Attributes of God to Keep in Mind When Praying About Chaotic Situations in Life and the World (Based on Joshua 1:9)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to thank You for the encouragement You speak to me through Your Word in these uncertain times in life and the world we live in. Direct me to pray with trust in the fact that You are everywhere and are in control of all circumstances, just as You told Joshua in Joshua in 1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

It is encouraging to know that in addition to You being in control, there are many Scripture verses that emphasize that You are always good, even if there are some in the world who deny that. Nahum 1:7 “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” Psalm 100:5For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.

Another attribute for me to think about is that You are just. I do not have to be concerned whether justice will be served. What You told Israel in Deuteronomy 32:4 is still true today. “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.” No matter what happens, I can also depend on You to be faithful. 1 Corinthians 10:13aNo temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful.

Sometimes, as hard as it may be, I ask You to direct me to think about these attributes when I face or hear about difficult situations:

  • God is in control
  • God is good
  • God is just
  • God is faithful

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Morning Prayer of Praise About God’s Wonderful Attributes

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I come to You this morning to praise and thank You for the encouragement that meditating on Your attributes gives me. When I start the day, it is a great comfort to rest in the fact that You are all-knowing. Psalm 139:3You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.” It is a great blessing to know You do not come and go at will, but are an ever-present God. There is not a time or place You are not near. Jeremiah 23:23 “‘Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD, “and not a God afar off?‘”

With so much evil, confusion, and heartache all around, it is good to know that You as my Heavenly Father are not limited as man is. You can change and correct anything You desire. You are Almighty God (all-powerful). Jeremiah 32:17Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” I thank You that I do not have to be concerned that Your attributes will ever be modified or obsolete. Because You are immutable (unchanging), Your attributes are the same “yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Malachi 3:6aFor I am the LORD, I do not change.

Direct me not to be surprised by situations in life and try to be in control of them, since You are in control and are not surprised by any situation. Thank you that I am a born-again child of Yours and thus have access to all these promises. With love, Amen.

Living Under the Sovereignty of God

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I thank you for taking an interest in everything about me. In Psalm 139:1-3, Your Word says, “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Thank you for the encouragement and peace that I can find even while living in this troubled world by recognizing some of Your many attributes:

You have no limitations

Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for YouJeremiah 32:17.

You are unchanging at all times

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and foreverHebrews 13:8.

You promise to always be with me

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall hold me, and your right hand shall hold mePsalm 139: 7-10.

Direct me not to be living in anxiety and fear. Instead, may I wholly trust in Your sovereignty over my life, and know that You are in control and nothing can defeat Your purpose or derail Your plan for me.

Show me how to rest in the truth of Proverbs 19:21. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (NIV)

I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying in Light of God’s Attributes

TRIANGLE

Before praying, meditate on the following attributes of God for a few minutes, then look at your situation or problem and pray in light of some of God’s traits.

1. God is MERCIFUL:

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.” Psalm 103:8

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him.” Psalm 103:11

2. God is ALL-POWERFUL

Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, ‘Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?Jeremiah 32:26-27 (The answer is “no”)

For with God nothing will be impoissible.Luke 1:37

3. God is ALL-KNOWING

O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my new ways.” Psalm 139: 1-

4. God is EVERYWHERE PRESENT:

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.” Psalm 139:7-8  

5. God is UNCHANGING

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8