We were created to love our neighbors as ourselves. There are no limits to this love. We can love our neighbors in any environment, in any job or career, in whatever we say, whatever we do, wherever we walk and wherever we go. The world is full of opportunities for us to share God's love with others.
A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier. They can either be spontaneous or planned in advance. Every small interaction with someone is an opportunity to have a positive impact on both of your lives!
- Pay it Backward: buy coffee for the person behind you in line.
- Compliment the first three people you talk to today.
- Send a positive text message to five different people right now.
- Post inspirational sticky notes around your neighborhood, office, school, etc.
- Tell someone they dropped a dollar (even though they didn’t). Then give them a dollar.
- Donate old towels or blankets to an animal shelter.
- Say hi to the person next to you on the elevator.
- Surprise a neighbor with freshly baked cookies or treats!
- Let someone go in front of you in line who only has a few items.
- Leave a gas gift card at a gas pump.
- Throw a party to celebrate someone just for being who they are, which is awesome.
- Have a LinkedIn account? Write a recommendation for coworker or connection.
- Leave quarters at the laundromat.
- Encounter someone in customer service who is especially kind? Take an extra five minutes to tell their manager.
- Leave unused coupons next to corresponding products in the grocery store.
- Leave a note on someone’s car telling them how awesome they parked.
- Try to make sure every person in a group conversation feels included.
- Write a kind message on your mirror with a dry erase marker for yourself, your significant other or a family member.
- Place a positive body image notes in jean pockets at a department store.
- Smile at five strangers.
- Walk or drive around your area.
- Take notice of what you see.
- Ask God to give you His eyes to see your community the way He does.
- Look for areas of need - materially, emotionally, spiritually.
- Pray for businesses, schools (teachers, students, administration), government leaders, neighborhoods, people you see, people your don't see.
- Pray for blessings on each home - health, work, emotions, social life and spiritual life.
- Pray for harmony and unity.
- Pray that God might use you to find the lost, release the captive and develop disciples.
BE STILL AND LISTEN
- Hear what God is saying to you.
- Is there a way for you individually or us as a church to begin to build relationships with those you are praying for?
MAPS FOR PRAYER WALKING