This is the audio from the January 16, 2023 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.”
Romans 7:6 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will be about living as those who follow a new way in Christ. In fact, the first century Christians were so focused on following Jesus as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”, that they were simply known to their opposition as followers of “The Way”. When we experience a new birth in Christ, we find that we have been called into a new way of thinking, seeing, and doing. As you pray this week, ask God to help you live as one who has been called into a new way. Pray that you would have the courage to leave the ways of the world in order to live in the way of the Spirit. Pray that all of your ways would acknowledge God so that your walk would always be directed by Him. Pray that humility would guide you not only in how you live in this new way, but also in how you represent that way to others. Pray for God’s presence to be visible as you walk in this new way.
“For in him you have been enriched in every way — in all your speaking and in all your knowledge.”
1 Corinthians 1:5 (NIV)
Pray that you would notice, and make use of, the enrichment that God brings into all of your ways. Pray that you would speak with confidence about your faith because of the way God enriches your knowledge about who He is.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.