This is the audio from the December 13, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”
Matthew 5:9 (NIV)
While many will gather at Christmas time and sing of “peace on earth, goodwill toward men”, for many the stresses of life make this season anything but peaceful. Whether you think you need it or not, we can all use a gentle reminder that God wants His children to pursue peace. It seems nearly everyone loves the idea of peace, but few actually obtain it because we want peace according to our definition and standards rather than God’s.
As you pray this week, use the suggestions each day but most of all allow God’s Word to soak into your life and direct how you pray and who you pray for. Pay attention to any changes and/or actions God would be calling you to make that would lead you to a more deliberate pursuit of peace. Pray that you would accept just how “God-like” it is to be a peacemaker and that you would put that quality into practice consistently. Pray that your life as a child of God would lead you to help others be reconciled with Him, and with one another, so they would know true peace.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.