Why do some people pray to Jehovah?

Question:        Why do some people pray to JEHOVAH GOD?  Are they praying for something specific?


Answer:          The name Jehovah is used in scripture a limited number of times; four to be exact.  God is commonly referred to by designations or titles.  He is called the great I AM; Exo.3:13-14, “…..thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”   He is called the Almighty God: Gen. 17:1, “…..I am the Almighty God…..”  Although God has many names or many titles, Jehovah is actually the name of God; Exo.6:3, “…..I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”   Scripture confirms again, that God’s name is Jehovah; Ps. 83:18, “that men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.”  According to Strong’s Links #3068, Jehovah in Hebrew means: The Lord, Self-Existent or Eternal One, and Jehovah is the Jewish national name of God. 

            When people are praying to Jehovah, are they praying for something specific?  No, that’s not a special prayer; they opted to used God’s name rather than one of his titles or designations.  There are many phrases or titles that people use to address God.  Some of the ways people call on God are: Heavenly Father, Father God, Lord God, Almighty God, Jehovah, etc.  Whether one uses Jehovah or some other designation, none of them are incorrect; it’s just a matter of preference.