Why Should Officers Be Prayed For?

The Bible instructs Christians to pray for our governing authorities, in which law enforcement officers are included!

"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people.  Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.  Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity."
I Timothy 2:1-2, NLT

"Everyone must submit to governing authorities.  For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God."
Romans 13:1, NLT