1 Timothy 2:1-8 MSG

1 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.
2 Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation.
3 This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
4 He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we've learned:
5 that there's one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us - Jesus,
6 who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out.
7 This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.
8 Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray - not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God.