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What Is The Proper Way To Pray

What's proper way you pray to God? I praise God first, thank God for blessings, answered prayers, pray for others, myself last. Does anyone know what "ACTS" stands for in prayer? I heard it stands for acclamation, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. Has anyone else heard this?

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I think the A often stands for Adoration - agree with the rest! The Lord loves us to speak to him at any time, any place, any how - with love and joy; but it's always helpful to have a plan or method. Reading the Psalms or other scriptures eg Paul's writing and make them into prayers is great too. Hope you see loads of blessings along your way.
---Amy on 3/11/08

I go by the scripture that says "Come before His presence with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise." That's how I start my prayers. Then I ask forgiveness for any named or unnamed sins I may have committed, because I don't feel I can pray effectively for others with any sin in my life at that time. Then my needs & wants come last. I've never heard of ACTS, but it sounds pretty good to me.
---Ann5758 on 3/19/07

the first and proper way to pray is to kneel before Him in prayer...every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus
---jana on 8/17/06

...with supplication(humility) and thanksgiving
---lyndon on 10/3/05

Gods word says it is groanings from deep within when we pray,pray from your heart and talk to the Father,, He is our Father and we His children, just open up to Him and let your heart and soul let go,He loves you and wants a close relationship with you
---michele on 9/21/05

you have to be opened to God,the word that comes from the mounth must be coming from the Heart,you need to pray him in the laguange that speak better
---prosper on 9/21/05

A - Adore Him
C - Confession of sins
T - Thanksgiving
S - Supplications
---Irene on 8/29/05

No I haven't heard that. My pastor says ACTS is Active Christians Terrizing Satan. Just talk to God. After he is your bestest friend and he will understand no matter what your going through with.
---Rebecca_D on 8/29/05

We are to talk to God as if we where talking to a friend. God wants to hear from our hearts. He wants us to come to him simply and earnestly. He does not want a show he wants sincerety. there is no "rule" to praying just to simply talk to God and believe he will answer.
---Marla on 8/29/05

Scripture states God knows our heart. to go along with pierr7958, our prayers should be from the heart. God does not like reputition, much speaking. God wants a person to serve out out of our heart.
---geraa7578 on 8/29/05

You don't want to get too technical in your payers. Talk to Him like you would to your best friend, in good and in bad times!
---Pierr7958 on 8/29/05

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