This is the audio from the February 14, 2023 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis is focused on living as one who has put on a new self in Christ. The image of who we are is represented by our thoughts and practices. So, putting on a new self requires that we think and live in a new way — a way that is clothed with Christ. When we take off the practices of life that clothed us in the way of sin, we find Christ has prepared for us the clothing of righteousness.
“And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”
2 Timothy 2:24 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to help you consider what a new self should look like. Pray that the Lord’s kindness to you would be your example in how you treat others. Pray for the courage to treat others with kindness, especially when you disagree. Pray that a practice of kindness would guide how you instruct others.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.