This is the audio from the November 1, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
As we approach the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday later this month, our prayer focus for the next few weeks will take another look at some of our previous prayer guides on giving thanks. As with all of these prayer guides, this is not something that we should pray about for a week or so and then dismiss. God’s desire is that we give thanks in all circumstances at all times. Giving thanks shows our appreciation not only for what God has done, but for what He is doing and what He will do. This week we will focus each day on something different the Bible says God’s people should give thanks for.
As you pray, examine your typical level of thankfulness and ask God to help you grow in gratitude. Pray that you would grow in a godly reputation of being a thankful person. Pray that you would be diligent about looking for things to be thankful for in all circumstances. Pray that the life you live would be reason for others to be thankful.
Give Thanks For God’s Righteousness
“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.”
Psalm 7:17 (NIV)
Pray that you would be thankful because of the righteous work of God in Jesus. Pray that God’s righteousness would fill you with a gratitude that leads to praise. Pray that others would thank God for His righteousness.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.