Praying Together

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1 Timothy 2

Chapter Summary

Praying Together

This chapter goes back to basics again, as Paul so often does. Everything begins and ends with Jesus and His life and death for us. Then, using customs that are particular to Paul’s time and place (and to some places on earth now), Paul urges everyone to pray together. The main point is the faithful prayer, not whether you hold up your hands or fold them, bow or stand. It isn’t that it matters so much whether you are male or female (as Paul has strongly pointed out before), but that we must all be praying faithfully together. How do people pray where you live?

Day 310

God of all, we lift up our hands and hearts to You. Forgive us, carry us, and make us faithful.

Today's Study Verses

1 Timothy 2:5, 6a

1 Timothy 2


1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

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

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.