This is the audio from the April 4, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
Ephesians 4:16 (NIV)
“If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
Romans 12:7-8 (NIV)
Our “Lifestyle of Prayer” emphasis this week will focus on spending time in prayer regarding the “good works” God created in advance for you to do. God calls all who take on the name of Christ, as Christian, to be workers in His kingdom! For the body of Christ to function effectively, each member must do their part. While not everyone has the same function in the body of Christ, we all have the same head. It is as we live in submission to Jesus as our head that we grow not only as individuals, but also as a body. As you pray this week, ask God to help you live with the humility of submission. Pray that you would grow in obedience to God’s Word as you serve others with the various gifts and abilities God has given you. Pray for a desire to do your part without comparisons to what others are doing. Pray that the local body of Christ would function in a way that lifts up Jesus for the community to be drawn to Him.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45 (NIV)
Pray that God would help you see, and do, your part in serving the needs of one another. Pray for a growing willingness to serve within the gathering of believers as God gives opportunity and ability. Pray that you would represent Jesus well as you humble yourself and serve.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.