Issue 611 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has appointed 24 new members to an Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity. The secretary said that the committee is addressing “a myriad of environmental issues and conditions” and a transportation system that includes “systemic racism.” Among other things, they will look into reducing America’s dependence on travel by automobile. 

Pray for the transportation secretary and the members of the committee to have a spiritual awakening to the ways, truth, love, and justice of God. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Eight Senators led by Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma have requested answers from the FBI on its targeting of traditional Catholics. Senator Lankford said, “The U.S. Constitution protects the right not just to have a faith but to live our faith as well, and the FBI’s decision to label traditional Catholics as ‘extremists’ is a violation of that First Amendment right. It is unacceptable.” 

Pray for members of Congress as they review and pursue answers regarding the activities of the Justice Department, including the FBI, that violate constitutional rights. 


The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is launching an investigation into the federal government’s response to the fires in Maui after the federal response has drawn intense scrutiny from local Hawaiians and the media. The committee chairman said the response “raises serious questions.”

Pray for legislative committees as they investigate federal agencies’ slow response in providing relief to Lahaina and that FEMA personnel are staying in luxury Hawaiian hotels. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

At a judicial conference, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett said public scrutiny of the court is welcome. She stated, “Increasing and enhancing civics education is welcome.” 

Pray for justices of the Supreme Court as public scrutiny continues and that people recognize the position and purpose the high court has been given by the Constitution. 

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