Three Dead after Planned Parenthood Attack


Officer Garrett Swasey

A man killed one police officer and two other people in a seige that lasted five hours at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday. Nine others were injured. The shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was captured by police. It is reported that he said, “No more baby parts,” after his arrest, referring to the PP videos showing directors discussing the sale of parts from aborted babies. Dear is a loner with a police record.

Those killed included Police Officer Garrett Swasey, who leaves behind a wife and two children. Before entering law enforcement, Swasey trained as a champion ice dancer. He was an elder at Hope Chapel, Colorado Springs. The two others killed were Ke’Arre Stewart, 29, an Iraq war veteran, husband, and father of two, and a young mother, Jennifer Markosky, 36, there to support a friend.

How to Pray: Father, as the liberal Left blames Christians and conservatives for events like this, we ask You bring forth the truth. We ask for justice to be done on behalf of those who died in that attack–the adults–and also the babies who are killed every hour Planned Parenthood is open for business. Keep our hearts compassionate and loving. Comfort all those who mourn the loss of life.

Jude 1:21 – Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Demonstrators link arms during a protest intending to disrupt Black Friday shopping in reaction to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago

REUTERS/Andrew Nelles

Protesters Block Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” 

Leaders in the black community and other protesters took to the street on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue on Friday, blocking shoppers’ access to high-end stores. Protesters demanded resignations and further inquiry into the death of Laquan McDonald. McDonald, 17, was shot 16 times by a white police officer in October 2014. The video of the shooting wasn’t released until last week.
Taken by the officer’s dash cam, the video shows McDonald, who was holding a knife, being shot repeatedly while he was walking away. The incident occurred in the middle of the mayoral re-election campaign of Rahm Emmanuel, who is also the former Obama chief of staff. Protesters want Chicago’s police superintendent, the mayor, and a top prosecutor to resign because of stonewalling and the extreme delay in the release of the video.
The protests began Friday and continued through Sunday, dwindling to just a few dozen. Several people were arrested on minor charges.
How to Pray: Father, we lift up the racial tensions between the police in our country and the black community. We need Your guidance, compassion, and answers. Protect those who serve us and help law enforcement officials cull out bigots and those who have anger issues. Help Americans practice forgiveness. 
Mark 11:25-26 – And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for economic sanctions against Turkey. His decree was published on the Kremlin’s website. Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet when it flew into Turkey’s airspace last week. President Erdogan of Turkey addressed a crowd on Saturday, saying “We are truly saddened by this incident.” He maintained that Turkey has nothing to apologize for.
Russia’s decree bans certain goods, labor contracts with Turks, and the end of chartered flights from Russia to Turkey. Additionally, Russian tourism companies will stop offering vacation packages to Turkey.
Father, this is Your planet. We ask for peace to be more appealing to these men than war. Thank You for protecting Your people and for the promise of eternal life. We know that whatever comes of this incident, You will direct our steps.
Ps. 18:36 – Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
obama parisPresident Obama is in Paris for a climate summit and stopped at the memorial outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, to pay tribute to the Paris attack victims. The President hopes to make major changes in climate policy, and called it a serious threat to national security. In an earlier speech, Obama said about climate change, “We need to act, and act now.”

Glacial conditions claim lives in central states. Fourteen people have died in the U.S. after freezing rains, snow, and floods made conditions dangerous. Most were killed as floodwaters swept them from their cars. Eight were killed in North Texas, and at least six others died as a result of accidents related to ice storms in Kansas and Oklahoma. Five people died in single-vehicle accidents in Kansas, attributed to black ice or hazardous road conditions.
Why this Matters: Weather experts have predicted a wet year across the U.S. due to El Nino–a warming of tropical Pacific Ocean water that affects weather around the world. This prediction is a recognition of patterns the Lord has established. President Obama’s climate summit is a fool’s errand. The Word tells us that droughts are the “blessing” of the enemy for man’s disobedience, yet it is an affront to God when men claim we can influence the weather.
How to Pray: Father, show us Your opinion about climate change and school our “experts” in the truth. We pray for the families of people who died in the harsh weather conditions. Help us to treat life with great care, yet may we be ready to lay down our lives daily.
Mark 8:35 – For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Nehemiah 9:6 – Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

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