Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
I Timothy 2:1-4, 8
Paul writing to Timothy to encourage him to be steadfast in faith and to pray for all men.