This is the audio from the September 1, 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.
“But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”
1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV)
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 that your actions would express to others that you belong to the day because you have put aside the deeds of darkness. Pray that the people around you would know you as one who is self-controlled.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.