Praying the Names and Attributes of God

We encourage you to commit five minutes daily over a 30-day period to prayer over these verses and worship God in new ways. You’ll be amazed by how much closer you feel to Him at the end.

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30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God

This side of Heaven, it is impossible for our human minds to fully comprehend God’s infinite and awe-inspiring nature. In the Bible, however, He has shared enough truths about Himself to draw us into faith and worship.

We encourage you to commit five minutes daily over a 30-day period to prayer over these scripture-based names and attributes of God and worship Him in new ways. You’ll be amazed by how much closer you feel to Him at the end.

1. I AM

When Moses encountered God in the burning bush, the Lord instructed him to tell Pharaoh that “I AM” sent him. This is a name of the ultimate independent, self-complete being. Jesus also used many “I AM” statements to reveal himself as God, like “I am the bread of life” John 6:35 (NIV).

Scripture: Exodus 3:13-15; John 10:7-11; 14:6

Prayer: You are the Great I AM, the only one who is perfectly self-sufficient. Thank You that I can find all that I need in You.

2. Infinite

You can’t measure God—He can’t be defined by size or amount. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits.

Scripture: Job 11:7-9; Psalm 136; Romans 11:33

Prayer: Lord, I’m in awe of your infinite nature. Help me better understand your measureless wisdom, grace, and love.

3. Omnipotent

God is all-powerful. He spoke all things into being, and all things—every microorganism, every breath you take—is sustained by Him. There is nothing too difficult for Him.

Scripture: Psalm 33:6-9; Jeremiah 32:17; Colossians 1:17

Prayer: You are the all-powerful God. Grant me the faith and confidence to trust in Your limitless strength, knowing nothing is impossible with You.

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4. 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.

Scripture: Numbers 23:19; Psalm 102:25-27; Hebrews 13:8

Prayer: You are the unchanging One. Lord, be my constant in a world that’s constantly changing.

5. 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.

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-3; 1 Peter 1:13-16; Revelation 4:8-11

Prayer: Lord, Your holiness is beyond my comprehension and yet, I marvel at Your awesome perfection and purity. Show me how You’re transforming me to be holy like You are holy.

6. 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.

Scripture: Psalm 103:14; 139:1-6; 1 John 3:20

Prayer: You are the all-knowing God, which means nothing takes You by surprise. Lord, thank You for knowing the best way for my life.

7. Omnipresent

God is everywhere—in and around everything, close to everyone.

Scripture: Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:23-24; Matthew 28:20

Prayer: You are the God who is everywhere. Even when my way seems dark, Your presence is there and with me. Thank You for promising to never leave me.

8. Mighty Creator

God created it all—separating light from the darkness; land from water; day from night. He is transcendent, mighty, and strong. He displays His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with you.

Scripture: Genesis 1, 2; Isaiah 40:28; John 1:1-5

Prayer: Mighty Creator, it amazes me how You, who created the sun, moon, and stars, desire a relationship with me. Thank You! Help me to notice Your beauty around me

9. 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 you personally and intimately.

Scripture: Psalm 13:5; John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:7-10

Prayer: Lord, Your love is limitless and sacrificial. Help me to trust Your unfailing love, especially when I’m tempted to base it on my performance. Teach me how to love others as You have first loved me.

10. Lord 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.

Scripture: Genesis 22:9-14; Matthew 6:28-30; Philippians 4:19

Prayer: Lord Who Provides, You are a God of both miraculous and daily provision. I hand You my worry as I wonder how my needs will be met. Remind me of how You provided in the past.

11. Good

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

Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalm 34:8; James 1:17

Prayer: God who is perfect goodness, thank You for being One whose goodness encompasses Your every move. Lord, help me to notice Your goodness in my life and to offer Your goodness to those around me.

12. God Almighty

God is all-sufficient, all-bountiful, the source of all blessings, and with whom all things are possible.

Scripture: Genesis 17:1-2; Psalm 8; Matthew 19:26

Prayer: God Almighty, I worship You. You are One who is all-sufficient and the source of every blessing I have. Thank You that even when things seem impossible to me, You are a God of endless possibilities.

13. Light of the World

In the Old Testament, God went ahead of His people as a pillar of fire to provide light in the darkness (Exodus 13:21). In the New Testament, Jesus called himself the Light of the World. It’s through Jesus that you are a light to the world around you, pointing people to Him. 

Scripture: Psalm 27:1; John 8:12; 1 John 1:6

Prayer: Light of the World, thank You that there is no darkness in You. Help me to walk in Your light—in honesty with You, others, and even myself. Please light the way before me and teach me how to be a light to those in my circle of influence.

14. The First and The Last

Jesus reveals himself as the Alpha and the Omega, which are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. It’s His way of saying He had the first word at the creation of the world (Genesis 1:1) and that He will have the last word when He renews the world. Every moment in between, Jesus is at work in our lives and in our world.

Scripture: Isaiah 48:12; Philippians 1:6; Revelation 22:13

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for being The First and The Last word, not only in this world, but in my life. This comforts me when it seems like the enemy will have the last word. Thanks for Your continuous work from beginning to end and Your promise to complete the good work You began in me.

15. The Lord is My Banner

This name of God paints the picture of a banner alongside an army going to battle. The banner reminded them who they belonged to and were fighting for. This name describes God as one who is powerful enough to overcome any enemy. Under His banner you go from triumph to triumph (1 Corinthians 15:57). 

Scripture: Exodus 17:8-16; Psalm 60:4; 1 Corinthians 15:52-57

Prayer: Lord, my Banner, You see every enemy before me. You know how to guide me through the battle. Thank You for ultimate victory through Jesus Christ.

16. The Lord is Just

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

Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 75:1-7; Romans 3:25-26

Prayer: Lord, You are just and You see the need in our world for justice. May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Thank You for Jesus who paid the price for my life, for You remain both just and merciful.

17. God Who Sanctifies

A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil. It’s through Jesus and His death and resurrection that you are seen as cleansed, pure, and holy. 

Scripture: Leviticus 20:7-8; John 17:17-19; Hebrews 10:10-14

Prayer: God Who Sanctifies, You are my source of sanctification—cleansing, purifying, and transforming my heart to look more like Yours. I recognize there is nothing in my ability to rid myself of sin. Thank You for being the One who sanctifies me through Jesus.

18. Merciful

God’s merciful compassion is infinite and inexhaustible. Through Christ, He took the judgment that was rightfully yours 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.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:31; Nehemiah 9:31; Hebrews 2:17 

Prayer: Merciful God, thank You that Your mercy doesn’t change based on my performance, but is who You are. The weight and payment for sin You took from my shoulders and put on Yours is a freedom I barely comprehend, but I thank You. Show me where I need to show mercy to others and help me live that out.

19. God Who is Peace

You are meant to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace. God’s peace surpasses understanding and sustains you through difficult times. It’s the product of fully being who you were created to be.

Scripture: Judges 6:16-24; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 4:7-9

Prayer: God Who is Peace, thank You for providing an antidote for the stress and anxiety I feel. You give me Your presence and teach me how to focus my mind. Thank You for holding me in Your peace even when I’m surrounded by chaos and it doesn’t make sense.

20. Grace

Grace is God’s good pleasure that moves Him to grant merit where it is undeserved and to forgive debt that cannot be repaid. In the Old Testament, it is sometimes described as the Lord’s favor.

Scripture: Genesis 6:8; John 1:14; Romans 3:22-24

Prayer: Gracious God, thank You for being abundant in grace so I can be free from the payment for my sin and have an intimate relationship with You. Help me to see where I can show grace to those in my life in light of the immense grace I stand in every day.

21. 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.

Scripture: 1 Kings 13:6; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 4:14-16 

Prayer: Jesus, my Intercessor, thank You for bridging the gap so I can always come boldly to the Father in prayer. Thank You, Jesus, for praying for me as You know perfectly what is best for my life and what I need in each moment.

22. Father God

Jesus teaches that prayer begins with addressing God as Father (Matthew 6:9). The Holy Spirit reminds you that you’re God’s son or daughter and can cry out to Him as “Abba, Father,” an intimate Aramaic term similar to “Daddy.” The Creator of the universe cares for you.

Scripture: Psalm 68:5-6; Luke 11:1-4; Romans 8:15-17

Prayer: Father God, thank You for calling me Your child. Help me to grasp the ways You care for me as a parent does for a child. Regardless of how my earthly dad has represented You to me, teach me what it looks like to live from my identity as Your child and heir.

23. 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 follows and lives by.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23-30; Colossians 1:18

Prayer: Jesus, the Church’s Head, help me to see how I am an important part of this greater body, the Church. Help us as your body to follow You as head of the Church. Show us how You’ve positioned us to share the gospel and bring more into this fellowship.

24. Teacher

While Jesus’ disciples often referred to Him as “Teacher,” Jesus reveals to them that the Holy Spirit will be their teacher when He is with the Father. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, guiding you into more of who God is, who He says you are, and even leading you to your next step.

Scripture: Nehemiah 9:20; John 14:26; 1 John 2:27

Prayer: Holy Spirit, my Teacher, what important truths would you like to highlight for me today? Open my heart and illuminate Your Word so I may learn Your life-giving ways and live in Your truth.

25. Wise

All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Christ. Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together. He is wisdom personified.

Scripture: Job 12:13; Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 3:19-20

Prayer: Lord of wisdom, Thank You that Your every move is acted from wisdom. You tell me that being in a posture of reverence and worship is the beginning of wisdom. Thank You for sharing Your wisdom with me. I need Your wisdom in my life, and I need it daily.

26. Lord, Master

All God’s people ought to acknowledge themselves as His servants, with God’s right to reign as Lord of their lives.

Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:18-20; Psalm 16:2; John 13:12-17

Prayer: Lord, Master, thank You that You are not like the masters of this world who lord their power over their subordinates. You show me, Jesus, what it looks like to be a gentle and meek leader as You washed Your disciples’ feet. I surrender my life to You. Show me how to be a servant-leader to those around me.

27. Spirit of The Lord

In the Old Testament, you can see how the Spirit of the Lord would come upon specific people for specific times. Following Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension, the Holy Spirit is now available to everyone who calls Jesus Lord and lives in His followers.

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:13; Luke 4:18; 2 Corinthians 3:17

Prayer: Spirit of the Lord, thank You for the gift of You living in me. Help me to listen to Your counsel as I walk through this day and make choices which bring glory to Your Name rather than grieve Your Spirit within me.

28. Faithful

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

Scripture: Psalm 89:1-8; Lamentations 3:22-23; 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Prayer: Faithful One, thank You for being faithful to me even when I’m not. I know You keep Your promises to me because You kept the greatest promise in sending Your Son. Give me an opportunity to share with someone about Your faithfulness in my life.

29. Lord Who 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.

Scripture: Exodus 15:22-26; Psalm 103:1-5; Matthew 8:16-17

Prayer: God, thank You for being my Lord Who Heals. Reveal where I need healing and lead me to the next step in Your ultimate healing plan. Show me how I can join You in bringing healing to the world, even in my local community.

30. Spirit of Truth

Jesus shares with His disciples that when He leaves, the Father will send the Holy Spirit who will guide them into all truth. 

Scripture: John 14:16-17; 15:26; 1 John 5:6

Prayer: Spirit of Truth, thank You for being the source of all truth. Continue to speak to my heart and counsel me when I’m confused and need Your clarity. Remind me of who You are and who You say I am.

Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; Behold Your God, by Frank Hamrick and Jeff Hedgepeth and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.

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Praying the Names & Attributes of God: A Free 30-Day Prayer Guide

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  • Introduce a combination of 30 names and attributes of God with their meanings and where you can find them in Scripture.
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  • Provide a practical 30-day prayer calendar which includes the names and attributes of God, the Scriptures, and a prayer prompt. This calendar is something you can print and even share with friends.

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