This is the audio from the April 13, 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.
“Instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.”
Hebrews 6:2 (NIV)
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 the truth of the resurrection would be a part of the foundational teaching you believe about God. Pray that you would use the foundational teachings, including that of the resurrection, to build your life upon in order to be a household of faith. Pray that the resurrection would be part of the foundation you teach others about Jesus.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.