Heavenly Father, please shape us into a group of people who always looks to encourage. May we often come alongside each other and speak words that build up. Make our conversations rich in your word and motivated by the gospel. Help us to welcome correction and rebuke knowing that we will often need it, and that we have ready forgiveness. Help us to hold back our tongues from hurtful words spoken up close or from a distance. Keep us sharing each other’s burdens and always pointing to Christ our saviour.