Truths

10 days of praying through God’s attributes

Today, our country will celebrate the National Day of Prayer, focusing on asking God to fill the earth with the knowledge of who he is. In honor of this theme, we’d like to share with you this 10-day devotional for setting our minds on God’s attributes.

By Anslee Hagan

Day 1: God is our refuge

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas. 

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

– Psalm 18:2 

Below are four ways you can pray through Psalm 18:2 personally, with your family or with friends.

Confession: I confess that I often try to be my own rock, my own shield, or my own deliverer. I’m sorry, Lord! I want to have more daily faith.

Adoration: Lord, I adore you because you are a strong God. No one could ever be my rock like you. I can take refuge in you because you are mighty.

Thanksgiving: I am grateful that you are stronger than any other. I cannot thank you enough for being my rock and my deliverer.

Supplication: Lord, I get so exhausted trying to do everything in my own strength, and I need you to be my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. Would you help me learn that you are my shield and to walk in that confidence?

Day 2: God is our deliverer

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on important words and ideas. 

“Say therefore to the people of Israel, “I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.”

– Exodus 6:6

Below are four ways you can pray through Exodus 6:6 personally, with your family or with friends.

Confession: Lord, sometimes I forget that you are the Great Deliverer. Give me faith to continue praying for your deliverance on one specific thing I am praying for through these 10 days of prayer.

Adoration: I praise you for being the God who rescues, who delivers, who redeems!

Thanksgiving: Thank you for delivering me from my sin, even though I did not deserve it. Father, I am grateful for your redemption.

Supplication: Please help me today as I live in your deliverance. Help me live in freedom today. 

Day 3: God is all-powerful

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas.

“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.”

Revelation 19:6 

Below are four ways you can pray through Revelation 19:6 personally, with your family or with friends.

Confession: My faith in your almighty power is too often weak. I so often measure your power by how I feel instead of what you’ve done. I need to change. Without your power, I can’t.

Adoration: Through Jesus, you have demonstrated ultimate power over disaster, demons, disease, and even death. Nothing is too hard for you. You are the Almighty One! You alone reign in power!

Thanksgiving: With the same power you could have used to justly punish me, you graciously pursue me. Hallelujah, thank you, Lord!

Supplication: If you are powerful enough to reverse the curse of death, then you are powerful enough to meet my every need. In view of your resurrection power, strengthen me to know your purpose, trust in your plan, and enjoy your promises for today.

Day 4: God is compassionate

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas. 

“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

– Isaiah 55:6-7 

Below are four ways you can pray through Isaiah 55:6-7 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession:  Lord, I confess that I often accept your compassion without extending it to others. 

Adoration: I adore you for understanding my suffering and being a help in my time of need. 

Thanksgiving: Lord, I am thankful for your loving kindness, even though I have done nothing to deserve it. 

Supplication: Give me a compassionate heart like you, that I may pray faithfully for others who need your compassion too.

Day 5: God is patient

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas.

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

– 2 Peter 3:9

Below are four ways you can pray through 2 Peter 3:9 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession: As I think about your great patience, I realize that I have fallen short of your righteousness in this way. I repent of the times I am impatient, especially when I was impatient with [name a person you have been impatient with recently. e.g.: spouse; kids; friend; coworker].

Adoration: You have shown yourself patient, merciful, gracious and completely trustworthy toward me! In response to all you’ve done, I lift you high as King and Lord.

Thanksgiving: My own path to repentance has required massive depths of patience from you.  Thank you for never giving up on me. Even when I am faithless, you prove yourself faithful. You never let me down.

Supplication: Your desire, dear Lord, is for all to reach repentance. Strengthen me to offer long-view grace to those who – though they test my patience – still need you as their Lord.

Day 6: God is omnipotent

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on important words and ideas. 

“Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”

– Job 42:1-2 

Below are four ways you can pray through Job 42:1-2 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession: I confess that I have given up on praying for that one thing in my life I wanted. Forgive me for doubting your power.

Adoration: I adore you, because you are a God who is omnipotent, who has the power to do anything.

Thanksgiving: Lord, I am thankful that my life is in your all-powerful hands.

Supplication: Lord, today help me to pray and have trust again in your omnipotence and purpose for my life. Help me trust you with that one thing that I keep praying for.

Day 7: God is our King

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas. 

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.”

– 1 Chronicles 29:11 

Below are four ways you can pray through 1 Chronicles 29:11 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession: Lord, I confess that I try to be in control of my life instead of trusting you as my King. 

Adoration: I love that you are above all things. You are exalted, high and mighty. Your reign never ends!

Thanksgiving: God, thank you for your sovereignty and complete authority over my life. I can always trust you to lead me.

Supplication: Jesus, help me release control to you, the One who is before all things and in whom all things hold together.

Day 8: God is good

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas.  

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.

– Titus 3:4-6

Below are four ways you can pray through Titus 3:4-6 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession: As I look inward at myself, I see rebellious thoughts, motives, and desires that lead me to sin. As I look upward to you, I see loyal goodness, kindness, and mercy that lead me to repentance.

Adoration: You are a good, good Father! You have made your goodness appear through the loving kindness of your great Son – who didn’t save me because I am good, but because he is good.

Thanksgiving: Thank you for being good to me, even when there’s nothing good in me. Thank you for the ultimate display of your goodness on the cross and in Jesus. Thank you for not treating me as my sins deserve, but as only your Son deserves.

Supplication: As I pray, your goodness is the ground of my expectation. Therefore, I confidently ask that you strengthen me to enjoy Your goodness personally and reflect your goodness publicly. May my family, friends, neighbors, peers, co-workers, acquaintances, and even enemies, experience your goodness through me today.

As I pray, your goodness is the ground of my expectation.

Day 9: God is faithful

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas.  

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.”

– Lamentations 3:22-23

Below are four ways you can pray through Lamentations 3:22-23 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession: I don’t have to search long for examples of unfaithfulness in my own life. I admit how prone I am to neglect your Word, forget your promises, and lose sight of the gospel. Please change me.

Adoration: You never stand me up. You never leave me alone. You never break your promises. In all your ways, you are faithful and unfailing!

Thanksgiving: Thank you for your steadfast love that never ceases. Thank you for your mercies, which are new every morning in Jesus. Thank you for being faithful to me, even in those times when I am unfaithful to you!

Supplication: Moments of temptation, anxiety, discouragement and fear await me today. Help me face these struggles with absolute confidence in your steadfast love and faithfulness toward me.

Day 10: God is a restorer

Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas. 

I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.

– Jeremiah 33:7-8

Below are four ways you can pray through Jeremiah 33:7-8 personally, with your family, or with friends.

Confession: God, I confess that I try to do life on my own instead of trusting you.

Adoration: I adore you for taking what is broken in my life and making it new.  

Thanksgiving: Thank you for bringing restoration through Jesus so that I can have a relationship with you. 

Supplication: Father, place someone in my life that needs to be restored so that they, too, may be brought back to you.

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