because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.Philippians 1:5(HCSB)
Paul was commissioned to take the glorious gospel of grace to the gentiles, but his thoughts, prayers and supplication often turned joyfully toward the body of believing saints. His heart rejoiced knowing they were his partners in the gospel of Jesus Christ, from the moment they trusted Him as Saviour.
We are all members of Christ's body and like the Philippians Christians are also partners in the glorious gospel of grace - for we were saved by grace through faith when we were baptised into Christ's body and are to live by grace through faith and to serve the Lord by grace through faith.
May our Christian life and service be a loving partnership with the other members of Christ's body. We are not in competition against each other but are co-workers together of the glorious gospel of grace.
Let us mirror the life of Paul who despite the hardships he faced in life prayed with joyful thanksgiving for His fellow-believers.
Thank You Father that in Christ I am a fellow-worker with other members of Your Body. Help me to lift up others in prayer and praise and to faithfully carry out my part as a member of Your body, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.