Paul's Prayer for the Philippians
3 I thank my God, having you in perfect memory,4 (Always in all my prayers for all you, praying with gladness,) 5 Because of the fellowship which ye have in the Gospel, from the first day unto now. 6 And I am persuaded of this same thing, that he that hath begun this good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, 7 As it becometh me so to judge of you all, because I have you in remembrance, that both in my bands, and in my defense, and confirmation of the Gospel you all were partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how I long after you all from the very heart root in Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment, 10 That ye may allow those things which are best, that ye may be pure, and without offence, until the day of Christ, 11 Filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God. 12 I would ye understood, brethren, that the things which have come unto me, are turned rather to the furthering of the Gospel, 13 So that my bands in Christ are famous throughout all the judgment hall, and in all other places, 14 In so much that many of the brethren in the Lord are boldened through my bands, and dare more frankly speak the Word. 15 Some preach Christ even through envy and strife, and some also of good will. 16 The one part preacheth Christ of contention, and not purely, supposing to add more affliction to my bands. 17 But the others of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the Gospel. 18 What then? Yet Christ is preached all manner ways, whether it be under a pretence, or sincerely; and I therein joy, yea, and will joy. 19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and by the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 As I fervently look for, and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all confidence, as always, so now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. 21 For Christ is to me both in life, and in death advantage. 22 And whether to live in the flesh were profitable for me, and what to choose I know not. 23 For I am distressed between both, desiring to be loosed, and to be with Christ, which is best of all. 24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh, is more needful for you. 25 And this am I sure of, that I shall abide, and with you all continue, for your furtherance and joy of your faith, 26 That ye may more abundantly rejoice in JESUS CHRIST for me, by my coming to you again. 27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel of Christ, that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your matters, that ye continue in one Spirit, and in one mind, fighting together through the faith of the Gospel. 28 And in nothing fear your adversaries, which is to them a token of perdition, and to you of salvation, and that of God. 29 For unto you it is given for Christ, that not only ye should believe in him, but also suffer for his sake, 30 Having the same fight, which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
"Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect." John Adams, the second president of the United States