"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing" (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV). Dear God, thank You for the many people who have encouraged me along the way, have cheered me on when I was dragging my feet and lifted me up when things were down. Please help me to do the same for others. And above all, thank You for your unfailing faithfulness to and everlasting love for me. I thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name. Amen.