“How to Pray for God’s People” (Philemon 4-7)

Paul shared his prayer of thanksgiving to God for Philemon’s love
and faith. And before appealing to Philemon to do what is difficult,
the apostle Paul prayed for him to encourage him to continue to
grow in his love, faith, knowledge of Christ, and in serving the
Four examples of how to pray for God’s people
a. Give thanks for their love towards all the saints vv.4-5
b. Give thanks for their faith in Christ vv.4-5
c. Pray that their faith would increase: v.6
o Fellowship
o knowledge
d. Pray that their love would be displayed: v.7
o Joy
o comfort

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