Praying the Attributes of God
This exercise is quite similar to one of our previous ones, breath prayer. It is similar to this in that the prayers don’t have to be long. They can be as lengthy or quick as you want. Praying back to God who he is reaffirms for us what we know about God and directs the focus of our prayers. If God is only going to act in accordance with His character, then we can pray petitions and intercessions that flow from his character.
Lord, you are holy. In your holiness, purify me. Set me apart to do your will.
Lord, you are good. In your goodness, only give to me your good gifts. Bless me with what you know will shape me to look more like Christ.
Lord, you are just. Defend the cause of the widow I know.
Other attributes and names of God that you can pray about include:
- I AM
- Immanent (close, near)
- Omnipotent (all-powerful)
- Omnipresent (present everywhere)
- Omniscient (all-knowing)
- Transcendent (exalted, high above)