Issue 651 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Joe Biden commended the members of the Unified Command this week on their “tireless work” to reopen the Port of Baltimore’s main commercial channel. The U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Departments of Transportation and Labor, and the Small Business Administration have worked with state officials and organizations to restore navigability since the Key Bridge collapse over two months ago.

With gratitude for the efforts of federal and state officials to restore the commerce of one of the nation’s largest ports.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Mark Kelly of Arizona proposed legislation intended to strengthen partnerships with Indo-Pacific countries and protect supply lines in case of a conflict with China. Under the bill, the Defense Department would be required to provide Congress with reviews and reports for increased oversight of the capability of services to maintain operations and mitigate risks.

Pray for members of Congress as they seek ways to ensure the readiness of the U.S. military for potential conflict.


The House Energy and Commerce Committee reported that agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services misrepresented information provided to Congress regarding monkeypox experiments. Committee leaders said there was “a disturbing lack of judgment and accountability from HHS, the NIH, and particularly, NIAID.“ They said that government health agencies “must be honest and transparent“ for trust to be rebuilt in agency guidance.

Pray for the members of congressional committees as they endeavor to ensure federal agencies are run with integrity.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled a Florida law that bans the prescribing or administering of gender transition-related medication for minors is unconstitutional. He stated, “The state of Florida can regulate as needed but cannot flatly deny transgender individuals safe and effective medical treatment.“

Pray for wisdom for members of the federal judiciary as they hear cases and release opinions on the constitutionality of state and federal laws.

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