This is the audio from the November 21, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ephesians 5:19-20 (NIV)
This week we will focus our prayer emphasis on overcoming ungratefulness by growing in thankfulness. Our level of thankfulness will say a lot to the people around us who need to know of the hope that is found in Jesus. We all go through struggles that test our faith and we may endure things that no one would be thankful for, but it can be in those times that finding ways to give thanks anyway can speak volumes to others. As you pray this week, ask God to help you examine your current level of thankfulness. Pray that you would always look for reasons to give thanks and that you would learn to give thanks even when the reasons seem hidden. Pray that your faith would grow as you daily practice an attitude of gratitude in your relationships with one another and with God. Pray that you would find ways to express your thanks to those who need to hear it.
“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High.”
Psalm 50:14 (NIV)
Pray that the offering of yourself and your possessions to God would be done with a thankful heart. Pray that your promises to God would be fulfilled as you give sacrificially. Pray about how your giving reflects both your thankfulness and your promises to God.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.