This is the audio from the May 9, 2023 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
From the depths of the grave I called for help,
and you listened to my cry.”
Jonah 2:2 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on being lifted up as we cry out to God when we face danger. Having times when we are experiencing fear and uncertainty isn’t unusual — many of the heroes of the faith that we read about in scripture found themselves in need of encouragement in the midst of their times of despair.
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven.”
Lamentations 3:40-41 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to help you lift up your life to Him in ways that will allow Him to mend your brokenness, heal the hurt, and strengthen your weaknesses. Pray that you would lift your heart to God as you open it for His examination. Pray that your heart would be lifted toward God in a way that draws you back to Him when you find fear creating a distance between you and God.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.