30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God

We’ve compiled 30 names and attributes of God with accompanying verses to help you learn more about Him and be drawn into worship. Use this guide to enrich your understanding of God by taking a description of Him and meditating on it, drawing you into worship throughout the day.

The Holy Bible on a wooden table.

God is infinitely far above our ability to fully understand, He tells us through the Scriptures very specific truths about Himself so that we can know what He is like, and be drawn to worship Him. The following is a list of 30 names and attributes of God. Use this guide for 30 days to enrich your time set apart with God by taking one description of Him and meditating on that for one day, along with the accompanying passage. Worship God, focusing on Him and His character.

Day 1

God is Jehovah. The name of the independent, self-complete being—“I AM WHO I AM”—only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority.

Exodus 3:13-15

Day 2

God is Jehovah-M’Kaddesh. This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil.

Leviticus 20:7,8

Day 3

God is infinite. God is beyond measurement—we cannot define Him by proportions or magnitude. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits.

Romans 11:33

Day 4

God is omnipotent. God is all-powerful. He spoke all things into being, and all things—every micro-organism, every breath we take—are sustained by Him. There is nothing too difficult for Him to do.

Jeremiah 32:17,18; Jeremiah 32:26,27

Day 5

God is good. God is the embodiment of perfect goodness. He is kind, caring, and full of favor toward all of creation.

Psalm 119:65-72

Day 6

God is love. God’s love is so great that He gave His only Son to bring us into fellowship with Him. God’s love not only encompasses the world, but embraces each of us personally and intimately.

1 John 4:7-10

Day 7

God is Jehovah-jireh. This name means “the God who provides.” Just as He provided yesterday, He will also provide today and tomorrow. He grants deliverance from sin, the oil of joy for the ashes of sorrow, and eternal citizenship in His Kingdom for all those adopted into His household.

Genesis 22:9-14

Day 8

God is Jehovah-shalom. This name means “the God of peace.” We are meant to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace, or His “shalom.” God’s peace surpasses understanding and sustains us even through difficult times. It is the product of fully being what we were created to be.

Judges 6:16-24

Day 9

God is immutable. All that God is, He has always been. All that He has been and is, He will ever be. He is ever perfect and unchanging.

Psalm 102:25-28

Day 10

God is transcendent. God is not merely eminent, the highest being. He is transcendent—existing beyond and above the created universe.

Psalm 113:4,5

Day 11

God is just. God is righteous and holy, fair and equitable in all things. We can trust Him to always do what is right.

Psalm 75:1-7

Day 12

God is holy. God’s holiness is not simply our best image of perfection. God is utterly and supremely untainted. His holiness stands apart—unique and incomprehensible.

Revelation 4:8-11

Day 13

God is Jehovah-rophe. This name means “Jehovah heals.” God alone provides the remedy for mankind’s brokenness through His son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the physical, moral, and spiritual remedy for all people.

Exodus 15:22-26

Day 14

God is self-sufficient. All things are God’s to give, and all that is given is given by Him. Everything we give Him was initially given to us by Him.

Acts 17:24-28

Day 15

God is omniscient. This means God is all-knowing. God’s knowledge encompasses every possible piece of information regarding anything that currently exists, existed in the past, or will exist in the future.

Psalm 139:1-6

Day 16

God is omnipresent. God is everywhere—in and around everything, close to everyone. “‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.”

Psalm 139:7-12

Day 17

God is merciful. God’s merciful compassion is never ending and does not run dry. Through His provision in Christ, He took the judgment that was rightfully ours and placed it on His own shoulders. He waits and works now for all people to turn to Him and to live under His justification.

Deuteronomy 4:29-31

Day 18

God is sovereign. God presides over every event, great or small, and He is in control of our lives. He rules all creation with all knowledge and power.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

Day 19

God is Jehovah-nissi. This name means “God our banner.” Under His banner we go from triumph to triumph and say, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Exodus 17:8-15

Day 20

God is wise. God knows and acts with perfect wisdom in all things. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Christ.

Proverbs 3:19,20

Day 21

God is faithful. Out of His faithfulness God honors His covenants and fulfills His promises. Our hope for the future rests upon God’s faithfulness.

Psalm 89:1-8

Day 22

God is wrathful. Unlike human anger, God’s wrath is never capricious, self-indulgent, or irritable. It is the right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil.

Nahum 1:2-8

Day 23

God is full of grace. Grace is God’s good pleasure that moves Him to grant value where it is undeserved and to forgive debt that cannot be repaid.

Ephesians 1:5-8

Day 24

God is our Comforter. Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter,” and the apostle Paul writes that the Lord is “the God of all comfort.”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Day 25

God is El-Shaddai. This name means “God Almighty,” the God who is all-sufficient and all-bountiful, the source of all blessings.

Genesis 49:22-26

Day 26

God is Father. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9), and the Spirit of God taught us to cry, “Abba, Father.,” an intimate Aramaic term similar to “Daddy.” The Creator of the universe cares for each one of us as if we were the only child He had.

Romans 8:15-17

Day 27

God is the Church’s head. God the Son, Jesus, is the head of the Church. As the head, the part of the body that sees, hears, thinks, and decides, He gives the orders that the rest of the body lives by.

Ephesians 1:22,23

Day 28

God is our intercessor. Knowing our temptations, God the Son intercedes for us. He opens the doors for us to boldly ask God the Father for mercy. Thus, God is both the initiation and conclusion of true prayer.

Hebrews 4:14-16

Day 29

God is Adonai. This name means “Master” or “Lord.” God, our Adonai, calls all God’s people to acknowledge themselves as His servants, claiming His right to reign as Lord of our lives.

2 Samuel 7:18-20

Day 30

God is Elohim. This name means “Strength” or “Power.” He is transcendent, mighty and strong. Elohim is the great name of God, displaying His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with us.

Genesis 17:7,8

Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.