National Day of Prayer 2023

May 4, 2023


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This year as we set aside 30 minutes to pray for our nation – let us make this 30 minutes of PRAISE TO GOD – just PRAISE!


In our regular daily devotion time we can seek Him and ASK for all those things that may be a concern for us and intercede for others – but today –


 during THIS 30 minutes, lets just PRAISE HIM!

Hebrews 13:15

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.



A - Almighty

B - Bread of Life

C - Creator

D - Son of David

E - Eternal God

F - Father of our Lord

G - God of glory, God of grace

H - Holy Spirit

I -  Great I AM

J - Jehovah – Jesus

K - King of Kings

L - Living God

M - Master

N - Name above all Names

O - Only God, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent

P - Prince of Peace

Q - Quick to forgive

R - Righteous Redeemer

S - Savior, Shepherd

T - Truth

U - God of the Universe

V - Our Victory in Jesus

W - Wonderful Counselor

X - Who is able to X-ray my very soul

Y - Yahweh

Z - A zealous God who will not let me go!!!





I AM the Bread of Life - John 6:35

I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst”

I AM the door - John 10:9

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”


I AM the good shepherd - John 10:11, 14

"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep.”

“I am the Good Shepherd and I know My own and My own know Me”


I AM the light of the world - John 8:12

"I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”


I AM the resurrection and the life - John 11:25, 26

Jesus said,"I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.”


I AM the vine - John 15:5

"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.”


I AM  the way - John 14:6

"I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”



Pray or Sing the Doxology


Praise God from Whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts

Praise Father – Son – and Holy Ghost.


Pray or Sing Gloria Patri


Glory be to the Father

And to the Son

And to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning

Is now, and every shall be,

World without end, Amen, Amen


Pray or Sing “I Believe in the Father”


I believe in God our Father

I believe in Christ the Son

I believe in the Holy Spirit

Our God is three in one

I believe in the resurrection

That we will rise again

For I believe in the name of Jesus


I believe in You

I believe You rose again

I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord


   I believe in life eternal

I believe in the virgin birth

I believe in the saints’ communion

And in Your holy Church

I believe in the resurrection

When Jesus comes again

For I believe, in the name of Jesus.


Praise Him by His Old Testament Names:


Jehovah - Meaning: Self-existent One (from Exodus 3:14, “I Am That I Am”).  Characteristics. It is a name of relationship between the true God His people and, when used, emphasizes God’s holiness, hatred sin, and love of sinners.


Elohim - Meaning: Strong one. Characteristics: Used of the true God and heathen gods.  It is a plural word and is the plural of majesty.  The plural does allow for the revelation of the Trinity in the N.T. but does not teach theTrinity per se.


Adonai - Meaning: Lord.  Characteristics: Used of men and of God and indicates the master-servant relationship.


Compound O.T. Names. With El….


El Elyon is translated the Most High – lit., the strongest strong one, Isa. 14:13-14

You said in your heart: 'I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise My throne above the stars of God.  I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.


El Roi  means the strong one who sees (Gen. 16:13) Then she called the name of The Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?”


El Shaddai Almighty God. (Gen. 17:1-20)


El Olam Everlasting God; (Isaiah 40:28) Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired.  His understanding is inscrutable.


O.T. Titles with Jehovah”


Jehovah Jireh - The Lord will provide. (Gen. 22:13-14) Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns.  He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.”


Jehovah Nissi - the Lord, my banner. (Exodus 17:15) Moses built an altar and named it THE LORD is My Banner.


Jehovah Shalom - the Lord is my peace. (Judges 6:24) Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is Peace.  To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.


Jehovah Sabbaoth - The Lord of hosts (I Sam. 1:3) Now this man would go up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of Hosts in Shiloh.  And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas were priests to the LORD there.


Jehovah Raah - The Lord is my Shepherd (Ps. 23:1) The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.


Jehovah Tsidkenu - The Lord our righteousness (Jer. 23:6) “In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His Name by which He will be called, ‘The LORD our Righteousness."


Jehovah El Gmolah - The Lord God of recompense. (Jer. 51:56) "For the Destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, and her mighty men will be captured. Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will full repay."


Jehovah Nakeh - The Lord that smiteth (Ezek. 7:9) My eye will show no pity nor will I spare. I will repay you to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know that I, the LORD, do the Smiting."


Jehovah Shammah - the Lord who is present. (Ezek.48:35) “The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of he city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there."


Read Psalm 145 – 150

Pray or Sing the words of song “El Shaddai”

Through your love and through the lamb

You saved the son of Abraham.

By the power of your hand

You turned the sea into dry land.

To the outcast on her knees

You became the God Who sees.

By your might

You set your people free.


El Shaddai, El Shaddai,

We will praise You til we die.


Through the years, you made it clear

That the time of Christ was near.

But your people couldn’t see

What the Messiah ought to be.

Though your word contained the plan

They just could not understand

That your most awesome work was done

Through the fraility of your Son.


El Shaddai, El Shaddai,

We will praise You til we die.