This Week's Article
Each Saturday morning, for 9 minutes at 9 a.m., a growing number of men and women across the nation join LWML President Kay Kreklau in prayer. Why do we do this, and what do we pray about?
We pray to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because we know and trust that our Savior hears our every word and will provide what we need.
God welcomes all prayer, but on Saturday mornings we love to pray for the mission grants the LWML has pledged to support this biennium. We pray for all LCMS missionaries, that they daily find renewed strength and purpose in serving God by serving others. We pray for all those who are lost and hurting, that they will be touched by His love and brought to faith through His grace.
Join us in prayer, on Saturday mornings … or anytime!
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess. 5:16-18).
Verse of the Week
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing (1Thessalonians 5:11).
Last Week's Article
Encouragement! We all need it, don’t we? Encouragement inspires hope, confidence, and courage. It heartens, uplifts, and raises our spirits.
Are you a “heart-encourager”? Paul says to the Ephesian Christians in chapter 6:21-22: So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.
Tychicus was a heart-encourager! We can learn a valuable lesson from him and strive to be heart-encouragers, too. We can share the encouragement of the Good News of salvation in Jesus with our sisters and brothers in Christ. Be a heart-encourager – one who offers Christian friendship and support!
Challenge: Find other passages in the Bible that use the word “encourage” (or some form of it).
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11).