Issue 597 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

The Commerce Department has announced plans to fund cutting-edge chip research with its establishment of the National Semiconductor Technology Center with various locations across the U.S. The new center would help “regain America’s leadership in research and development and technologies of the future and, importantly, make sure they are there for decades to come,” Secretary Gina Raimondo said. 

Pray for commerce officials as they seek to ensure American competitiveness in the global technology sector. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

One hundred thirty-two members of the president’s party voted against legislation that would regulate fentanyl, classifying it as a Schedule 1 drug subject to tough federal prison terms and penalties. They stated the penalties required by the bill, for the use of, production, and sale of fentanyl, would fall unfairly on minorities. Fentanyl is one of the foremost problems among the American public and youth. The bill passed the House but is expected to fail in the Senate. 

Pray for U.S. legislators as they try to curb the devastating impact fentanyl is having particularly among the youth of America. 


President Biden’s administration is ignoring or denying the House Oversight Committee’s requests for testimony and subpoenas for documents. Most recently, Energy Department officials have been refusing to testify on new regulations involving gas stoves. The FBI has refused to provide subpoenaed documents that are not classified as has the Justice Department. 

Pray for the members of the committees that provide oversight and for administration officials to cooperate with the requests for information and testimonies.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

In comments made last week in Washington, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said he wanted to reassure Congress and the people that he is “committed to making certain that we as a court adhere to the highest standards of conduct.” He added, “We are continuing to look at things we can do to give practical effect to their commitment.” All nine Supreme Court Justices had already issued a statement pushing back on attempts to impose new oversight and ethics measures. 

Pray for the justices as recent accusations have been made against the Supreme Court and certain of its members, such as Justice Clarence Thomas. 

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