1 Thessalonians 1
The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Paul was at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer:
1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul and Syluanus & Timothe. Unto the congregacyon of þe Thessalonyans, in God the father, and in the Lorde Iesus Christ. Grace be vnto you, and peace from God our father, and from the Lorde Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:2 We geue god thankes alwaye for you all: makynge mencyon of you in our prayers 1 Thessalonians 1:3 without ceasynge, & call you to remembraunce because of the worke of your fayth, and labour in loue, and because ye haue contynued in þe hope of oure Lorde Iesus Christ, in þe syght of God our father. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 We knowe brethren (beloued of God) how that ye are electe.
and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion to God.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 For oure Gospel came not vnto you by worde onely, but also by power, and by the holy goost, and by moch certayntye, as ye knowe, after what maner we be haued oure selues amonge you, for your sake. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became folowers of vs and of the Lorde, receauynge the worde with moch affliccyon, with ioye of the holy goost: 1 Thessalonians 1:7 so that ye were an ensample to all that beleue in Macedonia and Achaia. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the worde of the Lorde, not in Macedonia and in Achaia onely: but youre fayth also which ye haue vnto God, spred her selfe abroade in all quartars, so that it nedeth not vs to speake eny thynge at al. 1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they them selues shewe of you, what maner of entring in we had vnto you and how ye tourned to God from ymages, for to serue the liuynge and true God, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 and for to loke for hys sonne from heauen, whom he raysed from deeth: euen Iesus, whych delyuereth vs from the wrath to come.