This is the audio from the December 22, 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.
“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”
Hebrews 13:17 (NIV)
As you pray this week, consider what it will look like in every situation to say yes to God. Pray that your submission to leaders would make their work a joy. Pray for leaders who take their responsibility seriously. Pray for a heart which seeks to understand those who lead, even as they seek to understand you.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.