We always give thanks (1 Thess. 1:2)

“We always give thanks

To God

For all of you.

We make mention

Of you

In our prayers

Constantly.”

Εὐχαριστοῦμεν τῷ Θεῷ πάντοτε περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν, μνείαν ποιούμενοι ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν ἡμῶν, ἀδιαλείπτως

Paul said, “We always (πάντοτε) give thanks (Εὐχαριστοῦμεν) to God (τῷ Θεῷ) for all of you (περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν).  We make mention (μνείαν ποιούμενοι) of you (ἐπὶ τῶν) in our prayers (προσευχῶν ἡμῶν) constantly (ἀδιαλείπτως).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word μνείαν, that means remembrance or mention, and the word ἀδιαλείπτως, that means constantly, incessantly, or without remission.  Paul constantly gave thanks to God for all the believers in Christ in Thessalonica.  He always prayed for them.  Paul often mentioned his concern and his prayers for the communities of Christians that he was writing to.  He usually had this kind of thanksgiving at the beginning of his letters.  Do you give thanks to God?

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