Issue 535 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden’s administration is urging businesses to take added precautions amid “evolving” intelligence that Russia could target American companies with cyberattacks. 

The Department of the Interior announced that it will resume planning for the issuance of leases for oil and gas drilling on federal lands. The move comes two days after a federal appeals court decision temporarily allowing the agency to use the increased social cost of carbon (known as SCC) from the president’s administration in its decision-making process for leasing. 

Pray for wisdom for those who are in authority in the United States and for God’s will to be accomplished in the decisions they are making. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others were in Delray Beach, Florida, over the weekend to promote the bipartisan infrastructure law. A drawbridge broken in the upright position known as George Bush Boulevard Bridge was her backdrop as she illustrated how billions in infrastructure dollars will ease everyday life for many when used to fix the bridge. 

Legislators in both parties have not been informed about what a new agreement with Iran might look like. Concerns have arisen that it will be significantly weaker than the deal put together by President Obama in 2015 because the U.S. has lost leverage. They are also skeptical about using Russia to negotiate on behalf of the U.S. 

Pray for members of the federal legislature as they keep a keen eye on what is happening internationally that has direct implications for the U.S. 


The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson are being live-streamed this week. Senator Dick Durbin, chairman of the committee, said he hopes to have a vote on Judge Jackson before Easter. 

Pray for the senators as they investigate the judicial policies and ideals of Judge Jackson. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal district court judge has dismissed a felony obstruction charge against a Pennsylvania man regarding the January 6th Capitol incursion. The allegation was that the participant was attempting to prevent the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results. 

A federal appeals court rejected Exxon Mobil’s attempts to sue the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts. Exxon has endeavored to halt inquiries over whether it lied to investors and the public over its knowledge of climate change. 

Pray for district court and appeals court judges to make their decisions and uphold the law impartially. 

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