This is the audio from the October 4, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.”
Jonah 1:3 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will have us praying about God’s presence being everywhere — even in those places we go to try to hide from Him. While God promises to be “an ever-present help in time of need”, there are times we either try to run from God or feel we have somehow escaped His notice and are no longer able to be helped.
As you pray this week, ask God to help you live with a greater awareness of His presence — both in the times you want to be in His presence and in the times you think you are hidden. Pray that you would learn to pay attention to God’s presence and find comfort in it. Pray for greater courage to live life in obedience to God as you acknowledge His presence. Pray about how you can more effectively represent God’s presence to others.
Ever-Present In Spirit
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?”
Psalm 139:7 (NIV)
Pray that you would live with a greater awareness of God’s Spirit dwelling within you. Pray for the courage to live by the Spirit in ways that help others to know God is ever-present. Pray that you would experience God’s presence even in the times you attempt to hide from Him.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.