Praying to God should be a sweet time, but sometimes I need to stay focused. My brother Tooger Smith gave me his suggestion for a guideline in this acrostic he created. 

F – forgiven. I’m forgiven so I must forgive others. Do that. 

A – adoration. Worship God with adoring thoughts.

T – thanksgiving. Thank God for all the blessings and gifts. 

H – help!  Ask for whatever you need that is in His will. 

E – everyone else. Now ask God to bless family, friends, enemies. 

R – rejoice!  Praise God for Jesus, salvation now and forever!


Joyce Broyles is a retired High School Librarian and resides in Jennings, LA.