It's the Lord's desire for us to
find Him in all our situations and know that when life is good and when life is tough,
He is there for us.
This is a place to find encouragement to learn to rest in His presence in it all.
"Always" is a high expectation but something Paul encourages the Philippians about in regards to his goal for them in prayer. His heart desire is to always be offering a prayer for them. He wants them to know he prays for them.
What does it do for your spirit when someone not only says they will pray for you, but you actually know they are doing it?
As Paul thinks about the saints in Philippi, he is grateful. These saints have earned his respect. As we continue our reading through the book of Philippians, we discover the reasons Paul feels this way, but for now these few but powerful words stimulate one question. Do our words and actions stir others to gratitude?