This is the audio from the March 20, 2023 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“Men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do — 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command.”
1 Chronicles 12:32 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will be to pray about growing in our understanding — our understanding of the things of God as well as our understanding of one another. In a nation full of division, perhaps our understanding of the times would lead us to a greater understanding of God and then to a greater understanding of people. As you pray this week, ask God to help you grow in understanding. Pray that you would seek an understanding of the things of God in order to have a greater perspective on the things of this life. Pray that you would learn to listen for the purpose of understanding — both in your listening to God and in your listening to others. Pray that the knowledge and wisdom that you seek would be found through a fear of the Lord and that He would increase your understanding as you learn from Him. Pray that an understanding of the times in which we live would help you to live in such a way that your life bears much fruit for God’s kingdom. Pray for humility so that the understanding provided by God in response to your prayers would not become a source of pride.
“But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
John 10:38 (NIV)
Pray that your understanding of Jesus as God would form the way you respond to His teachings and actions. Pray that you would understand how the presence of God was made known to man through Jesus.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.