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Principles from Paul's Prayers (Gleanings from Philippians 1.4).

Principles from Paul's Prayers Gleanings from Philippians 1:4 Geoffrey R. Kirkland Christ Fellowship Bible Church Philippians 1.4    πάντοτε ἐν πάσῃ δεήσει μου ὑπὲρ πάντων ὑμῶν, μετὰ χαρᾶς τὴν δέησιν ποιούμενος, author’s translation “...always making supplication in my every supplication for all of you with joy…” Philippians 1:4 describes how the Apostle Paul thanks God in all his remembrance of the Philippian believers. He reminds them that they are all saints in Christ Jesus (1:1) and that they have received grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (1:2). And so this propels Paul into thankfulness to God when he remembers them. Paul is overwhelmed with love and gratitude and care for this church that is precious to his heart. In what follows, I’ll provide 4 simple principles we can learn from Paul’s prayers. 1. He prays WITH CONSTANCY. When Paul says that he “always” offers prayers it does not mean that he ceaselessly prays for people 24/7 on his knees.