18 Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. 19 But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
Pray for us;
The request here is for the congregation to keep on praying for the author of Hebrews and his colleagues.
for we are confident [sure] that we have a good conscience,
The reason for this prayer is that the author ministers in a “good conscience” with honor. The “conscience” monitors our convictions and standards.
in all things desiring to live honorably.
The author has a good conscience with honor or integrity in every discharge of duty he executes. He does not want this congregation to misunderstand his motives.
But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
The author’s desire for prayer is that he would be restored to the congregation speedily with whom he had previous fellowship.
Prayer moves the hand of God.
Paul asked that the Ephesians pray that God would give him boldness (Eph 6:19). No leader can work under divine design without prayer.