This is the audio from the April 14, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV)
Our “Lifestyle of Prayer” emphasis this week will focus on a return to the words of Jesus from the cross. As we spend the week preparing to celebrate Resurrection Sunday, it is fitting to not only consider the sacrifice Jesus made, but to apply His very words to how we pray.
“About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’–which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’”
Matthew 27:46 (NIV)
As you pray this week, use the topics to help you pray through difficulties, through weakness, through loneliness, through concern for others, and most importantly through the eyes of Jesus. Pray for the courage to cry out to God whenever you feel discouraged. Pray for those who feel forsaken by God; that you would represent Jesus well to them. Pray for the humility to love and serve those who feel abandoned.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.