This is the audio from the August 8, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.”
Hosea 14:9 (NIV)
This week’s prayer focus is about living with courageous discernment. Not everything is always as it first appears and there are many who attempt to deliberately deceive for a variety of reasons. Discernment is the quality necessary to live in the world between “everything is permissible” and “not everything is beneficial”. Discernment is a gift from God that helps us to live in the freedom of doing what benefits others according to their need. As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with a discernment that gives you a greater understanding of His righteous ways. Pray that discernment would help you to choose the best — not only over what is bad, but perhaps more importantly, over what is simply “good enough”. Pray that you would seek wisdom from God in all situations so that you would not be easily deceived. Pray that your response to deception would always be one of integrity on your part.
“I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.”
Psalm 119:125 (NIV)
Pray that you would serve God with discernment in order to understand how He works through His laws. Pray that you would always live with discernment as a servant of God. Pray for the discernment needed to accurately share the beauty of God’s laws with others.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.