This is the audio from the April 14, 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.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
1 Peter 1:3 (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 you would live with great hope through the power of the resurrection. Pray that your praise of God would never lose sight of the victory of the resurrection. Pray about how you can share the hope of Jesus with those who need the new birth that is found in Christ.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.