1 Timothy 2:1 – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
Paul is sharing with Timothy the importance of prayer for everyone. Paul specifically mentions prayer for (kings) leaders and those in position of authority. Prayer for all including leaders is to have a life with peace and quiet to live godly.
I need to pray for everyone, even those who oppose Christianity and want to shut us down. If I’m praying for someone there is less of a chance that I have posted something negative or bear malice towards them. We are to pray for leaders including those who we disagree with and for laws that would be honoring to God. Prayer for all in a peaceful life are contexts in which we, as believers, have unbridled freedom to share the gospel with a lost world that needs the hope of Jesus. That is how I will lead a godly life that pleases Him.
Thank you for the truth in your word, allow it convict me to be prayerful towards all including those leaders who are in opposition to our faith in you. Let the Spirit guide me to follow you to share your gospel in a godly manner to honor you.