Joy, Prayer and Thanksgiving I Thess. 5:12-18. November 30, 2008 Jeff Douglas. Background. Author Date 1&2 Thessalonians are known as "eschatological" books meaning "last things" Second Missionary Journey (Acts 17:1-9). The Message. I Thess 5
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26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
I Tim 4
1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.