Getting Started with Prayer!

by xcrawford

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ACTS Prayer Pattern
– should be a “starting point” that leads to Extemporaneous Prayer (which is just opening up your heart and talking to God)
1. A-Adoration
1Chronicles 29:11-12; Jude 1:24-25; Revelation 7:12; Isaiah 6:3
Psalms of Praise:
Hymns 8, 19, 33, 66, 67, 95, 100, 103, 104, 111, 113, 114, 117, 145-150
Songs of Zion 48, 76, 84, 87, 122, 134
Covenant Psalms 50, 67, 72:17-19; 78, 81, 89, 132
Messianic Psalms 8, 16, 22, 35, 40, 41, 55, 69, 102, 109
Messiah’s Kingdom Psalms 2, 18, 20, 21, 45, 61, 72, 89, 110, 132
2. C- Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against thee
in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved thee with our whole heart;
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
We have faith that you will have mercy on us and forgive us; if we ask for forgiveness
through the Blood of Christ
Empower us with the Holy Ghost that we may delight in thy will, and walk in thy ways,
to the glory of thy Name. We ask through our Lord Christ Jesus- Amen
Jeremiah 10:23-24; Daniel 9:4-19
Psalms: Laments of Repentance 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143
3. T- Thanksgiving
Lamentations 3:22-23
Psalms of Thanksgiving: Group Gratitude 65, 67, 75, 107, 124, 136
Individual Gratitude 18, 21, 30, 32, 34, 40, 66, 92, 108, 116, 118, 138
Gratitude for Historical Actions 8, 105-106, 135, 136
Songs of Trust 11, 16, 23, 27, 62, 63, 91, 121, 125, 131
4. S- Supplication
Heavenly Father, We Ask for your Blessings and Guidance and Mercy on Behalf of
-Our Political and Religious Leaders, that they guide us in Your Will
(in Particular ________)
The Sick and Infirmed in need of your Healing Touch
(in Particular________________)
Those in need of comfort, Spiritual and Physical
(in Particular ____)
And for Your Protection and Blessings, Lord (in Particular _______)
guide us so that we not grieve the comforting indwelling Holy Spirit
In Jesus Good Name We Pray, AMEN

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