Session 10: Worshiping God

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Session 10: Praying with Purpose

Richard Pratt’s book Pray with Your Eyes Open has some wonderful ideas for praying more creatively by using God’s attributes and scriptural names, titles, and metaphors for God.

As he writes, “Usually we address God by only a few titles: ‘Father,’ ‘God,’ ‘Lord,’ ‘Jesus,’ or ‘Christ.’ All of these names are full of wonderful meaning and should be used in prayer. Yet, very often Christians adopt these particular terms so much that they lose their significance. …

“The Bible provides countless ways of addressing God. … Sadly, we seldom hear these title of Christ used in prayer. Yet, each of them is packed full of powerful significance that draws us toward him.”

With that in mind, we’ve listed just a few examples from Pratt’s book below for you to email or post on your group’s Facebook page. (He has many more pages in his book.) Challenge your students (and yourself) to use them in your prayers this week—maybe even during your midweek meeting’s prayer session!

 

God the Father 

Abba, Father—Mark 14:36; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6

Ancient of Days—Dan. 7:9, 13, 22

Father of Compassion—2 Cor. 1:3

God of Hope—Rom. 15:13

Judge of the Earth—Gen. 18:25; Ps. 94:2

King of the Ages—Rev. 15:3

Lord Our Righteousness—Jer. 23:5–6; 33:16

Rock of Israel—Gen. 49:24

The First and the Last—Isa. 48:12

The God of All Comfort—2 Cor. 1:3

The God Who Sees—Gen. 16:13

The Lord Who Heals—Exod. 15:26

Yahweh—Gen. 4:26; Exod. 6:2–3; Num. 14:18; Ps. 106:25

 

God the Son 

Advocate (NASB, KJV)—1 John 2:1–2

Alpha and Omega—Rev. 1:8; 22:13

Author and Perfecter—Heb. 12:2

Bread of Life—John 6:35

Chosen One—Isa. 42:1; Luke 23:35

Christ, the Power of God and the Wisdom of God—1 Cor. 1:24

Desired of All the Nations—Hag. 2:7

Faithful and True—Rev. 19:11

Firstborn Among Many Brothers—Rom. 8:29

Friend—Matt. 11:19

Heir of All Things—Heb. 1:2

Immanuel—Matt. 1:23; Isa. 7:14

Lamb of God—John 1:36

Living Stone—l Pet. 2:4

 

God the Holy Spirit

Breath of the Almighty—Job 32:8; 33:4

Good Spirit—Neh. 9:20

Helper (NASB)—John 14:16, 26; 15:26; Rom. 8:26

Living Water—John 7:38–39

Power of the Most High—Luke 1:35

Promise of the Father—Acts 1:4; 2:33

Spirit of Counsel—Isa. 11:2

Spirit of Grace and Supplication—Zech. 12:10

Spirit of Knowledge—Isa. 11:2

Spirit of Life—Rom. 8:2

Spirit of Promise—Eph. 1:13

Spirit of the Living God—2 Cor. 3:3

 

Did you use these suggestions in your prayer time this week? Share your experiences here!

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