We have discussed the acronym A.C.T.S. to be used as a guideline for prayer. What does
each letter stand for? Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication
Adoration is prayer that is centered totally on God. We pray to God in awe of His glory,
power, majesty and love for us. We realize that our God is one of mercy and grace and
all personal devotional prayer should begin with this type of prayer.
Contrition is being sorry for our sins. Prayers of contrition are prayers where we are truly
sorry for our offenses and we ask our Lord for forgiveness.
Thanksgiving is being thankful for all the wonders God has bestowed upon us. We are
Supplication is a prayer asking for the Lord’s help in situations. We petition the Lord for
something because we are wholly dependent upon God for life.