Have you ever tried praying through the names of God? This is a powerful practice because the names of God are powerful and helpful in our specific circumstances. Calling out to God brings Him close, and I believe even closer in prayer, even though it may not feel like it sometimes. 

Morning Prayer

Today we call on Elohei Ma’uzzi, the God of our strength. Oh, Lord, how we have relied on you lately! Our strength has been tested by global, local, and personal circumstances in the last several months, perhaps more than ever. But we know You are in it with us. Thank you, Elohei Ma’uzzi. 

It is in these uncomfortable experiences that we grow. No matter our chronological age, You always manage to continue growing us up in the faith. It is only in Your strength that we move forward. Thank you, Lord. 

In Your great strength, You are still a tender God. You hear our requests and, in Your wisdom, You give them to those who seek your will (1 John 5:14-15).  

“Strengthen my hands to do all you have assigned me to do.
Strengthen my mind to think big because I serve a big God.
Strengthen my resolve when life seems unfair or a struggle.
Elohei Ma’uzzi, forever be my strength.” 
In Jesus’ name, we thank you, Lord. 

The God of Our Strength

I’ve been praying through the names of God for some friends, sharing a morning prayer with them every day these past few weeks. It turns out that what started as encouragement for them ended up also encouraging and strengthening me. Isn’t that just like God?

Because it has been so helpful to me personally, even as our family goes through a third COVID-19 quarantine this year, I’ll be sharing these prayers with you from time to time. I hope to encourage you, yes, but even more to motivate you to experience the great reward of exploring the names of God on your own. 

The more we seek God, the closer we are to Him (Acts 17:27). 

James 1:3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 

My friends, I pray that relying on the God of our Strength becomes a lifetime practice so that we will walk in His strength, being made stronger through Him day by day, even when our circumstances improve.

Inspired by the KLOVE verse of the day today.

Ref. Dr. Tony Evans, Praying Through the Names of God, Harvest House Publishers, 2014 (This book has been helpful to me.)