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Prayers of Encouragement

In the bible, Joseph (one of the early apostles) was nicknamed Barnabas, which means "Son of Encouragement" (Acts 4:36-37, NLT). When we read the Acts of the Apostles, we can see why. He never pre-judged situations or people. Rather, he believed the best in them, and advocated on behalf of others. We see this in action when the disciples where originally sceptical of Saul's (Paul's) conversion. Barnabas speaks up for Paul, and this leads the early church in Jerusalem to embrace him and trust him.

This page contains two prayers of encouragement. The first prayer can be used for personal devotion or given to a friend as a message in a card. The second is an intercession for someone who is going through a hard time in life, and can be prayed for them or spoken outloud over them as a blessing:-

A prayer for encouragement and strength


You are the wind in my sails
You guide me as I steer and find direction.
You give me the strength to keep on going.
You watch over me as I navigate stormy seas.
You are the harbour where I stop for rest.
You are my encourager when I lose hope.
You are the lighthouse that keeps my path safe.
You are with me always.

Thank you.


(a short prayer of encouragement from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11, (NIV)

prayer of encouragement for a friend

O Lord,

I love this friend so much.
She's/He's been so kind to me.
I pray that she would see herself and love herself fully.
She gives out so much each day.
Please fill her up again,
With love from others, restful times and hope that never ends.
Come and encourage her when she is tired,
May she see the fruit that she bears,
Laden with generosity, her caring never ends.
She is so much more beautiful than she thinks,
Both in her heart and skin.
She is a true rainbow,
Full of colour, fun and grace.
She shines for all to see.

O Lord, I love this friend so much.
She's been so kind to me.

(a prayer for a friend from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for hope and strength

a short prayer to help those in a difficult or stressful place:-

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