Lord’s Library editors offer a quick background on the Almighty God Prayer with Scripture, examples, and commentary.
The King James Bible portrays Almighty God as a being of immense power, sovereignty, and wisdom. The term “Almighty” emphasizes his omnipotence, his ability to do all things, and his control over all things. This divine power is accompanied by omniscience, the ability to see and understand all things, as described in Job 37:16. God is also portrayed as the ruler of all things, with the power to control the course of history and the affairs of men, as emphasized in Psalm 103:19.
In addition to these attributes, the Bible emphasizes the holiness and perfection of God. The holiness of God is often described as being separate from and above all other things, such as in Isaiah 6:3, which describes how the angels in heaven cry out “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” The perfection of God is emphasized in Matthew 5:48, where Jesus instructs his followers to “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
In this light, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be helpful to compile the most popular versions of the Almighty God Prayer for the next time you want to begin a prayer with this salutation, below:
Almighty God Prayer Examples & Related Scriptures
Almighty God Prayer: Sustainer of Life
“Almighty God, sustainer of daily life and work, and provider of all our needs. Open our hearts to your creative power so that we may know your will, praise your name, and share your vision for the creation of your kingdom through Jesus Christ. Amen.”
Almighty God Prayer: Father of Mercy
“Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We your unworthy servants, give you most humble and hearty thanks, for all your goodness to us and to all people. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love, in the redemption of the world, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”
Almighty God Prayer: Heavenly Father
“Almighty God our heavenly Father, You are bountiful in your love for us, you shower us generously with all that we need, you give us forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus. By your grace, give us generous hearts, That we may declare your goodness, And offer our lives back to you in thankful worship. For the sake of him who came among us as, Your gift of love, the same, Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Almighty God Prayer: Gifts
“Almighty God, we thank you for all the gifts you have given us: our lives, our loved ones, all that we have and all that we are. Most of all, we thank you for Jesus, your Son and our Redeemer, who came among us to show us the way to eternal life. Amen.”
The phrase “almighty God” appears three times in the King James Bible, usually as a title or epithet for God. In each of these examples, the phrase “almighty God” is used to emphasize God’s power, sovereignty, and authority:
- Genesis 17:1: “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”
- Ezekial 10:5: “And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.”
- Revelation 19:15: “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
This short resource on the Almighty God Prayer was designed to give you additional context and Scriptural references for more complete prayer. This should always be an important focus in the Christian life. And of course, there are many more verses than we listed here which describe the omnipotence, omniscience, sovereignty, and holiness of God.
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