Issue 482 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is working with other countries on an agreement to update corporate tax rates to establish a global minimum tax as the president’s administration considers increasing taxes on businesses in order to finance spending priorities. If she is successful, it would be major progress toward economic globalization.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called international alliances “force multipliers,” saying the U.S. is prioritizing re-establishing its relationships with other countries who are “vital to our national security” and how they deliver for the American people.

Pray for members of the Cabinet to seek God’s wisdom as they consider action toward more globalization and less nationalism.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Yvette Harrell of New Mexico and Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas introduced bills in their respective chambers that would make it a federal crime to murder a state or local law enforcement official, calling for a punishment of life in prison or the death penalty for persons convicted of the crime. “An attack on those who ‘protect and serve’ us is an attack on our communities and the rule of law,” Harrell said in a statement on the Defending our Defenders Act.

A bill sponsored by Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia would limit the Pentagon program that sends military-grade equipment to local police departments saying the bill “goes after the items that destroy trust and endanger communities while allowing support equipment transfers to continue.”

Pray for members of Congress as differing approaches to law enforcement and police departments are proposed.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

President Biden’s administration has requested the Supreme Court dismiss a series of cases involving the previous effort to cut federal funding for medical centers that refer patients for abortions. This is the latest in a series of cases the Justice Department no longer desires to pursue.

Pray for wisdom for the nation’s judges and justices as the decisions they make are very wide-ranging and often of long duration.

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