Thursday, July 30, 2015
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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

PrayFocusExecutiveJames B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

James Brien Comey, Jr. was born in December 1960 in Yonkers, New York. He grew up in Allendale, New Jersey where he attended Northern Highlands Regional High School. Comey graduated from the College of William and Mary, majoring in chemistry and religion. His senior thesis analyzed the liberal theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and conservative televangelist Jerry Falwell, emphasizing their common belief in public action. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

After law school, Comey served as a law clerk for a U.S. District Court Judge before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and helped prosecute the Gambino crime family. He went on to serve as Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Richmond Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He served two years as the U.S. District Attorney and was part of the investigation into Martha Stewart’s securities fraud case.

He spent a period of time in the private sector, becoming General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Lockheed Martin and Bridgewater Associates.

President Obama nominated Comey to be Director of the FBI in June 2013; he was confirmed a month later by the Senate, and officially sworn in on September 4, 2013.

Comey and his wife Patrice are the parents of five children.

IN THE NEWS: Speaking to an audience at the annual Aspen Security Forum, FBI James Comey said the terror group, commonly known as ISIS, has influenced a significant number of Americans through a year-long campaign on social media urging Muslims who can’t travel to the Middle East to kill “where you are.” Twitter handles affiliated with the group have more than 21,000 English-language followers worldwide, Comey said, including that thousands of those could be U.S. residents. He also said the FBI arrested a significant number of people over the last handful of weeks who had been radicalized. He repeated his previous disclosure, without elaborating, that several people were arrested who were planning attacks related to the July Fourth holiday. Asked if the threat from the Islamic State had eclipsed that of Al Qaeda (the organization that attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001), Comey said, “Yes.” “I worry very much about what I can’t see,” Comey added, because he said ISIS recruiters use encrypted communication software to avoid U.S. eavesdropping.

Today’s Presidential Schedule

Thursday July 30, 2015

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Executive Branch Prayer Needs


The final version of President Obama’s signature climate change policy due to be unveiled Monday is expected to extend an earlier timeline for states to significantly cut planet-warming pollution from power plants.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she has “grave concerns” that a foreign power could “out” undercover U.S. operatives using the data stolen in recent hacks on government personnel files.

Pray about federal programs, particularly as President Obama ramps up completion of his legacy agenda.