We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, when we pray for you, because we have
heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love
which you have for all the saints, because of the
hope laid up for you in heaven...
...And so, from the day we heard of it, we have not
ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled
with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom
and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work
and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be
strengthened with all power, according to his glorious
might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving
thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to
share in the inheritance of the saints in light.