Issue 518 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Monday for a “Thanksgiving” meal with them to thank them for their service and to share their own story of missing their late son around the holidays. 

President Joe Biden announced that he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve Chair. He also said he would nominate Lael Brainard as the vice-chair. 

Pray for the president and his administration to seek wisdom from the Lord as they address the challenges that face the nation.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Eleven Senators have called on President Biden to do something about rising gasoline prices, while at the same time expressing support for policies that energy industry says are contributing to seven-year-high costs at the pump, including oil and gas tax increases embedded in the Build Back Better Act. 

The leaders of a Senate Judicial Subcommittee urged the Federal Election Assistance Commission to help election officials around the country tap federal money to strengthen security after a wave of threats and harassment following the 2020 U.S. election. 

Pray for members of Congress, their staff and aides, as they return to their home districts to celebrate Thanksgiving with family.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Tennessee in a water dispute with Mississippi, saying that the court should divide up the water that is in an aquifer between the states to determine how much each state can use. 

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a Michigan law that restricts how long people can serve in the state legislature. Voters had enacted term limits in 1992—six years for House members, eight years for state senators—and the court has ruled that residents who want to change the law will have to do it at the ballot box, not in a courtroom. 

Pray for the Supreme Court Justices who are expected to issue a ruling on the Texas abortion ban soon. 

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