Day 11: ELOHIM

BrownCrossPraying the Names of God

Scripture uses many names for God; God Himself uses a number of names as He speaks to His people. For the next eight days we will pray using a different name for God.

As I grew up I don’t remember ever hearing the Hebrew names of God. I think Amy Grant’s song, “El Shaddai” may be the first Hebrew name I heard. Today many songs of praise use these words, and I find them to be powerful reminders of our majestic God. You can find these words in Scripture if you use the Amplified Bible.

In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth. . . . The Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light. . . .” Genesis 1:1-3










Elohim is the plural form of God; the first three verses of Genesis identify the Godhead as participants in the Creation: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

I’m thankful for our Creator who made all things from nothing. 


I’m writing every day in October about prayer, specifically prayers that honor and give glory to God. Click here to begin with Day 1You can click on the cards above to print them, or click here to get the documents containing all the cards in this series.


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