Triple-A Prayer is an easy way to remember how Jesus taught us to pray. Prayers which we read in the Bible are often short, and quite often follow this simple pattern. As we read through the Bible, we can pray God's Word back to Him in ways that are different each day, but yet follow this same template:
Acknowledge Who God Is: We are to start our prayers by reminding ourselves of who and what God is. As you praise God for His majesty and power, you'll experience His peace as you're reminded that God is above all things and that He has the power to meet whatever needs you have. Here's how Jesus Acknowledged who God is:
Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Align Your Life With God's Will: We can not expect God to answer our prayers if doing so would bring us outside of His will, so it's important that when we pray, we re-align ourselves with His will, rather than attempting to make God bend His ways to fit our agenda. Jesus gave us this example:
Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven... Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Ask God for what you need: God has promised to answer our prayers when we ask for things that are aligned with His will. When you begin by acknowledging who God is and then you align your life with His will, you can be assured that God will give you what you ask for. As we go through each chapter together, we often leave this third heading blank as all of us have different needs, but Jesus did give an example of how we should ask:
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we have forgiven our debtors.
Remember, the Bible doesn't ask you to pray long prayers, instead it tells you to pray all of the time. Following the AAA pattern throughout the day can help you do this in the midst of your other activities.