1 Timothy 2: 1-4: ” 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.” Supplications emphasizes personal need. Prayers is the general word for prayer, the term is always directed toward God with reverence. Intercessions means “approaching with confidence,” suggesting free access to God. Giving of thanks is an attitude of gratitude, the act of praising God for what He has done for us. The Savior God extends the offer of salvation to all. Christ died for the sins of all, but only those who believe receive the benefits of that sacrifice.


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