1 Timothy 4:13-16, NIV: Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Psalm 9:10, NIV: Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
1 Chronicles 28:9-10, NIV: And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
John 17:3-4, NIV: Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
2 Corinthians 1:11, NIV: As you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.