This is the audio from the December 21, 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.
“Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!”
Hebrews 12:9 (NIV)
As you pray this week, consider what it will look like in every situation to say yes to God. Pray that you would accept God’s discipline as the life-giving correction it is meant to be. Pray that you would learn to practice godly discipline through your experience of God’s discipline.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.