Along with Paul, we give thanks for the fellow Christians God has put in our lives.

Along with Paul, we give thanks for the fellow Christians God has put in our lives.

BibleGateway: Philippians 1:3-11

ESV Text: Philippians 1:3-11

Philippians 1:3–11 (Listen)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace,1 both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Footnotes

[1] 1:7 Or you all have fellowship with me in grace

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:13 and ends at about 1:24

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     3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

     7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

     9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 550 :
O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

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1. O splendor of God’s glory bright, 
Who bringest forth the light from Light; 
O Light of light, light’s Fountain-spring; 
O Day, our days enlightening: 

2. Come, very Sun of truth and love, 
Come in Thy radiance from above 
And shed the Holy Spirit’s ray 
On all we think or do today. 

3. Likewise to Thee our prayers ascend, 
Father of glory without end, 
Father of saving grace, for pow’r 
To conquer in temptation’s hour. 

4. Teach us to work with all our might; 
Beat back the devil’s threatening spite; 
Turn all to good that seems most ill; 
Help us our calling to fulfil. 

5. Direct and govern heart and mind, 
With body chaste and disciplined; 
Let faith her eager fires renew 
And hate the false and love the true. 

6. On Christ, the true Bread, let us feed, 
Let Him to us be drink indeed, 
And let us taste with joyfulness 
The Holy Spirit’s plenteousness. 

7. Oh, joyful be the livelong day, 
Our thoughts as pure as morning ray, 
Our faith like noonday’s glowing height, 
Our souls undimmed by shades of night. 

8. The dawn begins to speed her way, 
Let the true Dawn himself display, 
The Son with God the Father One, 
And God the Father in the Son. 

9. All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
Forever and forevermore. 


Hymn: LSB 788 Forgive Us, Lord, for Shallow Thankfulness
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