Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
have cordially reliev'd me. Epaphras a servant of Christ, and your countryman, salutes you, who is always very earnest in his prayers, that you may be perfectly acquainted with, and constantly observe,
For this cause, ever since we heard of it, we incessantly pray for you, requesting that you may be endued with respect to the knowledge of his will, with all wisdom and spiritual discernment:
Jesus propos'd likewise this parable to them, to show that they should persevere in prayer, and not be discouraged.
be joyful in hope; be patient under affliction; persevere in prayer;
Pour out your souls unto God upon all occasions, watching in prayer with all perseverance and supplication for all christians:
the Lord is coming: be not in any manner of sollicitude, but in all your occasions lay your requests before God by prayer and supplication accompany'd by thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
pray upon all occasions.
being firmly attach'd to, and founded upon him: establishing yourselves in the faith you have been taught, and being thankful for the improvement you make therein.
may the peace of Christ, to which you are called to be but one body, influence your hearts, to be benevolent.