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The ACTS model for prayer

You may have heard of ACTS, a suggested structure for your prayer time that was modelled by Jesus in the Lord’s Prayer. This approach will help you pray more effectively:

Adoration. To connect with God, begin by expressing your love and adoration for Him. Humble yourself before His perfect greatness and infinite love.

Confession. Unconfessed sin in our lives hinders our communication with God. Before you ask for anything, purify your heart by searching for moments of weakness and confess them before God. He has promised that He will forgive those sins and will purify us. Read 1 John 1:9.

Thanksgiving. Before you ask God — even on behalf of others — fill yourself with gratitude for the people and other blessings God has already provided. Think about what you have and thank God for them. Read Philippians 4:4-5.

Supplication. This might seem like a fancy word, but it simply means to ask. Once you’ve confessed and given thanks, feel free to ask what you will. God has promised He will listen and answer every request offered in this way. Read Philippians 4:6-7.

Other Scriptures to consider on the necessity and power of prayer:
Ephesians 6:12-20
John 17:24-26
1 Timothy 2:1
Colossians 4:2
Hebrews 4:16
Daniel 9:3-19


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