Issue 513 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Vice President Kamala Harris toured Lake Mead (behind Hoover Dam) which has reached historic low water levels due to relentless drought and rising temperatures, using the opportunity to promote the administration’s plans for infrastructure and climate. 

The Department of Justice will again ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions after a federal appeals court has allowed the law to remain in effect during the pendency of legal challenges at that level. 

Pray for discernment within the Executive Branch as they promote large spending agendas. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Darrell Issa of California reported that several congressmen, including members of both political parties, were denied access to Afghan refugees at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. He said he was “frustrated that the administration decided to deny us oversight of the remaining refugees here or any real access to these centers.” 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, in concert with President Biden’s administration, wants to give the Internal Revenue Service access to the financial income data for millions of Americans and businesses, and for banks to give the IRS new details on customers who have deposits or withdrawals worth more than $600. 

Pray members of Congress attempting to do their job providing congressional oversight of executive branch policies and programs. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A commission established by President Biden to consider structural changes to the Supreme Court is “divided” on the idea of adding justices to the nation’s highest bench but warned of “considerable drawbacks” to the proposal in a draft report. The 36-member panel steered clear of policy recommendations and offered arguments in support of and against “packing” the court beyond its current seats. The group also considered term limits, changes to the court’s procedures, and judicial ethics. 

A federal judge found the director of the D.C. Department of Corrections and the warden of the city jail in contempt of court and called on the Justice Department to investigate whether the facility is violating the civil rights of dozens of January 6 detainees. 

Pray for the Supreme Court Justices as they take on a heavy caseload this term. 

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