1 Peter 2:13-17New Living Translation (NLT)
Respecting People in Authority
13 For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state, 14 or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.
15 It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. 16 For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. 17 Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.
Dear Father, For your sake, I will submit to human authority. May my life be honorable. When I lead an honorable life, this will silence any unkind accusations. I am free, but I am a slave of God. I will not use my freedom to do wrong. May I be respectful to others. May I love the family of believers and help them when they have needs and rejoice when they have joyful news. I have fear and respect for my Lord and Savior. Thank you for honor. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.