Philemon, I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers
References for Philemon 1:4
because I've heard of your love and faithfulness, which you have both for the Lord Jesus and for all God's people.
I pray that your partnership in the faith might become effective by an understanding of all that is good among us in Christ.
I have great joy and encouragement because of your love, since the hearts of God's people are refreshed by your actions, my brother.