This week I will encounter people who are discouraged.
Some of them may be teetering on the brink of hopelessness. Some on them may have already fallen into it.
Most of them will hide their discouragement well. Some may dare to express or display it.
Give me discernment to perceive that someone is discouraged or hopeless.
Give me words to share and actions to perform that might offer them some encouragement.
Then give me the desire, the willingness, the compassion, and the courage to share those words and actions.
And Lord, when I become discouraged, please send someone to encourage me.