We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day,
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,