This is the 18th in a series of 25 daily Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.
Day 18 – Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner
Lord, the battles we fight in our hearts are not new. But we often suffer combat fatigue. We forget that You are Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner.
At Your Name, Jehovah Nissi, Enemies Flee
As believers, we know You conquered death and satan’s hold on our lives. But he cannot steal or sever our relationship with You. As long as we live in this world, our enemy never gives up trying to turn us back. When we hold up Your name, You release Your power in us. Your banner will bring peace, victory, hope, and restored joy–even in the midst of our personal “war zones.”
Jehovah Nissi, Your Banner Is Love
At Christmas, Lord, we come again to build an “altar” to You in our hearts–spiritual stones of remembrance that remind us of Your faithfulness each time we experience a victory. Your banner over us will always be love.
We Celebrate You, Jehovah Nissi
You are the name we lift up in times of temptation, Lord. We celebrate You this Christmas as our Jehovah Nissi, the Lord My Banner, waving Your sovereign authority clearly in view of all our enemies. When You are present, and Your banner is over us, doubt, fear, and discouragement scatter. Victory always follows!
Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner (Exodus 17:15, NIV).
When my grandfather was dying with cancer years ago, he asked the loved one by his bedside to hold his hands over his head so he could gain the “victory” (as he passed from life to death). He was referring to the battle at Rephidim, where the Amalekites attacked Joshua and the Israelites. Moses watched the battle from a distance. When Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ arms (as he held the rod toward heaven), they won the victory. My grandfather died, holding his hands toward heaven. He “won” the victory, too.
How has the Lord been your Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner?