Scripture to Memorize: 2 Timothy 1:7
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Day 1 Read: 2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
Reflect: How does Paul demonstrate his love and devotion to his protégé Timothy?
Consider: The word for constantly occurs only twice in the whole New Testament, here and in Rom 9:2 (“unceasing”). It denotes continuous engagement in some activity, which in this case is the act of remembering someone in prayer. The word for remember appears only here in the Pastoral Letters. In a general sense, it denotes recalling some information but without necessarily implying that such information has been forgotten. In this context, however, it denotes both recalling and mentioning; an appropriate restructuring would then be “I always remember to mention you (or to include you) in my prayers” or “Every time I pray, I always remember to mention your name.”
Respond: How do YOU demonstrate your love and devotion to those most important to you? Why is it important to pray continually and remember by name?
 Daniel C. Arichea and Howard Hatton, A Handbook on Paul’s Letters to Timothy and to Titus, UBS Handbook Series (New York: United Bible Societies, 1995), 169.