First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people.
References for 1 Timothy 2:1
Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity.
This is right and it pleases God our savior,
who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
There is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, the human Christ Jesus,
who gave himself as a payment to set all people free. This was a testimony that was given at the right time.
I was appointed to be a preacher and apostle of this testimony—I'm telling the truth and I'm not lying! I'm a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Therefore, I want men to pray everywhere by lifting up hands that are holy, without anger or argument.
References for 1 Timothy 2:8