Rejoicing in the Lord!

March 19, 2021

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4 NASB)

What makes rejoicing possible?

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NASB)

“Prayer is not equal to requests. Prayer includes requests when accompanied by thanksgiving indicating faith in God’s sovereignty and His providence and contentment with what God has provided.” Pastor John MacArthur

The A-C-T-S method of prayer is foundational to Prayer Prompter’s approach to “Meditation and Prayer.” R.C. Sproul discussed A-C-T-S in a blog post several years ago. Here is an excerpt.

“Christians often use a simple acrostic as a guide to prayer: A.C.T.S. Each of the letters in this acrostic stands for one of the key elements of prayer:

(A) Adoration

(C) Confession

(T) Thanksgiving

(S) Supplication

I think it is a helpful acrostic for remembering both the elements and the priorities of prayer. Unfortunately, we often spell our prayer life something like S.C.A.T., because we start with supplication and spend very little time, if any, on adoration, confession, and thanksgiving.”

A-C-T-S - Priority

Notice that the image from his post shows the letters in priority order by size. What a great idea!

The complete blog post is available here.

The Power of Daily Meditation by Paul Tautges

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Spiritual growth is directly dependent upon our daily interaction with Scripture. Scripture itself argues for the discipline of mediating on the Word, and heralds its benefits. The blessed man is the one who rejects the counsel of the world because his habit of delighting in the law of the Lord causes him to meditate on […]

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How to Prayer All Day – Tim Challies

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“Pray without ceasing,” Paul says. Simple words, but a seemingly impossible challenge. How can you be expected to pray all the time? In chapter 54 of their work A Puritan Theology, Joel Beeke and Mark Jones dive deep into Matthew Henry’s great book A Method for Prayer to distill what he says about the importance […]

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App Store Review

May 17, 2020

Very configurable and useful ★★★★★ by HipNeck – May 17, 2020 I downloaded this app at the suggestion of a popular Christian blogger. It has completely changed my prayer habits for the better. I love that I can add things I want to pray for (in addition to the scripture passages that it comes with) […]

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App Store Review

February 17, 2020

Part of my daily power habits ★★★★★ by Psalmpen – Feb 12, 2020 I recommend this app to everyone I meet who expresses their desire to pray. I cannot believe the capabilities within this! It is incredible what it can do. To pray through the Scriptures daily on pertinent topics and to be able to […]

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