My newly released book, Honey from the Comb, follows the ACTS pattern for prayer--Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. In coming days we will look at the other sections, but today, lets think about Adoration.
Adoration is praising God for who he is and what he is like. It focuses on his character more than on the specifics of what he has done. (That is the job of thanksgiving.) The passages in the first section of Honey from the Comb are chosen to help you meditate on different aspects of who God is. The idea is to read a line and pray it back to God, telling him how true it is and why it matters to you right now.
A dear friend in our church passed away last week from cancer. Her family are much on my mind today as I think about God, our Comforter.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Lord, I know you heal the brokenhearted. Bind up the wounds of Char's family right now.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Lord, I praise you because you come close to the brokenhearted. May Char's family know your presence in a special way at this time.
Perhaps you are hurting right now or know someone who is. Use these verses from the Adoration section of Honey from the Comb to worship our great God and guide your prayers.
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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