I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be
made for everyone--for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men
to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men-- the
testimony given in its proper time.
1 Timothy 2:1-6