The ship is sinking! The passengers will be lost forever if we don’t throw them “life rings of prayer.” In the Church of old, they prayed them in; they stood in the gap.
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV)