Mathew 6:9-13

Our Father
which art in heaven
hollowed be thy name
thy kingdom come
thy will be done
in earth as it is in heaven
give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors
and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
for thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
for ever and ever.

The Purpose of Prayer
Psalm 141:2

A = Adoration
Adore God, love Him and praise Him for who He is.

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all." 1 Chronicles 29:11
C = Confession
Admit your sins to God, ask for His forgiveness through faith that Jesus died for our sins.

"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
T = Thanksgiving
Thank God for answered prayers, for the good things He has done in your life. For growth.
"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. "Ephesians 5:20
S = Supplication
Pray for your family and friends, for those who are sick or sad. Pray for those who are not Christians yet. Pray for your own spiritual growth and any other needs that you may have.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7

Parent’s Time!

Spend some time practicing prayer together with your child. Assign one of the letters of ACTS to four different days of the week. On the first day give prayers of adoration to God.

On the second day pray asking God to forgive you and your family for sins that have been committed. The third day give a prayer of thankfulness for all the blessings God gives. Finally, on the fourth day, pray for someone in the church who needs special comfort, healing, or wisdom.

We should take time each day to listen for the voice of God. We can accomplish this by reading the Bible, praying, and worshiping God each day. Be thankful for all of God’s blessings and his desire to spend time with each of us, and remind your child to be thankful as well.