Issue 543 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden went to Buffalo, New York, to mourn with the families and community of the ten African Americans who were recently shot and killed. In a speech, he faulted white supremacists, the media, the internet, and politics for spreading racist conspiracy theories. “What happened here is simple and straightforward: Terrorism, terrorism, domestic terrorism,” he said, adding “We need to say as clearly and forcefully as we can that the ideology of white supremacy has no place in America. None.” 

President Biden hosted the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House, stating that he would support a decision by each nation to join NATO. The White House said the leaders also discussed the close partnership among the nations across a range of global issues, based on common values and interests. 

Pray that President Biden and his staff would take a more unifying stance and tone toward issues facing the nation. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin urged Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to address an outbreak of domestic terrorism in Wisconsin and offer plans to protect pro-life organizations from potential threats. The federal agencies have been silent on a domestic terrorist attack against a Madison pro-life group. 

Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma said it “doesn’t make any sense” that President Biden’s administration halted oil-drilling leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico at a time when the president is “begging” Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela to help offset shortages in the United States. 

Pray for members of Congress as they address issues that pertain to the well-being of their constituents. 


The House Oversight and Reform Committee is considering a bill that seeks to invalidate a U.S. Postal Service environmental review conducted as part of its deal to buy 50,000 next-generation delivery vehicles. They are considering throwing the environmental review out and compelling USPS to conduct a new one. USPS said they need gas-powered vehicles and the purchase was “a very, very logical decision based on our math for our business.” 

Pray for congressional committees and their duties to oversee the budgets of various departments and agencies. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal judge in Louisiana has promised to decide by May 23 whether he will allow President Biden’s administration to go forward with its plans to end the border policy known as Title 42. He will continue the temporary restraining order until a final decision and more details are released in the coming days. 

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a Texas law that requires social media companies to allow speech, under First Amendment rights, that was previously censored as objectionable. 

Pray for the federal judge considering the ruling on the use of Title 42 to control illegal immigration. 

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