1 Thessalonians 1
The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Paul was at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer:
1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothyunto the assembly of Thessalonians in God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ,favour unto you, and peace! 1 Thessalonians 1:2 We are giving thanks unto God continually, concerning you all, making, mention, in our prayers, 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Unceasingly, rememberingyour work of faith and labour of love and endurance of hope, of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father: 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election,
and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion to God.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 How that, our glad-message, came not unto you, in word only, but also in power, and in Holy Spirit, and in much assurance,even as ye know what manner of men we became unto you, for your sake; 1 Thessalonians 1:6 And, ye, became, imitators of us, and of the Lord, giving welcome unto the word, in much tribulation, with joy of Holy Spirit; 1 Thessalonians 1:7 So that ye became an ensample unto all who were coming to the faith, in Macedonia and in Achaia: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 From you, in fact, hath sounded forth the word of the Lordnot only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but, in every place, your faith which is toward God, hath gone forth, so that, no need, have we to be saying anything; 1 Thessalonians 1:9 For, they themselves, concerning us, do tellwhat manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idolsto be serving a living and true God, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 And awaiting his Son out of the heavenswhom he raised from among the dead,Jesus: Who is to rescue us out of the anger that is coming.