Thursday, January 28, 2010

Adoring God

“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16

A tool to help you to pray (A.C.T.S.)

A (adoration): Before thinking of anything else, focus on the person of God first. Begin your prayer with praise and admiration of our God. The Bible gives us some metaphors that will help us learn more about our great God
Here are some examples:
• God is characterized as a father (Ps 103:13; Is 64:8; Matt 6:9)
• God is characterized as a mother (Is 66:13; Matt 23:37)
• God is characterized as a husband (Eph 5:22-32; Rev 19:7-9)
• God is our friend (Jer 3:4; James 2:23)
• God is our shepherd (Ps 23; Ez 34:31; Luke 15:3-7; John 10)
• God is an artist (Ps 19; Jer 18:6)
• God is our teacher (Is 2:3; Jer 31:31-34)
• God is the everlasting King (Jer 10:7-10)
• God is our judge (Acts 10:42; Heb 12:23; Rev 20:11-15)
• God is our savior and our redeemer (Ruth; 1 Peter 1:18-19)

C (confession):
T (thanksgiving):
S (supplication or intercession):

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope...................................................