Encouragement and Prayer: Rejoice With Gentleness! (05/18/21)

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This is the audio from the May 18, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
Philippians 4:5 (NIV)

This week’s prayer focus will be on God’s command that we rejoice always.  While we may not say it out loud, most of us have a problem with this command — we don’t always feel like rejoicing.  Right there in the middle of the command to rejoice always, the secret to being able to do that is revealed — “in the Lord”.  When we live each day and moment of our life “in the Lord”, we are able to rejoice because of His presence with us and His working in us.

Pray that you would rejoice in ways that make your gentleness obvious to those around you.  Pray that you would be mindful of God’s presence as you put aside the pride and boasting that often accompanies the rejoicing of the world.  Pray that your rejoicing would represent Jesus well.

Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Encouragement and Prayer: Rejoice Always! (05/17/21)

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This is the audio from the May 17, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Philippians 4:4 (NIV)

This week’s prayer focus will be on God’s command that we rejoice always.  While we may not say it out loud, most of us have a problem with this command — we don’t always feel like rejoicing.  Right there in the middle of the command to rejoice always, the secret to being able to do that is revealed — “in the Lord”.  When we live each day and moment of our life “in the Lord”, we are able to rejoice because of His presence with us and His working in us.

Pray for God’s help to live in the Lord each day so that you are able to rejoice always.  Pray that you would see beyond the temporary difficulties and distractions that the enemy uses to steal your joy.  Pray that you would pay attention to God’s reminders which call you to rejoice always.

Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Encouragement and Prayer: Learning to Rejoice! (05/16/21)

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This is the audio from the May 16, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

This week’s prayer focus will be on God’s command that we rejoice always.  While we may not say it out loud, most of us have a problem with this command — we don’t always feel like rejoicing.  Right there in the middle of the command to rejoice always, the secret to being able to do that is revealed — “in the Lord”.  When we live each day and moment of our life “in the Lord”, we are able to rejoice because of His presence with us and His working in us.

As you pray, ask God to help you live with an awareness of His presence each moment of your life.  Pray that you would learn to rejoice, even in difficult times, because of His presence that goes with you at all times.  Pray for the endurance to overcome feelings that would keep you from rejoicing and to see the eternal joy that God has called you to.

Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Engaged In the Battle: Session Three (Engaged With God’s Army)

Engaged In the Battle: Session Three (Engaged With God’s Army)

This is the audio of Session Three from the May 15, 2021 “Engaged In the Battle” prayer seminar held at the Buchanan Christian Church.

Session Three:
Engaged With God’s Army

2 Kings 6:15-17
2 Chronicles 20:12-15

We stand with confidence knowing we are not alone in the battle.

“And Elisha prayed, ‘O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.’ Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

Prayers that make a difference:  God’s Army

Prayers of:

¨ Desperation

¨ Insight

¨ Observation

¨ Dependence

¨ Courage

¨ Gratitude

Engaged In the Battle: Session Two (Engaged With God’s Attitude)

Engaged In the Battle: Session Two (Engaged With God’s Attitude)

This is the audio of Session Two from the May 15, 2021 “Engaged In the Battle” prayer seminar held at the Buchanan Christian Church.

Session  Two:
Engaged With God’s Attitude

Philippians 2:1-11

Our success in the battle requires we have the attitude of Christ.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”

Prayers that make a difference:  Attitude

Prayers of:

¨ Encouragement

¨ Comfort

¨ Fellowship

¨ Compassion

¨ Joy

¨ Selflessness

¨ Obedience

Engaged In the Battle: Session One (Engaged With God’s Armor)

Engaged In the Battle: Session One (Engaged With God’s Armor)

This is the audio of Session One from the May 15, 2021 “Engaged In the Battle” prayer seminar held at the Buchanan Christian Church.

Session One:
Engaged With God’s Armor

Ephesians 6:10-18

Putting on the armor of God is done in the context of prayer.

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

Prayers that make a difference:  God’s Armor

Prayers of:

¨ Truth

¨ Righteousness

¨ Readiness

¨ Faith

¨ Salvation

¨ Scripture

¨ Persistence

Encouragement and Prayer: Serve Eagerly! (05/15/21)

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This is the audio from the May 15, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers — not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve.”
1 Peter 5:2 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on learning to serve.  God makes it clear in His Word that we serve Him when we serve people.  While the world often defines greatness based on power and who you have serving you, God says that to be great you must become servant of all.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you to not only see opportunities to serve but to give you the courage to actually serve.

Pray that you would eagerly desire, and look for, opportunities to serve.  Pray not only for elders who serve eagerly, but to be one who eagerly serves all those who might look to you as an example.

Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom

Encouragement and Prayer: Serve Faithfully! (05/14/21)

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This is the audio from the May 14, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on learning to serve.  God makes it clear in His Word that we serve Him when we serve people.  While the world often defines greatness based on power and who you have serving you, God says that to be great you must become servant of all.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you to not only see opportunities to serve but to give you the courage to actually serve.

Pray that you would be faithful in using God’s gifting in your life to serve others.  Pray that your faithfulness in serving would be based on God’s faithfulness to you.  Pray that God would help you to know His grace more fully.

Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.

You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

In prayer,
Tom