Colossians 1:3–6

Thanksgiving and Prayer

We always thank God,f the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the loveg you have for all God’s peoplehthe faith and love that spring from the hopei stored up for you in heavenj and about which you have already heard in the true messagek of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruitl and growing throughout the whole worldm—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.

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