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“Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, ‘Here I am.'” Isaiah 52:6 NASB
Our God has many names. He is called Father, The Beginning and the End, The God Most High, The God Who Sees, God Almighty, The Creator, The Self-Existent One, The Lord our Provider, The Lord our Healer, and on and on.
Upon reading this verse, the simple words formed a very profound prayer for me.
When praying for someone to know His name(s), we in essence ask for God to reveal every aspect of His nature to our loved one.
In using the second part of the verse, when we ask for God to speak “Here I am”, we are also actually asking for the object of our intercession to know God well enough to recognize His voice in a sea of others. And we also ask for God to draw near. So much spiritual depth in one sentence of scripture. So let’s pray.
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Replace the name and pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
Praying for you in this. And don’t forget to share on social media or with a friend who could benefit. It would mean so much to me. And if you don’t want to miss a Praying God’s Word Wednesday, subscribe over on the right hand side of this page.
Barbara Harper says
This one hits home in many ways. Praying this for some loved ones.
I’m so thankful this is helpful to you, Barbara.
Barb Hegreberg says
The older I get, the more I appreciate Isaiah!
I know what you mean, Barb!
Beautiful article. I have a few names to fill in that blank and to replace those pronouns.
So glad this is helpful to you, Tina.
~ linda says
Lauren, as I pray this prayer with you, I also lift others up who I believe need Him in their lives. I want them to know His character, His power, His beauty. One day! Thank you for praying God’s Word back to Him and allowing us into your world through this way.
What a great addition to this prayer, Linda. Thank you
Connie Rowland says
Thank you for sharing this powerful way to pray God’s Word over our loved ones today, Lauren! Blessings to you and yours.
Blessings to you, Connie!
Joanne Viola says
Lauren, this prayer is beautiful. Praying for some loved ones tonight.
I’m so glad it’s striking a chord with you, Joanne. And thanks for praying with me.
Linda Stoll says
Oh so good, Lauren. Nothing like inserting our own name in Scripture to get a good wake-up call from the Spirit.
I agree, Linda. I don’t think I do that often enough.
Michele Morin says
So much wisdom in praying scripture and letting our prayers be formed around God’s Words.
Agreed, Michele! It’s become such an important discipline for me.
Jeanne Takenaka says
This is so good, Lauren. I prayed this for some loved ones who are searching and struggling.
I’m so glad you could use it in your prayer time, Jeanne!
Thank you for writing this blogpost. “Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen” (Psalm. 72:19)!
Thanks for the prayer. The last time I often use the psalms for my prayer.
I’m so grateful that it was helpful to you, Aritha! Thank you for letting me know.
Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 13.
Thank you for hosting!
Lisa Blair says
This is so true, Lauren, “When we pray for someone to know His Name, we are in essence praying for God to reveal every aspect of His nature” to them.
Isn’t that a phenomenal prayer for ourselves and others?