(a one-minute read)
One acronym for how to pray is ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication). Here’s a prayer using that model. You’ll see that there is extra Thanksgiving tacked on the end, because God is good. All the time!
Heavenly Father, I thank you that I am your adopted child. You are a loving God and You know each of us better than we know ourselves, because You created us and sustain us.
I admit my sin and ask Your forgiveness, and know full well that You will grant it because You are a loving God and do forgive. It is Your nature. Thank You, in the name of Jesus.
Please surround me with Your love, Your care, and Your protection. If there is any pain in my life, or disease in my body, I declare it healed completely in the name of Jesus. Jesus, You healed spirit and mind as well as the body when You forgave sin. I receive it all.
Thank You that you will continue to bring me Godly men and women to help and encourage me, in the name of Jesus.
Thank you that your angels surround and protect me, in the name of Jesus.
Thank you that I am blessed as a child of God,2 in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
1. Matthew 6:9-13
2. 1 John 3:1a
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