Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(A)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I thank my God every time I remember you.(B) In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray(C) with joy because of your partnership(D) in the gospel from the first day(E) until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion(F) until the day of Christ Jesus.(G)

It is right(H) for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart(I) and, whether I am in chains(J) or defending(K) and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.

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