From Praying the Names of God Week Nineteen, Day Two
This title sets Israel's God apart from the false gods of the surrounding nations. Unlike idols of wood and stone, made by human hands, the Living God is himself Maker of heaven and earth. He alone is the source of our life. We live because he lives. The prophet Jeremiah reminded God's people that "every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud; they have no breath in them" (Jeremiah 10:14).
And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: "O LORD, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God." (2 Kings 19:15-16)
PRAYING THE NAME
O LORD, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth.You have made heaven and earth. Give ear,O LORD, and hear; open your eyes,O LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God.
It is true, O LORD, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste these nations and their lands.They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by men's hands. Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone,O LORD, are God. (2 Kings 19:15-19)
Reflect On: >2 Kings 19:14-37
Praise God: Because he is God over all the earth.
Offer Thanks: Because God hears your prayers and sees your need.
Confess: Any lack of prayerfulness for yourself, your family, your community, or the world.
Ask God: To deliver you from your enemies.
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