just as it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, since[a] both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you are sharers of grace with me. For God is my witness, that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

Prayer for Spiritual Maturity

And this I pray: that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

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  1. Philippians 1:7 Here “since” is supplied as a component of the participle (“are”) which is understood as causal

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