Defend the rights of the lowly and the poor.  Rescue the wretched and the needy.  – Ps 82:3-4

Reflection.  If you can give downhearted persons reason to hope, you can transform their sorrow into joy.  The dark cloud of fear will dissipate, and they will feel renewed.

Prayer.  Spirit of love and encouragement, empower me to build up rather than to tear down.