Issue 480 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, the administration is preparing to open another tent facility in South Texas to cope with soaring numbers of migrant families and children coming into the United States in recent weeks. The facility in the Del Rio sector will be similar to another “soft-sided” structure the agency opened in Donna, Texas, three weeks ago. The opening of additional sites in Arizona is being considered.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced the withdrawal of U.S. opposition to the idea of global rules on taxing digital giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook at a meeting of the finance ministers and central bankers of the world’s top 20 economies.

Pray for the president and his cabinet members as they deal with important issues that have an impact on America’s economy and security.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is calling on the president’s administration to declassify intelligence concerning reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan after a report surfaced that Russian military intelligence had offered Taliban-connected militants bounties on U.S. and coalition forces.

Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee was among a group of lawmakers pushing Congress to allow the president’s administration to oversee the largest expansion of federal district courts in 30 years. “There’s a need for more judges, there’s a need for more judges now,” Cohen said. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” he added.

Pray for the members of Congressional oversight committees working to address both foreign and domestic issues facing the U.S.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal judge indefinitely banned the president’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations, turning what had been a temporary restraining order into a permanent prohibition. He said the moratorium violated federal law on administrative procedure and that the U.S. failed to show why a deportation pause was justified.

Among the cases that the Supreme Court is poised to hear this spring is the legality of a restriction on early voting in Arizona that aims to combat voter fraud. Like other decisions of the Court, it will probably not come until the end of June.

Pray for wisdom tempered with both courage and compassion for America’s jurists.

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