First, I tell you to pray for all people. Ask God for the things people need, and be thankful to Him. You should pray for kings and for all who have authority. Pray for the leaders so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives, lives full of worship and respect for God.
I Timothy 2:1-2 (ICB)
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.
Romans 13:1-2 (NLT)