How to CAST your prayers to God

Prayer is a way to reach out to God and communicate that which is buried in the deepest crevices of your heart.   Unfortunately many people think that there must be some special methods or tools or even specific words needed to get Gods attention.   Numerous people have many questions about prayer and how to pray effectively.

“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:13-14).

Acrostics help you to memorize ideas by taking the first letters of each word in a list and use them to create a new word. For our example in this article I will use the word CAST to help you remember four parts to a prayer.  The words I will use to create the Acrostic are Confess, Adore, Supplication and Thanks.  Take the first letter from each of or these four word and you get the word CAST.  In the case of this example the best definition for CAST is to “put or send forth”.   That is exactly what you want to do with your prayers. Now, here’s how you can CAST your prayers.

Confess your sin to God.

The first thing to consider is that you are a sinner.  And what makes you sinner is your human nature.  Confession is an admission of misdeeds or faults.  You need to clear the air with God.  Place all your cards on the table and understand your weaknesses.  Don’t worry God is gracious and is willing to forgive you of your sin, especially when you have a repentant heart.

Adore God by worshiping Him.

To adore someone is to show appreciation, love, and respect toward them.  God wants you to adore him.  And with good reason you should adore God.  He gave you the best gift of all – Eternal Life.  To adore is to love intensely.  In that love you also show your worship.  An important part of prayer is to Adore God.

Supplication by making your requests know to God

An important part of prayer is supplication.  Now supplication is really a big word that simply means’ to ask’.  That’s right God wants you to ask for things that are important in your life.  You may need help in a specific situation.  You may need super natural strength to complete a task.  You may need to ask for healing in your life or the life of a loved one.

Thank God for all of your blessings

Okay you have to admit that the life of a Christian is filled with blessings.  And the right thing to do when you receive blessing is to thank the one providing the blessing.  If you put your mind to it you can easily discover literally hundreds of things you can be thankful for in your life.

In conclusion, prayer is where you personally communicate with God. You do this by talking and listening to Him.  He wants to hear what we have to say.  God delights in when we pray.  Therefore pray often and experience the greatness of God work in your life.  Go ahead take some time now and CAST your prayers to God.


John Pape from El Cajon California, an independent, self-managed Christian songwriter who creates worship and praise music for seekers and believers in the church. His music ministry mission is to create songs that will encourage a closer relationship to Jesus. The songs are crafted to encourage Christians in their daily walk. The songs provide a positive soundtrack for people’s lives. John’s songwriting drive is to honor God though words and music. His experience has grown over several years of honing the art of songwriting. In addition to writing songs, John also uses his musical gifts to lead worship in local churches. Currently John is working on a project to release several new Praise and Worship songs that were written to build and encourage Christians in their daily walk. John has loved music all his life. His first musical experience was playing the violin at the Bostonia Elementary School Orchestra and singing in the Glee Club. During high school John got a guitar. This began a new venture that has continued to this day. Learning all he could about the guitar and music John became a very competent musician. The enthusiasm for this instrument led him to become involved with various rock bands. At first these groups played popular cover tunes. Eventually, John’s desire to express more artistic creativity led him to collaborate with others to write original music. Out of this a home recording studio was created and at the same time the songs were being performed with a music group. Most of the venues were at local San Diego establishments. John is also author of the book “Building a House of Worship”. The book was written as a guide to Christian church worship leaders to better minister to the people they serve as they use their gift of music. “Music is a wonderful thing.” says John, “It has the unique ability to invoke emotions without any words. Add Lyrics and the words meanings are enhanced tenfold.” John continued to say, “Music is such an integral part of life. I love the creation of a new song.”

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