Ephesians 3:1

For this cause (toutou carin). Use of carin (accusative of cari) as a preposition with the genitive and referring to the preceding argument about God's elective grace. It is possible that Paul started to make the prayer that comes in verses Ephesians 14-21 when he repeats toutou carin. If so, he is diverted by his own words "the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles" (o desmio tou Cristou Ihsou uper umwn twn eqnwn) to set forth in a rich paragraph ( Ephesians 1-13 ) God's use of him for the Gentiles.