Encouragement and Prayer: Submit to One Another! (12/20/22)


This is the audio from the December 20, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

“’I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’ Then the angel left her.”
Luke 1:38 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on living submissively as the Lord’s servant.  I suspect that many of us struggle with the idea of submission because it can be difficult to put the needs of others ahead of our own.  I believe it is often even difficult to submit to God because we tend to like the idea of being completely in charge of our self . . . and even of others.

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
Ephesians 5:21 (NIV)

As you pray this week, consider what it will look like in every situation to say yes to God.  Pray that your reverence for Christ in all things would help you submit to others.  Pray that God would help you see the value others have to Him so you would treat them with the same respect.  Pray for a greater understanding of the needs of others and wisdom to respond in appropriate ways.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.

In prayer,