. . . making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without

   ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord

          Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father.

                                (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)


Praying for the needs of people in your church is a great way to make mention of their names. Turning your attention away from yourself and directing your focus on someone else will also give you an attitude of gratitude. This gratitude continues when we remember the productivity in the lives of fellow believers. We must remember their diligent work of faith and thank God for the work they’ve accomplished with the recent converts to the Christian faith.