The author exhorts his readers to pray for him.
We look at prayer, at the way in which prayer fits in with the sovereign plan of God and in particular at the manner of prayer which will be heard of the Lord, and that which will not.
We see the crucial part prayer plays in the life of the church and that it is because of the lack of a spirit of true prayer that the church and the nation are in their present condition.
We are strongly encouraged to pray and to make the most of every opportunity we have for prayer - personal prayer, family prayer and corporate prayer as a church.
Finally, we see that the author gives two reasons why the readers should pray for him:
Therefore we should pray that our spiritual leaders may be godly, may have a sincere heart in their service, and that they might remain among us for our benefit.