World Conference 2023

Take Courage

20 March 2023

By Spiritual Formation Ministries

Each one helps the other,
saying to one another, “Take courage!”

Isaiah 41:6

Imagine if each day you heard from someone who loves you, “Take courage!”
What if we passed these words to each other like bread to nourish us?
What if we wrote them on pieces of paper and sent them in the mail?
Typed them into our phones and posted them across the internet?
What if courage began to spread among us, and became the word we heard most?
What might you do differently today with these words on your heart?
How might you be willing to show up, be seen, take a risk for love?
What gift or insight have you been hiding that we all need to hear to be more whole?
I’m telling you right now, “Take courage!” and I hope it sets you free.

Prayer Phrase


Spiritual Practice

Breathe deeply and repeat the word “courage” in the silence. Notice how you respond in body, mind, and spirit. Practice the feeling of spiritual strength, of stretching beyond what is comfortable and familiar. Bless the feelings that are evoked. Breathe again. Trust that you have everything you need to follow the Spirit in the places where courage is required today.

Today’s Prayer for Peace

Engage in a daily practice of praying for peace in our world. Click here to read today’s prayer and be part of this practice of peace.

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