Rev. Ken Brown
2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 (CEB): 3 Brothers and sisters, we must always thank God for you. This is only right because your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing.4 That’s why we ourselves are bragging about you in God’s churches. We tell about your endurance and faithfulness in all the harassments and trouble that you have put up with.
“Prayer that doesn’t lead to concrete action toward our brothers is fruitless and incomplete prayer...prayer and action must always be profoundly united.” - Pope Francis
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (CEB) 11We are constantly praying for you for this: that our God will make you worthy of his calling and accomplish every good desire and faithful work by his power. 12 Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored by you, and you will be honored by him, consistent with the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.