Pray with Confidence

Prayer:  How to Pray with Confidence

You are asking a similar question, the disciples asked of Jesus one day.  He gave them a sample prayer that we call “The Lord’s Prayer”.  It goes as follows:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

I believe prayer is simply talking to God about anything that is on our mind, and doing it with respect and reverence.  Sometimes it is good to use pre-written prayers, but most of the time it will be more personal and more meaningful if we just say to God whatever is on our heart, rather than just saying repetitious prayers.

Somebody has said that a good guide for prayer are the four letters ACTS.

“A” is for adoration, praising God for who He is and what He does.
“C” is for confession, asking God regularly to forgive our sins, naming them if at all possible.  Be specific.
“T” is for thanksgiving.  Always thanking God for what He has, and is doing for us.
“S” is for supplication, which means to ask Him for our needs and those of others.

You will notivce that these suggestions for prayer were also used by Jesus in “The Lord’s Prayer”.
So follow this pattern to learn how to pray spontaneously, anywhere at anytime.

If you can spend some more time on the internet, go to the following site to learn some more about “How to Pray with Confidence”.

I trust you will have a wonderful time communicating with God regularly, sometimes with short prayers, sometimes with longer ones, sometimes only one of the four parts of ACTS, and sometimes more, or even all of them.

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