The Apostle Paul prays for this young church, but for the second time he asks them to pray for him. As he asks for prayer and prays for these believers, we learn three priorities for prayer. We learn that we should pray because God faithfully guarantees that His word will bear fruit. Because of that we should pray for the progress of the gospel, for the protection of gospel messengers, and for perseverance in the gospel.
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5; Acts 21:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13