The Daily Brief Special Edition — Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

The Daily Brief Special Edition


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Sunday Night, May 31, 2020 

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

Statement by A.G. William Barr


Attorney General William P. Barr's Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism

Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement: 

"With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda. 

It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it. The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens. 

It also undercuts the urgent work that needs to be done - through constructive engagement between affected communities and law enforcement leaders - to address legitimate grievances. Preventing reconciliation and driving us apart is the goal of these radical groups, and we cannot let them succeed. 

It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order. We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked. 

Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law. 

To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF). 

The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly."

> > > To read this Press Release from the Department of Justice, go here.

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Focus on Israel


1. Iran Nearly Poisoned all of Israel's Drinking Water: Miraculously Failed - Breaking Israel News

An unprecedented Iranian cyberattack targeted six facilities in Israel's water infrastructure on April 24-25 nearly dumped lethal levels of chemicals into the Israeli water system. Fortunately, the attack impacted some systems but did not cause any disruption in the water supply or waste management. The computer system was breached but the cyberattack was blocked before any damage could be done.

t has now been revealed that the Iranian cyberattack on the water infrastructure in Israel was not merely an attack on data systems of the type Israel faces on a daily basis. In the attack, the water computer system was breached but the attack was blocked just in time before any damage could be done. The attack was reportedly routed through US servers. 

"This was an attack that goes against all codes, even in war," said an Israeli official to Channel 13. "Even from the Iranians we didn't expect something like this. This is an attack that cannot be done."

(Read more)

2. Israel and US are Sending a Clear Warning to Iran - Bridges for Peace

Monday, 25 May 2020 | The Washington Post report [last week] of an Israeli and American cyberattack against Iran seems reliable and accurate. The US sources who anonymously provided the newspaper with information about the attack attributed to Israel and the United States in Iran did not even ask journalists to hide potentially identifying information. The officials also backed up the information with satellite photos they showed to reporters (some of the most experienced at the Washington Post), including a line of cargo trucks stretching for miles on roads leading to the stricken Shahid Rajaee Port in Bandar Abbas [Iran]. (Read more)

- As you pray for Israel's borders, include requests for the Lord to protect Israel from every type of cyberattack from any and all of her enemies. As the Lord continues to bless Israel with advanced technology, pray that He will bless them with the means to protect themselves from any such cyber warfare while swiftly and successfully enacting their strategy of defense. 

- "Consider my enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my soul, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You." (Psalm 25:19-20) 
> > > Prayer offered by Bridges for Peace

3. Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form troubling new alliance- Jerusalem Post

The name of fugitive Indian Salafi Islamist preacher Zakir Naik is little known in the West. Naik, founder of the Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, is currently being pursued by the Indian authorities on charges of money laundering and hate speech. Naik is a popular Islamist preacher in his native country. He has been referred to as "perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India" and "the world's leading Salafi evangelist." His views on subjects such as homosexuality, apostasy and the Jews are as might be expected (the first two deserve the death penalty, the third "control America"). 

The Indian authorities note evidence that two of the seven terrorists who carried out a deadly attack at a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 1, 2016, claimed inspiration from his teachings. 

. . . THE DISPUTE around Naik casts light on the currently burgeoning relations between three significant Muslim countries - Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia. This emergent alliance is a reflection of a shift in power in the Islamic world away from its traditional Arab center. 

Ankara, Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur, with Qatar as an additional partner, today constitute an emergent power nexus, built around a common orientation toward a conservative, Sunni political Islam. This nexus is united as much by common enmities as by common affections. Its enemies, are India, Israel and (at the rhetorical level) the Christian West. 

Its rivals within the diplomacy of the Islamic world, meanwhile, are Saudi Arabia, which has traditionally dominated the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the main pan-Islamic diplomatic body, and the UAE. (Read more)

- Father God, as we see these new alliances now forming and re-forming in the Arab world, we ask Your grace, that we might continue to lift up accurate prayers for these nations, before Your Throne of Grace. In Your name, amen.

"For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth." (Isaiah 21:6)

4. Israel Prayer Update - Bridges for Peace 

To read this week's report, please go here.

5. Weekly Prayer Alert - Insight for Intercessors

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6. Friday Prayer Points - Intercessors for Israel 

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The Daily Brief: Part One-General Topics


1. SpaceX successfully launches two NASA astronauts into orbit for historic flight - Live Science 

Amid an uncertain weather forecast, SpaceX successfully launched two NASA astronauts toward the International Space Station today (May 30). 

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley became the first U.S. astronauts to head into orbit from American soil since 2011, when the Space Shuttle program ended and NASA astronauts began relying on rides in Russian Soyuz capsules to reach orbit. The current mission, called Demo-2, is the last step in certifying SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle and Falcon 9 rocket for regular use by NASA. 

Behnken and Hurley will rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) in approximately 24 hours, when the Crew Dragon will autonomously dock. (A manual option is available, should something go wrong.) The two astronauts will then spend an undecided amount of time aboard the ISS, conducting further tests, before returning to Earth. (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for this awesome display of American technology when the launch went off this weekend. We give You the glory for this amazing event . . . so much needed now, as our nation is in a time of despair.

Almighty God, we pray for divine protection of Messrs. Behnken and Hurley as they conduct further tests before returning to Earth. Give them explicit details that are clear and to the point of their mission. We pray in the Name of Jesus. 

"To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Phil. 4:20)

2. Declassified transcripts of Michael Flynn calls with Russian ambassador released - Washington Examiner 

The conversations between retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that have been at the center of a years-long political firestorm were declassified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and sent to Congress on Friday. 

The transcripts, which have some redactions, were shared with the media, including the Washington Examiner, shortly thereafter. They include discussions from a Dec. 23, 2016 call between Flynn, Kislyak, and Russian diplomat Aleksandr Pchelyakov; a Dec. 29, 2016 call between Flynn and Kislyak; a Dec. 31, 2016 call between Flynn and Kislyak; a Jan. 12, 2017 call between Flynn and Kislyak; and a Jan. 19, 2017 voicemail from Kislyak to Flynn. 

The new records also include what appear to be summaries of a Jan. 5, 2016 call between a redacted participant, Flynn, and Kislyak; an entirely redacted Dec. 22, 2016 conversation; the Dec. 23, 2016 call between Flynn, Kislyak, and Pchelyakov; a voicemail for Flynn from Kislyak's chief of staff Dmitry Chernyshev Andreyevitch; and the Dec. 29, 2016 call between Flynn and Kislyak. (Read more)

- Father God, we thank you for the policy of transparency that has now been decreed by the new Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe. We thank You that, as the facts become known, Michael Flynn can now be exonerated of all charges that have been brought against him. In Your name, amen.

"For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light."(Mark 4:22)

- Almighty God, we pray Your protection be upon Michael Flynn to deliver him from all the attacks coming from the Democrats, his enemies, and all who spread false reports about him. Stand with him, Lord, and block all lies that are said about him. We pray in the Name of Jesus. 

"For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: He puts down one, and sets up another. All the strength of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted." (Psalm 75:6,7,10)

3. 'China has total control': Trump says US will terminate relationship with World Health Organization - Washington Examiner 

The relationship between the United States and the World Health Organization has ended. President Trump said in a Rose Garden address on Friday that he would terminate the relationship between the U.S. and the WHO immediately, accusing the organization of taking directives from China. 

"China has total control over the World Health Organization despite paying only $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year," Trump said. "We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act. Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent, global public health needs," Trump said. 

Trump, who has been critical of the WHO's response to the coronavirus, lashed out at Chinese Communist Party officials over a lack of transparency surrounding the coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in the U.S. 

"Chinese officials ignored their reporting obligations to the World Health Organization and pressured the World Health Organization to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities," he said. "Countless lives have been taken and profound economic hardship has been inflicted all around the globe. They strongly recommended against me doing the early ban from China, but I did it anyway, and it was proven to be 100% correct." 

Trump, who refused to take questions from reporters after the briefing, accused Chinese officials of covering up information about the late 2019 outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan. "The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government," Trump said. "China's cover-up of the Wuhan virus allowed the disease to spread all over the world, instigating a global pandemic that has cost more than 100,000 American lives and over a million lives worldwide." (Read more)

- Almighty God, praise Your Name that WHO has fallen. God, destroy China's evil influence of death off the world. Close the door to all their lies and deceptive influence in spreading death worldwide. The blood of millions is on their hands. In the Name of Jesus we pray. 

- "And I will turn you back, and leaver but the sixth part of you, and will cause you to come up from the north parts, and will bring you upon the mountains of Israel." (Ezekiel 39:2)

4. China Working to Assume Control of U.N. Agencies - Free Beacon 

China is working to assume control of multiple key United Nations agencies in order to subvert U.S. influence and advance its anti-democratic agenda, current and former senior Trump administration officials told the Washington Free Beacon. 

China currently holds 4 of the top 15 leading positions within the organization, including a seat on the powerful Security Council. The country's sway was on full display this year when it successfully pressured the World Health Organization (WHO) to hide information about the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Communist Party is also using its influence at the U.N. to thwart investigations into its human rights record and other state-backed atrocities, including its coronavirus cover-up. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray You stand against China and bring defeat to their intent to assume control of key UN agencies. Pray China is met with holy fire. Remove the one who sits on the Security Council who practices subversive tactics. We pray in the Name of Jesus. 

- "He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues of death." (Psalm 68:20)

5. Iran warns US: Wherever you are, we are right next to you - Israel National News 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf as they received 110 new combat vessels, AFP reported. The vessels included Ashura-class speedboats, Zolfaghar coastal patrol boats and Taregh submarines. 

"We announce today that wherever the Americans are, we are right next to them, and they will feel our presence even more in the near future," the Guards' navy chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri was quoted as having said during a ceremony in southern Iran. "Advancing while remaining defensive is the nature of our work," added Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami. "But this does not equal passivity against the enemy," he stressed, noting that Iran "will not bow down to any foe." 

According to Salami, the Guards' navy had been instructed to expand Iran's naval power until it can adequately defend "territorial independence and integrity, protect naval interests and pursue and destroy the enemy". 

The comments come amid continued tensions between the US and Iran. Last week, the US Navy issued a warning to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from US warships or risk being "interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures". While no mention was made of Iran in the notice, it follows US President Donald Trump's threat last month to fire on any Iranian ships that harass Navy vessels. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray that You will strengthen the US Navy and alert them of any evil device that Iran is planning. Lord, put a wall of fire between the American naval presence and the enemy. Protect the lives of every member of the U.S. Navy. Defeat the enemy we pray in the Name of Jesus. 

- "He rules by His power forever; His eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. O bless our God, and make the voice of His praise to be heard." (Psalm 66:7-8)

6. Naftali Bennett: Trump peace plan map needs to change - Jerusalem Post

As the international community is pressing Israel to back away from the Trump peace plan and its annexation intentions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a battle against right-wing politicians who want him to apply sovereignty to West Bank settlements while rejecting the Trump plan. They are upset in particular by the Trump map, which they argue would lead to de facto building freezes and the destruction of at least 15 settlements. 

Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett has long opposed the Trump plan because it also allows for the creations of a demilitarized Palestinian state. Bennett has long argued Israel must apply sovereignty to all of Area C, while the Trump plan allows Israel to annex only half of Area C, effectively 30% of the West Bank. 

"The map is not good for Israel. It must be corrected. For example the map would apply Israeli law to over a quarter of a million Palestinians," Bennett told reporters on Wednesday. Right now, there are more than 250,000 Palestinians who would receive citizenship according to the Trump plan, he said. "This is a disaster for Israel. No one will accept this. If the map is good we will support it," Bennett said. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray Your hand be upon this all-important plan by President Trump, and God's perfect will be done. Hold back the forces that oppose God's perfect plan for Israel. We pray in the Name of Jesus. 

"For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from Israel, neither shall the covenant of God's peace be removed, saith the Lord that has mercy on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

7. Trump signs 'Never Again' Holocaust education bill into law - Times of Israel

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday legislation to allocate $10 million in federal funding over the next five years to further Holocaust education. 

Authored by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the Never Again Education Act directs millions of dollars toward expanding the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's education program, supporting a website with curriculum materials for teachers and hosting workshops in Holocaust education and awareness throughout the country. 

The bill garnered bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, with 302 co-sponsors, and passed by a vote of 393-5 on Holocaust Remembrance Day in January. The Senate then unanimously passed the legislation on May 13, sending it to the president's desk. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray this "Never Again" Holocaust education bill will be the instrument that will enlighten the world to the heartless deaths of over six million Jewish lives. We ask in the Name of Jesus. 

"So will I make My holy Name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let them pollute My holy Name anymore; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel." (Ezekiel 39:7)

> > To read the President's statement, upon signing this bill, please go here.

8. Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services; Roberts sides with liberals - Fox News 

A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area. 

The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services. 

Roberts wrote in brief opinion that the restriction allowing churches to reopen at 25% of their capacity, with no more than 100 worshipers at a time, "appear consistent" with the First Amendment. Roberts said similar or more severe limits apply to concerts, movies and sporting events "where large groups of people gather in close proximity for extended periods of time." 

Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in dissent that the restriction "discriminates against places of worship and in favor of comparable secular businesses. Such discrimination violates the First Amendment." Kavanaugh pointed to supermarkets, restaurants, hair salons, cannabis dispensaries and other businesses that are not subject to the same restrictions. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we ask that the liberals be restricted from ruling over church attendance. Weaken the Supreme Court when it votes against God. Strengthen this Pentecostal Church to follow the Lord and stand strong. In the Name of Jesus we pray. 

"Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore." (Ezekiel 37:26)

9. 'Complete Victory': ACLU Drops Suit against Pro-Life 'Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn' - Christian Headlines 

Pro-life groups within Texas are claiming victory after the ACLU and two pro-choice groups dropped their lawsuits against seven towns that had declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities for the unborn." The ACLU of Texas said this week it was dropping the suit after the seven towns removed language within their ordinances that called pro-choice groups and abortion clinics "criminal organizations." The ACLU represented the Lilith Fund and the Texas Equal Access Fund in the suit, which was filed in February. 

Language within the ordinances calling the towns "sanctuary cities for the unborn" will remain. Also unchanged is language that calls abortion "murder" and "the purposeful and intentional ending of a human life" and that says "babies are the most innocent among us and deserve equal protection under the law as any other member of our American posterity as defined by the United States Constitution," as the Naples, Texas ordinance says. 

"The City Council has found it necessary to outlaw human abortion within the city limits," the Naples ordinance says. In addition to Naples, the other Texas towns are Waskom, Joaquin, Tenaha, Rusk, Gary and Wells. 

"This is a total and complete victory for the cities that have enacted these ordinances," said Mark Lee Dickson of Right to Life of East Texas, which promoted the ordinances. "This lawsuit was nothing but a publicity stunt to deter other cities from creating sanctuaries for the unborn." Dickson believes the dropping of the suit will encourage other towns and cities to pass similar ordinances. (Read more)

- Father God, praise Your holy Name for this victory. Strengthen these cities' conviction to save the unborn. Let this light shine brighter and conviction to spread over the U.S. We pray in the Name of Jesus. 

"My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people." (Ezekiel 37:27)

10. Schools That Let Boys Compete in Girls' Sports Violate Title IX, Trump Admin. Rules - Christian Headlines

A Connecticut statewide policy that allows biological boys who identify as girls to compete in girls-only sports violates Title IX, the Trump Department of Education has ruled. At issue is a policy by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) - the state's governing body for interscholastic athletic - permitting transgender girls to compete in girls-only events without taking testosterone-suppressing hormones as required on the NCAA and international levels. As a result, two biological boys have won more than a dozen Connecticut girls' state titles.

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in a May 15 letter that became public Thursday, ruled that the policy violates Title IX, a 1972 law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. OCR was responding to a complaint filed by three female track athletes. Female athletes are treated differently under the Connecticut policy than are male athletes, OCR ruled. 

"Female student-athletes were denied the opportunity to compete in events that were exclusively female, whereas male student-athletes were able to compete in events that were exclusively male," the letter says. By enforcing the policy and allowing biological males to win female-only events, CIAC "denied female student-athletes athletic benefits and opportunities, including advancing to the finals in events, higher level competitions, awards, medals, recognition, and the possibility of greater visibility to colleges and other benefits," the letter says. "Accordingly, OCR determined that the CIAC denied athletic benefits and opportunities to female student-athletes ... in violation of the regulation implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX)," the letter says. 

(Read more)

- Almighty God, we thank You for this ruling. Father, we pray that boys can be boys and girls can be girls in the sports arena from now on. We thank You for the clarity of this ruling by the Trump administration, in Your name, amen.

- "Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord." (Psalm 150:6)

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The Daily Brief: Part Two - the riots


Daily Brief: Part Two - The Riots

A Summary of this Weekend's News,
and a Call for Continued Prayer

> > > Please note: 

We cover all the news below with ONE DECREE in prayer, as follows:

- Father, we take authority over the spirits of hate, murder, and division. We bind them tightly and apply the Blood of Jesus over every city in which these riots are causing destruction. We rebuke the satanic realm and say "NO MORE!" in the Name of Yeshua. 

"The Lord rebuke you!" Jude vs 9 

"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."  (Luke 10:19)

1. Cities reeling from violent riots tighten restrictions, implement curfews as National Guard deployed - Fox News

More than a dozen U.S. citizens -- still reeling from a grim night of violent riots -- have implemented nighttime curfews in an effort to mitigate the worst of what they have seen in the days following the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died in police custody after a white cop kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. placeholder 

More than 1,000 people were arrested Saturday night alone after peaceful demonstrations turned into violent -- and in some cases deadly -- riots. Meanwhile, some 5,000 National Guard members have been deployed in at least 15 states in a desperate bid to stem the mayhem, chaos and wreckage.

Crowds across the nation have seized on the racially charged incident to demand justice, but the protests have turned increasingly violent, culminating in a weekend of carnage.

Earlier Saturday, President Trump condemned the riots that had taken place in previous days, vowing to stop what he labeled "mob violence." 

"The memory of Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters, and anarchists," Trump said, blaming "Antifa and other radical left-wing groups for terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting businesses and burning down buildings." (Read more)

2. George Floyd death: The cities where people are protesting and rioting - Fox News

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody after a white officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes, has sparked widespread violent protests in dozens of American cities. 

Floyd, 46, was pronounced dead Monday night after he was pinned to the ground under the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white. In a video recorded by a bystander, Floyd is heard saying he cannot breathe. 

Four police officers - Chauvin, Tomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng - were fired from the force Tuesday. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the third degree. 

In the days since his death, unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities. Here is a list of some of the cities where protests have erupted. (Read the list here.)

3. Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls For Churches Across America to Pray For Peace During Protests - CBN 

Evangelist Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, requests that churches pray for our nation during these dark days. 

With nationwide protests erupting after the death of George Floyd, Graham is urging pastors to have a special time during their Sunday morning worship service where they pray for peace, perspective, patience, and an outpouring of His wisdom for the leaders handling this crisis. 

Graham shared the following prayer in a Facebook post: (Go here)

4. Trump announces US to designate Antifa as terrorist organization following violent protests - Fox News 

President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government will designate the far-left group Antifa as a terrorist organization. This comes as Trump has blamed Antifa for riots taking place across the country in response to the death of George Floyd . . . 

The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon. 

It remains unclear exactly who was behind the escalation what began as peaceful protests against police, with accusations lobbed against both far-left extremists and white nationalists. The president has been forceful in pointing the finger at the former. 

"It's ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don't lay the blame on others!" Trump tweeted Saturday. (Read more)

5. Lawyer for George Floyd's family wants charges against ex-cop upgraded to first-degree murder - Fox News 

The lawyer representing the family of the unarmed black man who died last Monday while in Minneapolis police custody said he wants the charges against one off the arresting officers upgraded from third to first-degree murder. 

Speaking during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation," attorney Benjamin Crump said that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin must have known George Floyd before the incident that resulted in the latter's death. 

"[Floyd's] family has been notified by the owner of a club that Derek Chauvin was an off-duty police officer while George Floyd was a security guard. And so they had to overlap," Crump said. "And so that is going to be an interesting aspect to this case and hopefully upgrading these charges to first-degree murder because we believe he knew who George Floyd was." (Read more)

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President Trump Confronts China

President Trump Holds a Press Conference on China


PRESIDENT TRUMP: "China's pattern of misconduct is well known. For decades they have ripped off the United States like no one has ever done before. Hundreds of billions of dollars a year were lost dealing with China, especially over the years during the prior administration." 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: "The United States wants an open and constructive relationship with China, but achieving that relationship requires us to vigorously defend our national interests."

PRESIDENT TRUMP: "The Chinese government has continually violated its promises to us and so many other nations. These plain facts cannot be overlooked or swept aside. The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government."

PRESIDENT TRUMP: "For years the government of China has conducted illicit espionage to steal our industrial secrets, of which there are many. Today I will issue a proclamation to better secure our nation's vital university research and to suspend the entry of certain foreign nationals from China who we have identified as potential security risks."

PRESIDENT TRUMP: "I am also taking action to protect the integrity of America's financial system, by far the best in the world. I am instructing my Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets to study the differing practices of Chinese companies listed on the U.S. financial markets with the goal of protecting American investors."

> > > To read the President's full remarks at this press conference, including other topics that were covered, please go here.

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Prayer Points Concerning the Riots

Prayer Points Concerning the Riots

From Intercessors for America

This week, the nation witnessed the violent death of George Floyd. An arrest has been made. Details are currently under investigation and hopefully will be made known soon. The loss of any life in this type of manner is tragic. We mourn the life of George Floyd and pray justice will be served. We've seen the reaction of people in cities across the nation. Many want justice. Some want violence and to personally gain by stealing, looting, or extending their agenda. We need to pray for truth, justice, and peace now by:

- Praying for George Floyd's family and friends as they mourn his tragic loss.

- Praying for the Minneapolis police department as a whole and Officer Derek Chauvin, who has now been charged with murder.

- Praying for the Church in Minneapolis to rise up and for God to bring peace to the city.

- Praying for mayors and police forces in major cities across the nation to be able to enforce the law in a proper and effective way.

- Pray for police forces around the nation. Authorities that do not abuse power are critical for the rule of law. - - Pray for calm law enforcement, for clear minds in heated moments, and for protection.

- Praying for the truth to be revealed as the Department of Justice assists in the investigation. Pray for justice.

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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.

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A Classic Hymn

Classic Hymns


"An anchor for the soul, firm and secure." (Hebrews 6:19)


Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain? 


We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love.

It is safely moored, 'twill the storm withstand,
For 'tis well secured by the Savior's hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro' strength divine.


It will surely hold in the Straits of Fear-
When the breakers have told that the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o'erflow.


It will firmly hold in the Floods of Death-
When the waters cold chill our latest breath,
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the Veil.


When our eyes behold through the gath'ring night
The city of gold, our harbor bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heav'nly shore,
With the storms all past forevermore. 



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About the Author:
Words: Pris­cil­la J. Ow­ens, 1882. 
Melody: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick

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Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders

Amanda makes landfall, threatens major flooding in Central America

A wall of giant wind turbines at Florida International University simulates hurricane-force winds in order to test hurricane-resistant construction techniques. 

After making landfall as a tropical storm on Sunday, Amanda turned deadly, and will continue to threaten the region with widespread flooding and dangerous mudslides as it nears the Atlantic Basin into midweek. 

Before making landfall Sunday morning, the system strengthened into a tropical storm and was given the name Amanda, making it the first-named storm of the 2020 East Pacific hurricane season.

A new round of torrential rainfall arrived in El Salvador and southern Guatemala on Sunday as Amanda moved inland. Officials in El Salvador issued an "Red Alert" and extended the state of emergency due to this surge of heavier rain. 

As of late Sunday morning, there are reports of at least seven deaths in El Salvador due to impacts from the then Tropical Storm Amanda. 

By Sunday afternoon, Amanda was downgraded to a tropical depression.

( 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)

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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]

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes all who wish to pray for our leaders to join us in prayer for our nation. You may sign up to receive our alerts by sending an email to us at requesting that your name be added to our list of subscribers.

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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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Election 2020


Countdown to the 2020 Election 

. . . DID YOU KNOW???

Our CHPP website features an indepth analysis of this year's election, which is updated daily! 

You can find the link to that resource by going here.

We do want to recognize the IVOTE ministry for their work, and for allowing us to feature this valuable resource on our own website.

And you can find much, much more to pray over by visiting our own website at;

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."  (Proverbs 29:2)

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Reading the Bible Together


"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea." (Habakkuk 2:14) 

> > > Reading the Word of God over our nation, six nights per week!! ALL NIGHT LONG!

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. [As of this writing, over the past three years, we have now "read through" the entire Word of God sixty-five times, nonstop. Hallelujah!] 

Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join, as we use "the weapons of OUR warfare" to confront our enemy and BRING HIM DOWN through the LOVE of our Messiah and, by faith, setting captives free! 

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! 

"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

> > > A footnote: 2020 has been declared "the Year of the Bible."


Please join us as, together, we "soak the very atmosphere of our nation" in the WORD OF GOD! 

In closing, let us decree together that . . . 

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)



Our conference number is: 712-432-0075. 
The access code is: 206425#.

And . . . once again . . . welcome!

Sara Ballenger, President
Janet Dibble, Bible Readathon Coordinator
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

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Time to Repent


Time to Repent!

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."  (2 Peter 3:9)

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