Issue 531 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Vice President Kamala Harris headed a U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference. Several members of Congress went as part of the delegation to meet with Eastern European heads of state to address the aggressions of Russia toward Ukraine.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is forming a team to work in concert with the Justice Department’s National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team. A new director for the NCET has been appointed to lead the investigation of crimes involving digital currencies.

Pray for federal officials as they seek to ensure national security.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged President Biden to impose the “toughest possible sanctions” upon Russia after the national security advisor claimed the troops deployed by that nation into two Ukrainian states constituted an invasion.

As crude oil prices recently reached a seven-year high, Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona and five other senators proposed temporarily suspending the 18.4-cent-a-gallon federal gas tax through the end of the year.

Pray for the members of Congress as they provide oversight of the business of the nation. 


The Senate Appropriations Committee is working to determine the necessity of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra’s request for an additional $30 million in funding for continued preparations for COVID-19 variants.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) act for a floor vote. The bill would broaden the enforceability of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) laws by overcoming the section 230 loophole of the Communication Decency Act.

Pray for Congressional committees as they work on legislation to address national issues. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have agreed to hear the case of a Colorado graphic designer who is challenging that state’s anti-discrimination laws. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled the designer must create websites for same-sex weddings despite her religious beliefs.

An emergency request for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction were filed in federal court in Pennsylvania to stop the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from selecting the new congressional district maps. The state legislature is responsible for the redistricting, but Governor Wolf vetoed the new maps that both chambers had passed.

Pray for the justices and judges who are hearing and ruling in cases that have a national impact.

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