Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord.
Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is.
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit.
God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.
We are praying that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you.
Lord, why do you stand so far away?