Issue 520 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden’s administration unveiled its Strategy on Countering Corruption. In this plan, the administration aims to combat corruption globally, provide assistance to foreign governments, increase financial transparency, and add new regulations on U.S. real estate purchases to prevent money laundering. 

The U.S. plans to work with other nations to limit exports of surveillance tools and other technologies that authoritarian governments can use to suppress human rights. Through the initiative, the president is looking to establish a code of conduct for coordinating export licenses policies. 

Pray for the president and members of the administration and their initiatives at making global changes. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

As Congress approaches a Christmas deadline for passing the Build Back Better legislation, paid leave has become a significant sticking point. Congressional leaders are still working to reach an agreement.

Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina introduced legislation that could force the Food and Drug Administration to release all documents relating to the coronavirus vaccine within the next 100 days

Pray for members of Congress facing a heavy legislative deadline by the end of the year, including increasing the debt limit. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court denied a request by lobster fishermen to halt environmental protections that restrict fishing in a large area of the Gulf of Maine. At issue are federal limits that aim to protect the North Atlantic right whale, which is one of the planet’s most endangered species. Currently, the law restricts the use of lobster traps in nearly 1,000 square miles off Maine for several months of the year. 

Pray for wisdom for the Supreme Court Justices as they debate among themselves over upcoming rulings on cases that will shape the future for generations to come. 

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