As we begin this new year praying and fasting together let us look first to purpose. When Jesus left the disciples on the Mount of Olives, He commissioned them to be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. To us that means He has commissioned us to be His witnesses to St.George, Utah, our nation, and the world beyond our borders. Pray for our president and other world leaders that they would be open to the voice and direction of the Lord in every decision that they make. Pray for Senators, Congressman & Congresswoman, and our Supreme Court Justices.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
— 1 Timothy 2:1-2