“Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results” (James 5:16).
“I can take my telescope and look millions and millions of miles into space,” said the great scientist Sir Issac Newton , “but I can lay it aside and go into my room, shut the door, get down on my knees in earnest prayer, and see more of heaven and get closer to God than I can assisted by all the telescopes and material agencies on earth.”
Among many other things, the carnal Christian is characterized by a poor prayer life. The spiritual Christian, on the other hand, is characterized by an effective fruitful prayer life.
Prayer is simply communicating with God by listening as well as talking. The acrostic ACTS is helpful in recalling the various components of effective prayer, though the order is not necessarily rigid.
“A” is for adoration – worship of God, first for who He is; and second for all of His benefits. He alone is worthy of our adoration and praise.
“C” stands for confession. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Sometimes this component should take priority, especially for the unbeliever and the disobedient believer, because God does not hear the prayers of the disobedient until they confess. (Psalm 66:18) “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”
“T” is for thanksgiving, gratitude to God for His blessings.
“S” represents supplication, expressing our petitions to God for individuals and specific things and events.
Heavenly Father, I love You and admire you, when I realized Your grace, and Your love for me, it completely changed my life. Please forgive me for the times I have been stubborn, times I have not listened and times I have been selfish. But most of all, the times I did not seek daily fellowship with you Lord. Please forgive me, of my sins against You. I thank You for all You have given me, my very life, my family, my friends and most of all,the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus to redeem and purchase my very soul from the enemy. As I pray Load, you do know what my heart seeks, my passion to serve your ministry, my desire to build with my hands, my love to seed and harvest my own food. However the most important is to me is Love so deeply in my life that others will know that my previously broken heart has been made new by Your very touch Lord God. Thank you for Loving me where I am, as I am and who I am. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Seeking Jesus in your life?
Jesus Christ says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20)
The Bible promises eternal life to all who receive Christ: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:11-13)
If you have not asked Jesus into your life you can receive Jesus Christ right now by faith through prayer.
Prayer is just talking with God. He knows your heart, so don’t worry about getting your words just right. Here is a suggested prayer to guide you:
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Saviour and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
If you have done this, then congratulations! (Luke 15:7) says that when one sinner accepts Jesus Christ as his or her Saviour the angels rejoice. So there’s a party going on in heaven right now over your decision! Remember this date as your “second birthday,” the day you were born into a new life in Christ! You have God’s Word that he answered your prayer.
Please take a moment to contact me, I would love to pray with you personally for this wonderful new journey you are on. firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-256-9738
Scriptural Seeds Ministries