|2 Corinthians 1:8-11
8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered
in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability
to endure, so that we despaired even of life.
9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we
might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we
have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
11 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.