Paul was the Master of the run-on sentence. I have attempted to ferret out the relevant prayers in some of his teachings. (lol).
He was not only teaching and speaking to the Church of his time but also to us. No matter our Denomination, the work of building the body of the Lord continues.
From where I stand, we need to re-acquaint ourselves with how to advance the cause.
For our fellow workers in Christ, they are spreading the Faith, even if in a different name brand Church, than ours.
If they are sharing Christ, they are with us. We need to pray for those we know and intercede for all others around the world.
Prayer without ceasing.
Is this even possible? Yes, it is an attitude, a lifestyle, living a life where our Faith and Love of Christ is on display. (Abram, praying for Sodom, Christ in the Garden).
In this case, Paul had been praying to visit these Churches, that he would prosper in his work of building up, the Church. (People)
He wished to Impart a Spiritual Gift, that would establish them in Christ. Wisdom, Faith, Prophecy, Giving? I do not know which or how many of the Gifts of the Ministry or Spirit they had need of.
He desired that he see and recognize they had the information to stay the course. That the Fruit of the Spirit and thereby the Church would grow.
He ends his teaching by giving God the Glory. For the Power to Establish them in the Faith, the Power to Preach, to Reveal the Mystery of Faith, he gives the Glory to Christ. Amen
We must relearn to pray, Effectual, Fervent Prayers. For the completion of Gods will in our lives and Church.
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bill theunfetteredpreacher cote
“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making a request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.”
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.”