This is the audio from the July 21, 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.
“Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.”
Psalm 141:3 (NIV)
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 God’s guard over your mouth would keep your speech pure in all situations. Pray for the courage to be silent when needed and to speak when appropriate. Pray that the people around you would hear a consistent message of your faith as you ask God to watch what comes from your lips.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.