How’s Your Prayer Life?
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October 10, 2023

... if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

1 John 5:14a

In my latter years as a teenager, I wondered why my mother sat at the kitchen table late at night, while I was watching television. When I finally asked her, she said she was talking to God. As senior adults in retirement, the Lord has granted you the blessing of “extra time.” Whether it’s the first thing in the morning or the last thing in the evening, carve out some time to talk with the Lord. A good guideline to use is the acronym ACTS:

Adoration 

Confession 

Thanksgiving 

Supplication

God is listening for he tells us, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17a), and “Call upon me in the day of trouble” (Psalm 50:15a). Whatever the situation, lean on him and he will answer in his time.

Ken Schilf
New Haven, IN

Dear Father, thank you for always listening. Amen.

Reflect: Remember to pray for your church, family, others, and government.

Read: Philippians 4:6-7 and Romans 8:26