In a struggle to connect with God this morning, I needed a framework for prayer that would bring me through scripture.
Truth be told, there are a lot of distractions happening –
1) I’m in a great coffee shop.
2) I missed my best time to be with the Lord because I was in the YMCA in Lexington.
3) Puppies are in the coffee shop.
4) My meter is about to run out in 4 minutes. So this post / my time with God is being cut short.
As I said – I needed a framework to take me to the Lord. I wasn’t getting there with my scattered mind. Fortunately, I copied down a great framework from John Piper a few weeks ago. It’s called APTAT and has a subsection that I will include:
APTAT Prayer Framework
Admit without Christ you can do nothing. John 15:4
Pray for whatever you need. Matthew 7:7
Trust in a specific promise of God. Isaiah 41:10
Act. Philippians 2:12
Thank. Ephesians 5:20
IOUS (Under the P in APTAT)
Incline my heart. Psalm 119:36 (God take over my wants)
Open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from your law. Psalm 119:18
Unite me, unite my heart so that it will be satisfied and not distracted. Psalm 86:11
Satisfy me (my heart) in the morning with your steadfast love. Psalm 90
That’s what I have for you. One minute left on the meter & M. Ward song on the radio = majorly distracted, but so in awe of the Lord’s love! Jamming on everything.