4 Steps to Ignite Your Prayer Life

prayer, Christians online, evangelism, digital evangelism“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.” ~Wm. Cowper

by Toni Birdsong
As you eagerly set out to connect with those God has placed in your digital path, do so with an awakened, prayerful heart (a concept we dive into deeper in the book @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online).

An awakened heart listens, shows up, responds, and follows through. An awakened heart is steeped in prayer. While prayer can’t fit into a formula, this simple ACTS approach is a great way to escort you into God’s presence and bring about effective prayer.

1. Adoration: begin with praise, exalting, and adoring the Father. Connect with His heart simply because of who He is. (Psalm 95:6)
2. Confession: ask God to search your heart. Do you need to confess before going further in your conversation with God? (1 John 1:9)
3. Thanksgiving: Thank God for the blessing of His love and all that comes from His heart and hands. (Philippians 4:6)
4. Supplication: By this stage in the conversation, we feel connected with God and can and should bring all requests and needs to Him. (Matt. 7:9-11)

Share your prayer requests below and let’s stand in the gap for one another today!

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  • Teasicannon

    I’m praying that the Holy Spirit would give sight to some of my blind family members – that they would be able to see His amazing love and goodness and be drawn to Him. I’m also praying that I would have more wisdom – which really boils down to more of His love in me – to know when to speak and when to be silent. I don’t want my silly tongue to ever get in His way:)

    Thank you for encouragement once again.

  • Anonymous

    I’m coming up beside you on that Teasi. Right now. There’s hope, joy & reassurance (for our untamed tongues) in the prayerful presence of a very gracious (gentleman — as you’ve aptly called him) God.

    Prayer is going to open the eyes of your family members and it’s going to be sweeeeeet! Praying you there. xoxox

  • Sweetlady1946

    Please join us in prayer for breakthrough in many realms that need God’s restoration and healing. Thankyou!

  • Anonymous

    With you sister …. praying for an abundance of healing to paint over the hearts who are crying out for specific needs. Trusting God to unleash Himself generously as we ask—together—in His name.

  • http://aprilhawk.wordpress.com April

    Thank you for your post. Prayer request: my father in law has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. And, an unspoken prayer for our household. Blessings to you! Prayer is a powerful thing!

  • Sweetlady1946

    Heavenly Father we ask for a mighty outpouring upon this precious family and life, rivers of LIFE and HEALING from on High. We pray that You would rebuke the devourer for their sakes and be glorified in their midst as You Alone are the God of miracles! Ps.77.14 NIV. WE agree for their deliverance from all strife and bondage and spirits of infirmity IJMN! Amen. TY LORD!

  • http://twitter.com/ChocoCoverdLove Ashley Hope

    I have an awful cold and tomorrow is my first day back to work as a flight attendant so I’m already away from my husband and baby girl. A cold is the worst because of pressurization of my ears being necessary. Please pray for strength, physically and emotionally, so I can do the work I need to be doing to help support my family :-)

  • Tami Heim

    Standing with you Ashley – asking God to strengthen, restore and heal you both physically and emotionally. May you feel His new mercy and energy when the morning comes. We will be praying you through tomorrow.

  • Tami Heim

    Agreeing now in prayer with you for April and for Divine breakthroughs in restoration and healing.

  • Tami Heim

    Teasi – With you now as the third in agreement. God grant you the wisdom you desire and the words that will bring truth and life to your family.

  • Anonymous

    Wow – that’s a tough day ahead, Ashley. Seriously praying for your ears & every minute of tomorrow. God knows the pain and will protect you. Believing.

  • Grace Amos-Atuboyedia

    Lord, I want financial breakthrough for my family especially my husband who is a business man and I want a best job which will afford me time for my family and service to God.

  • Sweetlady1946

    Amen, amen amen!! Thanks so very much! You all are a real breath of fresh air Praise God! xo

  • Heather

    my friend needs to be set free from the powers of darkness and sin and brought into God’s marvelous light through salvation…praying for a removal of all bad influences, a binding of the deceiver and deliverance, in the name of Jesus…thank you for praying with me for a breakthrough! :-)

  • Motwanisony

     Dear heavenly father, in the name of your son jesus, i ask you to pls revive our ceramic factory-savannah.pls take away all the quality, production and breakage problems from savannah and bless it so that it prospers and flourishes.this company is our bread and butter and of so many other people.pls let it not shut down.thankyou.Dear god, pls save our bengaluru factory from being sold.you are the god of miracles.let thy will be done in our lives and pls guide my husband vinod to do the right.

  • Franklinhentel

    thank you I found this very helpful and I thank God for using you .