Issue 546 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Recent violent attacks by lone offenders against minority communities, schools, houses of worship, and mass transit, have caused the Department of Homeland Security to warn that the threats the U.S. faces are only expected to become more “dynamic” as domestic extremists eye more vulnerable targets. The bulletin said that news surrounding divisive issues could serve as a motivator for attacks among domestic terrorists. 

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo insisted in an interview that inflation will come down but avoided addressing the notion that she was wrong to have called it “temporary” nearly a year ago. She pointed to job growth and wage increases since the president took office in January 2021. 

Pray that those in the administration would seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in making their decisions. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Mike Rogers of Alabama, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a measure that would withdraw the United States from the United Nations and the World Health Organization, claiming the international bodies have been soft on China. He said the UN has “repeatedly proven itself to be an utterly useless organization.” His legislation would block funds from being authorized for appropriation to the two groups. 

Representative Buddy Carter of Georgia visited the border and afterward reported, “More than $350 million worth of steel and other materials funded by taxpayer dollars is still rotting away near the U.S.-Mexico border after President Joe Biden’s call to shut down construction of the wall,” and he said to see it in person was “very discouraging.”   

Pray for members of Congress who are seeking reelection, that they will be able to continue with the functions of government while campaigning. 


During a House Judiciary Committee mark-up on a package called the “Protecting our Kids Act,” Representative Mondaire Jones of New York said the Senate filibuster should be abolished and the Supreme Court packed in order to pass more restrictions on guns. 

The Senate Finance Committee introduced a discussion draft addressing new mental healthcare initiative policies that, among other things, could provide more care at a lower cost for Medicare recipients by loosening telehealth rules. 

Pray for members who are drafting future legislation in the committees of both the House and Senate. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal appeals court revived hundreds of lawsuits by Houston-area property owners who say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooded their homes and businesses with as much as eight feet of water after Hurricane Harvey stalled over Texas and the Corps temporarily took their property by releasing water from two dams. 

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld part of a 2020 Connecticut police accountability law that allows public disclosure of state trooper personnel files and internal investigations, rejecting a challenge that argued the law violates troopers’ contract by stripping away its exemptions from state freedom of information laws. 

Pray for America’s judges and justices to make their rulings based on matters of fact and law, without political bias. 

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