Issue 571 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

U.S. Energy Envoy Amos Hochstein said the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will be refilled when prices drop to $70 per barrel. “Somewhere around that range of $70, $72, $73, or maybe a little bit below that, we’ll look to immediately begin to increase and repurchase oil into the SPR.” 

President Biden’s administration is covering multiple fronts in their efforts to secure the student loan forgiveness program. Two separate courts have already blocked the program, more lawsuits are pending from states, and the administration is bringing the matter to the U.S., Supreme Court. 

Pray for wisdom for administration officials as they make decisions that impact the nation’s economy, 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Ronny Jackson of Texas introduced legislation that would prohibit teachers’ unions from receiving federal funding. He stated that “teachers’ unions sold out our kids… [keeping] kids out of the classroom and later to force masking…harmful to kids’ educational and developmental growth. They have even pushed a radical and inappropriate curriculum which seeks to indoctrinate our students with a woke, racist, and anti-American worldview.”

A classified briefing to the Senate Homeland Security, Commerce, and Intelligence Committee revealed that hundreds of Chinese-made drones have been flying in restricted airspace in the nation’s capital. Government agencies concerned with national intelligence suspect the drones could be a new means of Chinese espionage. 

Pray for members of congressional committees as they conduct investigations and for the legislation that may be crafted as a result. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

An order placed by a U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana requiring three officials in President Biden’s administration to give deposition testimony in a social media censorship case has been blocked by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals “pending further consideration.” The information sought about “certain communications“ may have already been recovered in other discovery measures. 

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has been urged not to participate in an upcoming case involving free speech and LGBTQ issues. Former members of a group known as People of Praise have urged her to recuse herself because of her Christian beliefs. 

Pray for members of the courts who are Christians to stand firm in their faith. 

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