READ 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4 (NLT)
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
Pray for the needs and well-being of others — including those who are in authority over us in government. Thank God that it is his desire for everyone to know him and to receive salvation through Jesus Christ.