Amos 8:4-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
4 Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
7 The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Psalm 113 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
God the Helper of the Needy
1 Praise the Lord!
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
1 Timothy 2:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Instructions concerning Prayer
2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For
there is one God;
—this was attested at the right time. 7 For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth,[a] I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.