In our prayers we always thank God for you.
He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We thank him because we have heard about the faith you have in Christ Jesus and the love you have for all of God’s people.
Your faith and love continue because you know what is waiting for you in heaven—
the hope you have had since you first heard the true message, the Good News that was told to you.
Throughout the world, this Good News is bringing blessings and is spreading.
And that’s what has been happening among you since the first time you heard it and understood the truth about God’s grace.
You heard it from Epaphras, our dear friend and co-worker.
He is a faithful servant of Christ for us.
He also told us about the love you have from the Spirit.
Since the day we heard these things about you,
we have continued praying for you.
This is what we pray:
that God will make you completely sure of what he wants by giving you all the wisdom and spiritual understanding you need;