This is the audio from the May 5, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
Our “Lifestyle of Prayer” emphasis this week will focus on some areas that God says we should excel in. What are some things that you are good at doing? Are there things that others say you excel in? How much work, or effort, is usually required to excel in a given area? This week’s prayer focus will use a list of things that Paul states the Corinthian Christians excel in, or need to excel in. Paul’s letter was not only written to the Corinthians, but as scripture it is useful to us for training in all righteousness.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to give you His grace and the courage necessary to excel in the things that matter to Him. Pray that you would excel in earnestness in your relationship with God and with others. Pray that there would be both an urgency and honesty in your pursuit of God. Pray that there would be nothing fake about your pursuit of God and relationship with Him through Jesus.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.