25 Christmas Prayers – Day 20


This is the 20th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Mekoddishkem, The Lord Sanctifies You. I hope these simple prayers will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

Day 20 – Jehovah Mekoddishkem, The Lord Sanctifies You

Lord, all of our straining to be perfect will profit us nothing. It’s impossible for us to keep every one of Your laws.

Jehovah Mekoddishkem, We Cannot Put On Holiness

We cannot put on holiness like a clothes garment. It’s Your blood shed for us that makes us holy. You are Jehovah-Mekoddishkem, the One who will continually sanctify us and conform us to Your image.

Rest Is Best

Lord, how we need to rest in You! You know our heart’s desire is to please You and to keep our relationship close. Forgive us for trying to make perfection, rule-keeping, or traditions the way to Your heart. You’ve already done it all: You already showed us the way. You will keep working in us and through us as we simply trust You.

Jehovah Mekoddishkem, Wash Us Completely

Sometimes we may feel like Your disciple Peter, Lord, when You were washing his feet. We feel so unworthy, so unclean—in need of a complete bath! But those who know You are clean in Your eyes, because You paid the ultimate price with Your death on the cross. They choose to follow You and leave old ways behind.

Transform Us Daily

Every day as we submit to You, You keep transforming our lives—sometimes gently, sometimes painfully, but always in love. You are the One who gives us the “want-to” to live lives that are pleasing to You.

This Christmas we celebrate You as Jehovah-Mekoddishkem, The Lord Who Sanctifies, the One who washes us continually with Your own life blood. You are always working in our lives to make us holy.

That ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Exodus 31:13 KJV


What About You?

What does the name Jehovah Mekoddishkem mean to you? How does His holiness and sanctification make a difference in our lives?  I’d love for you to share.

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One Response to “25 Christmas Prayers – Day 20”

  1. JASON FROM BORONIA VICTORIA AUSTRALIA on December 20th, 2010 11:12 pm

    I told my friend Stephen Chissolm about your website.

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