Issue 594 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory warning of the dangers of loneliness being more of a serious health risk than heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression or anxiety, and calling for greater social connection and less isolation. 

Pray for the surgeon general and other health officials in the administration as they seek to increase awareness about and assistance for those living isolated lives in the wake of the pandemic

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senators Katie Britt of Alabama, Tom Cotton of Iowa, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Mike Lee of Utah, stated that the Department of Justice is “actively seeking to dissuade” the U.S. Marshals Service from enforcing a federal law designed to protect Supreme Court justices.

Pray for senators who are trying to ensure the enforcement of federal law regarding protections for the justices of the Supreme Court.


The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on May 16 in which the former top executives of the recently failed Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank will testify on their collapse and banking regulators’ oversight. 

Pray for the members of the committee as they investigate what seems to be a weakening banking industry. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a temporary injunction issued by a lower court that would have stopped the enforcement of the assault weapons ban signed by Governor Pritzker in Illinois. The law bans the possession, sale, and manufacture of more than 190 types of “assault weapons“ firearms along with high-capacity magazines and certain types of hand grips or attachments. 

Pray for wisdom for court judges looking to balance the rights of Americans with the need for the protection of others. 

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