Issue 567 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden signed a treaty that is intended to limit the use of potent plant-warming gasses that are used in refrigeration. Known as the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the treaty’s goal is to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). 

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has called on Congress to pass a bipartisan  “comprehensive immigration reform” package. He indicated that inflation and recession will improve by solving immigration, and said “I think we’re going to have a bigger catastrophe if we don’t get more workers into our society, and we do that by immigration.” 

Pray for officials in the president’s administration as their policies impact the nation’s economy. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has asked the intelligence community to share classified information with the Federal Trade Commission so the agency can better protect America’s data from foreign hacks. 

Legislation introduced by Representative Ro Khanna of California would ban the export of refined gasoline products during domestic spikes in gas prices by restricting exports during any seven-day period where the national average gas price is $3.12 per gallon or higher. 

Pray for congressional members and their influence over foreign policy. 


Minority members of the House Oversight Committee have opened an investigation into the drawdowns of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve by President Biden’s administration to curb high fuel prices. They say these moves leave the nation vulnerable to more supply shocks. 

Two members of the House Ways and Means Committee have requested information from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Internal Revenue Service activities that will be funded by appropriations from the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Pray for members of the congressional committees overseeing the actions taken by the administration. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said the leak in May of the draft opinion overturning the abortion protections in Roe v. Wade made him and his colleagues “targets for assassinations.” He stated, “It was a great betrayal of trust by somebody. And it was a shock because nothing like that had happened in the past.” 

Some members of the Supreme Court appeared skeptical of affirmative action in higher education during oral arguments over race-conscious admissions policies at the University of North Carolina and Harvard. Justices questioned the consideration of the race of applicants, as one of many criteria, in order to achieve student body diversity. 

Pray for wisdom for the Justices of the Supreme Court as well as for their health and safety. 

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