“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;”
King James Version (KJV)
2:1 I exhort therefore - Seeing God is so gracious. In this chapter he gives directions, With regard to public prayers With regard to doctrine. Supplication is here the imploring help in time of need: prayer is any kind of offering up our desires to God. But true prayer is the vehemency of holy zeal, the ardour of divine love, arising from a calm, undisturbed soul, moved upon by the Spirit of God. Intercession is prayer for others. We may likewise give thanks for all men, in the full sense of the word, for that God willeth all men to be saved, and Christ is the Mediator of all.
1Ti 2:1 Directions Concerning Public Worship SUMMARY OF I TIMOTHY 2: Prayers for Rulers. The Will of God That All Should Be Saved. How Men Must Pray. Concerning the Dress of Women at Worship. Concerning Women Teaching. Therefore I exhort. This chapter contains some directions concerning public worship. First of all. Paul probably means that, first in order, prayers should be offered for all men, etc. So says Conybeare and Howson, and many others. Thus should the worship open. Supplication, prayers, intercessions. It is difficult to distinguish between these three words. Plumptree says, ``Perhaps the idea in "supplication" is that of want; in "prayers" that of solemn devotion; and in "intercessions" that of individual petitions to God.''