“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” —1 John 5:21 NLT
What is your favorite game to enjoy?
Do you love it above all else?
What things do you put first in your life?
Do you want them just for yourself?
Do you wake in the morning to say hello
To the One who died in your place?
Remember the last time you stopped to pray,
Seeking His wonderful face?
The Bible is God’s love letter to you.
Did you read your mail today?
Can He count on you to obey His Word?
Have you read what He has to say?
God should take first place in our life.
We should wake up each morning with Him.
Expressing our thanks, our joy, our love
To the One who paid for our sin.
There are many tools we can use as we are learning to pray. One very poplar one is based on the acronym: A.C.T.S.
- Adoration–praise God and tell Him how much you love Him.
- Confession–tell God you are sorry for your sin and want to be obedient to Him.
- Thanksgiving–Thank God for how good He is and that He loves you!
- Supplication–This is just a long word for telling God what you need and asking Him for things.
Do you have a special way to pray? On your knees? At every meal? Before bed? Tell us about your prayer time!