This past Sunday – Pentecost Sunday – our church finished up a series on prayer by journeying through the classic prayer acronym of ACTS. It was a nice break from a “traditional” Sunday service. It also inspired me to take the next few weeks to offer my own rendition of ACTS. My hope and continued prayer to enable a church community, life group, family or individual to create space through prayer in creative and relevant ways.
Adoration • ACTS of Love
Confession • ACTS of Authenticity
Thanksgiving • ACTS of Gratitude
Supplication • ACTS of Mission
Promptings Towards Prayer
And speaking of prayer – follow the links below for three very different experiences of prayer to lead the way into the next few weeks. I encourage you to think of ways to experience and share the prayer promptings below communally.
The Daily Examen
A personal favorite – The Examen helps you pray towards a cooperative awareness of Christ’s presence in the midst of your day.
You can download an academic paper I wrote a few years ago on Centering Prayer – another personal favorite way to pray.
A third favorite prayer prompting helps to keep us focused outward – into the world itself one country at a time.