I want to be an encourager



Lord Jesus,

I want to be a better encourager.

Use me to build up the spiritual gifts in someone else.

Mold me into a servant,

an encourager,

a prophet,

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,

Amen.


"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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