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Make Prayer Part of Your Daily ACTS
One of the greatest blessings I have received from the Lord is being born and raised in a Christian home. Each morning my father read a daily devotion, and each night my mother knelt beside my bed and prayed. Church attendance was expected. From birth, I was exposed to God and His Word. This form of Christian practice was set early in my life, long before I recognized the substance of God’s Word or the relationship that I could have with Jesus Christ.
As a teenager, the Lord opened my eyes to truths revealed in Scripture. I admitted to God I was a sinner, believed Jesus Christ was my Savior, and confessed Him to be Lord of my life. Familial reading of God’s Word and prayer continued in our home, but Bible reading and prayer became a personal habit for me as well. I was drawn to the truths and teachings of Scripture and began to understand and to hide God’s Word in my heart.
Early in my walk with the Lord, I read Isaiah 55 and learned to seek the Lord and call upon Him (vs.6-7); even though I may not understand the Lord’s thoughts and ways, He could be trusted (v.8); and God’s Word will never return void but always accomplish its purpose (v.11).
Knowing God’s Word is truth, I found value in praying Scripture back to him. As I read my Bible, I marked verses with the letters A, C, T, S— for verses of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Prayer guides containing only Bible verses were compiled in order to keep God and His Word as the focus of prayer.
Hence, my book, Daily ACTS: A Yearly Guide to Prayer and Praise, was conceived and formulated over a twenty-plus year span. With the word of God as its foundation, and the acronym ACTS as its framework, my prayer guides have been used not only by myself and prayer groups I have led, but also by prayer warriors across the nation.
Daily ACTS contains fifty-two chapters, one for each week of the year. The book encourages you to meditate and pray every day, through one chapter a week. Choose one verse per week and memorize it, in order to “store up God’s Word in your hearts so that you will not sin against him” (Psalm 119:11).
My prayer is that Daily ACTS will be a helpful guide as you draw near to God and “pour your heart out like water in the presence of the Lord” (Lamentations 2:19).
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
- Isaiah 40:8
-Lalla Lee Campsen
Daily ACTS: A Yearly Guide to Prayer and Praise
Is your prayer life stuck in a rut? Do you struggle to stay focused in prayer? Do you feel like you want or need to pray, but don’t know how to begin your conversations with God?
You are not alone. The biblical mandate, “Devote yourselves to prayer” (Colossians 4:2), is one we all have difficulty fulfilling. However, Lalla Lee Campsen’s book, Daily ACTS, will strengthen your personal commitment to prayer.
Conceived and formulated over a span of more than twenty years, Daily ACTS: A Yearly Guide to Prayer and Praise, provides direction in prayer for individuals and groups alike. With God’s Holy Word as the foundation, and the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication) as the framework, Lalla Lee’s biblical prayers have been embraced by prayer warriors across the nation. Her guide is a proven resource for cultivating a vibrant prayer life.
Daily ACTS organizes biblical prayers, praises, and reflections by topic. Prayers are arranged alphabetically; for particular people; for the holidays; and by scriptural themes such as the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, the Greatest Commandment and the Lord’s Prayer.
Prayer is a means of grace. To partake in this means of grace, Daily ACTS offers structure for intercession enriched by devotional reflection and theological insight. By God’s grace, this systematic guide will produce a more meaningful prayer life and intimate relationship with the triune God.
Let Daily ACTS help you “devote yourself to prayer” and reap the blessings that ensue.