1 Timothy 2:1-8 TNIV

Instructions on Worship

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,1 intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--

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2 for kings and all those in authority,2 that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness3 and holiness.

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3 This is good, and pleases4 God our Savior,5

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4 who wants6 all people7 to be saved8 and to come to a knowledge of the truth.9

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5 For there is one God10 and one mediator11 between God and human beings, Christ Jesus, himself human,12

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6 who gave himself as a ransom13 for all people. This has now been witnessed to14 at the proper time.15

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7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am telling the truth, I am not lying16--and a true and faithful teacher17 of the Gentiles.18

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8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands19 without anger or disputing.

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