Pray the NAMES of JESUS during Advent
By Brenda Kuseski
One of the greatest truths about the Baby we celebrate at Christmas is that He truly is Emmanuel, God with us. Advent—“his coming”—is the perfect season to reflect on the names of Jesus because they reveal the multiple ways He fulfills our every need. This week, reflect on those names and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the ways in which you need a fresh understanding of Jesus. As you meditate on His names, soak in His love and explore His fullness.
Sunday—Beloved Son (Matt. 12:18); Holy One of God (Mark 1:24; Lord of Glory (I Cor. 2:8); Power of God (I Cor. 1:24); Bright and Morning Star (Rev. 22:16); Lord of Hosts (Is. 44:6)
Monday—Savior (Luke 2:11) Lamb of God (John 1:29); Our Passover (I Cor. 5:7); Deliverer (Rom. 11:26); Man of Sorrows (Is. 53:3); Ransom (I Tim. 2:6); Stumbling Stone (I Pet. 2:8)
Tuesday—Advocate (I John 2:1); Life (John 14:6; Col. 3:4); Mediator (I Tim. 2:5); Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14); Friend of Sinners (Matt. 11:19); Bridegroom (Matt. 9:15); Counselor (Is. 9:6)
Wednesday—Abraham’s Seed (Gen. 22:18; Gal. 3:16); Desire of all Nations (Haggai 2:7); Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20); Head of the Church (Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:18); Alpha & Omega (Rev. 1:8)
Thursday—Bread of Life (John 6:35, 48); Faithful and True (Rev. 19:11); Rabbi (John 1:49); Light of the World (John 1:8; 8:12); Fountain (Zech. 13:1; Judge (Acts 10:42; II Tim. 4:8); The Door (John 10:7)
Friday—King of Kings (Rev. 17:14); King of Glory (Ps. 24:7-10); King of Peace (Heb. 7:2); Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5); Lord of Lords (I Tim. 6:15; Rev. 17:14); Mighty God (Is. 9:6)
Saturday and Sunday—
1. List the names of Jesus that you’ve been especially drawn to this week:
2. Spend time praising Him.
3. Pray those names into your situation.
4. Pray His names into the lives of those you care about.
5. Pray them into the needs of our nation and the world.