Be engaged with the people around you in every way you possibly can. This is just one easy way to speak into someone’s life to them know you care. What do you need? Do you need to ask someone to forgive you, but not sure what to say? Do you need to share the gospel with someone and need some help with words? Do you need to tell someone how much you appreciate them? You are not alone, people struggle with finding the right words to say in certain situations. That’s what this section is about. You can take this content and use it to help communicate to others or you can use it as a template for your own communication. The main point here is to communicate your love for others as God would have you.
Message to a Lost Friend
I wanted to send this message to you to let you know how much I care about you. I’m not always good with words or as bold as I should be, but I still wanted to share what’s on my heart. I don’t know where you are in your relationship with God, but I have a relationship with Him and would love for you to have one as well. He changed my life! If He can love me, I know He loves you. I never want to be ashamed of Him so I hope you can receive this knowing I wouldn’t even share this if I didn’t care about you. What I know about everyone is that we are all going somewhere. I’m not talking about today, but I’m talking about when we pass from this life we are going to spend eternity in one of two places. The Bible talks about heaven and hell. I don’t like to think about hell, and I’ve heard people ask, “Why would such a loving God send people to such a horrible place if hell is real?” That’s a great question, but the truth is, God doesn’t send anyone there. God has given us an opportunity to accept His love and forgiveness and be with Him forever when we pass from this life. Another thing that many people believe is that if you are just a good enough person, God will accept you into heaven, but my question would be, why would God ever send His Son to die on a cross if that were true? If that were true, none of us would ever need Jesus, we would just need to keep score to make sure we have a positive balance at the end each day of good things over bad things. The reality is I can never be good enough for God to accept me into heaven, and I try to be as good of a person as I can. But that’s exactly why God sent His Son to make it possible for us to be with Him. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by me.” No one today wants to talk Hell or about sin. Isn’t it odd how the things we don’t want to talk about are the exact things we need to talk about? We all have those things in our lives that dishonor God and go against His will for our lives. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. I have sinned and will again and wish I could stop completely, but I have this nature in me called a sin nature. You have it too, and that’s why when Jesus comes into our lives He gives us a new nature. The Bible says we become a new creation through Christ. This is all done by faith! You’ve never seen Jesus and neither have I, but I do believe He lived a perfect sinless life in this world to show us how to live. I hope you are hearing me because I love you and want you to know how to have a relationship with God in case no one has ever told you. When God comes into our lives He does not make life easy, but He gives us hope in knowing someone is on our side that is greater than anything or anyone that comes against me. Most people I know believe in God, but that’s not enough according to the Bible. You have to believe and accept His Son, Jesus, as your Savior and Lord. The key to having God in your life is faith and then making a life commitment to live for Him. He is amazing because He has never forced anyone to accept Him. All He does is knock on the door of our heart, but waits for us to open the door. I was born on (give the date) but Jesus said, “you must be born again.” John 3:3. I know God wants to do a work in your life so what’s stopping you? Trust Him today and call on Him today. All you have to do is say, “God, I know I need you in my life and I know there is a door to my heart, and right now I am opening the door by faith inviting you to come in and be my Savior and Lord. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and I believe that you have forgiven me of all my sins. So from this day forward, my life belongs to You. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and give me power to live out my commitment to You. I accept you through Jesus and it’s in His Name I ask this, “Amen.”” If you invited Jesus to come in and save you, you need to tell someone and then get in a place to start growing. If you have any questions I may not have all the answer, but I will help you anyway I can. This is sent to you with nothing but love in my heart.
Message to Restore a Relationship
I’m not sure how our relationship got off track, but I really want to get it back on track. I love you and I know I am not blameless in what has happened in our relationship, but it hurts my heart to know me and you are not right with each other. So on my part, I just ask you to forgive me for what I said and what I did. I can’t change what has happened, but I can only say, “I’m sorry” and hope you will forgive me and that we can bury the hurt between us. You mean so much to me and I never wanted this to happen. I know my (words/actions) were hurtful and I hate that about myself, but I truly want a relationship with you. We can talk some more if you want or you can just write me back and let me know how you feel. I will accept what you say, but I know God wants our love for each other to be restored. I am praying for you that you can receive this and hoping we can talk soon. I don’t even have all the answers moving forward, I just know I love you and want us to get along and be the friends we were before. All my love and hopes.
Message of Appreciation
I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and all you do for me. I feel so inadequate at times and your are always there to help me and fill in the blanks in my life. Thank you for caring about me. My life would not be the same with out you and I believe that with all my heart. God knew what I needed when He brought you into my life. Thank you for always being there and knowing just what to say and what to do. You are more than a blessing, but I feel like you are a gift of God to me. I wanted to make sure and tell you the strength and joy and comfort and encouragement you bring to me. Please know that you are loved and so appreciated by me.
Prayer for a Friend
Holy Father, I give you praise to day for (Name), and God I know they need your help and power for what they are going through at this time in their life. Father your Word tells us that you will always be with us no matter what comes against us or the trials that come our way. So Father, I call only you to give strength to (name) and give (her/him) the assurance of knowing that you are right there with them. Father I pray that you will show yourself strong and merciful as your Word tells us, and Father you know we don’t understand all the situations we face in life, but we praise you that you are with us in all situations. God give wisdom and guidance to (name). Give a peace and calmness in their spirit with confidence in knowing you walk through the valleys and the fires and the floods with us. God we know there is none like you and you are our refuge and strength in a time of trouble and confusion. You are our provider in all things, so I call on you to let (name) know, somehow and someway that you are right there. Lord, we believe in you and your ability to do more than we ask or think. To your Name be glory, and it’s in your Son’s Name I pray, Amen.”