Issue 583 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

The Departments of Justice and Commerce have launched a new Disruptive Technology Strike Force composed of experts from the FBI, Homeland Security, and U.S. attorneys’ offices from 12 metropolitan areas, to look into strengthening supply chains and oppose threats posed by technology from America’s adversaries like Russia and China. 

Laura Rosenberger, President Biden’s special assistant and senior director on the National Security Council whose specialty is China and Taiwan, will step down in March, even as tensions with Beijing increase. Sarah Beran, former director of the State Department’s Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, will replace Rosenberger. 

Pray for members of the administration who are overcoming personnel changes as tensions between the U.S. and adversarial nations increase. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

A number of House members led by Representatives Lance Gooden and Keith Self of Texas have urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate a member of President Biden’s Business Advisory Council, Dominic Ng,  for alleged connections to Chinese intelligence agencies for possible violations of The Espionage Act. 

Representative Erin Healy of South Dakota, in response to statements by Family Heritage Alliance, said the concept of a traditional two-parent married household is “dangerous” and “un-American.” Statistics in a 2010 study by the Department of Health and Human Services support the Family Heritage Alliance by revealing that children who live with biological married parents experience lower rates of abuse. 

Pray for members of Congress to come to the knowledge of the truth of the Word of God.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The full court of 13 judges in the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will re-hear an appeal filed by four female track runners who claim they were forced to race against transgender athletes under a policy in Connecticut that allows transgender students to compete in girls’ high-school sports.  Two months ago, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit upheld the policy. 

A U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a Florida law that restricts the discussion of sexuality and gender identity with students in kindergarten through third grade. The judge said that even though plaintiffs showed “a strident disagreement with the new law,” revealing their “deep hurt and disappointment,” it was not enough to invoke a federal court decision. 

Pray for the nation’s judges dealing with issues arising from cultural shifts. 

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