Sometimes things happen that make us feel down. When this happens we need encouragement.
When we encourage, we motivate people to act on Biblical principles, especially when they are discouraged or wavering in their faith. Encouragement has the ability to bring out the best in others and challenge them to develop their potential.
Spirit led encouragement and prophecy are sometimes indistinguishable. Prayers anointed by the Holy Spirit are very similar in nature to prophecies. They reveal God’s intent and purpose. One of these prayers is found in 3 John. “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." (3 John 1:2)
Paul prays: "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people," (Ephesians 1:17-18)