Issue 569 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden recently said that there was no cold war taking place between the U.S. and China. He met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for close to three hours prior to the G20 Summit to discuss concerns between the two nations.

The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are both investigating the cryptocurrency platform FTX. The company filed for bankruptcy after a bailout deal fell through.

Pray for the president and administration officials as they make decisions that impact everyday Americans.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that members of the House of Representatives may continue to vote remotely, extending the process until Christmas for an  “ongoing public health emergency.” 

Many minority members of the Senate are promoting a delay in leadership elections until the runoff election is determined in Georgia, to be held on December 6. Such elections are typically held right after Election Day. 

Pray for members of both the House and Senate as they vote on their new leadership for the coming Congress. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the federal ban on bump-stock modifications to semi-automatic rifles. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives enacted the ban during President Trump’s administration in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the decision of a district court judge regarding federal student loan forgiveness. The appellate panel issued an injunction that supports the states’ challenge to the legality of the administration’s broad loan relief. 

Pray for the Supreme Court justices as they determine which cases to hear or not to take up.  

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