Issue 650 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden and White House officials continue to promote a cease-fire in Gaza. Despite the reticence of Israel and Hamas to accept the proposal, the president and members of his administration are advocating for a six-week pause in the fighting with the hope of a permanent cessation of the war.

Pray for the president, secretary of state, and defense officials to be prudent in their advocacy of foreign policies.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

The U.S. Senate failed to pass the Right to Contraception Act this week, which was intended to ensure a legal right to birth control. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that it would put all members on record regarding “fundamental liberties.” This year, of the many proposed bills or amendments by U.S. state legislatures to enshrine a right to contraception, only one was passed. The Virginia governor then vetoed it.

Pray for senators and representatives to have their hearts moved to respect and value God’s gift – and the sanctity – of life.


Members of the House Judiciary Committee questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding a number of concerns, including gun control, illegal immigration, and the involvement of a former Justice Department official in the recent prosecution of former President Donald Trump in New York. Despite the possibility of being held in contempt of Congress, AG Garland continued to refuse to provide the audio recordings of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with President Biden regarding the mishandling of classified documents.

Pray for the chairs and members of the House and Senate committees as they provide federal oversight.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The justices of the Supreme Court unanimously overturned an appellate ruling that allowed Bank of America to avoid paying interest on borrowers’ funds held in escrow for insurance and property taxes. While a federal judge had ruled in favor of borrowers, the appellate court dismissed the case, opining that federal banking law does not allow state-by-state regulation of national banks. Over a dozen states, including New York, require that banks pay 2 percent interest on such funds.

Pray that the Supreme Court justices and federal judges in district and circuit courts be led by God to uphold justice.

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