This is the audio from the May 11, 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.
“I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.”
Psalm 142:1 (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 voice to God as you seek His mercy. Pray that the lifting of your voice would not only seek mercy for yourself, but that your voice would be lifted on behalf of others. Pray that the people around you would lift their voices to God as they seek His mercy.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.