Dec. 8 – 21 Days of Prayer

“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.” Matthew 6:7 NASB

I’ve used a simple structure for prayer at many times in my life called ACTS in Prayer.  As we pray for LIGHT, our Christmas services on December 22 & 23, we’ll use ACTS in Prayer as a guide.  (refer to Dec. 2-7 for explanation of ACTS in Prayer)  Please spend a few moments doing each of these…

A = Adoration

C = Confession

T = Thanksgiving

S = Supplication 

God’s interested in what’s on your heart.  Be honest.  Talk to Him about everything.  You don’t need to pray “religious sounding” prayers or long prayers. He wants you to simply talk with Him throughout the day.   Don’t use some formula that includes meaningless repetition or pray some cliché prayer over and over.   I know what it’s like to go through the motions of prayer without really praying; don’t make that mistake.  God desires us to be specific and talk openly with Him from our heart.

As you pray, think of someone specific you know who may be far from God and ask God to open their heart to the gospel (the good news) of Jesus Christ.   Ask God to give you the opportunity to invite them (and others) to attend LIGHT and for everyone who attends to open their heart to the truth of Jesus.

 

Christmas Fun, Jokes, Trivia

Knock Knock.

Who’s There?

Jamaica.

Jamaica Who?

Jamaica cookie to go with that milk for Santa.

 

 

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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