This is the audio from the April 10, 2023 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
Philippians 3:10-11 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on knowing and living by the power of the resurrection. As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the magnificence of the event and what it accomplished can often overshadow how it was accomplished. Paul understood that it was in the fellowship with the sufferings of Christ that he would know more of the power of the resurrection. As you pray this week, ask God to help you know the power of the resurrection in a way that gives you the courage to grow through the fellowship of suffering. Pray that we would pay attention and learn the lessons that He continually teaches through the sufferings of life. Pray for a view of life that can see beyond the grave and into an eternity in God’s presence. Pray for a growing love for one another that will find ways to help them accept and live by the power of the resurrection. Pray that the resurrection power in your life would produce a contentment of such magnitude that it could only come from God.
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.’”
John 11:25 (NIV)
Pray that you would know Jesus as the only source of eternal life. Pray that your belief in Jesus would give you the confidence of knowing your life will not end at the grave. Pray that the resurrection of Jesus would be the source of comfort you offer to those who suffer.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.