Hello fellow readers,
The final letter in the ACTS prayer guide is S – supplication. Now, supplication (offering up requests) comes after we give adoration (praise), confession, and thanksgiving to God.
The placement of the letters isn’t on accident – it generates humility.
By offering up requests last, we open the “tunnel” of communication by acknowledging who God is, why He is worthy, how we fall short, accepting forgiveness, and giving blessings and thanksgiving up to God. How else could we come before a holy God and make requests? Yes, He hears the instant cry of our hearts. I am simply saying we should practice humility in approaching the throne of grace.
Supplication is multi-faceted. We can pray for others – missionaries, government, friends, family, doctors… the list goes on! We can pray for the world and the lost. We can pray for… ourselves. Does that surprise you? We can come to God anytime with areas of worry, concern, pain, confusion, and so much more.
God also has the authority to answer our prayers in the manner He chooses. And that, sometimes, can be… uncomfortable. But take heart, God does know what He is doing. He loves you. And He has a plan – a will for your life.
So, what supplication do you have to offer today?
Philippians 4:6; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Timothy 2:1-3; James 5:16; Psalm 18:6; Psalm 34:17.
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