23 As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray(A) for you. And I will teach(B) you the way that is good and right.

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.(A)

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14 They all joined together constantly in prayer,(A) along with the women(B) and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.(C)

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16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you,(A) remembering you in my prayers.(B)

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In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray(A) with joy

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For this reason, since the day we heard about you,(A) we have not stopped praying for you.(B) We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will(C) through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:9 Or all spiritual wisdom and understanding
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11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you,(A) that our God may make you worthy(B) of his calling,(C) and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness(D) and your every deed prompted by faith.(E)

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Thanksgiving

I thank God,(A) whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience,(B) as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.(C)

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Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God(A) as I remember you in my prayers,(B)

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