Issue 534 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden’s Administration will no longer expel unaccompanied migrant children under a controversial pandemic-related health rule, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, although adults and families can still be removed from the country under the provisions of Title 42. 

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm urged the oil industry to produce more fuel to help offset the strain on the global energy supply as the U.S. is now in a “war footing” due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Pray for all of the members of the administration, from the president to the intern clerks, that they might find confidence in God, seeking to know Him better. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Forty-nine U.S. senators said they will not back an emerging new nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, underscoring opposition to attempts to revive a 2015 accord amid fears talks might still collapse. 

Congress renewed a 1990s era law that extends protections to victims of domestic and sexual violence, updating the landmark Violence Against Women Act, nearly three years after it had lapsed. Passing the legislation brought a rare spark of bipartisan agreement. 

Pray for the Representatives and Senators as they address their government workloads while many are campaigning for the November election. 


The House Judiciary Committee has asked the Justice Department to investigate Amazon, Inc. and some of its executives for what legislators say is potentially criminal obstruction of Congress by withholding information during an antitrust probe. Amazon has denied any attempts to mislead. 

Pray for the various committees that meet during the workweek, as it is the place where the maximum amount of bipartisanship could be rendered. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A growing number of federal district courts from coast to coast are easing requirements for lawyers, staff, and visitors to wear masks when entering their courtrooms amid a nationwide decline in COVID-19 cases. 

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said a transgender teen will have to establish more evidence that he needs gender-conforming surgery before he can force Arizona’s Medicaid system to pay for it. This affirmed a ruling by a federal judge in Tucson who declined to order the system to approve “John Doe” for several transgender surgeries while his sex-discrimination lawsuit is pending. 

Pray for wisdom for federal judges as they hear increasingly controversial cases and make rulings in lawsuits. 

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