Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
This has chiefly hindred me from coming to you.
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 2:18
this I Paul have frequently attempted, but Satan has been my obstacle.
1 Thessalonians 3:10
whilst night and day we make our ardent requests to him, that we may once more be present with you, that nothing may be wanting to the perfection of your faith?
pray at the same time prepare me a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be restored to you.
I conjure you the more earnestly to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
after this, Paul had a design to pass thro' Macedonia and Achaia in his way to Jerusalem: purposing when he had been there to make a visit to Rome.
By the will
said he, in taking his leave, I must necessarily keep the approaching feast at Jerusalem: after which I will return to you if God permit.
he being then inflexible, we desisted, saying, the will of the Lord be done.
1 Corinthians 4:19
but if the Lord pleases, I will visit you very soon; and then I shall try, not what these boasters can say, but what they can do:
your language ought to be this, "if the Lord pleases to give us life, we shall do this, or that."