Issue 648 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the administration is “standing with Israel in its efforts to ensure that what happened on Oct. 7 never happens again, as we do everything we can to bring an end to the terrible human suffering in Gaza and prevent the conflict from spreading.” Anti-Israel demonstrators who interrupted Secretary Blinken during his remarks were removed by Capitol police.

Pray for President Biden, Secretary Blinken, and U.S. foreign policy advisors as they assess the level of support the U.S. will offer Israel.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined a group of colleagues attempting to overturn an updated investment rule to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act recently released by the Department of Labor. The rule instructs fiduciary advisors not to give advice that would “favor the investment advice providers’ interests… at the retirement savers’ expense.” Senator Manchin said the rule was too broad, calling it “federal overreach.”

Pray for members of both chambers of Congress as they seek to ensure Executive Branch departments and agencies follow the intention of the legislation they have passed.


Bipartisan support for draft legislation that would sunset Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was shown by members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Supporters seek to require online publishers of content, including social media platforms, to remove anything that is illegal or harmful or the companies would face liability.

For discernment for members of committees as they craft and review potential legislation to address societal ills.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court has allowed a group of New Jersey-based pro-life pregnancy centers to be subpoenaed for their donor information. The high court denied the network’s request to avoid revealing donor lists and private correspondence as the New Jersey attorney general investigates the possible violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act.

Pray for the justices of the Supreme Court to receive God’s direction in their rulings and decisions.

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