As we open the final chapter of 2nd Thessalonians we are reminded of the power of prayer and the need for prayer in our lives. Paul, requests prayer for himself from this group of young believers. This says much about the confidence that, like Paul, we should place in intercessory prayer. He will also emphasized the importance of work as a part of our faith expression. A lazy Christian is an oxymoron! The letter has been a reminder that we are confident in the coming return of Christ. He concludes the letter encouraging us to work while we wait.