1 Tim. 2:1-2, 8
1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.. . . . 8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
1 Pet. 4:7
7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.