This is the audio from the August 29, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”
Matthew 19:14 (NIV)
Our prayer emphasis this week will return to a previous prayer focus on having a place where we belong. Most of us have times in our life when we struggle with feelings of not fitting in or knowing where we belong. The enemy is good at creating division and feelings of exclusion, but God has a lot to say about where we belong as His children. To all who feel pushed aside and excluded by those who feel they are more important, Jesus calls us to come to Him and know that we belong in His kingdom. As you pray this week, pray that your sense of belonging would be restored and refreshed as you approach God with the heart and faith of a child. Pray about how you view others, especially those who are different from you in some way, and ask God to help you value the way He has made them. Pray that God would use you to help others know that they too belong. Pray that the church gathering you participate in would always be a place where all who approach God in spirit and in truth can belong.
“And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.”
Romans 1:6 (NIV)
Pray that you would recognize the value you have as one who has been called to belong to Jesus. Pray that the people around you would know you as one who belongs to Christ. Pray for the courage to help others have a desire to belong to Jesus.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.