As Christians mature and get to know the Scriptures, they learn how God’s people approach Him in prayer and the designations they should use. There is no single name to use when addressing God; there are many used in Scripture. When you’re not sure how to call on God, I’d advise you to use one of the Bible’s names for God.
God has revealed His names to tell us who He is and what He does. We learn His nature from His names.
Some begin, “God,” which emphasizes God’s role as Creator and my role as one of His creations.
Some begin, “Lord,” reminding me that He owns everything and has the power to answer my prayers.
Some begin, “King,” highlighting God’s vast power and reminding me that He is my ruler; I am coming to Him for royal favors.
Some begin, “Jesus,” pointing me to the Man of Galilee who performed miracles and rose from the dead. Therefore, He can do miracles for me.
Some begin, “Lamb of God,” recalling that He is the One who shed His blood to save me from sin and death.
I like to begin, “Our Father who art in heaven.” It reminds me that I have an intimate family relationship to God. He is my heavenly Father, who cares for me and listens to my prayer.
The name by which you call on God reveals your attitude toward Him. What do you call Him?
Scripture Reading: John 14
Memory Verse: “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” (John 14:13-14, NLT).