1 Timothy 2:2 says “Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority.” What is “this way” that we are supposed to pray? The verse prior answers that question by saying that we are to “plead for God’s mercy upon them and give thanks.”
How different this is from what we see daily in today’s society and culture. It is so easy to be critical of those in authority, be it the President or our city council member. It is practically impossible to turn on the TV or radio for any amount of time without hearing something critical of the President or other elected official. ( You might be able to if you watch “The British Baking Channel” )
Also, those in authority can be our boss at work, or someone on a board on which we serve, or the local police. Paul in his letter to Timothy did not say pray for just some in authority. His command is all inclusive.
Why are we supposed to pray for those in who are in authority? That question is answered later in verse 2 when it says “so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity”.
So let us be obedient to God’s command and pray for those in authority, so we may live in peace, quietness, godliness and dignity.