Issue 562 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden proposed a new rule requiring airlines and travel search websites to disclose extra fees upfront when passengers purchase air tickets. The proposal would include the costs to change and cancel flights, check baggage, and for parents to sit with their children. 

The Energy Department issued a plan detailing a government-wide strategy for increasing the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the plan will help American companies corner the market on a valuable emerging industry. 

Pray for administration members as they address the issues airlines and their passengers have dealt with in recent months. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio is voicing concerns about retaliation by the FBI against a whistleblower who cooperated with Congress. He has alleged that the bureau has been diverting resources to create a false political narrative that America has a violent domestic extremism problem. 

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has called for transparency from the FBI on the failure of President Biden’s administration to adequately vet Afghan evacuees. He cited an Inspector General’s report that showed the Department of Homeland Security did not properly screen thousands of refugees who fled Afghanistan when the U.S. withdrew last year. 

Pray for members of Congress as they conduct oversight over the FBI and Justice Department. 


At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, chairman Angus King of Maine discussed the need for U.S. leaders to survive a potential strike by a weapon from China or Russia, or other nuclear-capable nations. He suggested the president’s residence be moved to Kansas City to ensure the government could function after such a strike. 

The ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Mike McCaul of Texas, is calling on Congress to declare fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction. Doing so would free up additional federal resources to address the distribution of the deadly substance and send a signal to China that the U.S. is serious about the problem. 

Pray for the chairpersons and members of both House and Senate committees as they focus on serious issues facing the nation. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A federal judge with the U.S. District Court in Louisiana struck down the federal COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates for teachers and students in the Head Start Program. He stated, “Although vaccines arguably serve the public interest, the liberty interests of individuals mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any interest generated by the mandatory administration of vaccines.” 

Members of the House of Representatives, led by Representative Hank Johnson of California, introduced legislation to add an additional 51 judges to the nation’s federal appeals courts. They say the move is necessary to address a significant backlog of cases. 

Pray for members of the Supreme Court as they begin their 2022-2023 session this week. 

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