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What is the ABC prayer?

 

(Seek Ye First song)

A is admit that I have sinned

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(Old Testament) Isaiah 53:6a
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way…

(Old Testament) Isaiah 59:2
2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

(Old Testament) Isaiah 64:6a
6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags…

(Old Testament) Jeremiah 31:30
30 Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes-his own teeth will be set on edge.

(New Testament) 1 John 1:8
8If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

 

B is for believe

that Jesus died and rose again

that He paid for the world’s sin.

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(Old Testament) Isaiah 53:5
30 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wonds we are healed.

(New Testament) Romans 10:9
9That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

C is for come into my heart

And wash away all my sin

And write my name in the book of life

So I’ll go to heaven

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(Old Testament) Psalms 51:1-2
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

(Old Testament) Jeremiah 33:8
8 I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.

(Old Testament) Ezekiel 36:25
25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

(Old Testament) Daniel 12:1b
1 …But at that time your people-everyone whose name is found written in the book-will be delivered.

(New Testament) Hebrews 10:22
22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

(New Testament) Revelation 3:5,20
5He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. 20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

 

D is for do what God tells you

Don’t just say you believe

For when you obey the Lord

Joy and Peace will come to you.

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(Old Testament) Leviticus 25:17-18
17 Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God.
18 " 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.

(Old Testament) Deuteronomy 6:3
3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD , the God of your fathers, promised you.

(New Testament) Titus 3:8
8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

(New Testament) James 1:22
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

(New Testament) John 14:21
21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.

 

 

 

This ABC Prayer is just a way

For you to talk to God

You can say it in your own words

Just have to mean it in your heart.

 

 

 

How do you say the ABC prayer?

You have to really mean it in your heart.

 

 

You cannot pretend or just sing the song. You need to use your own words. Talk to God like you talk to your mom and dad. Only shut your eyes, put your hands together and say something like…

 

 

Dear God,

I - Aadmit that I have disobeyed your rules and I am really sorry. I know I should go to that very bad place. But …

I - Bbelieve Jesus, God’s son, died and is now alive so that I don’t have to go to that bad place…

I want you to – Ccome into my heart and wash away all the bad things I have done. Help me to obey your rules. Thank you, Jesus for your gift…

Amen.