In the Old Testament, the Tabernacle was the dwelling place of God, built to His specifications, where He would meet His people. As they entered the Tabernacle, they passed through seven stations, following God’s instructions, to experience His presence. Today, even though we no longer need the physical Tabernacle to meet with God, these same steps can help us connect with Him. This prayer model will take us through each station of the Tabernacle and use the purpose of each station to guide our prayers.
A small altar of burning incense stood at the entrance to the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence dwelled. The people of God entered God’s presence as they worshipped His Names. This altar represents worship and the pleasure it gives God when we worship Him.
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” PROVERBS 18:10 NLT
Thank God for making His presence available to you. Praise His Names and worship Him personally and specifically for Who He is and how He has moved in your life.
“Thank You, God, for Your presence. I know that You are here with me. I worship You and You alone. I know God, that You are:
My Righteousness – Jeremiah 23:6
My Sanctifier – Leviticus 20:7-8
My Healer – Exodus 15:26
My Provider – Genesis 22:14
My Banner of Victory – Exodus 17:15
My Peace – Judges 6:24
My Shepherd – Psalm 23:1
(As you pray through the different Names of God, focus on a few aspects of who He is that have been especially meaningful in your current season of life.)
I know that You are always with me, God, and Your presence is life to me. You give me breath, joy, and purpose. I love you, God.” Amen.