Issue 624 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Assistant Secretary of State James O’Brien, who leads the State Department’s European Bureau, said, “It would be pointless” to have peace talks over the war in Ukraine. He said there is “no indication that Russia is willing to entertain substantive, real peace negotiations.” 

Pray for State Department officials as they make attempts to secure an end to the war in Ukraine by diplomatic means. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Representative Josh Brecheen of Oklahoma said uncontrolled spending is moving the U.S. toward bankruptcy. He said, “Every dollar that’s funding most of these bureaucracies, that most people won’t touch in their lives, is borrowed from our kids and grandkids…100% of everything we’re debating is borrowed money. We are headed towards bankruptcy.” 

Pray for members of Congress who are seeking to address the high levels of national spending.


The House Education and Workforce Committee is scheduled to hear testimony from the presidents of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The academic officials will testify about their handling of antisemitic and violent protests following the Hamas October 7 attack on Israel. Committee Chair Virginia Foxx of North Carolina said, “College administrators have largely stood by, allowing horrific rhetoric to foster and grow.” 

Pray for committee members as they investigate the ways colleges and universities are dealing with antisemitism. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider the powers of the Securities and Exchange Commission to enforce securities law through its own in-house tribunal system rather than using the nation’s courts. The case could have wide-ranging ramifications for the administrative state.

Pray for wisdom for the Supreme Court justices as they deal with cases this term that could crub the authority of federal agencies. 

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