Issue 541 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. is facing major economic problems in the near future. She pointed to increasing costs of fuel, supply chain disruptions, and low labor productivity as the main causes for concern. 

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she shares “deep concern” about the impact of potential solar energy tariffs on U.S. renewable energy goals. She also discussed with the House Energy & Commerce Committee a probe into allegations of tariff circumvention by Southeast Asian companies that manufacture solar panel components. 

Pray for the Cabinet Secretaries and the actions they propose to deal with their concerns. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Chip Roy of Texas has requested answers for a second time from a school district about a segregation experiment and a documentary that showed graphic images of dead children to fifth graders. The congressman has so far received no reply to his initial March 17 letter. 

Senator Steve Daines of Montana said Russian President Vladimir Putin has the European Union “over a barrel” as efforts to secure reliable energy alternatives continue. He cautioned that the crisis should serve as a “wake-up call” for the United States as it seeks to build out its own domestic production. “The bottom line is this: Energy security equals national security,” he said. 

Pray for leaders in the House and Senate as they promote legislation between now and the mid-term elections. 


Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana said that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was a “very evasive witness” and offered “non-answers” to lawmakers’ vital questions during three days of testimony about the situation at the U.S. Mexico border. The member of the House Judiciary Committee said, “We’re not satisfied at all.” 

Pray for members of the congressional committees doing investigations and oversight of the Executive Branch. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal judge ordered a two-week halt on the phasing out of pandemic-related restrictions for those seeking asylum. He also cast doubt on the plan of the president’s administration to fully lift those restrictions on May 23. 

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against a deaf and legally blind Texas woman who sued a rehabilitation center that refused to provide her with an interpreter. The court dismissed her claim for emotional distress damages for discrimination according to federal healthcare laws. 

Pray for the Supreme Court as the justices near the end of the current session and deal with fallout from the leaked draft opinion regarding the Mississippi abortion case. 

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