8 Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world. 9 God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about his Son.
10 One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you. 11 For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. 12 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
What does today's passage reveal about Paul's relationship with the believers he's writing to?
How could you get more in touch with needs of fellow believers to pray more specifically for them?
How can you use your spiritual gifts to encourage and strengthen others in your church and/or small group?
Spend Time In Prayer: Pray for Christians you know who are struggling right now, asking God to show you how to best encourage them in the days ahead.