God wants us to talk to Him. Continually, through the day. Philippians 4:6 Do not be Anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV) or how about the NLT- Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Both translations say everything and with thanks. Is that all? Well, yes, and no. I just googled how to pray. Mistake! Prayers for this, Prayers for that. how to pray for wealth. How to, how to, how to, So, how do you pray? Acts it.
- A. God is Holy. God is perfect, God is the Great I Am. Let God know that he is a Awesome God. Not feeling His Awesomeness? Not Trusting Him? Be real with Him. Something like; “God I have been told your awesome. I am having a problem believing that right now. Show me Lord how great you are! As I said, be real!
- C. Confession. This might be the hardest thing for any one to do. To admit we did wrong is not easy, even to a perfect God. But here is the thing, How can you receive forgiveness if you don’t tell God what you need forgiveness for? God will forgive anything, if you confess and ask.
- T. This is one of my favorites, Adoration is cool, but I often feel like a broken record in trying to tell God how awesome He is. But Thanksgiving, gives me a chance to say, Wow, God, thanks. I don’t know how you did that but thanks, and I am so grateful Lord that you have enabled me to have a roof over my head. But giving thanks can be hard too. Thanks God, for letting me go through, or putting me in this bad situation I don’t know why your letting me go through this, but thank you.. Again, be real with God. let Him know how you feel, even if its confusion over why your giving thanks
- S. Supplication. Supplication is asking for your needs and wants. I can not tell you how many times I start out Hi God! I need so please help or God please make this or God please do… I know your guilty, I know I am… And you know, I think God understand even when we don’t do ACTS when we pray. So this is what I suggest:
Above all be yourself, be real, be honest. God will know when your not being you. He knows what you need to confess too. You still need to confess it. Try to wrap your mind around the greatness, the holiness, the perfectness of God. (I said try, it’s imposable) When you think of that, and you apply ACTS, your giving God deserved respect for what God is. It’s a way to honor Him.
You don’t need a special prayer for what ever you want to pray about. Just be real with your self, and be real with God.