1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,2for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.3This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,6who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.7For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
Psalms 28:2, 7-9
2Hear the voice of my supplication, as I cry to thee for help, as I lift up my hands toward thy most holy sanctuary.7The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.8The LORD is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed.9O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their shepherd, and carry them for ever.
1After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper'na-um.2Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death.3When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,5for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue."6And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;7therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.8For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes; and to another, `Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."9When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."10And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.