Praying the Names of God

June 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Perspectives, Worship Is

The Navigators, a Christian organization with ministries serving college campuses, military bases, downtown offices, urban neighborhoods, prisons, and youth camps, has created a thirty-day prayer guide based on the names and attributes of God. Each day highlights a different name or characteristic along with prayer suggestions and scripture references. Here’s week one; click here to see the entire guide.

God is Jehovah. The name of independent being–“I AM WHO I AM”–only belongs to Jehovah God. As we consider his greatness, we fall down in fear and awe of this One who possesses all authority. (Exodus 3:13-15)

God is Jehovah-M’Kaddesh. This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil. (Leviticus 20: 7,8)

God is Infinite. We cannot speak of measure, amount, size or weight and at the same time be speaking of God, for He is beyond measurement. God has no beginning, no end, and no limits. (Romans 11:33)

God is omnipotent. God has power. Since God is also infinite, whatever He has must be without limit; therefore God has limitless power. (Jeremiah 32:17, 18, 26, 27)

God is good. The goodness of God is what disposes Him to be kind, benevolent, and full of good will toward all creation. (Psalm 119: 65-72)

God is love. God’s love is so great that He gave His only Son to bring us into fellowship with Him. God’s love not only encompasses the world, but embraces each of us personally and intimately. (1 John 4: 7-10)

God is Jehovah-jireh. This name means “the God who provides.” Just as He provided yesterday, He will provide tomorrow. He grants deliverance from sin, the oil of joy for the ashes of sorrow, and eternal citizenship in His kingdom. (Genesis 22:9-14)