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ACTS: A Way to Pray

Wednesday, February 16

ACTS: A Way to Pray


Lamentations 3: 21-26

But this I recall to mind, and therefore I have hope. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.


Adoration:

Dear Heavenly Father, You are so faithful to me! I rejoice in your steadfast love. Each and every morning, as I sit with your word and listen to your Spirit, you fill me with hope once again.


Confession:

I confess to you that I get so easily distracted from your truths. Please forgive me for allowing the “to do’s” of the day or the stresses of life to creep in and take over.


Thanksgiving:

Thank you for listening to me as I pour out my heart. My “messy stuff” does not overwhelm you. Actually, you delight in my voice and my faith. Thank you for understanding me even better than I understand myself. Your “steadfast love never ceases” and for that I am grateful. “Your mercies never come to an end.” This truth is so beautiful to me!


Supplication:

Please Lord, I ask for a renewed hope that you are at work even when I don’t see it. Help me to wait on your ways when I get impatient, and help me to trust in your word with an obedient heart even when it’s hard to do what you say. I pray all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Use these verses and ACTS to write your own personal prayer in your journal.


This Lamentations passage is one that is quoted often in our Christian faith for the purpose of encouragement during a difficult time. Here is a simple exercise: reread the verses above, and if you have claimed it before at some point in your life, and did so again this morning, say a quiet "amen" to yourself, or even write "amen" in the comments, agreeing with other Soul Sisters.




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