This is the audio from the May 9, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”
2 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV)
Our “Lifestyle of Prayer” emphasis this week will focus on living as those who are becoming different. Different than what we were, different from one another, and different from the world. The Bible uses the words unique and peculiar to describe the children of God, yet how often to we seek to blend in rather than become who God wants us to be? As you pray this week, ask God to help you grow in maturity as you allow Him to transform every aspect of your life. Pray that you would use God’s Word and the example of His Son as your standard in all things. Pray that you would not only avoid the trap of comparing yourself to others, but that you would also not use yourself as the standard you measure with. Pray that by living life differently, you would represent Jesus more effectively. Pray for wisdom in how you see others and in how you see yourself.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.”
2 Corinthians 10:3 (NIV)
Pray that you would look at all aspects of life differently because of God’s presence in you. Pray for the courage to live in this world as a visitor. Pray that the way you interact with others would show a wisdom that comes from above. Pray that your mind and heart would be protected in this world.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.