May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father/Mother,
who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement
and good hope through God's grace,
encourage your hearts
and strengthen them in every good deed and word.
Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us,
so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified,
as it did among you,
and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked people,
for not all have faith.
But the Lord is faithful;
God will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you,
you are doing and will continue to do.
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God
and to the endurance of Christ.