Issue 516 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden is extending the federal government’s 100% reimbursement of COVID-19 emergency response costs to states, tribes, and territories through April 2022, the White House COVID coordinator said in information sent to state governors. The extension also continues 100% federal reimbursement for National Guard personnel deployed to help address the virus, including those tasked with assisting local hospitals in treating coronavirus cases.  

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West said the U.S. is concerned Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate will increase attacks, “and we want the Taliban to be successful against them.” He also believes that ISIS-K could have the ability to strike outside of Afghanistan within six to 12 months while al Qaeda could do the same in one or two years. 

Pray for the members of the administration as they consider issues relative to America’s national security. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Steve Daines of Montana introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 to prevent payments of up to $450,000 reparations to immigrants separated from their families after entering the country illegally during the previous presidential administration. 

Legislators in the House and Senate are calling on the president to use targeted sanctions to root out and hold accountable those individuals and companies found to be worsening the climate crisis, with a focus on reining in China’s behavior and going after illegal networks harming the environment. 

Pray for members of Congress still working to advance the massive social spending Build Back Better Act and for wisdom when the vote is finally called. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

During oral arguments, the Supreme Court indicated it may ask lower courts to take another look at a case involving FBI surveillance of Muslims even as the government has cited national security in declining to provide evidence about the operation. 

A three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily halted the COVID-19 vaccine mandate of the president’s administration that required businesses with over 100 employees to get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. The court issued the order saying the petitioners “give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate; the Mandate is hereby STAYED pending further action by this court.” 

Pray for the justices and federal judges to adhere to the Constitution and established law they rule on various cases. 

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