This is the audio from the April 28, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.”
2 Corinthians 7:11 (NIV)
Our “Lifestyle of Prayer” emphasis this week will focus on some of the things produced in our life by godly sorrow. I suspect that most of us are much more aware of the sorrow we experience than the sorrow we cause. As I read scripture, it appears that both the sorrow we experience and the sorrow we cause can be either godly sorrow or worldly sorrow. One of the clearest ways to determine the true source of the sorrow is to examine just what the sorrow produces.
“When we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.”
1 Thessalonians 2:17 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to help you see how a godly sorrow produces in you a variety of necessary things. Pray that your godly sorrow would cause an intense longing to be reconciled with others. Pray for a growing desire to connect with people that you may not have seen in person for some time. Pray that your longing for others would help them to know the longing God has for each of us.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.