Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Name Above Names Prayer

Prayer is an area that I have often struggled with. I have such good intentions, but as I go into my quiet time I am often distracted by my thoughts, my children or my to-do list.

I decided that since I am focusing on the Father this month that I would take some extra time to focus on praying specifically with the names of God in mind.

I realize it is already the 2nd of the month, but I have included 31 names and scriptures to pray God's name through any month.

1 - Almighty
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. Genesis 17:1

2 - Author of Our Faith
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith., who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

3 - Bread of Life
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

4 - Christ the Lord
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

5- Comforter
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 (KJV)

6 - Cornerstone
So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed. Isaiah 28:16

7 - Counselor
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

8 - Creator
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28

9 - Deliverer
He said: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer." 2 Samuel 22:2

10 - Eternal God
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, 'Destroy him!' Deuteronomy 33:27

11 - Father
"This, then, is how you should pray:" 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.' " Matthew 6:9

12 - Foundation
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11

13 - Holy One
Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. Psalm 30:4

14 - Holy Spirit
"When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me." John 15:26

15 - Hope
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are my God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

16 - I Am
God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.' " Exodus 3:14

17 - Judge
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us. Isaiah 33:22

18 - King of kings
which God will bring about in his own time-God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords. 1 Timothy 6:15

19 - Lamb of God
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29

20 - Light of the world
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

21 - Lord of All
You know the message of God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 10:36

22 - Merciful God
But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God. Nehemiah 9:31

23 - Mighty One
You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Isaiah 60:16

24 - Omega
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13
25 - Redeemer
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

26 - Rock
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4

27 - Savior
Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior. Psalm 38:22

28 - Shepherd
For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25

29 - Teacher
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. John 13:13

30 - Truth
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

31 - Vine
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

This was an amazing post for me to write. I feel so much peace right now as I have been focusing on many of the names of the Father. I look forward to praying through these scriptures this month. I hope you join me.

3 comments:

Layton Family Joy said...

I'm stealing this list - thank you for creating it. Such power when we call out to Him!

STef

Alaina said...

Beautiful!

I also struggle with my wondering mind every time I search for peace and Him. It's a huge problem for me. I can't ever get into quiet as the voices in my head are so loud. Screaming at me that this and that and this need done and whoops you forgot to do this too. Add in the voices of the children, the music or TV, the dog barking and when he is home the husband stressing and it's all just SO much!

I really need to find more quiet. I need to find peace.

deyoder said...

Such a great post! There's no better reminder to our hearts of why we believe what we believe than the truth of who the God we serve is! We've been doing a series on Christology at church. The study of who Jesus is. What an eye opening, heart changing few months. And one of my favorite studies is Kay Arthur's "Lord I Want to Know You". It talks in depth about His many names and how we find Him in them! Thanks for this reminder! I loved it!