Prayer of "ACTS"
Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication
Adoration: praise Jesus for one or several of His attributes (e.g., sovereign, gracious, holy, perfect, merciful, all knowing, loving, just, powerful, ever present, creative) both generally or as it applies to your circumstances. "Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies." - Psalm 36:5
Confession: tell Jesus what you have done wrong and why, apologize to Him, seek forgiveness, and thank Him for it. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9
Thanksgiving: express your gratitude to Jesus for His love, mercy, grace, leading, sustenance, discipline, and blessing. "Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men" - Psalm 107:15
Supplication: ask Jesus to guide, heal, protect, comfort, sustain, or provide for you, or intercede for someone else. "...Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." - 1 Chronicles 4:10
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