A PATTERN FOR PRAYER:  ACTS

A - ADORATION

C - CONFESSION

T - THANKSGIVING

S - SUPPLICATION


Adoration

* Adoration sets the tone of the entire prayer.  It reminds us whose attention we have gained.

* Adoration reminds us of God's identity and inclination. As we lift up his attributes, His character and His personality, we reinforce our understanding of who He is.

* Adoration purifies the one who is praying. It purges our spirit and prepares us to listen to God.

Confession

* Confession cleanses your conscience. It helps you to finally become honest with God.

* When you are totally honest about your sins something happens. You will be flooded with relief that God has a forgiving nature.

Thanksgiving

* Thanksgiving express gratitude.

* There is a difference between feeling grateful and expressing thanks

* God is our Father and he is moved when we express our thanksgiving.

Supplication

*Supplication are requests. (Philippians 4:6)






PRAYER REQUEST


JAMES 5:16


Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.