“A word of encouragement” for clergy and worship leaders.

Personally, I really want to hear what God is doing today, so during a healing service I often ask if anyone has a story or testimony of healing. I have someone hold the microphone and take it to the person who has the story. That someone does not let go of the mic!

Some stories we have heard during testimony time are so uplifting and encouraging. We get a faith lift… We realize that the book of Acts is still being written “today”. I base this action on: Acts 13:15 The Message (MSG) “Friends, do you have anything you want to say? A word of encouragement, perhaps?”

I have taken the time to look at a few bible versions on Acts 13:15 and would Encourage worship leaders to pray about listening to what The Lord is doing in you congregation.
If you have a brief word I would love to hear from you.
Please let me know any feed back…
Thank you.

Here follows other Bible versions:

Acts 13:15New International Version (NIV) “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”

Acts 13:15Amplified Bible (AMP) “Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation or consolation or encouragement for the people, say it.

Acts 13:15Good News Translation (GNT) “Friends, we want you to speak to the people if you have a message of encouragement for them.”

Acts 13:15New Life Version (NLV) “Brothers, if you have any word of comfort and help for the people, say it now.”

Acts 13:15 King James Version Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.


About Fr. Nigel

Fr. Mumford is a husband, priest, author (four books) and public speaker with a focus on the healing ministry of Jesus. He is a former Royal Marine Commando Drill Instructor. He was called to this ministry in 1990 and was ordained 2005. He is the president of By His Wounds Inc. A not for profit ministry helping war zone veterans heal with The Welcome Home Initiative. For more info please go to www.byhiswoundsministry.org
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  1. Elizabeth Cowap Price says:

    Nigel, Thank you for this. We non-official people are mostly encouraged to keep quiet and let the stately liturgy go its way. There needs to be Official Invitation for us to share what the Father and the Brother are doing in our lives. The times you have given me that invitation have been of incredible value to me, and enabled me to encourage others. I miss you a lot.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  2. Beverly says:

    Fr. Nigel, dear friend, I would encourage you to use editorial help in your writings. I am available, or perhaps you have someone closer to you in VA. Blessings on all you do. Beverly

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