We spend a lot of time worrying if we are doing it right, saying the right words, even wondering if we are in the right position. While there is nothing wrong with thinking about these things, there is something greater and far more important when it comes to prayer.
Prayer is a conversation with God. It’s how we communicate our hopes, dreams, fears, and burdens. If your prayer life is feeling a little stale or you are new to the Christian faith, adding a tool or method to your prayer time can create a more intimate moment with God.
When we pray to God, asking for our children to be protected from Satan, we should remember that we aren’t praying to a distant, indifferent entity. No! We’re praying to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! As you pray through the following scriptures, pray expectantly.
The ACTS prayer is not one that is prayed in the New Testament book of Acts. Nor is it a prayer that implies action rather than words. It is simply an acronym for four elements of prayer that can keep you focused on God and what you are praying about so you don’t drift in and out of rambling before your Maker.
When we pray and ask God to fulfill any needs that we have, it is called a prayer of petition. As believers, we should realize that we are dependent on God for everything. It is important to learn how we should ask the Lord for the needs that we have.
Whether it’s a busy morning, or quiet and slow – start it with prayer. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl – start if with prayer. Whether you need a brisk exercise to get going, or a strong cup of coffee – start with prayer.