Confession - admit to God where you have blown it or fallen short
Thanksgiving - Thank God for your forgiveness and the other great things He is doing in your life.
Supplication - This is the part where you bring your prayer requests to God
What are some Bible verses on prayer?
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).
"…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express" (Romans 8:26).
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
"When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures" (James 4:3) ---
Sometimes I need to be reminded (quite often) about how important prayer, worship and training in spiritual matters are. Quite often, I can catch myself doing acts of service, family things and letting all the daily jaunts of life get in the way of what really should matter (Who really does matter)!
If you have time, take a few minutes and listen to Matt Redman's song, Here for you, to put things in perspective. It is songs like these that make me realize how awesome and mighty our God is.
When is the last time we took time to pray like ACTS?
Finding my way to my knees tonight!
What about you?