Every once in a while, I will be so dogged that I can’t seem to think of anything to pray about. I sit there with a blank mind. I actually don’t feel like talking to God but I know I should. I usually end up complaining to Him.
A while back, Pastor Bart shared an acronym that can help you get through those times when it is hard to pray. I’ve been using it and it has helped me out. I created a PDF file that you can print off and keep it with you or put it next to where you have your quite time with God.
Download the file here.
********* UPDATE ************
After I originally posted this, Bart shared with me that he recently he began using this with a scripture. Here’s an example:
Philippians 2:5-11, “5Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. 6Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. 7He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. 8And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal’s death on a cross. 9Because of this, God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name that is above every other name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (NLT)
Lord, I praise you for setting such an incredible example for me to follow. You truly are the Lord of all.
Forgive me for being so prideful. Forgive me for all the times I’ve refused to serve others, and failed to show them Your love.
Please fill me with Your Spirit and give me a heart of humility and service.
As I wait on You, show me what I need to change and who You want me to serve.