Prayer: A Journey Toward Christ

Journey Toward Christ

You have seen them before. Yes, they seem to have a miraculous power to draw people. Their past experience is one of pain, regret, anger, and fear. Yet they live now as if their past didn’t exist. As if by some miracle their past identity had been erased and a new identity had been given to them. You know them, I know them. They are the people who were crippled but walked anyway, who were abused but forgave, who were beaten but carried their cross, who were depressed but kept on…

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Understanding Prayer 103 | Prayer: A Journey Toward Christ

Journey Toward Christ

If you are following the ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) Prayer Plan, praise fits in the category of “adoration”—in fact the two terms are pretty synonymous.Psalms tells us: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalms 100:4 ESV). God is inviting us to enter His court with praise. How do we enter God’s court? Through prayer—starting with praise and adoration. The psalmist elsewhere also encourages us: “Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!”…

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