This is the audio from the November 15, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
1 Peter 5:10-11 (NIV)
This week we will focus our prayer emphasis on how God restores us and calls us to be involved in sharing the good news of that restoration with others. It is comforting to know that regardless of how much of a lost cause I may look like to myself or to others, God still has the ability and desire to restore me to Himself. As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with the hope of His glory as He continues His work of restoration in your life even through suffering. Pray that you realize His current restoration work in your life as well as anticipate the complete restoration when you see Jesus face to face. Pray that you would carry with you a message of restoration to the people around you who are losing, or have lost, hope.
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
Psalm 51:12 (NIV)
“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.”
Psalm 71:20 (NIV)
Pray that God would fill you with an indescribable joy because of the salvation you have in Christ. Pray that your joy would be sustained by a steadfast spirit within you. Pray that your representation of Jesus to others would help them to know a joy that only He can give. Pray that you would have a confident hope in Christ that even the midst of great troubles, and even death, God will restore you to life with Him through His Son, Jesus. Pray about how God would have you share the message of life.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.