Are you looking for creative ways to encourage others?
One of the things I’ve been doing for the last few years is sending recorded prayers & scripture readings through texts. The response has been amazing. I’ve had several ladies tell me, “When I received your text, it was exactly what I needed to hear.”
How do I decide who to send a voice recorded prayer or scripture reading to? I ask God to guide me and give me wisdom. He does exactly that. Do I miss it sometimes and send it to someone that doesn’t really need it? Probably so. But I would rather send an encouraging word or prayer to someone that doesn’t necessarily need it, than to miss sending it to someone that does.
I allow the Holy Spirit to lead me in praying for each individual. There are times I know exactly what someone is going through and I pray about that. Other times I have no idea what someone is facing and I pray however I feel led to pray.
The interesting thing about this is … I am the one who is blessed. I am able to have a great prayer time and I have encouraged others at the same time, which in return encourages me.
The responses I’ve received have been so encouraging. Sometimes it’s a simple “Thanks.” Other times, it’s “Thank you so much, that was a timely prayer.” Or “How did you know I needed prayer?” One thing I’ve heard from many, “You always seem to know just when I need to be encouraged.” How do you do it? I simply respond with ” My friend, it was the Lord. He knows just what you need & when you need it.”
In this video, I show how to record a prayer on your cell phone and how to send it through a text.
What have you been doing lately to encourage others?
A book on prayer that I recommend is Praying the Bible by Donald S. Whitney.
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