3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
4 Always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.
5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.
upon (v.3) = upon the basis of
remembrance (v.3) — always associated with prayer.
prayer (v.4) = supplication
“with joy” (v. 4) — bears the emphasis of the sentence. Every thought of his relationship with the Philippians brought Paul joy.
fellowship (v.5) = “a having in common,” “a partnership” in a common interest
Paul is saying, “I thank God ( ) for your fellowship.”
in the gospel (v.5) = in the interest of — denotes motion and progress
first day (v.5) — Acts 16:15, when Lydia was saved
now (v.5) — upon receipt of their gift