The first thing I want you to do is to pray for everyone. Ask that God would help each one and pour out his favor on all of them. Thank God for all. 2 And make sure that you include the people with power in your prayers -- presidents, governors, legislators and such. Pray that they would allow you to live quiet and peaceful lives characterized by godliness and dignity. 3 This is the kind of praying that makes God our Savior happy. 4 He wants all people to experience his salvation and to be immersed in the truth.
5 There is but one God. Christ Jesus, who is fully human, is the only one who can reconnect us with God. 6 Christ paid the price that bought freedom for everyone. This message was revealed to us at just the right time. 7 And as an authorized messenger, I’ve been called to present this case which is totally true -- completely free of lies. I even teach it to the non-Jews trusting that they’ll come to faith.