Issue 475 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security suspended all enrollments in a program that has asked tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for asylum hearings in U.S. courts, but said, “All current MPP [Migrant Protection Protocols] participants should remain where they are, pending further official information from U.S. government officials.”

Secretary of State Nominee Antony Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he endorses Secretary Pompeo’s genocide charge against China and vows a tough approach to the Asian power. “President Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China,” he said.

Pray for President Biden and his aides and incoming Cabinet as they begin their work on both their domestic and foreign agendas.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida expressed his concern with President Biden’s proposed immigration reform legislation. “There are many issues I think we can work cooperatively with President Biden,” he said, “but a blanket amnesty for people who are here unlawfully isn’t going to be one of them.”

Officials of the president’s administration held a conference call with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss the White House’s proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which Senate Majority Whip DIck Durbin of Illinois said it reflected the “spirit of unity” for America.

Pray that God would work through America’s legislators for the good of the nation’s citizens.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal court in North Dakota struck down a directive known as the “Transgender Mandate” that required medical professionals and religious healthcare providers to perform gender transition procedures on patients, including children, even when the measure violates their beliefs.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that previous administration rollbacks meant to ease federal regulation of air pollution cannot move forward as officials misread the Clean Air Act.

The Supreme Court declined to hear a pair of emoluments lawsuits against President Trump, ruling that the cases are now moot as he has left office.

Pray for the judges who are issuing more frequent rulings in cases that involve personal freedoms and beliefs.

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