As we pray to God the Father, we must understand who He is and what attributes He possesses. Knowing who God is not only deepens our relationship with Him but also strengthens our assurance in prayer.
Today’s style of prayer is meditative and calls us into deeper intimacy with God. Let us praise God for His attributes, as revealed in the scriptures. Here are some of the attributes of God that we can meditate on and praise Him for.
Pray for at least 5 minutes for each attribute
1. Omniscience: God knows everything. He knows the past, present, and future. He knows our thoughts and intentions before we even express them. This attribute assures us that we can trust Him to answer our prayers according to His perfect will.This attribute of God can give you the assurance that your prayers will be answered because it means that God knows what you need even before you ask Him.
When you pray to God, you can be confident that He knows your heart and your needs, even if you cannot express them clearly or fully.
Matthew 6:8, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
Knowing that God is all-knowing can also give you peace and comfort when you are waiting for an answer to your prayers. Even if you do not see immediate results, you can trust that God has a plan and a purpose for your life and that He knows what is best for you. This assurance can help you to persevere in prayer and to trust in God’s timing and plan for your life.
Because God knows all things, including the consequences of different outcomes, He can guide and direct your life in ways that are ultimately for your good.
Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Praise God for His Omniscience
use the words above to talk to God. Let me guide you in the first one.
Heavenly Father, I praise You. You are omniscient, the all-knowing God.You know my lying down and waking up. You know my future. (use your words to describe what God knows about you and your future).
You know the choices and decisions that I will make even before I do.
You know my exact situation right now. You know my thoughts. You know what I need; nothing is hidden from You even before I ask You know my need.
You know my thoughts from afar You know the plans and thoughts of those who are hatching both good and evil.
I am confident that You will continue to guide and direct my life in the right path. May my will always align with Your will so that I make the right decisions in Jesus’ name.
Now, pray that because God is omniscient, He will deliver You and your loved ones from the evil they have hatched against You.
(use a similar pattern for the other attributes)
2. Omnipotence: God is all-powerful. He has the ability to do anything that is consistent with His nature and character. This attribute assures us that nothing is impossible for God, and we can bring all our requests to Him.
This attribute of God can give you the assurance that your prayers will be answered because it means that there is nothing that God cannot do. When you pray to God, you can trust that He has the power and ability to answer your prayer.
God declares to Abraham, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14), emphasizing his limitless power and ability.
When you pray, you can trust that God is not limited by your circumstances, your limitations, or your weaknesses. Instead, He has the power to intervene and work in ways that you cannot imagine.
Ephesians 3:20, God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
Knowing that God is all-powerful gives you the confidence that He can overcome any obstacle or challenge you may be facing. God’s power is greater than anything you could encounter.
Job 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
In addition to assuring you that God has the power to answer your prayers, the omnipotence of God can also give you peace and comfort in difficult times. Knowing that God is in control and has the power to bring about His will can help you trust in Him and rely on His strength when you feel weak or overwhelmed.
Bring the omnipotent power of God into your life as you praise God for His omnipotence.
3. Omnipresence: God is present everywhere at all times. He is not limited by time or space. This attribute of God assures you that your prayers will be answered because it means that God is always available to hear and respond to your prayers, no matter where you are or what you are going through.
When you pray, you can be confident that God is listening, even if you are in a difficult or lonely place. You can trust that He is present with you and that He cares deeply about your needs and concerns.
Psalm 139, the psalmist declares that there is nowhere he can go to escape God’s presence: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there” (Psalm 139:7-8).
In addition to assuring you that God is always present with you, the omnipresence of God can also give you confidence that He is able to act on your behalf, no matter where you are or what your situation may be. Because God is present everywhere, there is no limit to what he can do, and no obstacle that he cannot overcome.
Jeremiah affirms this truth when he declares, “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you” (Jeremiah 32:17).
Bring the omnipresent power of God into your life as you praise God for His omnipresence.
4. Love: God is love. His love is unconditional, sacrificial, and everlasting. This attribute assures us that He cares for us and desires what is best for us. We can trust Him to answer our prayers in love.When you pray to God, you can be confident that He hears your prayers and that He desires to answer them.
1 John 5:14-15 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
God’s love for you is not based on your performance or worthiness but on His nature and character. This means that even if you feel unworthy or undeserving of God’s love, He still loves you and desires to bless you through answered prayers.
Knowing that God loves you can also give you peace and comfort when you are waiting for an answer to your prayers. Even if you do not see immediate results, you can trust that God is working behind the scenes to bring about his will in your life and that he loves you enough to provide for your needs in the best possible way.
In addition, the love of God can also give you the confidence to pray boldly and confidently, knowing that God desires to bless you and provide for your needs.
Ephesians 3:20-21, apostle Paul says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Bring the love of God into your life as you praise God for His love.
5. Immutability: God is unchanging and always remains the same. The immutability of God’s nature can give you the assurance that your prayers will be answered because it means that God’s character and promises do not change. When you pray to God, you can trust that He will always be faithful to His nature and His promises and that He will not change His mind or alter His plans based on external circumstances.
The Bible affirms that God’s nature is unchanging and that He is faithful to His promises. For example, in the book of Malachi,
God declares, “I, the Lord, do not change” (Malachi 3:6), and in the New Testament, the writer of Hebrews says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
These verses, along with many others, emphasize the unchanging nature of God and his faithfulness to his promises.
Knowing that God is immutable can also give you peace and comfort when you are waiting for an answer to your prayers. Even if you do not see immediate results, you can trust that God is still at work and that he will remain faithful to his promises. This assurance can help you to persevere in prayer and to trust in God’s timing and plan for your life.
Bring the immutability of God into your life as you praise God for His immutability.
6. Justice: God is just and will ultimately judge all people based on their actions and faith.
The justice of God means that He will judge and punish wrongdoing. This attribute of God can give you the assurance that your prayers will be answered because it means that God is not indifferent to your circumstances but cares about justice and fairness.
Luke 18:6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
When you pray to God, you can be confident that he sees and understands the injustices that you may be facing and that he desires to make things right.
Isaiah 30:18 “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”
Knowing that God is just can also give you peace and comfort when you are waiting for an answer to your prayers. Even if you do not see immediate results, you can trust that God is working to bring about justice and fairness in your life and that he will not let injustice go unpunished.
Hebrews 11:11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
In addition, the justice of God can also give you the confidence to pray boldly and specifically for justice and fairness in your life and in the world around you. The psalmist David affirms this truth in
Psalm 140:12, where he says, “I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
Bring the justice of God into your life as you praise God for His justice.
7. Mercy: God is merciful. He extends compassion and forgiveness to us, even when we don’t deserve it. This attribute assures us that we can confess our sins and receive His forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
The mercy of God refers to God’s compassion and forgiveness towards those who have sinned and fallen short of his perfect standard. This attribute of God can give you assurance that your prayers will be answered because it means that God is willing and able to forgive your sins and show you compassion, even when you do not deserve it.
When you pray to God, you can be confident that he is merciful and compassionate towards you, and that he desires to forgive your sins and show you his love.
Psalm 103:8-13, “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”
Knowing that God is merciful can also give you peace and comfort when you are struggling with guilt and shame over your sins. Even if you do not feel worthy of God’s love, you can trust that he is willing and able to forgive your sins and show you his mercy.
In addition, the mercy of God can also give you the confidence to pray boldly and specifically for forgiveness and healing in your life. The apostle John affirms this truth in.
1 John 1:9, where he says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Bring the mercy of God into your life as you praise God for His mercy.
As you round up this session today, make a decision to commit these attributes to memory. Challenge yourself for the next week by praising God for His attributes. And bringing a particular situation before Him. Remember that we have an assurance that what we ask, we have received. This is one prayer I want us to focus on and stand until we see what we desire. Amen.
As we meditate on these attributes of God, let us praise Him for who He is and trust Him to answer our prayers according to His perfect will. He is the Father of glory, and we can approach Him with confidence and assurance, knowing that He hears us and cares for us.
Get ready for WEEK 13 – BREAKTHROUGH FROM LONGSTANDING SITUATIONS.
Thank God for His attributes and faithfulness to manifest them in your life.