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Pray with A.C.T.S.

acts-crossA.C.T.S. is an easy way to remember key elements of prayer. It’s simply prayer in four parts:

Adoration“Praise be to God!” -Psalms 68:35
Tell God how much you appreciate Him. Express your love for Him. Praise His power and majesty. This is a great way to begin your prayer time. Sometimes I watch the sun rise, and praise God for the beauty of His creation. You should never run out of praise. “How awesome are your deeds!” -Psalms 66:3

Confession“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1:9
Tell Him where you have fallen short. Be specific. I thank Him for the forgiveness I have in Christ, and ask for help and strength to turn away from future temptations.

Thanksgiving – Always “glorify him with thanksgiving” -Psalms 69:30
You have plenty of reasons to be thankful. Thank God for His love, His faithfulness, His patience and a million other things. Express gratitude for what He’s doing in your life. Thank Jesus for dying on the cross for you. Thank the Holy Spirit for indwelling you, and never leaving. Thank Him for being your conscience, your counselor and that “still small voice.”

Supplication“Make your requests known to God.” -Philippians 4:6
Tell God what you want, no matter how small it seems to you. Do you really think any of your requests are big to God the Creator? You should have lots of intercessory prayer here. Remember: As a Promise Keeper, you are committed to pray for your pastor and your church every day.

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  1. Jeff
    February 4th, 2018 | #1

    Thank you for this guidelines
    may the creator enlarge your mind
    You have actually tought me how to make my prayer
    AMEN

  2. Bob
    January 21st, 2018 | #2

    thank you

  3. Jerome Cephus
    January 19th, 2018 | #3

    Thank You for this information. I am grateful to receive this knowledge because so often I hear others pray the wrong way. I think this is because they have never been taught that prayer to God is not all about themselves. The Holy Bible teaches that we should pray to God for others as well as ourselves.

    I realize my thoughts are incoherent but I thank you for listening.

    I pray that God will continue to bless your ministry to further advance the Word of God.

  4. Robert Morgan
    September 9th, 2017 | #4

    Our pastor wants us in our Sunday School class to focus on prayer. The ACTS model fits like a glove.Do you have an ACTS poster I could buy to place on my classroom wall. If so it would be a great teaching aid. Please let me know. If not may I have your approval to make one very similar myself? Please let me know. Thanks

  5. keijo leppioja
    August 30th, 2017 | #5

    Help and pray you too for me in my the fight against false doctrine who not confess jesus blood in salvation,but use own victims alot place of Scandinavian,thanks for helping,bless,keijo sweden

  6. Aids Felicidario
    August 25th, 2017 | #6

    Thank you for the ACTS PRAYER I’ve been more closer to God.To God be the Glory!

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