The thing I love about this verse is if I feel boredom coming on, it reminds me that “peaceful and quiet lives” are the way to go. Instead of lives too hectic to really think about your mindset & actions, a quiet peaceful life opens the door to make the way for calm happy thoughts & consciously-made pleasing-to-God behavior. What also aids my thinking is listing off things in my mind that I’m thankful that I have.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1 Timothy 2:1-2