This is the audio from the September 6, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.”
1 Chronicles 29:17 (NIV)
This week our prayer emphasis will focus on spending some time with God examining our motives. God’s desire is that we would do everything with pure and right motives. When we allow God’s Spirit and His Word to align our motives with His will, we are able to find a contagious joy in serving God. As you pray this week, ask God to help you to be honest with yourself as you examine why you do things. Pray that God would test your heart so you could see any changes that need to be made. Pray for the courage to trust God as you seek His guidance in realigning your motives. Pray for the humility to admit when your motives have been self-serving and out of line with God’s will. Pray that God would be honored and glorified through your life even in the midst of any changes of motive you need to make.
“All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.”
Proverbs 16:2 (NIV)
Pray that you would trust God to weigh your motives against His standards regardless of how right you believe them to be. Pray that you would accept God’s ways as you find them to be more noble than your own. Pray for a humility that allows you to change when your ways are found wanting.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.