This is the audio from the April 6, 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.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to help you live with the humility of submission. Pray that your attitude, words, and actions would be an encouragement to the people around you. Pray that you would recognize how God encourages you through others and through His Word so you would grow in the ways you encourage others.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.