I thank my God every time I remember you.24
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray3 with joy
because of your partnership4 in the gospel from the first day5 until now,
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion6 until the day of Christ Jesus.77
It is right8 for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart;9 for whether I am in chains10 or defending11 and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.
God can testify12 how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love13 may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,1410
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,1511
filled with the fruit of righteousness16 that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.