Words of Encouragement, Matthew 6:26

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Today’s Words of Encourament

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Matthew 6:26, ESV

To help you memorize the verse, copy the first letter of each word on a index card. Next time you look at the index card, the letters will prompt you to recall the verse—but you won’t be looking at the verse! Try it.


Sample Prayer

Use this sample prayer to get you started praying

God our Father,

I praise you, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because you care for your creation and sustain all life on Earth—and you do this so we (humankind) can marvel and praise you.

I thank you, Father, because you look at your children with love, and you care for us. Lord, you care for me and provide for all my needs.

I trust you, Lord, because you are loving, gracious, generous, and kind. How good you are!

I humble myself before you to thank-you and praise you.

I will tell others of your love for me and your care for me. I will tell others of your love and care for all your children.

And for those who have yet to know your love and care, I pray that the good news of Jesus Christ would reach them, so they will come to you, oh my shepherd.



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