the harvest indeed is plentiful, but the labourers are few: entreat therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth labourers into his harvest.
and he said to them, the harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few: intreat therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth labourers into his harvest.
in the mean time, I conjure you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the spirit, that you join with me in earnest prayers to God for me; that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea; and that the charitable service which I am employed about, for the converts at Jerusalem, may be acceptable to them: that by the will of God we may meet with joy, and rest together in peace.
being assisted by your prayers for me, so that thanks may be returned by many, for the gracious deliverance procur'd me by their prayers.
Pour out your souls unto God upon all occasions, watching in prayer with all perseverance and supplication for all christians: in particular for me, that I may have leave to speak without any restraint, and make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an embassador, tho' in chains: that I may duely represent it to the full.
for I know that this shall turn to my deliverance, thro' your prayers, by the spirit, which Jesus Christ will supply me with,
Persevere and be vigilant in prayer and in thanksgiving: put up your requests likewise for me, that God would give me an opportunity to declare the mystery of Christ (for which I am even in bonds:) that I may publish it in the manner, it should necessarily be done.
My brethren, pray for us.
To conclude, pray for us, my brethren, that the doctrine of the Lord may make its progress, and be respected every where as it is among you: and that we may be delivered from vexatious wicked men; for all have not the faith.
pray at the same time prepare me a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be restored to you.
Pray for us, for we trust we have a clear conscience, and desire our virtuous conduct may appear to all the world. I conjure you the more earnestly to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.