This is the audio from the August 9, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”
Romans 12:9-14 (NIV)
This week’s prayer focus will be about growing in the kind of love that God says is sincere. If God’s love abides in us, it is supposed to show in our words and actions so that others will see Jesus through us. How we live life doesn’t earn us favor with God, but it does reveal our love for God.
As you pray this week, ask God to help you grow in the way your love for Him is expressed. Pray for the wisdom to make loving choices in all of your interactions with people. Pray for the humility needed to see others as God sees them. Pray for the courage to value people simply because they have been created in the image of God. Pray for a total transformation of your heart and mind in order to love others like Jesus loves you. Pray for a covering of grace for yourself, and others, when the love expressed needs improvement.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
Romans 12:9 (NIV)
Today’s focus is to pray about a Loving Righteousness. Pray that you would grow in a righteousness that can distinguish between good and evil. Pray for a sincerity in hating evil in your own life as much as you hate it in the lives of others. Pray for eyes that see and cling to the good that God produces in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.