Issue 575 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden signed an executive order that provides a pay raise for federal employees in the new year. The increase, a significant 4.6 percent, does not keep pace with the rate of inflation. The raise a year ago was just 2.7 percent.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicated in training videos that the agency lost track of a minimum of 150,000 migrants in the summer of 2021, after the administration implemented “no processing” policies.

Pray for wisdom for the advisors who provide counsel to President Biden and Vice President Harris. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

The Senate Finance Committee has asked eight major automakers about their supply chains out of China. Chairman Ron Wyden of Oregon said, “It is vital that automakers scrutinize their relationships with suppliers linked to Xinjang [a province charged with utilizing forced labor].” 

Representative Brad Westrup of Ohio, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, along with members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a report that shows China had claimed to be developing biological weapons for quite a while before the outbreak of COVID-19.

Pray for the newest members of the House and Senate as they are installed on January 3. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two challenges to President Biden’s program to forgive student loan debt. Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard February 28. 

A district court judge has set aside a rule that allows teenagers to access birth control from family planning providers without parental permission. The judge said the Title X program violates the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children. 

Pray for judges and justices to uphold the law impartially and courageously as some continue to face threats. 

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