Day 15: Reflection

We are half way through our journey, so I thought this would be a good time to just have some quiet reflection.  Below you will find a scripture or prayer to go with each name and character trait we have studied so far.  I encourage you to meditate on these as you spend some time alone with God this weekend.

Elohim, The Creator God

Elohim, when I look at your heavens, the creation of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have made – who I am that you should think of me?  Thank you for making me, for placing me in this world, and for calling me along with others to care for it as your servant.  Give me reverence and give me wisdom so that I can do this work in a way that is pleasing to you.

El Roi, The God Who Sees Me

El Roi, even the darkness is not dark to you.  You know everything about me, the light and he dark, the good and the bad.  You know my dreams and my desires, my failings and my fears.  You know the good that I do and the good that I fail to do.  Please come to me today and help me.  Rescue me from dark places and hidden difficulties, and nourish me with your presence so that I, too, may proclaim you as El Roi, the God Who Sees Me.

Yahweh Ropheka, The Lord Who Heals Me

I want to experience your healing grace in my body and my soul.  Please work in me and through me.  As you heal me, please let me glorify you by bringing the knowledge of your healing power to those in need.  Increase my faith and show me how to pray.

El Shadday, God Almighty

Thank you for your great and awesome power.  You never grow weary, you never give up, you always do what you promise no matter what.  Help me today to stop running after the security the world offers, and to start running after your kingdom instead.  Reign over me.  Use me.  Make me single-hearted, intent on one thing, pursuing your will.  And as I do, keep your promise to provide everything that I need.

El Olam, The Eternal God

Yaweh’s plan stands firm forever.  Pslam 33:11

My Father wants all those who see the Son and believe in Him to have eternal life.  He wants me to them back to life on the last day.  John 6:40

Abba, Father

The Elohim who is in his holy dwelling place is the Ab of the fatherless and the defender of widows.  Psalm 68:5

As a father has compassion for his children, Yahweh has compassion for those who fear him.  He certainly knows what we are made of.  Psalm 103:13-14

Yahweh Yireh, The Lord Will Provide

Don’t ever worry and say, “What are we going to eat?” or “What are we going to drink?” or “What are we going to wear?”  Everyone is concerned about these things, and your heavenly Father certainly know you need all of them.  But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval.  Then all of these things will be provided for you.  Matthew 6:31-33

Yahweh, Lord

Yahweh is near to those whose hearts are humble.  He saves those whose spirits are crushed.  Psalm 34:18

Yahweh Nissi, The Lord is My Banner

At that time the root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the people to gather around.  The nations will come to him.  His resting place will be glorious.  At that time Adonay will use his power again to recover what remains of his people . . . He will raise a banner for the nations to gather around.  Isaiah 11:10-12

(prayers were taken from Ann Spangler’s The Names of God Study Bible).             

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