Issue 521 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden signed an executive order intended to cut back on the bureaucracy around government services for the public such as renewing passports, applying for loans, and changing names. Altogether 17 federal agencies have been told to improve customer experience across some 36 programs. 

Vice President Kamala Harris announced that a number of companies will invest millions to improve the economies of Central American countries as part of her effort to address the root causes of immigration. 

Pray for President Biden and Vice President Harris to know the reason for Christ’s advent and recognize the sovereignty of God over their lives and over America. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus led by its vice-chair, Representative Mark Takano of California, released a statement formally endorsing legislation to shorten the official workweek to 32 hours from 40, saying the time is right following the “nearly two-year-long pandemic” in an attempt to make the four-day workweek. 

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is pressing President Biden’s administration to address the opioid crisis which is killing Americans at a record high rate. He said the U.S. must work more aggressively with China and Mexico to stop the flow of illicit drugs. He said the fatal substances, including fentanyl, are coming from China through the U.S. Postal Service and packages should be screened “so that our law enforcement can at least stop some of this poison from coming into our communities.” 

Pray for members of Congress as they seek to protect for the wellbeing of America’s people. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court asked the Department of Justice to provide its view of a dispute between Monsanto, the company behind the herbicide Roundup, and a California man who successfully sued the agrochemical giant for causing his cancer. 

A federal judge in Augusta, Georgia, blocked President Biden’s administration from enforcing the president’s COVID-19 directive for employees of federal contractors nationwide, calling the order an “outrageous overreach.” 

Pray as numerous courts across the U.S., including the Supreme Court, deliberate cases regarding vaccine mandates for various groups. 

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