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Lord, we praise You that police have been quelling anti-Israel protests in New York City. Bring Your shalom to campuses across America.
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With about 2,000 students arrested and many of those suspended from their campuses across America for their anti-Israel protests, it seems — at least from my visit to Fordham University — that things may be dying down in New York City. But keep praying.

At a press conference Wednesday New York City Mayor Eric Adams responded to police replacing a Palestinian flag flown at City University’s City College with the American flag:

That’s our flag folks. You don’t take over our buildings and put another flag up. It’s despicable that schools will allow another country’s flag to fly in our country. So blame me for being proud to be an American. We’re not surrendering our way of life to anyone. This is a global problem that young people are being influenced by those who are professionals at radicalizing our children and I am not going to allow that to happen as mayor of the city of New York.

We’ve been praying that Mayor Adams — a former police officer — would do more about the rise in unrest in our city, so this is an answer to our prayers!

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism Rebecca Weiner said, “This is not about students expressing ideas, it is about a change in tactics that presents a concern.” She added that there has been “a normalization and mainstreaming of rhetoric associated with terrorism that has now become pretty common on college campuses.”

I’m praying that revival will spark in the very places these protests have been laying kindling of discontent.

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Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents, mostly with his own one-man plays. He and his bride Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, have collaborated with Rev. Timothy J. Mercaldo to create a “singing play,” Songs of Revival: Hungry After God Himself. The Swingles live in New York City. www.RichDrama.com. Photo credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

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Darlene Estlow
May 4, 2024

It is an answer to prayer that New York is cracking down on the protests which have turned violent and attack Israeli students. These protestors–many not even students, are not supposed to be camping even on school grounds. The city and other places need to deal with this problem.

Rich Swingle
May 3, 2024

This morning the NYPD continued cracking down on the non-peaceful protests at NYU and The New School.

Lord, continue to protect our officers from the protesters who have been trained by professional agitators to resist the police! Topple the agitators into salvation and raise up their passions through discipleship!


James Mass
May 3, 2024

Pray for Abortion Abolish

Rich Swingle
May 3, 2024

Dutch Sheets had a great Give Him 15 today, encouraging us to “try tears” for these misguided protesters: https://youtu.be/I-ZeOAC9Hlc?si=5IlR741LBQ9GJfGb

Yes, Lord! Move us to tears by these ones who are so lost!

May 3, 2024

These students should watch Sheryl Sandberg’s new documentary called ‘Screams before silence’ and see what they say to that….,,watch it on YouTube

    Rich Swingle
    May 3, 2024

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing that, Janelle. Very hard to watch, but very carefully done. Praying the protesters do see what they’re supporting!

Teri Evans-Palmer
May 3, 2024

God bless you, Rich, and Joyce! I am praying for your endurance, stamina, wisdom, favor with all men, and discernment, in every situation you walk into. You truly are on the battlefront your Christian brothers and sister support you


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