The Importance of Prayer - A.C.T.S.
Do you find it easy to pray? Well, I would like to share some pointers that may help you in your prayer life.
It is ACTS.
1.Adoration. Start off your prayer life by giving adoration to God. You might mention his power, glory, majesty, holiness, give him honor and praise that he deserves.
2. Confession. Spend time confessing your sins before God. Doing this will help you realize that you need God and that you make mistakes and sin. It will help you in your walk with God as well according to 1 John 1.
3.Thanksgiving. Thank God for all the many blessings that he has blessed your life with both physical and spiritual. God wants to hear us as Christians telling him thank you. Just like a father loves it when a child says thanks you.
4.Supplication. Ask God for what you need in your life. It may be physical or spiritual. Yes, God knows what we need but he wants to hear it from us as his children. So, please ask God who is the provider and the gracious giver.
I have found it beneficial to journal prayers. In journaling prayer you can go back and see what God has done in your life and see the prayers that God has answered.
I want you to understand that God so desperately wants to hear from us and the greatest thing about it is that we can pray to God any time day or night; 24/7. He cares and is always listening. If, you neglect your prayer time with God you will find your self burned out and dry. I have been there and it is no place for an Christian to be but one thing I found that praying to him renewed my soul. I prayed that prayer in ICU and my relationship with God has never been the same.
So, how is your prayer life? Do you pray only when you need something? Do you pray only when problems come? Elders do you go to the hospital and pray for the sick to be healed? As ministers do you take the time to pay as you should? Have you prayed today? How long has it been? My challenge is for us as Christians is let us not forsake our prayer time with God.
What do you think?
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