This is the audio from the December 1, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
Ephesians 4:15-16 (NIV)
This week’s prayer focus is about the responsibility each Christian has in doing their part to build up the family of God. While each of us have different gifting and abilities, we each have an obligation to use them to help the entire family grow. God doesn’t expect your part from me or my part from you, but he does expect that we will each do our part to build up one another.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to help you evaluate the condition of the spiritual family that you are part of so that you can more accurately see the work that needs done. Pray that you would set a guard on your mouth so that your speech would build up those who listen. Pray that you would filter what comes into your ears so that the speech of others would build you up.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.