Philippians 1:4

4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy

Philippians 1:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
ESV
4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
NLT
4 Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy,
MSG
4 Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart.
CSB
4 always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer,

Philippians 1:4 Meaning and Commentary

Philippians 1:4

Always in every prayer of mine for you all
The apostle was a praying believer, and a praying minister: notwithstanding all his gifts, and graces, and high attainments, he was not above the work and duty of prayer, and in which he was sensible he stood in need of the assistance and direction of the Spirit of God, As soon as he was converted he prayed, and continued to do so without ceasing, as he himself directs; he was constant and assiduous at the throne of grace, and was concerned for others, as well as himself, for all the churches, and for this church, and all the saints in it.

Making request with joy;
for what God had done for them, and continued with them. Requests are to be made known to God with thanksgiving. When we request a favour of him, it becomes us to return thanks for what we have received from him. Thanksgiving is a branch of prayer; as we have always mercies to ask for, we have always mercies to be thankful for.

Philippians 1:4 In-Context

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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