Issue 540 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested that transitioning to a “monthly transportation payment” from monthly car payments could be in America’s future. “A more immediate goal,“ he said, “would be a payment that covers everything.” He said he was brainstorming ideas for the future of transportation policy and his remarks about a monthly transportation payment does not reflect a policy that is currently in the works. 

Climate Envoy John Kerry said he does not think that countries are taking enough action to reduce their carbon emissions saying he doesn’t “see the evidence yet” of international progress. 

Pray for department heads and special activities coordinators to seek wisdom as they endeavor to carry out the goals of the administration.  

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is reiterating his call for officials to testify before the Judiciary Committee about the ramifications once Title 42 is lifted. He wants to have officials from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security testify about how they plan to handle the surge of illegal immigration once that provision is lifted. 

Representative Lance Gooden of Texas said he has asked President Biden to declare fentanyl a “weapon of mass destruction” as the lethal drug continues to pour into the U.S., mostly across the southern border. He urged the president to listen to the American people who “are worried about the crisis at the border and the crisis at the border has fueled this fentanyl epidemic that we are seeing across the nation.” 

Pray for members of Congress as they fulfill their role as federal overseers, particularly as it relates to the illegal entry of humans and drugs across the southern border. 


Minority members of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis are calling for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, citing evidence that the research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology could have launched the pandemic. 

Pray for members of the investigatory committees in both the House and Senate. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that Congress can prevent people in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico from participating in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that provides benefits to low-income elderly, blind, and disabled people, and that the program did not violate a Constitutional mandate that laws equally apply to everyone. 

The Supreme Court heard arguments in an immigration case that could potentially curb the power of presidents to reverse the policies of their predecessors, on the border and beyond. The case centers on the current administration’s attempt to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Lower courts found President Biden’s administration did not follow the rules when it canceled the policy. 

Pray for the Supreme Court justices and the decisions they have yet to issue in this session. 

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