Are you seeking a more inspired prayer time with God but you’re not sure what to pray or even how to pray? If that’s the case, then I’m pretty sure that you will benefit from using the ACTS Prayer Method model as it guides you through the four elements of prayer.
Have you heard of the ACTS Prayer Method? It is a prayer model incorporating the acronym A – C – T – S which stands for
The Problem: Prayers Feel Empty
Have you ever had a time when you entered God’s throne room but didn’t know what to pray, or even how to pray? I’ve had those times in the past and to be honest, I sometimes still feel like that.
I’ve even had times when I am saying the same thing over and over and not really getting anywhere. After a while, I just leave quietly without having touched the heart of God. Has this been your experience, too? This is not good for us, dear sister!
I know you’re with me in saying that we want to enter that place where our spirit meets with His Spirit! So what can we do?
The Solution: Pray the ACTS Prayer Method
If you have not prayed using the ACTS Prayer method, I encourage you to give it a try. The ACTS prayer has helped me many times to reach the heart of God and I know it will help you, too!
So, to begin with, I suggest you download this free printable full of powerful Bible verses. As you read through these Bible verses, choose the ones that are most suited to you at this moment.
Keep reading for what to do next.
It’s quite simple, really, as you follow the acronym for ACTS. Using the Powerful Bible Verses to Pray the ACTS Way that you just downloaded, begin to express yourself in adoration to Him, followed by confessing your sins and wrongdoing. This point is important as you do not want to have any walls between you and God. This is the place where your sins are forgiven and any accusations the enemy thought he had against you, are wiped out by God’s words, “you are forgiven.”
When you have completed your confession to God, it is really easy to move into the attitude of thanksgiving. You have so much to be thankful for and forgiveness is one of them.
Then, when you are finished expressing your thankfulness, move into the last part which is your supplications or requests.
What did you notice?
Because you have spent quite some time focused on God, His attributes, His mercy, and forgiveness and are thankful for all He has done for you, you will notice that the focus of your requests is less about ‘me’ and more for others.
You can also add another element to your prayers by beginning them with “Thy will be done.” This also takes the focus off of self and places it on desiring the will of God. To learn more about this, you can read the details in this guest post called Make 2 Changes for a Powerful Prayer Life over on Diane’s blog at Worth Beyond Rubies.
As you sense in your spirit that you have met with God and He has heard your prayers, you will feel blessed to have been in His presence. It will be an experience that you will want to repeat again and again as you covet your time with Him.
ACTS Prayer Model Free Printable
If you haven’t downloaded this already, I would LOVE to give you this extensive list of powerful Bible verses. It will be a big help to you with ACTS praying. Choose as many or as few verses from the list to help you flow from section to section as you open your heart to God.
Oh, and don’t forget to print off the ACTS Prayer infographic, up above, too. It’s handy to keep in your Bible, or, give away to a friend!
That’s a Wrap
Would you come back here and let me know how your prayer time went? I’m expecting great things for you. You may feel awkward at first but it won’t be long before ACTS becomes natural to you. I KNOW you will love it!
May you be blessed as you spend time in Father’s presence!
Do you already pray using the ACTS Prayer Method? Do you already pray using Bible verses? If so, do you add anything else to this prayer model or use it as is? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you!
Cindy Barnes has been called by God in the early 80s to be a teacher of His Word. She is a serious student of the Word, focusing on the Inductive Bible Study Method since 2007. Her passion is to teach women how to study the Bible using this method. In addition, she desires for women to develop an intense yearning to draw closer to God through reading and writing out the Bible.
Cindy teaches hundreds of women in her private online Bible Study Group who express their joy of growing deeper in their spiritual walk.
You can stay in touch with Cindy on Liberty Circle – 215 Ministry.