Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Quote on Knowing Your Calling

In those times when we stumble for our footing in the awful swellings of the Jordan, and the Evil One whispers in our ear, "Why did you ever decide to be a preacher anyway?" the right answer can only be, "Cause I was called, you fool!"
-- Dr. Timothy George

Monday, September 03, 2007

ACTS Prayer Method

If you have trouble knowing what to pray, or how to pray, may I suggest the ACTS method? ACTS stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.

Adoration. Start your prayer by worshiping God. Praise Him for who He is. Recognize Him as holy, almighty, gracious...

Confession. Admit sins you've committed since the last time you prayed. Ask God for forgiveness. Also confess sins of omission -- opportunities for good that you neglected.

Thanksgiving. Thank God for previous answers to prayers and for His continuing goodness.

Supplication. Plead with God both for others and for yourself.