Lifestyle of Prayer: Called To Integrity!


“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

Called To Integrity!

“Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” 
Matthew 5:37 (NIV)

As we continue to grow in A Lifestyle of Prayer, it is important to remember prayer should be a lifestyle, not an event.  View prayer as your first priority, not as the last resort.  This week we will focus our prayer emphasis on some things that God says about integrity.  Selfishness and situational ethics have made integrity a dying characteristic — everyone else does “it”, so will I.  Integrity is a part of God’s nature so it is a characteristic we ought to pursue in our life in order to better reflect Jesus to the world.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you grow in your commitment to letting your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No’.  Pray that the message you present with your life would match what you say with your words, and that both would match God’s Word.  Pray that you would make a life of integrity a priority each day you live.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

Please pray each day for God’s help in responding to His call for integrity.

Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church.  Pray for me (Tom Lemler) and the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

Monday: Judged According to Your Integrity.  Pray that you would live in such a way that you have no fear when the One who knows your heart judges you according to your integrity.  Pray for the humility needed to live with confidence in your integrity and in the righteousness of God.  “Let the LORD judge the peoples.  Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.”  Psalm 7:8 (NIV)

Tuesday: Protected By Integrity.  Pray that the hope you have in Jesus would fill you with an integrity that protects you from sin.  Pray for a growing integrity that protects you from the accusations of the enemy.  Pray that the people around you would seek God’s protection through a life of integrity.  “May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.”  Psalm 25:21 (NIV)

Wednesday: Upheld By Integrity.  Pray that your life of integrity would lift you up to eternal life with God.  Pray that your pursuit of integrity would fill you with a growing peace of God’s presence in your daily walk.  Pray that the people around you would have a relationship with Jesus that is upheld by their integrity.  “In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.”  Psalm 41:12 (NIV)

Thursday: Leading With Integrity.  Pray that all leading you do, whether considered big or small, would be done with integrity.  Pray that all those who lead within God’s kingdom would do so with a heart of integrity.  Pray that the people around you would both lead with integrity and be involved in choosing leaders with integrity.  “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.”  Psalm 78:72 (NIV)

Friday: Guided By Integrity.  Pray that your pursuit of God would fill you with an integrity that guides your every step.  Pray for a life of faithfulness that is guided by integrity.  Pray that the people around you would avoid destruction by seeking God in a life of integrity.  “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”  Proverbs 11:3 (NIV)

SaturdayTeaching With Integrity.   Pray that all the teaching you do in both word and deed, would be done with complete integrity.  Pray that the people around you would see and hear an integrity from you that leads them to Jesus.  “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”  Titus 2:7-8