Issue 603 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

A new proposal by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services would require that immigrants show proficiency in English in order to become American citizens. The test would ask applicants to describe photographs of everyday scenes, such as weather, or items such as food. 

Pray for U.S. officials as they determine the qualifications for citizenship and consider whether English should be recognized as the official language of the United States. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Following news of the Secret Service finding a baggie of cocaine in the White House, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has requested a “complete list” of names of individuals not subject to full White House security screening. “The American people deserve to know whether illicit drugs were found in an area where confidential information is exchanged,” he wrote. 

Pray for members of the House and Senate to deal with getting a budget established before the August recess. 


The House Homeland Security Committee has begun an investigation into the role of the cartels at the border. This includes the smuggling of fentanyl and its effects on the American people. 

Pray for members of congressional committees as they do investigatory work. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

Chief Judge Terry Doughty of the Western Louisiana U.S. District Court has ordered President Biden’s administration to have limited contact with social media platforms. Judge Doughty determined the First Amendment has been violated by the government’s working to censor disfavored political viewpoints. He issued a preliminary injunction barring federal agencies and officials from “contacting social media firms to seek the removal of protected speech.” The administration is appealing the ruling. 

Give thanks for judges who continue to uphold free speech in the United States. 

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