Issue 652 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the State Department is working to establish six new passport agencies across the nation to accommodate the rise in demand for passports. The secretary said that 48 percent of Americans now have a passport, compared to just 5 percent in 1990.

For the secretary of state and department personnel as they seek to accommodate global trotting U.S. citizens.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

The Senate and House of Representatives have put forth fiscal year 2025 bills that would restore nuclear capabilities to conventional bombers. The New START treaty, which limited such capabilities, will expire in February of 2026. Russia has already suspended the treaty.

Pray for senators and representatives to be prudent as they authorize the nuclear capabilities of current military aircraft.


The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have proposed an independent cyber force as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2025. While a similar measure did not pass in the previous NDAA, the increase in threats to the nation’s cyber security has motivated legislators to consider making the U.S. Cyber Command its own force.

Pray for the members of the armed services committees as they assess the need for a more unified approach to cyber security within the military.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves issued a ruling that temporarily blocks the administration’s changes to Title IX rules to cover gender identity and sexual orientation in six states. The judge wrote, “As [the plaintiffs] correctly argue, the new rule contravenes the plain text of Title IX by redefining ‘sex’ to include gender identity, violates government employees’ First Amendment rights, and is the result of arbitrary and capricious rulemaking.”

Pray for federal judges as they assess challenges to federal regulations and changes to existing rules made by the president’s administration.

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