One Word

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2: 9 – 11


One word. One powerful earthquaking word – Jesus.

At some point we find that it’s the only word for the dire situation we’re in.

The only word that can help.

The only word that matters.

The only word we need.


Why is his name so powerful?

The name of Jesus carries the full force that created the universe; with just his word. “Let there be light.” That’s all it took and it came into existence.

His name invokes the One who spoke and blind saw; crippled ran.

I need his name when I’m blind to see my next turn in life or when crippling thoughts threaten to take me out. It’s ok; I let them take me down. Down to my knees where I can cry out once again to that powerful name – Jesus. In my one word prayer, I plead with him to come and help me. And he is there. “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5




  1. Kim coble says:

    Beautiful words!! Lynn, I do have one thing I would like to ask. The prayer you offer for teen girls, is there a way to make one for boys? I love it! But I don’t have a girl and I would like one printed where it has it for a boy. Just a thought:) thank you!!

    1. Hey Kim, I get a lot of questions about boys. Since mine is now 20 and on his own, I’m not really engaged in all things masculine! I would love to write one now, but am buried in writing a devotional book for girls due out in September as well as a lot of speaking. I think a lot of these prayers could be adapted for boys – they have many of the same needs as girls. I hope that helps!

      1. Kim coble says:

        Good Morning Lynn, thank you for getting back with me! I went ahead and printed it off and will just fill in the “girl” for “boy” 🙂 good luck on your book and your speakings!!!

  2. Hi Lynn, The name of Jesus is all I need. Thank you. Also a group of ladies are going to do Lysa book,
    Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl starting in March. I am thankful that I have had a part in encourage my church ladies to use the Proverbs 31 resources. We have not had a Sunday evening Bible study for almost a year. Please pray for the group of ladies in Cottonwood,CA

  3. I am having ‘one of those days’ today and I’m not quite sure how to make it better; Your post is a great reminder that I dont really need to worry because I can just rely on Jesus to work it all out for me. That’s comforting. Thank you.

  4. Love this – “It’s ok; I let them take me down. Down to my knees where I can cry out once again to that powerful name – Jesus.” Thank you!

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