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Prayer Guide


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Someone once said, "We can do nothing greater than pray until we have prayed and we can do nothing greater than pray after we have prayed." 

This is a guide to assist you in your prayer life.  It follows the popular acronym A.C.T.S. - Adoration and Praise, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.  It includes an abundance of scripture references and helps to enable scripture based praying.      

 You have said, “Seek my face.”  My heart says to you,  “Your face, LORD, do I seek.”  Psalm 27:8

Adoration and Praise

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.  (Psalm 145:3 ESV)

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.  (Hebrews 13:15 ESV)

Click here to go to a list of scripture praise


And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, (Isaiah 6:5 ESV)

[1] Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;

[2] but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.  (Isaiah 59:1-2 ESV)

 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. (Psalm 66:18 ESV)

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1 ESV)

[23] So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, [24] leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
(Matthew 5:23-24 ESV)


[16] Rejoice always, [17] pray without ceasing, [18] give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV)

I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD. (Psalm 116:17 ESV)

Click here to go to a list of scripture with thanksgiving


[7] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. [8] For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. [9] Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? [10] Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? [11] If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:7-11 ESV)

[3] Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV)

[13] Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14 ESV)

    Pray Daily

       My Church

            Church Staff
            Church Leaders    
            Sunday School Teachers

       My Family

       My Prayer List

            Click here to go to your prayer list

       My Prayer Partner

For Missions

Click here for a link to go to a web site that will provide daily prayer resources for nations around the world.

[2] Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. [3] At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—[4] that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. (Colossians 4:2-4 ESV)

[18] praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, [19] and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, [20] for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.  (Ephesians 6:18-20 ESV)

    Pray Weekly

        For those in Authority

            Cabinet Members    
            U.S. Senators
            U.S. Representatives
            Supreme Court
            State Representative
            County Leadership
            School Board
            School Teachers

        [2:1] First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, [2] for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. [3] This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, [4] who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  (1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV)

[13:1] Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. [2] Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. [3] For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, [4] for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. [5] Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. [6] For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. [7] Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.  (Romans 13:1-7 ESV) 

    Pray Monthly

        For Your Church Family

Use your church directory to pray through your church membership over the period of a month.  At the conclusion of  a month you will have prayed for each of your fellow church members. Use each day of the week to pray for a different letter of the alphabet.  For those letters with many names use two days.  i.e. first day of the month pray for the "A's" for the second day of the month pray for the "B's" etc.

praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  (Ephesians 6:18 ESV)

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. (Colossians 4:12 ESV)


[4b]Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. [5] The Lord GOD has opened my ear,       
(Isaiah 50:4-5 ESV)

 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10 ESV)

[3] To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. [4] When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. (John 10:3-4 ESV)

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27 ESV)

As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” (Hebrews 3:15 ESV)

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:25 ESV)

 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
(Isaiah 30:21 ESV)

Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. (Proverbs 4:10 ESV)