1 Ti 1: 1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior What do these verses mean? And I wonder how many follow scripture instead of the world when it comes to praying for the leaders of our country? I don't see any: well if's, you don't have too if you don't like them, or they aren't suitable to you, it seems plain to me. It doesn't seem to matter who an elected offical is, people are going to sit around complaining about them, people who have no real idea what their job is like. If we are indeed praying for them how can we sit around complaining about them. The two do not go together. If your complaining you aren't praying. Or are you praying then speaking evil of the one you just prayed for?