“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
Dear Friends . . .
For John, writing a letter to friends was a beautiful labor of love. The scroll and quill were not your everyday household items. Yet, John made sure to send his love and blessing to friends afar.
With the advent of today’s technology, we can send messages around the world in an instant. We can post words for all the world to see. The connectivity we experience on a near-daily basis is truly remarkable.
At no other time in history has a person enjoyed the immediate communication that we have become so accustomed to. With these technological privileges, though, come human responsibilities, too. We must steward these electronic resources with a heart that loves, supports, and encourages others.
In this way, we can follow John’s example.
- Perhaps God has put a friend on your heart, and you’ve been meaning to reach out for a while now.
- Perhaps God has brought a friend to mind, and you’ve been meaning to ask how best to pray for her.
- Perhaps God has prompted you to write to a friend, and you’ve struggled to find the time to do so.
Never mind the time that has passed. Just respond today. Write the words you’ve been meaning to say. And include a prayer for her too. Bless her with the words you’ve been praying in your heart for her.
Here at (in)courage, we dedicate our words each day to do the same. And we love pressing the pause button on the first Sunday of each month . . . to ask how we can pray for you. We consider it a sacred privilege to read over each comment and lift up each heart to our Father.
How can we pray for you today?
- As you leave a prayer request in the comments, be sure to pray also for the person just before you.
- You can click on “Sort by Newest” to see the most recent prayer request.
- Click on “Load More Posts” to be able to see everything.
- If you log in to Disqus, you’ll then be able to receive all the responses to your prayer request directly to your inbox.