This is the audio from the August 11, 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.
“The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.”
Proverbs 16:21 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with a discernment that gives you a greater understanding of His righteous ways. Pray for a heart of wisdom that would lead to you being known as discerning. Pray that you would always follow God’s leading in your pursuit of instruction. Pray for the discernment needed to share pleasant words that lead to the instruction of those who hear.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.