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Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 (NLT)


There are certain times of the year when I can feel overwhelmed. One is the beginning of January and the other is September when we get back from holidays. I feel a bit low after a good break and find it takes a few days to adjust back to the routine and tackle ‘all the things that must get done’.

Do you ever feel that way? What’s on your plate…your TO DO LIST right now?

Instead of becoming inwardly focused I have to remind myself that there are other people in my family who could probably do with some support, especially my spouse. Maybe you’re facing much more challenging pressures right now, like; sickness, job insecurity or other issues. When we pull together and seek the good of each other life is so much better.

Why not look for opportunities this week to help each other and seek the good of your partner.

Prayer (as a couple)

Father God, thank you that we are not alone. Help us to see the needs of each other and take opportunities to help each other this week. Help us to do good for each other even if we don’t feel like it, through the power of your Holy Spirit and for your glory. Amen.

Prayer (for others)

Father God, we pray for … and … We ask that you will help them to help each other this week. We pray that they would do good and seek the best for each other through the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Final quote

“Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words”. Fr. Jerome Cummings