First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-4
For anyone interested in an 82-year-old analysis of this text, we recommend reading this sermon study from the May 1935 issue of Concordia Theological Monthly. CLICK HERE to read it. It’s one of the few articles in that volume actually written in English.