Issue 570 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden pledged U.S. support to the UN fund negotiated at the COP27 Summit in Egypt, known as the loss and damage fund, that will pay reparations to developing countries most affected by climate change. The pledged amount was unspecified, but a similar contribution last year was $1 billion. 

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the awarding of government funding to accelerate the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU). She stated, “Reducing our reliance on adversarial nations for HALEU fuel and building up our domestic supply chain will allow the U.S. to grow our advanced reactor fleet and provide Americans with more clean, affordable power.”

Pray for the president and his Cabinet as they address climate and environmental issues. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

The House Financial Services Committee announced it will hold a hearing in December regarding the collapse of FTX, a large crypto exchange company. They expect the FTX founder Sam Brinkman-Fried to appear. 

In a letter to leaders in Congress, the Health Innovation Alliance urged that legislation be passed to increase the accountability of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies that deal with public health. The officials wrote, “The  [CDC] failed to update and modernize its response plans and systems required by Congress” during COVID. 

Pray for Congressional members in both chambers who are charged with oversight of government agencies and the nation’s economy. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from the Fairfax County School Board to not be held liable in a sexual assault case. Under Title IX, the Virginia board will have to defend itself in federal court.

A U.S. district court last month blocked a Texas law that required registered voters to have a physical address of residency. Now the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has lifted the hold on that law that state Senator Paul Bettencourt called “common sense election integrity.” 

Pray for judges and justices as they determine which cases to hear and how to interpret the law.

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