Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.
Not only is he asking that they pray for the spread of the gospel quickly, but also, that the Gospel would be honored and not rejected. When I have been involved in prayer for various evangelistic crusades – Billy Graham, Luis Palau, Bob Cryder – I prayed for the Gospel to go out with power, and for many to be saved. This verse calls us to pray that the Gospel will be honored as well.
Just out of curiosity, I looked up the Greek for the word “honored” It is DOXAZO – the honor resulting from a good opinion.