This is the audio from the July 18, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”
2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)
With a continued focus on a time for courage, this week we will focus our prayer emphasis on living with courageous purity. It seems that most conversations and teaching about purity center around the topic of sexual purity. While that is an important Biblical topic, I believe the Bible teaches that it is often the impurities in other aspects of our life that leads to sexual impurity. The door of impure actions is often opened by having an impure heart, attitude, thought, or speech. As you pray each day this week, pray for a greater desire for, and practice of, the purity that God desires for you. Pray that your pursuit of purity would be courageous as you choose God’s standards rather than the ways of the world. Pray that the promises of God would motivate you to a purity that honors and pleases Him.
“The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.”
Psalm 19:9 (NIV)
Pray that you would always live according to a pure fear of the Lord. Pray that your reverence of God would come from pure motives and would never waver. Pray that the people around you would come to know a fear of the Lord as the foundation for all purity.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.