Issue 632 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced he will have back surgery, trying out the guidance released by President Biden’s administration for officials who are unable to fulfill their duties after Defense Secretary Austin’s undisclosed hospitalization. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will handle official duties in his absence.

Pray for the president and members of the administration as they address transparency issues and matters regarding chain of command.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

According to Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, proposed legislation being debated in the Senate would make Title 42 “permanent.” Senator Cramer said a deal currently being negotiated in the Senate would include expedited removal of migrants. 

Pray for members of the Senate as they debate negotiations over an immigration bill tied to aid for Ukraine. 


PRAY FOR CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

Representative Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, Chairman of the House Administration and Oversight subcommittee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, said the White House has delayed or failed to respond to requests for information. He called this unacceptable and wondered what they are trying to hide. He said subpoenas could be forthcoming. 

Pray for House investigators as they seek information from administration officials.  

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment when it seized some 700 safety deposit boxes of California residents and removed their contents, valued at more than $80 million. The FBI claimed the owners of the boxes were suspected of being engaged in money laundering, drug trafficking, and prostitution rings. No warrant had been obtained for the private boxes. 

Pray for judges in federal courts as they hear lawsuits against the federal government for actions that violate the rights of citizens under the Constitution. 

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