Reflection on 1 Timothy 2:1-7




For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ,


Paul urges that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone, especially those in authority.

God wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. Jesus is the only mediator between God and men. He gave Himself as a ransom for all.

For this purpose Paul was appointed a herald, apostle and teacher to the Gentiles.


Prayer, both in corporate worship and individually, is vital. Paul tells us to pray for everyone, especially those in authority so that we can live peaceful lives and the gospel can be preached.

He lists four types of prayer. We can debate the meaning of the words, but the important thing is to pray always for all people.

We especially need to pray for people to be saved. The work of salvation is a spiritual battle, and satan does not willingly let go of his captives. We need to learn to pray regularly and passionately for our friends and neighbours.


Lord please teach me how to pray. Show me who to pray for that they will be open to your gospel message, the Good News of salvation. Amen.




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