Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Three: Adonai

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My Great Master

Adonai is both plural and possessive. When used for Yahweh it always uses singular pronouns. Like Elohim, the plural of Adonai infers intensity.
My Great Master.
It gives Yahweh absolute authority and right to rule. All honor, respect, allegiance and obedience are due Him.

Psalm 16:2

“I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.’”


Isaiah 26:12-13, Psalm 123:1-2, Psalm 8:1, Psalm 109:21, Psalm 147:5, Isaiah 25:8, Exodus 6:7, Deuteronomy 8:11, Isaiah 54:5, Jeremiah 32:27


Have you given God, as revealed in scripture as Adonai, all authority and right to rule in your life?

Repent of however you have sought to limit Adonai’s authority in your life.
Pray and ask Adonai to reveal where you have not given Him the honor, respect, allegiance, or obedience He is due.
Listen and think about the honor and respect Adonai deserves.
Meditate on the truth that God is a good and trustworthy ruler.

Day One: Yahweh

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I Am

This is the most common name for God in the Bible. It is His personal name. All the other names for God are actually titles. Many other things and beings are called gods, but there is only one Yahweh.
Self-existent, consistent and eternal. He was not created and cannot be destroyed. He is the same forever.

Exodus 3:14

“Then Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ And He said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”


Isaiah 42:8, Psalm 117:1, Numbers 6:23-27, Psalm 104:35, Psalm 113:1, Deuteronomy 32:3, Psalm 34:3, Psalm 66:2, Psalm 89:15-16, Psalm 102:26-27, Revelation 4:8, Acts 17:25, John 5:26, Job 36:22-23


Do you know God, as revealed in scripture as Yahweh, well enough to be on a first name basis with Him?
Repent of anything that might be keeping you distant from Yahweh.
Pray and ask Yahweh to help you understand Him more deeply.
Listen and think about what it means that God has a personal name.
Meditate on what the Holy Spirit needs to change in you to be on a first name basis with Yahweh.