Say Who He Is: a prayer reflection on the names of Jesus

“He pressed them, ‘And how about you? Who do you say I am?'” (Matthew 16:15)

Savior. Messiah. Son of the Living God.
More than a book or words upon a page,
You are the Word—creating, sustaining, and naming.

Transcendent One, ineffable in glory, wrapped in light
and shrouded in clouds, upon whom we cannot look.
yet also Immanent One, closer than our thoughts and desires,
incarnate in flesh and bone—Immanuel.

I AM—the One who is—
is the Bread of life, is the Light of the world,
is the Good Shepherd and the Gate for the sheep,
is the Vine, is the Resurrection and the Life,
is the Way, the Truth, and the Life—
the One who makes me who I am, who I was,
and who I am becoming.

Peace-Giver and Contentment-Provider.
Spirit-Sender and Soul-Satisfier.
The Beginning and the Ending.
The Crucified Lamb of God who takes away our sin
and the Victorious King who tramples the serpent’s head.

The Love of our souls with an everlasting love
and the Refiner of our lives with a purifying flame.
The One through whom all things were created
and the One before whom all things will worship.

You are Jesus, the Savior, the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.

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