Rom 1:8-15

Prayer of Thanksgiving 8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the world.9For God, whom I serve with my spirit by announcing the gospel of his Son, is my witness that without ceasing I remember you always in my prayers,10asking that by God's will I may somehow at last succeed in coming to you.11For I am longing to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—12or rather so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.13I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as I have among the rest of the Gentiles.14I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish15—hence my eagerness to proclaim the gospel to you also who are in Rome.