1 Timothy 2:1-8

Pray for All People

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
2 1for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and 2dignified in every way.
3 This is good, and 3it is pleasing in the sight of 4God our Savior,
4 who desires 5all people to be saved and 6to come to 7the knowledge of the truth.
5 For 8there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the mana Christ Jesus,
6 9who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is 10the testimony given 11at the proper time.
7 12For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (13I am telling the truth, I am not lying), 14a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I desire then that 15in every place the men should pray, 16lifting 17holy hands without anger or quarreling;