Prayers that Enable Our Sanctification
God shall keep you through the prayer of others for your joyful growth in theology leading to a life of grateful doxology.
Published April 29th, 2019; Updated May 4th, 2019
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We hope that you grow in knowledge leading to holy living leading to growth in knowledge leading to holy living all empowered and sustained by God himself through our prayers and resulting in your joyful gratitude to him and an eternal inheritance with the saints.
Διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡμεῖς, ἀφʼ ἧς ἡμέρας ἠκούσαμεν, οὐ παυόμεθα ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι καὶ αἰτούμενοι,
BECAUSE OF this, we also, from that day we heard, are unceasingly praying and petitioning for you
ἵνα πληρωθῆτε τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει πνευματικῇ,
SO THAT you might be filled with knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding
περιπατῆσαι ἀξίως τοῦ κυρίου εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν,
SO as to walk worthily of the Lord in all pleasing service,
ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ καρποφοροῦντες
BEARING fruit in every good work
καὶ αὐξανόμενοι τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ,
AND GROWING in the full knowledge of God,
ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει δυναμούμενοι κατὰ τὸ κράτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ
BEING empowered in all strength according to his glorious strength
εἰς πᾶσαν ὑπομονὴν καὶ μακροθυμίαν.
[RESULTING] IN all endurance and patience.
Μετὰ χαρᾶς εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ πατρὶ τῷ ἱκανώσαντι ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου τῶν ἁγίων ἐν τῷ φωτί•
[RESULTING IN] GIVING thanks with joy to the Father who qualified you in the share of the portion of the saints of light.