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1:9 I mention you. Paul’s constant prayerfulness is an expression of his wholehearted service and desire for spiritual usefulness. He prays in full submission to God’s will (vv. 9–12; cf. Eph. 1:15; Phil. 1:9; Col. 1:9; 1 Thess. 1:3; 2 Thess. 1:11; 2 Tim. 1:3).