Today’s Prayer Challenge: Being Spiritually Supportive Rather Than Neglectful or Critical

“14 Notwithstanding you have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. 15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.” ~ Philippians 4:14 — 16 (KJV)

Dear Lord,

We first and foremost come to You giving You all the praise, glory, and honor as the one and only true and living God. We thank You for salvation — sending Your Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with You in heaven. Please forgive us of our sins, and we thank You in advance for helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.

Lord, we come with a special prayer today that you will help us to be more spiritually supportive than critical or neglectful when others fall on hard times. Just as the Philippians tended to Apostle Paul’s needs when he was imprisoned for preaching Your Word, may we bless others in the same way. Lord, even if we do not have money to give, may we give of our time to lift them up in prayer. May we take the time to share a smile, a hug, and a few uplifting words. For, there was once a time that we were down, and we know from experience the healing power of prayer and kindness. Thank You, Lord, for blessing us to be a blessing. 

It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.

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