Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Epaphras, one of your own number, a slave of Christ Jesus, wishes to be remembered to you. He is always standing up for you in his prayers that you may stand fast, like men of mature convictions, whatever God's will for you may be.
That is why, from the day I first heard of it, I have never given up praying for you and asking God to fill you, through full spiritual wisdom and insight, with a clear knowledge of what his will is,
He gave them an illustration to show that they must always pray and not give up,
Be happy in your hope, steadfast in time of trouble, persistent in prayer.
Use every kind of prayer and entreaty, and at every opportunity pray in the Spirit. Be on the alert about it; devote yourselves constantly to prayer for all God's people
Have no anxiety about anything, but make all your wants known to God in prayer and entreaty, and with thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Never give up praying.
You must be rooted and built up in him and made strong in faith, just as you were taught to be, overflowing with it in your gratitude.
Let the ruling principle in your hearts be Christ's peace, for in becoming members of one body you have been called under its sway. And you must be thankful.