Issue 586 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

The Justice Department, together with the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced an inquiry into the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, which they say may or may not lead to charges or allegations of misconduct. 

A new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would limit the level of “forever chemicals” in the nation’s drinking water. Substances such as polyfluoroalkyl, also called PFAS, are harmful and have been linked to serious health problems, including certain types of cancer. 

Pray for wisdom for President Biden and those who are advising him. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Representative Cori Bush of Missouri introduced legislation in their respective chambers that would cap the price of insulin. Senator Sanders stated, “There is no reason why Americans should pay the highest prices in the world for insulin—in some cases, ten times as much as people in other countries.” 

A group of 15 Senators led by Senator James Risch of Idaho sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona calling for the department to respond to antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment occurring on taxpayer-funded college campuses. They said those schools may be in violation of federal requirements for funding. 

Pray for members of Congress as they conduct investigations and deliberate on legislation. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law in Florida that bans gun sales to people between 18 and 20 years of age is constitutional. They said the restriction is supported by history and tradition. 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Twitter cannot publicly reveal how often the FBI asked it to provide information they said was for national security investigations. The Ninth Circuit said harm to national security was a justified restriction. 

Pray for wisdom for judges in District and Appeals Courts whose rulings often stand if the Supreme Court does not take further appeals. 

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