How can we thank God enough for you?
What joy we have before God
because of you!
Night and day
we pray and pray
to see your face and your faith
Oh, may our God and Father guide us
back to you.
And may the LORD cause your love
to increase and prosper
for each other and for all!
Oh, how our love abounds for you!
May God strengthen your very hearts
and keep you unfettered and free
in the Holy Spirit,kept
blameless before our God and Father
when our LORD Jesus Christ comes
with all the saints
in whose sure company
you surely belong.
© 2012, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 prayer-a-phrase by Mary Sayler