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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