I want to be an encourager
I want to be a better encourager.
Use me to build up the spiritual gifts in someone else.
Mold me into a servant,
a prayer warrior,
a friend of the friendless.
Lord, please forgive me for not choosing compassion and grace,
for not reaching out,
for not loving others because I didn't feel loved.
Lord, I want to see the world like you see it,
to include everyone and love everyone like you did.
I want to become an intercessor.
I want to build others up instead of hoping they will build me up.
I want your blessing on me--
not to make my life easier or better--
but to be an avenue for your blessing on everyone around me.
May people see you whenever they see me
and because your blessing is rich and deep and powerful,
I pray that the people I touch find new relationship and belonging in you.
Help me belong in you.
Only you satisfy my soul.
Speak truth and grace into my life so I remember that.
In Jesus' name,
"I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." (Romans 1:11)
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