This is the audio from the January 31, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on praying about our thoughts as we follow God’s instructions to take every one of them captive. We are each shaped by the things which enter our mind, and especially by those things that we allow our thoughts to dwell upon. While it is impossible to shield ourselves completely from the arguments and pretensions which are opposed to Christ, with the help of God’s Spirit we can take captive every thought so that our actions would more accurately reflect Christ.
As you pray this week, ask God to help you be aware of everything that enters your mind. Pray that each thought would be evaluated and dealt with in a way that is obedient to Christ. Pray each day that you would choose to set your mind on things above so that the ways of God become the standard by which you take each thought captive.
“When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.’”
Mark 5:27-28 (NIV)
Pray that your thoughts of God would lead you to actions of faith. Pray that your accounts of how Jesus has worked in your life would lead others to think and believe that He would help them.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.