Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Faith Tidbit #44

We've been discussing the use of the acronym of ACTS to guide us in our prayers. The S stands for supplication, asking for God's help for others and for ourselves. If we have already adored or praised God, confessed our sins, and thanked God for blessings, it will give us a heightened sense of assurance and peace when we offer our supplications. That's because adoration, confession, and thanksgiving (ACT), will remind us that God has been faithful in the past, is faithful now, and can be trusted to be faithful to wisely and graciously handle in the future anything we bring to Him in prayer.

Repeatedly, the Bible confirms that God wants to hear our requests. “Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart,” the Old Testament says. “Ask,” Jesus tells us in the New Testament, “and you will receive.”

In our prayers, God ACTS.

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