This is the audio from the April 1, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:13-14(NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on some godly instruction that Paul gives as he wraps up his first letter to the Corinthians. Many times when we get to the end of a conversation or letter we become much more intentional and concise in trying to get our point across. It seems to me that Paul has that same tendency as he gets to the end of this letter we know as 1 Corinthians. These are not really new instructions he is giving but rather they are worded in order to convey urgency and importance to his readers then and to us.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to help you know the value of receiving, and living by, godly instruction. Pray for a full acceptance of the greatness of God’s love for you. Pray that your realization of God’s love would direct the way you love others. Pray that your love for others would continue to grow deeply as you practice giving and receiving forgiveness. Pray for a love that helps you to forgive the sins done against you just as God forgives the sins you commit against Him.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.