released in 2015. The videos exposed StemExpress as trafficking in baby body parts. CMP's legal team is arguing in the preliminary hearing that the law does not consider conversations that can be overheard confidential and that covert recording is allowed when done to investigate violent crimes. (Read more)

- Father God, it breaks our hearts to hear what has been done to these precious little ones. We thank You for exposing this great evil and pray for our people to repent.

- Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)

10. Buttigieg Justifies Late-Term Abortion Stance By Saying Life Starts 'With First Breath' - Daily Caller

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has attempted to justify his stance on late-term abortion by invoking his belief that life only begins at the first breath. Speaking to The Breakfast Club, the colloquially-named "Mayor Pete" admitted that abortion was a "tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally," before insisting that there are "a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath."

"Even that is something that we can interpret differently," he added. "No matter what you think about the cosmic question of how life begins, most Americans can get on board with the idea of, 'I might draw the line here. You might draw the line there.' The most important thing is the person who should be drawing the line is the woman making the decision."

As for the Biblical grounding, there are a whole host of scriptures that plainly demonstrate the value God places on the unborn as little lives to be protected at all costs. His hot-topic strategy continues to be an unusual one for most who subscribe to far-left political policies - claiming far-left policies align with Biblical principles. (Read more)

- Father, we pray You would move upon Pete Buttigieg's heart, as he claims to honor You, and convict him of the abomination of abortion and infanticide.

- Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.
(Psalm 127:3)

The Daily Jot

A Vision Received on 9/11

A Vision Received on 9/11:

Angels Surrounding the White House

On the morning of 9/11, I was given the following vision. I have not shared this publicly until today, but my prayer partners have encouraged me to do so now.

I trust that this brief testimony will encourage you, too, that God DOES indeed hear, and answer, our prayers.

Sara Ballenger
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, our CHPP Prayer Captains were preparing to go into the city for our monthly corporate prayer meeting. Mary Ann was already on the Hill, covering a Congressional hearing in the Rayburn Building; and planning to join the rest of us at our meeting, to begin at 11:00 a.m.

At 8:45, I was home, studying the Word and preparing my heart to lead that meeting. Suddenly, my husband called me (he was at work) and said to turn on the TV. He told me an airplane had just hit one of the towers at the World Trade Center in New York City.

I knew this was an emergency, but I chose to remain in the Word, until I had "prayed through," still preparing for our Captain's meeting.

I headed upstairs to get dressed. As I was ironing the outfit I was to wear that day, I thought I better turn on the TV set in our bedroom and watch this.

When I did, the anchor was talking about NYC, but not showing the tower yet. Then they broke in with breaking news from the Pentagon. A plane had just flown into that building -- the Pentagon was on fire!

"That's it!" I thought. "We need to cancel the meeting!"

I turned off the iron (and the TV) and raced downstairs to grab my phone and begin calling the other nine who were heading into town. Thankfully, most of them had not left yet . . .

"Cancel!" I yelled. "Cancel!" The Pentagon is on fire; the city is under attack. Stay home and pray!" I yelled.

My next job was to find Mary Ann and tell her to get out of the city -- fast! I had to call her husband Dick, a doctor in Maryland, to get her cell number. "Is something wrong?" he asked, concerned about Mary Ann. I assured him that she was probably safe, but encouraged him to turn on the radio in his office (where he was seeing patients) and catch the news. He thanked me and we hung up.

By now, it was about 10:00 a.m. I was on the computer, monitoring the news, when we learned that another plane had gone down somewhere in Pennsylvania. The anchor did not know if that crash was related to the other three . . . we were waiting to hear more news. (By now, too, the second tower was hit and both buildings were collapsing.) Meanwhile, the FAA had just given orders to ground all flights across the continental United States - an emergency action that had never been done before in the history of our country!

Our meeting had been canceled, our troops were safe and sound; and I was waiting to hear more instructions from our Lord. "OK, God, what do You want me to do now?"

Immediately, the Lord answered: "CALL PASTOR STEVE!"

Pastor Steve (last name withheld upon request) was an amazing man of God who had been holding a quiet Bible Study at the White House for over a decade. This study was held for White House staff, but we at CHPP were also invited to join them each week, because of the work we were doing on the Hill.

"YES!" I thought. I dialed Pastor Steve. Amazingly, he picked up on the first ring!

"Pastor Steve!" I exclaimed. "What's happening over there? How is Lynn doing?" [Lynn was on the staff in the West Wing and was our gatekeeper. Each week, she would call our names into the Secret Service to be cleared in. We still praise God for her.]
"They are evacuating the building as we speak," Steve said. "Lynn is running over to Lafayette Park . . . she is barefoot because she did not have time to put her shoes on."

"Can they see the smoke coming out of the Pentagon," I asked. "Yes, definitely!"

We then automatically and immediately began praying in the Spirit over the White House: Pastor Steve and myself. That was the moment that I saw an AMAZING vision:
I could see the White House, and there were countless angels surrounding it! They were HUGE and they were protecting the compound! Each one carried a SHIELD and a SWORD, facing any approaching enemy.

The angels had formed a WALL around the perimeter of the White House complex. Each one was facing outward, with his back to the building. As they encircled the compound, they were touching together, with no breach in that wall!

These were BODYGUARD ANGELS, as high as the heavens. When I saw that vision, I knew that they had come into formation not because Pastor Steve and I were praying, but because YOU had been in prayer all morning to protect President Bush; and our Lord was simply showing me the angelic host that was already in place.
"HALLELUJAH!" shouted Pastor Steve, when I shared this vision with him. "I can see them, too!"

We continued on in prayer for some time, until the Spirit lifted . . . I believe we were praying for the safety of the Capitol, too.

. . . As for all of you, so much more happened on that tragic day, and on the days and weeks that followed; but I will end my story here.

Thank you ALL for your prayers that day; they have availed MUCH!

To God be the Glory!

Sara Ballenger
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

P.S. Sadly, now . . . 18 years later, Pastor Steve's Bible study has ended, and our dear friend Lynn has retired. But the work of the Spirit continues; and for that, we are blessed. Amen.

More Daily Features

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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: -- 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


"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord." (Hosea 6:3)


Down in the valley with my Savior I would go,
Where the flowers are blooming and the sweet waters flow;
Everywhere He leads me I would follow, follow on,
Walking in His footsteps till the crown be won.


Follow! follow! I would follow Jesus!
Anywhere, everywhere, I would follow on!
Follow! follow! I would follow Jesus!
Everywhere He leads me I would follow on!

Down in the valley with my Savior I would go,
Where the storms are sweeping and the dark waters flow;
With His hand to lead me I will never, never fear,
Danger cannot fright me if my Lord is near.


Down in the valley, or upon the mountain steep,
Close beside my Savior would my soul ever keep;
He will lead me safely in the path that He has trod,
Up to where they gather on the hills of God. Refrain


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About the Author:

Words: Will­iam O. Cush­ing, 1878.

Melody: Ro­bert Low­ry,1890

About the Hymn:

"I wrote this hymn in 1878," the Rev. W. O. Cush­ing tells me. "Long­ing to give up all for Christ who had giv­en his life for me, I want­ed to be will­ing to lay ev­ery­thing at his feet, with no wish but to do his will, to live hence­forth on­ly for his glory."

Out of this feel­ing came the hymn, 'Fol­low On.' It was wri­tten with the pray­er and the hope that some heart might by it be led to give up all for Christ. Much of the pow­er and use­ful­ness of the hymn, how­ev­er, are due to Mr. Low­ry, who put it in­to song.

Signs and Wonders

he Arctic Circle is beginning to glow, and for the first time in months it's not because of the Midnight Sun. "Last night we enjoyed a fabulous display of Northern Lights," reports Alan Dyer from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory of Canada. "An outburst after midnight lit up the scenic Ramparts waterfall on the Cameron River."

Special Offer: SAVE 600nok per person. Book a combination aurora borealis chase and scenic day tour during the months of September, October or November 2019 for the special price of 1800 kr. Check Marianne's webpage for details! SERVER UPDATE: Thank you for your patience as we move to a new secure high-performance server. The transition was mostly completed yesterday. One lingering problem involves our archives function (look here), which is not working for dates prior to May 20, 2007. We're working on it! Meanwhile, if you find other errors on the site please email us to let us know. AURORA SEASON IS UNDERWAY: The Arctic Circle is beginning to glow, and for the first time in months it's not because of the Midnight Sun. "Last night we enjoyed a fabulous display of Northern Lights," reports Alan Dyer from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory of Canada. "An outburst after midnight lit up the scenic Ramparts waterfall on the Cameron River." Other observers are reporting similar displays--from Canada to Finland and Norway. All this is happening without sunspots or strong solar storms. The auroras are just . . . appearing.

There's a reason this is happening. It's called the "Russell-McPherron effect," named after the researchers who first explained it. As autumn approaches, cracks open in Earth's magnetic field. Solar wind pours in to spark auroras even without big geomagnetic storms. As a result of these cracks, which occur primarily around the equinoxes, September and October are two of the best months of the year to see auroras. (

> > > To view these spectacular, celestial displays, go here.

"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

Massive Pro-Life March Erupts in Northern Ireland after Shocking Abortion Law Decision

Thousands have marched right up to the doorstep of Northern Ireland's government buildings in protest against a recently proposed change to the nation's abortion laws. Friday's "silent protest" was in response to British parliament legislation passed in July which orders Northern Ireland to get in line with the UK's liberal abortion laws.

The sentiment in Northern Ireland, however, is very different. A nation rooted in the Christian tradition, images from the "NI Voiceless" march illustrated the fact that vast swathes of Northern Irish society - men and women, young and old - continue to care deeply about the protection of unborn babies. An estimated 20,000 people showed up to the march, which amounts to some 10% of the entire capital city of Belfast.
"It was tremendous to see so many uniting to send a clear and powerful message to our politicians that it is time to put differences aside and get the Assembly back up and running," CARE NI Policy Officer, Mark Baillie, told Faithwire after attending the event.

"The decision by Westminster to impose one of the most liberal abortion regimes anywhere in the world on us without even consulting the people of NI is unacceptable. We were not asked, and they cannot presume to speak for us."

Baille added that "Friday night showed was that many people in NI believe our laws on abortion should affirm life."

"We hope and pray our politicians will hear the message from the people of NI that we need our Assembly back by October 21 so we can stop the radical abortion laws from becoming reality." ( Read more.

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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.

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!