In August we talked about how using the names of God in prayer can affirm and strengthen our faith. Different aspects of God’s character seem especially appropriate to different prayer needs we face.
Choosing one of God’s descriptive names helps in praise too. I like to pick just one and spend time thinking what it says about His nature, His glory, His honour. They comfort me, encourage me, and inspire me to praise Him.
Some of my favourites:
Ancient of Days (Daniel 7)
Father to the Fatherless (Psalm 68:5)
My Rock and My Redeemer (Psalm19:14)
My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
The Author and Finisher of our Faith (Hebrews 12:22, KJV)
What are some of yours?
My Saviour, Rock of Ages, Well of Living Water, Father, Spirit, my All in All.
Lots to praise Him for right there! My spirit rests, just reading that list.
It seems appropriate that I read this post today, my dear friend. On my Sunday prayer list it says Thanksgiving and Praise. I’ve designated Sunday as the day I don’t ask God for anything, just the day I praise Him for who He is and thank Him for what He’s done.
I’m so very thankful He is the Keeper of Promises. When I pray His Word, I can rest assured, knowing it will be as He says. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…” “My God will supply all your needs…” etc. etc. etc.
Stephanie, I remember you mentioning this Sunday prayer of praise and thanks before. What a wise example. We can get so clingy and whiny and demanding if we’re not careful.
And Keeper of Promises… that’s a good praise anchor.