By Aubrey Johnson
Dear Father, thank You for a new day, and the opportunities it will afford me to encourage someone in Your name.
Thank You for helping me to overcome my fears by giving me a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Thank you for helping me overcome discouragement by reminding me of Your unlimited power and abiding presence.
Thank You for helping me live courageously and relate effectively.
Teach me to use my mind to encourage others by focusing on solutions rather than complaining or assigning blame.
Teach me to use my eyes to encourage others by looking for good in every person and circumstance.
Teach me to use my ears to encourage others by being quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Teach me to use my lips to encourage others by doing speaking words of hope and healing.
Teach me to use my hands to encourage others by doing small deeds of kindness expecting nothing in return.
Today, Lord, I will help someone to build by nudging her one step closer to her dreams.
Today, Lord, I will help someone to blossom by refusing to give up on him no matter how low he has fallen.
Today, Lord, I will help someone to believe by showing her she is valuable, loveable and capable.
Today, Lord, I will help someone to battle by urging him to face his fears instead of running away.
Today, Lord, I will glorify You through my ministry of encouragement.