Looking For a Prayer of Adoration For Our Father?
By: Darnita Young
Have you ever wondered if God wants you to pray to Him about Him?
I know the question sounds weird right?
Let me rephrase it- how much do you adore God and how often do you tell Him?
(AKA- A Prayer of Adoration!)
I used to struggle with this myself, praying for myself and others but not really taking the time out and telling Christ who He is to me.
It’s not that I didn’t love Him or adore Him but I can honestly say I didn’t write, “tell God how much you love Him” on my prayer requests list. I was just praying for myself and others like I thought I was supposed to. But I soon learned that before I even started to pray, to give God adoration and glorify His name.
When we read in Revelation, we are reminded that praise and adoration is perpetual!
“Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.””
Revelation 4:8-11 NLT
G.R.O.W. Prayer Method: How to Use it As A Prayer of Adoration
The Lord is most definitely used to being praised and adored so I wanted to ensure that I never went into prayer without giving Him praise, so I started using the G.R.O.W Method:
Start with worship, worshipping ushers in the presence of the Lord and opens your heart to receive Him.
Pray: “I love you Lord, you are worthy to be receive all the glory, all the honor and all the praise and I praise your Holy name. For you are God alone and I worship you.”
“Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly: “O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.”
1 Chronicles 29:10-11
Repent for your sins daily, ask God for forgiveness so that you will have a pure heart.
Pray: “Please forgive me for my sins Father, create in me a clean heart and renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.”
“Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me— now let me rejoice. Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.”
O- Operate in the Word
Pray scripture, put God in remembrance of what His word says.
Pray: “Lord you said in your word to ask and I will receive. So I am asking that your perfect will be done in my life concerning….”
“But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
W-Willingness to Surrender
Say YES to His will. Let Him know that you are willing to surrender and walk in the path that He has laid before you.
Pray: Lord I surrender my all to you, I am willing to do your will, help me to understand what a surrendered life looks like so that I may live a life that is pleasing to you.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7 NKJV
Who is God in your life?
He is everything to me!
“And he said: “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.”
II Samuel 22:2-4 NKJV
So as I think back to all the times in my life that I needed love, peace, comfort, contentment or joy, the times that I didn’t know who to rely on. The times when I needed my Savior He was there for me.
I don’t understand how I could ever forget to glorify His name because He has been so good to me. He has released me from my bondage and set me free, he has purified me, cleansed me and made me whole.
He has loved me when I felt unloved, given me peace in the storm, healed me from my sickness and provided for me time and time again. He has opened doors that no man can shut and closed doors that can never be opened. He is water when I am thirsty, truth in the midst of lies, an extinguisher in the fire.
He fights my battles, carries my burdens and covers me. He is absolutely EVERYTHING to me! That is why I praise His name.
Prayer of Adoration
I love you Lord, you are great and greatly to be praised and I adore your name.
You alone deserve all the glory and all the honor and all the praise. I come to you today Father, letting you know that I love you and I worship you.
Jehovah Shalom ~ my peace, Jehovah Jireh~ my provider, Jehovah Rapha ~ my healer.
You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega. LORD you are my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, who has given me eternal life.
I call upon you LORD, who is worthy to be praised, oh my redeemer, the lover of my soul, my light in the darkness, my miracle worker, my way maker, my peace, my joy, my contentment, my way, my truth and my life. You are EVERYTHING to me!
I love forever. In Jesus name️ Amen!
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Darnita Young is a busy wife, mother, Vision Mentor, Blogger and Mompreneur. Her mission is to empower busy women with the tools that will catapult their lives to the next level. Through teaching women to seek God in a practical way, she stirs up their inner ability to manifest their dream lives, the life that God has in store for them.
Darnita is passionate about sharing the love of Christ, giving practical tips to seek God in a greater way as seen on her blog www.pleadingmom.com and sharing how God honors vision through Vision Board Workshops. She is an inspiration to her family, an encourager of women, and serves on the Altar Ministry and Care Ministry at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL.
She is truly confident that prayer is the most important resource to reach God and when we seek Him diligently, we will find Him and when we find Him, we find His vision for our lives. Grab your free Busy Mom Prayer Toolkit here.