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Executive Branch

As it relates to the checks and balances of our American government, the Executive Branch is responsible for the daily administration of the state bureaucracy. The head of the Executive Branch is the President of the United States. Underneath the President are the several Departments that have been created by Executive Order. The Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice are just a few examples of these subgroups within the Executive Branch. The representative leaders of these departments are collectively known as the President’s “Cabinet” of advisors.

Since the Executive Branch of our government is in charge of administrating the affairs of the nation, it is important to keep them in our prayers. The Executive Branch directs the general political flow of the federal government.

Featured Member of the Executive Branch for Prayer

PrayFocusExecutiveMichelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Michelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama was born in January 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Whitney Young High School, and later graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in African American Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Following law school, she worked at a Chicago law firm on issues of marketing and intellectual property. She met Barack Obama when they were among the few African Americans at their law firm. They married in October 1992, and have two daughters.

After Mr. Obama’s election to the U.S. Senate, the Obama family continued to live on Chicago’s South Side, choosing to remain there rather than moving to Washington, D.C. She held public sector positions in the Chicago City Government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. She later became Executive Director for the Chicago Office of Public Allies. She was the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, until she began working for the University’s Hospitals as Executive Director for Community Affairs.

Mrs. Obama became a strong campaigner in the run-up to the 2008 Presidential election. She has been an active First Lady, with a strong public image and sense of style.

Michelle Obama is a Protestant Christian. She was reared Methodist and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ where she and Mr. Obama were married. Since moving to Washington, the family has attended several different churches including Shiloh Baptist Church, and St. John’s Episcopal Church.

IN THE NEWS: Mrs. Obama’s comments at Tuskegee University come at a time when President Obama is facing criticism for only reluctantly addressing the racial tensions gripping the country. Her remarks not only helped the White House find its voice on race, but could also establish the first lady as an important figure heading in 2016 – a sought-after surrogate who might help Democrat candidates connect more deeply with African-American voters. Indeed, at least one line of her speech seemed tailor-made for the campaign trail, and would easily fit into any stump speech. “And the first thing we have to do is vote. Hey, no, not just once in a while. Not just when my husband or somebody you like is on the ballot. But in every election, at every level, all of the time,” she said. “You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward. That’s how we make progress for ourselves and for our country.” She also encouraged the students not to give up. “I want to be very clear that those feelings [frustrations] are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and give up,” she said. “Not an excuse. They are not an excuse to lose hope. To succumb to feelings of despair and anger only means that in the end, we lose.”




Today’s Presidential Schedule

Sunday May 24, 2015

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ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD-DAYLIGHT


Presidential Seal

The President
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Executive Branch Prayer Needs

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION

For weeks, President Obama, White House staff and cabinet secretaries have been privately pitching members of Congress to give the President authorization to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (It does not include China.)

President Obama signed a bill to create a national Blue Alert system to help authorities find people who kill, injure or make imminent threats against police, enabling law enforcement to more rapidly apprehend or stop their actions.

Pray about the apparent secrecy that envelopes the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on American jobs.