ACTS, not just a book in the Bible any more.

it’s Sunday folks, so im thinking it might be a good time to talk about prayer.

for all you atheists reading this thing, i have 13 words for you: “act as if ye have faith, and faith shall be given to you.”

ok. now we can get down to business. a couple weeks ago i went to a Catholic 20-something group with a friend and the deacon told us about ACTS: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.

it’s hard sometimes to remember to pray, much less to remember to not just ask God for stuff the whole time, but prayers are always answered and the more you say them, the more you start to realize it. so, i’ve found this to be a good way to help me focus. I usually stick to this formula during my nightly shout out to the big guy.

1. Adoration: I love you God.

2. Confession: Sorry I (insert sins) today. Will try my best not to do that again tomorrow.

3. Thanksgiving: Thank you for (insert things you are thankful for. i.e. a home, sunshine, tofurky).

4. Supplication: (Or as I like to call it “Stuff”): Dear God, if you could help me out with such and such or give me such and such, that’d be awesome. Also, if you could bless everyone I love and keep them safe, that’d be cool too.

Amen.

and for those of you looking for something to get you through the day, here’s one I like to say sporadically:

Dear God,

Help.

Amen.

may your prayers be answered and your life blessed.

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  1. SCVegan

    First!

    You know, I do not pray much/at all but those guidelines you list makes it sound so easy. I think i will give them a try.

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