Issue 548 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Germany on Saturday for a Group of Seven (G7) leaders’ summit, after which he will head to Spain to attend a NATO meeting there.  He said it is not likely that he will make a stop in Ukraine during his time in Europe. 

Vice President Kamala Harris convened the first meeting of a White House national task force dedicated to combating online harassment and abuse. A staff member said, “We commit to better understanding and addressing the nexus between online misogyny and radicalization to violence.” 

Pray for President Biden and those who accompany him on his trip to the G7 and to Spain, for his safety, clarity, and representation of the United States. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

More than 124 minority members of the House of Representatives are calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the wave of attacks and vandalism against pro-life groups as acts of domestic terrorism. The Justice Department unveiled a new domestic terrorism unit in January during a hearing on the events of January 6, 2021, and the FBI has said it considers that riot domestic terrorism. 

Representative Mary Miller of Illinois is raising concerns about fentanyl coming across the southern border by calling the crisis a “terrorist chemical attack.” She stated that the president’s administration “has advertised and facilitated this invasion,” that some countries are sending convicts to the U.S., and that “cartels have totally taken control of our border.” 

Pray for the members of Congress seeking to ensure adherence to U.S. laws regarding immigration and domestic terrorism.


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced a measure that would require the Food and Drug Administration to play a greater role in regulating dietary supplements.

The Senate Armed Services Committee added an extra $45 billion to its version of President Biden’s National Defense Authorization Act request, bringing the total to $857.64 billion. The additional funding sets policies to equip, supply, and train U.S. forces now and into the future and provides for military families while strengthening America’s industrial base. 

Pray for members of the Congressional committees to be altruistic as they negotiate and advance measures ahead of the coming midterm elections.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court released its decision in a case involving an immigration rule from the previous administration, declaring that they should not have taken the case in the first place. Thirteen states had intervened in a case to defend the “public charge rule,” which stated that the U.S. can refuse to accept immigrants or grant green cards to those who are likely at any time to become a public charge. The Court said the case brings with it a “mare’s nest” of legal issues. The writ of certiorari was denied. 

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a skirts requirement for girls attending a Brunswick County, North Carolina, charter school, partially reversing a lower court’s decision. They cited the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause in their ruling. 

Pray for the safety of the Supreme Court Justices who have been threatened and whose families have experienced harassment in their neighborhoods. 

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