Since the purpose of God our Savior is that all be saved through the ransom of His Son, Paul urges believers to pray for all men, especially those in authority. Why? Because, intercession for governing authorities results in a society where “we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:2).
As in the first century, there is great need for peace and tranquility in the world. Therefore, a growing number of believers are learning to intercede for the kings, presidents, prime ministers and rulers of each country. Regional conflicts, social unrest and political upheavals can be resolved, and the gospel spreads more rapidly as we faithfully petition, pray and intercede with thanksgiving for all those in authority.
Lord, teach us to pray, so that Your desire for the salvation of all men may be advanced in every nation.