1 Timothy 2:8

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.

1 Timothy 2:8 In-Context

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.
9 And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions
10 but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.