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FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
THROUGH SCRIPTURE
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4.8a  Nine Prayer Acronyms for Scriptural Prayers

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Snapshot of Nine Prayer Acronyms

In this page you receive a snapshot of the nine prayer acronyms which are presented elsewhere in this book. All nine acronyms are presented here in condensed form. But the underlying scriptures and detailed explanations are not in this subchapter. 


A link is provided for each acronym so that you may read the underlying scriptures and explanations, if you wish.


The acronyms covered in this subchapter are:

  • FOLLOW CHRIST
  • THE WAY
  • POWER
  • KINGS
  • PASS 
  • HOW SO
  • PRAY
  • WWW J CHRIST L P (Holy Spirit)
  • the Weekday Acronym


The first three acronyms come from the Endorsed Prayers. The Endorsed prayers were revealed in the first six subchapters of chapter 4. They include prayers which scripture has instructed us to pray. 


But all of the nine prayer acronyms provide a detailed snapshot of what Fellowship with God sounds like.  They answer a very important question: 


That question is... When we talk to God, what should we talk about?



Acronym 1: FOLLOW CHRIST

Each of the twelve letters in the acrostic F.O.L.L.O.W. C.H.R.I.S.T. represents the main idea behind each of the twelve prayers. 


F:  Faith

O: Open

L:  Lead

L:  Love

O: One

W: Words


C: Confession

H: Harvest
R: Revelation

I:  Intimacy

S: Sovereignty

T: Thanks


Prayers in the acrostic F.O.L.L.O.W. C.H.R.I.S.T.

F:  Increase our Faith!
O: Open a door for the word!
L:  Lead me to the Rock!
L:  Increase our Love!
O: Make us One!
W: Give me Words to present the Gospel!

C: Forgive me!
H: Send workers into the Harvest!
R: Reveal yourself!
I:  Draw me into your Intimate presence!
S: You are Sovereign!
T: Thank you!


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures. It will be below the introductory material,  under the caption Acrostic 1.



Acronym 2: THE WAY

Each of the six letters in the acrostic T.H.E. W.A.Y. represents the main idea behind each of the six prayers.  This acrostic also comes from the Endorsed Prayers.


T: Temptation

H: Hallelujah

E: Everything


W: Wisdom

A: All Men

Y: Yahweh


Prayers in the Acrostic T.H.E. W.A.Y.

T:  Lead me not into Temptation!

H:  Hallelujah (Praise Yahweh!)

E:  I entrust Everything to you!


W:  Give me Wisdom!

A:  Draw All men to yourself!

Y:  Yahweh is my shepherd! (Psalm 23)


You may have noticed that the prayer for H, hallelujah, is "Praise Yahweh". That's because hallelujah means praise Yah. Yah is short for Yahweh. So, hallelujah means praise Yahweh. Yahweh is the personal name of God.


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures. It will be below the introductory material,  under the caption "Acrostic 5".



Acronym 3: POWER

Jesus said, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Some of these prayers are hard to pray. We need POWER from the Holy Spirit to pray them. If you can't pray them, ask the Lord to reveal His will in you. Ask Him to multiply your faith and love. This acrostic also comes from the Endorsed Prayers. It is called "Power".


Each of the five letters in the acrostic P.O.W.E.R. represents the main idea behind each of the five prayers.


P.O.W.E.R.

P   Praise

O   Obedience

W  Will

E   Enemy

R   Rebuke


Prayers in the Acrostic P.O.W.E.R.

P   I Praise you, even in Pain! 

O   Do Obedience in us! 

W  Reveal your Will! 

E   Bless my Enemy! 

R   Lord, I humbly ask you Rebuke those who sin!


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures. It will be below the introductory material,  under the caption "Acrostic 3".



Acronym 4: KINGS

Each letter in the acrostic K.I.N.G.S. represents the main idea behind a group of praises.


K:   King

I:    In Christ

N:  Name

G:  Gift

S:  Saints



Here are the praises from K.I.N.G.S.


K : KING

You are King of Kings!

You establish kings!

You remove kings!

You decide when nations begin!

You decide when nations end!

You decide the boundaries of the nations!


I : IN CHRIST

In Christ, we have every spiritual blessing!

We were slaves of sin!

We are redeemed and forgiven,

holy and blameless before you,

with your Holy Spirit within us.

We are predestined to adoption as sons,

 to inherit a kingdom.


N: NAME

Your name is above every name!

I am called by your name!

Your name will be on me! I belong to you!

You will give me a new, secret name!


G: GIFT

The Father gave us to the Son!

The Son gave us the words of the Father!!

The Son gave us eternal life!

Father and Son have given us their glory!


S: SAINTS

BY YOUR DECREE, THE SAINTS WILL

Receive the kingdoms of the world;

Inherit the kingdom;

Judge the world;

Judge angels;

Sit with you on your throne;

Reign forever, with you!


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures. It will be below the introductory material,  under the caption "Acrostic 4".



Acronym 5: Weekday Prayer Acrostic

This acrostic can bring balance and proportion to our intercessory prayers. Each day of the week we will pray for a different group of people.


Su Church Leaders and Missionaries

M  Malicious enemies and persecutors

Tu Unbelievers

W Work

Th Thrones (Government, Rulers) 

F  Family

Sa Saints


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym. It will be below the introductory material,  under the caption "Acrostic 5".



Acronym 6: WWW  J  CHRIST  L  P

This acronym is about the workings of the Holy Spirit. The basic letters of the acronym are WWW J  CHRIST  L  P . The phrase... WWW Jesus Christ Loves People makes it easy to remember. The letter J stands for Jesus. L stands for love. P stands for people. WWW Jesus Christ Loves People. It's simple!


Each letter of the acrostic stands for one or more workings of the Holy Spirit. The acrostic focuses on workings which help us to walk by the Spirit. Twenty-eight workings are represented by the acrostic.


This is an acronym that you may pray!


So, here is the acrostic with the workings of the Holy Spirit that are associated with each letter:



WWW

Warns 

Witness (Inner Witness)     

Words for witnessing 


J

Joy 


C

Conduit for God's love  

Convicts unbelievers of sin

Comprehension 

Confession (true) 


H

Hope 


R

Regenerates 

Renews 

Reminds us of scripture 

Resisted (Holy Spirit can be resisted.)


I

Indwells

Intercedes 


S

Sanctifies 

Seals 

Speaks through us 


T

Teaches 

Testifies 


L

Leads 

Life 

Lied to (Holy Spirit can be lied to)


P

Prophesies 

Preaches 

Peace

Perseverance


This acronym has been designed so that you can pray it.  As you pray you will have fellowship with God. He will give you insight and understanding into the spiritual realm. 


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures. 


The page that will open includes my prayer through the entire acronym.  You can pray it with me. When we pray the workings of the Holy Spirit, there is a lot of praise!



Acronym 7: HOW SO

This is one of the all important disciple making and evangelism acronyms.  It presents the prayer conversion corridor. These prayers recognize that we are under authority, that God has the power to save souls and that we are His servants.


How do we pray for the salvation of the lost? The acrostic HOW SO answers this question.


Each of the five letters in the acrostic H.O.W. S.O. represents the main idea behind each of the five prayers.


H: Harvest.

O: Open

W: Words


S: Spread

O: One



Prayer Acrostic: HOW SO

H: Send workers into the Harvest.

O: Open Doors for the word.

W: Give us Words for sharing the Gospel.


S: Make your word Spread rapidly.

O: Make us One.


All of these prayers were presented in subchapter 4.4 titled "Endorsed Prayers for Making Disciples". They reveal a prayer corridor to conversion. They are also a prayer corridor  towards maturity in Christ. They may be prayed for both purposes. 


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures.



Acronym 8: PASS

The apostles passed the faith using a two-step process. They repeated the words of the Father and prayed. Now, I will divide those two steps into four mini steps. 


Here is how we PASS the faith. It's easy:

P PRAY

A ASK

S SPEAK

S SPIRIT


Here is how we PASS the faith with a little more detail:

P PRAY the scriptures.

A  Ask for words of the gospel.

S  Speak, the words God gives you.

S The Holy Spirit does the rest.


Click here for a detailed explanation of this acronym and scriptures.



Acronym 9: PRAY

This acronym reminds us of how to PRAY the scriptures in the way of the Fifth Path. Here is the PRAY acronym which was introduced to you in subchapter 1.1.


Here is how we PRAY scripture:

P: Praise

R: Read

A: Ask

Y: Yield


Here is how we PRAY scripture, with a little more detail.

P: Praise and Thanksgiving

R: Read to God who is within, seeking the heart of the passage. 

A: Ask  for forgiveness, obedience, revelation and other requests pertinent to the passage.

Y: Yield in spirit to those words of God which touched us as we read 


By the way. The A in PRAY reminds us to ask for forgiveness, obedience, revelation and other requests pertinent to the passage. This can be easily remembered by the acronym F.O.R. The acronym F.O.R. tells us what to ask for as we PRAY scripture.


F: Forgiveness

O: Obedience and Other requests 

R: Revelation


The Endorsed Prayers of Forgiveness, Obedience and Revelation are presented from the scriptures in subchapters 4.3i, 4.3f, 4.2d and 4.2c, respectively. Many think it odd to ask God for obedience. But this is precisely what the apostle Paul did:


  • "Now I pray to God that you do no evil" (2 Corinthians 13:7, subchapter 4.2f).


Pray Without Ceasing!

We are to pray at all times, in everything, continually and without ceasing. Click here to see what the scriptures reveal.

"... For though we walk in the flesh, we don't wage war according to the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds, throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful..."
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

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