Issue 589 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the number of immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has reached an “extraordinary height” and that the U.S. faces “a very serious challenge in certain parts of the border,” but at the same time, he has “tremendous faith in the people of the Department of Homeland Security and a crisis speaks to me of withdrawal from our mission.” 

Pray for members of the administration as they work to meet the needs of the nation. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

A hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee focused on persecution and intense mistreatment of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, from President Daniel Ortega’s arrest of an outspoken Bishop to hunting down and silencing others in the church, Representative Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida said.  She told the committee, “To have complete control over them, the new dictator-in-chief, Daniel Ortega, needs to replace the Almighty God with his dictatorship.” 

The House Select Committee on China warned that massive cargo cranes at major U.S. ports that are made in China have the potential to be used by the CCP to interfere with both international trade and military mobilization, a serious national security threat.

Pray for our legislators who are seeking to do the best for the United States. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A law restricting drag performances in public was blocked by a federal judge Friday from going into effect. The judge said the law was likely “vague and overly broad” in its restrictions of speech, and the state had not justified a compelling interest in the restrictions they wanted to impose. 

A U.S. District Court judge struck down a law in Minnesota that said adults aged 18-20 were prohibited from obtaining permits to carry handguns in public. The law violates the Second Amendment, the judge wrote in his 50-page ruling, and that state is blocked from enforcing it. 

Pray for judges who must rule on new legislative actions and their constitutionality.

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