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Monday~ ACTS (focus on adoration)
Most of us, that use this prayer guide, probably have the bottom three down pat. We know what we’ve done wrong and what we need to confess (confession). We know who and what we are thankful for (thanksgiving). We probably even know pretty well what we need to ask for - not only for ourselves but for others (supplication). How often though, do we lack adoration in our prayers, our conversations with God? What does adoration even mean? What does it look like?
I’ll admit, years ago I used to skip this step and honestly didn’t even know it was something we needed to do.
Once added, I can feel that desire to pray and HOLD a conversation with God, deepen and grow. It helps me feel closer to Him.
What does it mean? Adoration is simply praising God. Acknowledging His wonder. Giving Him compliments! Anyone with the gift of exhortation, this should come easily for you. Everyone else, it may take a little more work.
What does it look like? “Lord, you are an awesome God!” “God, you made a beautiful sunrise this morning!” “Lord, you’re beauty in nature is astonishing!” How do I do it? I normally sing my adoration. I have a list of songs, that is constantly changing, to sing my adoration to God during my prayer time! What? That’s right! Why can we not use some of those incredible (and already written 😉) lyrics from praise songs to do just that- sing/pray praises to our God! 🙌🥰
I simply change the lyrics a bit to make it more of a personal prayer! 🎶My God, you’re an awesome God! You reign from heaven above. You’re wisdom, power, and love...My God you’re an awesome God! 🎶
🎶God, You are good! You are so good! You’re so good to me!” 🎶
🎶You’re Wonderful, glorious, holy and righteous, victorious, conqueror, triumphant and mighty, healer, deliverer, shield and defense, my strong tower and my best friend. Omnipotent, Omnipresent, soon coming King. You’re Alpha, Omega, Lord of everything; holy, holy, holy is Your name.🎶 ___________________________
What’s your favorite praise song? How could you use that song to pray with adoration to God? ———————————— at Tennessee