Method for Prayer NIV First Person

Acknowledge God’s Incontestable Sovereignty and Irresistible Power

Adoration 1.6 | NIV

That his sovereignty is incontestable, and he is the owner and absolute Lord of all.

The highest heavens belong to the LORD, Psalm 115:16(NIV) and all the hosts of them. The earth is yours and everything in it, the world and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1(NIV) In your hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to you as well. The sea is yours, for you made it, and your hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:4-5(NIV) Every animal of the forest is yours, and the cattle on a thousand hills. Psalm 50:10(NIV) You are therefore a great God, the great King above all gods. Psalm 95:3(NIV)

In your hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10(NIV)

Your dominion is an eternal dominion; your kingdom endures from generation to generation: You do as you please with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back your hand or say to you, “What have you done?” Daniel 4:34-35(NIV) or “Why are you doing that?”

That his power is irresistible, and the operations of it cannot be controlled.

I know, O God, that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2(NIV) You are strong; Psalm 62:11(NIV) and nothing is impossible with you. Luke 1:37(NIV)

All authority is yours, both in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18(NIV)

You kill, and you make alive; you wound, and you heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of your hand. Deuteronomy 32:39(NIV)

You have power to do what you have promised. Romans 4:21(NIV)

Method for Prayer NIV First Person

Recognize God’s Perfect Knowledge and Unsearchable Wisdom

Adoration 1.5 | NIV

That he has a perfect knowledge of all persons and things, and sees them all, even that which is most secret, at one clear, certain, and unerring view.

Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom I must give account, even the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12-13(NIV)

Your eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good: Proverbs 15:3(NIV) They range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to you. 2 Chronicles 16:9(NIV)

You search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve. Jeremiah 17:10(NIV)

O God, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways: Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely, O LORD. Psalm 139:1-4(NIV) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Psalm 139:6(NIV)

Darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:12(NIV)

That his wisdom is unsearchable, and the counsels and designs of it cannot be fathomed.

Your understanding, O Lord, is infinite, for You count the number of the stars and give names to all of them. Psalm 147:4-5(NASB)

You have made Your counsel wonderful and Your wisdom great; Isaiah 28:29(NASB) You are wise in heart and mighty in strength. Job 9:4(NASB)

O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; Psalm 104:24(NASB) all according to the counsel of Your will. Ephesians 1:11(NASB)

Oh, the depth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! Romans 11:33(NIV)

Method for Prayer NIV First Person

Acknowledge God’s Eternality and Omnipresence

Adoration 1.4 | NIV

Particularly in my adorations I must acknowledge:

That he is an eternal God, immutable, without beginning of days or end of life or change of time.

You are the King eternal, immortal, invisible. 1 Timothy 1:17(NIV)

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God; Psalm 90:2(NIV) the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8(NIV)

In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end. Psalm 102:25-27(NIV)

You are God and do not change; therefore is it that I am not destroyed. Malachi 3:6(NIV)

Are you not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? Habakkuk 1:12(NIV) The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28(NIV)

That he is present in all places, and there is no place in which he is not included or out of which he is excluded.

You are a God nearby and not a God far away; no one can hide himself in secret places so that you cannot see him, for you fill heaven and earth. Jeremiah 23:23-24(NIV)

You are not far from each one of us. Acts 17:27(NIV)

I cannot go anywhere from your presence or flee from your Spirit: If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, in the depths of the earth, you are there; if I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your right hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast, Psalm 139:7-10(NIV) for I can never outrun you.