This is the audio from the April 17, 2023 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. ”
Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on our responsibility after the resurrection. We live a resurrected life as we join with Christ in the power of His resurrection. The result should be a transformation that changes us in such a way that what we do is different whether when we are alone or together with others. The very heart of a time to gather is a time to serve one another. As you pray this week, ask God help you to renew your commitment to serving Him as you serve others. Pray that you would know how He is equipping you to serve within the church body and within your community. Pray for the courage to serve in ways that may stretch your comfort zone . . . or take you completely out of it. Pray that God would direct your obedience to Him in the ways you gather with others. Pray that you would be an active part of encouraging others when you come together as part of the body of Christ.
“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
Romans 12:13 (NIV)
Pray that you would understand and practice your responsibility to share with those in need. Pray for wisdom to know how to share well and discernment in understanding needs. Pray that your sharing would be done not just with your stuff, but also with your time and abilities within the body of Christ.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.