First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him.
Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God.
This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,
who wants all people to be saved and to know the truth.
There is one God and one way human beings can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus, who is himself human.
He gave himself as a payment to free all people. He is proof that came at the right time.
That is why I was chosen to tell the Good News and to be an apostle. (I am telling the truth; I am not lying.) I was chosen to teach those who are not Jews to believe and to know the truth.
So, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up their hands in a holy manner, without anger and arguments.