Tragedy often prompts us to our knees. We don’t even know what to say, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)
I wholeheartedly believe that prayer is the best and most powerful thing that a Christian can do, because it expresses a complete dependence on the best and most powerful thing God can do.
As I reflect on these words… “Lord, teach us to pray.”, He reminds me of an acronym He gave me years ago…
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed (Holy, revered, sacred) be Your name…”
P is for Praise.
“…And forgive us our sins…”
R is for Repent.
“…Give us day by day our daily bread…
…deliver us from the evil one.”
A is for Ask.
“…Your will be done…”
Y is for yield.
PRAISE – REPENT – ASK – YIELD