An Alphabet of Praise

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For years, I went to sleep repeating the alphabet and finding a characteristic of God for each letter. Sometimes it is a stretch – especially at 2 am!

Many times, I have used the same exercise on a half-day of prayer, beginning my prayer time by praising God and running through the alphabet for traits to applaud.

Below is a list of words I have used. Perhaps you would like to experiment with the practice – it can be very rewarding! What words can you add to the list? Why do you praise God for a particular trait – what is it about that trait that moves you to adoration? Perhaps you will want to comment below, which will give readers and me a richer repository of praise for our God.

Able  

Accessible  

Alienated  

Amazing 

Ascendant 

Astonishing 

Awesome  

B 

Beautiful  

Benevolent  

Blessed 

Boundless 

Brilliant 

Caring 

Changeless  

Comforting 

Communicative  

Co-worker  

Creative 

Dazzling 

Discreet  

Dependable 

Determined 

Different  

Economical / Excessive  

Encouraging 

Energizing  

Estranged  

Eternal 

Fair 

Faithful  

Fatherly  

First  

Forgiving  

Generous 

Gentle 

Gentlemanly   

Glorious 

Good 

Gracious / Graceful 

Geostrategic 

Happy 

Hidden  

Historical  

Holy  

Humble  

Illuminating  

Immanent  

Immutable  

Imperturbable 

Incomprehensible  

Independent  

Jealous  

Joyous 

Just / Judge  

Kind / Kindhearted  

 Kingly 

Knowledgeable  

Last  

Limber  

Light  

Loving  

Life-giving  

Majestic 

Materialistic  

Musical  

Merciful  

Mighty 

Motherly  

Near  

Noble 

Nourishing  

Numinous 

Offended  

Omnipotent 

Omnipresent 

Omniscient 

Openhanded  

Panoptic 

Patient  

Peaceable 

Perfect  

Personal 

Punctual  

Quick  

Quiet  

Ready  

Reconciling  

Redemptive 

Relational 

Renewing 

Resistible  

Restorative  

Sagacious  

Saving / Savior 

Searching  

Secret / Silent  

Spiritual  

Tactful 

Transcendent  

Triumphant  

Triune  

Trustworthy 

Unafraid 

Unchanging 

Unexcelled 

Unfathomable 

Unflappable  

Unstoppable 

Victorious 

Verbal / Vocal / Voluble  

Vibrant 

Vulnerable  

Wakeful  

Waiting  

Welcoming  

Wise 

Worthy 

Xenophilic  

Xenial  

Youthful  

Yummy  

Zealous  

About salooper57

Husband, father, pastor, follower. I am a disciple of Jesus, learning how to do life from him. I read, write, walk, play a little guitar, enjoy my family.
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