1 Timothy 2:1-8 NCV

1 First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him.
2 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.
3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,
4 who wants all people to be saved and to know the truth.
5 There is one God and one way human beings can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus, who is himself human.
6 He gave himself as a payment to free all people. He is proof that came at the right time.
7 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.
8 So, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up their hands in a holy manner, without anger and arguments.