Encouragement is part of the ministry of prayer. God uses us to bring joy, hope, and comfort to those around us in need. Read these words from Philippians.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Philippians 2:1-2
As you pray this week, ask the Lord to bring someone to mind that you should encourage. Send a note of encouragement this week and share the hope and joy of the Lord with them. Let them know you have prayed for them, share a verse of Scripture that God brings to mind.