Thanksgiving and Prayer

Philippians 1

3 e I thank my God f in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 g because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began h a good work in you i will bring it to completion at j the day of Jesus Christ. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you k in my heart, for you are all l partakers with me of grace, 1 both m in my imprisonment and in n the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8 For o God is my witness, p how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And it is my prayer that q your love may abound more and more, r with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, s and so be pure and blameless t for the day of Christ, 11 filled u with the fruit of righteousness that comes v through Jesus Christ, w to the glory and praise of God.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 1:8
    First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 1:9
    For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you
    Ephesians 1:16
    I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
    2 Timothy 1:3
    I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
  3. Cross References
    Philippians 2:12
    Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 4:15
    And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.
    Acts 16:12 - 40
    And from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.
  4. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 57:2
    I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
    Psalms 138:8
    The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
    1 Thessalonians 5:24
    He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:8
    Who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 7:3
    I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.
  8. Cross References
    Philippians 4:14
    Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 20:23
    Except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in ...
    Acts 26:29
    And Paul said, "Whether short or long, I would ...
    Colossians 4:18
    I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. ...
    2 Timothy 2:9
    For which I am suffering, bound with chains as ...
    Philemon 1:10
    I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose f...
    Philemon 1:13
    I would have been glad to keep him with me, in ...
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ ...
  10. Cross References
    Philippians 1:16
    The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 1:9
    For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you
    Romans 9:1
    I am speaking the truth in Christ - I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit -
  12. Cross References
    Philippians 4:1
    Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.
    Romans 1:11
    For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you -
    Romans 15:23
    But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you.
    1 Thessalonians 3:6
    But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you -
    2 Timothy 1:4
    As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.
  13. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 3:12
    And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you.
    2 Thessalonians 1:3
    We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
  14. Cross References
    Colossians 1:9
    And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
    Colossians 3:10
    And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
    Philemon 1:6
    And I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 24:16
    So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
    1 Thessalonians 3:13
    So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
    1 Thessalonians 5:23
    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  16. Cross References
    Philippians 1:6
    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
  17. Cross References
    Colossians 1:6
    Which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing - as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.
    Colossians 1:10
    So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
    James 3:18
    And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
  18. Cross References
    John 15:4 - 5
    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
  19. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:12
    So that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
    Ephesians 1:14
    Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
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