Issue 609 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

The Department of Homeland Security announced an extension and expansion of temporary legal status for Ukrainians who are in the U.S., saying the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion of their country imperils a safe return. The temporary protective status was expected to expire in mid-October but has been extended for 18 months. 

Pray for President Biden and all who are advising him on matters of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Ro Khama of California stated, “Declaring a climate emergency could help save lives and our environment.” His comments followed an interview in which President Biden said that he “practically” declared a climate emergency due to summer heat. A progressive group of legislators expressed support for such a declaration, stating, “Well, then, just do it already.” 

Pray for the members of Congress who are promoting a climate emergency declaration and the wide-ranging implications of the broad authority that the federal government would have over every area of life. 


The House Ways and Means Committee is seeking to determine if IRS rules are being abused in order to get campaign funding. The committee is investigating whether political parties are improperly using nonprofits and foreign money to mobilize voter turnout or evade campaign finance laws. 

Pray for committee members as they make efforts to ensure election integrity ahead of the 2024 voting. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city of Washington, D.C., did not evenly enforce rules on “defacement” ordinances the same for pro-life protesters as they did for Black Lives Matter activists. The court said the law must be neutral and not discriminate against “disfavored viewpoints under the cover of prosecutorial discretion.” Lawyers for the prevailing parties wrote, “The right to free speech is for everyone.” 

Pray that America’s judges and district attorneys would be impartial in the application of the law. 

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