ACTS Now!

This week here on GUWG we focused on prayer for the easily distracted (like me) using the acronym ACTS as a guide.

Here’s a summary of what we covered. Pray through it right now with all your heart, soul and mind.

ACTS

A = Adoration
C = Confession
T = Thanksgiving
S = Supplication

ADORATION

Unplug from the world. Stop thinking about yourself and your circumstances and start thinking about God and his awesomeness.

Thoughts to think:

Be still and know that I am God.
(Psalm 46:10)

Praise the Lord,
O my soul;
all my inmost being,
praise his holy name.
(Psalm 103:1)

I praise you
because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
(Psalm 139:14)

Lord, I adore you because …

CONFESSION

Once we acknowledge how awesome God is, we become more aware of how sinful we are. Don’t let anything hinder your relationship with God and others. Confess your sins right now.

Forgive me, Lord, for …

THANKSGIVING

The Bible instructs us to give thanks in all circumstances. Now’s your chance.

Thank you, Lord, for …

SUPPLICATION

Pray humbly and earnestly and for all the needs around you. Seek God’s will, not yours. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Start with others. Finish with yourself.

Lord, I pray for …

Take all day if you have to. There’s no better way to spend your time.

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Discussion

  1. Dr. Dewi says:

    It is good for our prayer lives to have a healthy shape. Each of the elements mentioned are necessary and useful, but together my prayer life has a healthy body, and I fulfil my part in ushering in His Kingdom and Blessing here on earth.

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