Encouragement and Prayer: Thankful For God’s Gifting In Others! (03/03/22)

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This is the audio from the March 3, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

“Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.”
1 Corinthians 1:7 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on being thankful for one another.  Who do you think of when you read that line?  I suspect that most of the time we think of those that we are already thankful for and dismiss the idea in our mind that it should apply to anyone else.  Especially within the body of Christ, God’s desire is that we learn to be thankful for every one of the “one anothers”.  A good starting point for learning to do that is to practice being thankful for what God has done, is doing, and will do in their life.

As you pray this week, ask God to  help you grow in thankfulness for all “who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”.  Pray for contentment with both God’s gifts and His timing in your life and the lives of others.  Pray that you would be thankful for the way God amply supplies that which we lack.  Pray for a growing thankfulness for the way God has gifted others.

At the end of today’s broadcast, I talk about one way you can help the people of Ukraine that have been, and are being, displaced.  While there are many groups and missions which are doing good work, I would highly recommend the ministry of IDES (International Disaster Emergency Service) as a means of supporting the ongoing need for help and hope.  I have volunteered with IDES numerous times in disaster relief response here in the United States and I believe wholeheartedly in the way they provide help in the name of Jesus.  Their structure is such that 100 percent of all giving towards a specific need actually goes to that need.  They are currently providing help and funding to various mission partners in Romania, Poland, and Moldova who are providing food and shelter to those fleeing the war in Ukraine.  You can find more information and give at IDES.org.  Thank you!

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.

In prayer,
Tom