September 12th – Tuesday

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. – John 15:11

President George W. Bush signed a document in 2007 designating September 12th as the National Day of Encouragement. Behind this celebration was a group of young people from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, who saw the lack of encouragement as one of the main obstacles humans face. Encouragement has a positive impact on those around you and words have the power to lift people up when they are down. September 11th is such a tragic day in American history and having September 12th designated as the National Day of Encouragement is a day to honor the victims and those who continue to be affected by it. Today’s verse speaks of having the joy of Jesus so that your joy may be full. Pray today that the joy of the Lord would so fill you that it spills over and provides encouragement and cheer to those around you on a daily basis.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For officials in the U.S. government who do not know God to discover and be filled with the Lord’s joy.
  • For the president and his administration as they determine the days to designate for various celebrations.
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