We had a great time of prayer at our core group meeting this
week. Here at Harvest we believe firmly
in the power of prayer and we recognize that apart from Christ we can do
nothing (John 15:5).
How’s your prayer life?
Are you relying on your own strength to accomplish the things of God or
are you trusting and asking Christ for the power to live the life he has called
you to live?
If you are struggling to have a consistent and meaningful
time of prayer with Christ write down this acrostic
A. C. T. S.
It stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and
Supplication. We walked through and
prayed through this together in our core group meeting and I want to challenge
you to do the same.
Simply put – Worship God!
To avoid making your prayer time just a call to a “help line”, start
your prayer times by worshiping God. We
spent the beginning of our prayer time this week just praying and acknowledging
the attributes of God!
Take time to pray through some of these Psalms and call out the attributes of God described in some of these passages.
After worshiping God, examine your heart and spend some time
Read Psalm 51 and pray for God to “create in you
a clean heart.”
Confess known sin in your life and ask God to
reveal sin that you have suppressed or ignored.
After a time of confession, express your thankfulness to
Read Romans 8:31-39 and remind yourself of the
Gospel by praying through this passage.
Pray through 8:31-34
Pray through 8:35-37
Pray through 8:38-39
First read through Hebrews
10:19-23 to remind yourself to pray with a heart that is sincere, confident and
unwavering in the belief that God is faithful.
Go ahead and break out your prayer
list and begin to pray for the things that God has laid on your heart. You can find a prayer guide for our church
I hope you will continue to pray
for our church family here in Chattanooga, we know God is faithful and hope he
will use your prayers to bring about his plan.