This is the audio from the November 1, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“’Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.’ Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’”
Mathew 14:15-16 (NIV)
This week’s prayer focus is about loving others enough to help them. Helping others is not just a good idea, it is a God idea! When Jesus saw the crowds, He was often moved to compassion and chose to help in ways that were consistent with the actual need. God continually sets the example by helping us in our times of need, and did so in the ultimate way by sending His Son, Jesus, to redeem us from our greatest need.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
Acts 20:35 (NIV)
As you pray, ask God to fill you with a compassion that leads to a desire to help others. Pray that you would be mindful of the many ways in which a person might be weak. Pray that you would have the courage to do the hard things that help those who are weak.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.