Thanksgiving and Prayer
b I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
always in c every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,
d for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun e a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,
being filled with the fruits of righteousness f which are by Jesus Christ, g to the glory and praise of God.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Corinthians 1:4
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus.
Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
1 Thessalonians 1:2
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.
Distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth.
By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.