1First, I want all of you to pray for everyone. Ask God to bless them. Give thanks for them. 2Pray for kings. Pray for all who are in authority. Pray that we will live peaceful and quiet lives. And pray that we will be godly and holy. 3That is good. It pleases God our Savior. 4He wants everyone to be saved. He wants them to come to know the truth. 5There is only one God. And there is only one go-between for God and human beings. He is the man Christ Jesus. 6He gave himself to pay for the sins of everyone. That was a witness given by God at just the right time. 7I was appointed to be a messenger and an apostle to preach the good news. I am telling the truth. I'm not lying. God appointed me to be a teacher of the true faith to those who aren't Jews.