This is the audio from the October 26, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.”
Jonah 4:2 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis returns to a focus on compassion as we take another look at God through the book of Jonah. Sometimes we are like Jonah who seemed to be okay with God’s compassion toward him but wasn’t too fond of God having compassion toward his enemies. God’s desire is that we would grow in compassion not just toward those “on our side”, but toward all people everywhere.
As you pray this week, ask God to help you grow in your understanding and appreciation for His compassion. Pray that you would not only know the compassion of God, but that you would represent that compassion to others in the way you treat them. Pray for God’s help in reflecting His characteristics more fully as you practice being “slow to anger and abounding in love”. Pray that the people around you would experience the compassion of God from Him . . . and from you!
Compassion for the Helpless
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
Matthew 9:36 (NIV)
Pray that you would know the compassion of God as the Good Shepherd of all who know and follow His voice. Pray that you would have a heart of compassion for the people around you who have no spiritual leader.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.