“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men. Therefore I want the men in every place to pray” (1 Timothy 2:1, 8).
Paul’s urging is a sweeping summary statement of a prayer life that is pleasing to God–all kinds of prayers, for all kinds of people, in all kinds of places. “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” (v.3). When the “amen” is said, His is the only opinion that matters.