Friday, February 05, 2010

Faith Tidbit #40

Many people ask me for tips on how to pray. You can't go wrong by simply conversing with God. But I find that more often than I like, my prayers can veer off into self-absorption. If I'm not careful my prayers could become bids to enlist God following me, not the other way around. So, I've found it helpful to remember four letters that someone came up with as a guide for praying: ACTS. Those four letters stand for adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. We'll talk about each one of those terms over the next few days.

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