"I can't do anything else, so I might as well pray." When confronted with a world full of evil and suffering, it's hard to believe that prayer should be a starting point or that it could really make any difference. Yet through John's guests we hear about a country where a prayer movement led to a peaceful revolution, and another where Christians who were once persecuted are now in positions of influence and need our prayer. Here's an encouragement to join together as God's people and be a blessing to the world.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Because Jesus lives for ever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.