Why should we stop using God's name Jehovah, just because they use it? It's not a Jehovah's Witnesses convention! It was in the King James version! I don't know what the big deal is about saying Jehovah in prayer. Jesus addressed him as father but wanted his name respected or hallowed... He obviously wanted us to use it. And to paraphrase him quoting Deuteronomy when he had it out with Satan... He told him to go away and it is Jehovah you must worship!
Unfortunately a lot of people pull the curtains across down on this subject, and it's such an important subject, but Lord, and Yahweh are not proper because Lord is a title and Yahweh is based on Aramaic not Hebrew! That's why I dont' like Yahweh, and it's basically a subsitute for the divine name. There's a character in the Bible called "Jehoash" and also "Joshua" and "Jehosophat." Don't you think they sound like Jehovah? Because the Jews incorporated the divine name in their names because they were a extremely religious bunch! If you put "Yahweh" next to "Jehoash," it's like putting a circle shape in the square hole!
I think it's obsurd that you people don't say God's name anymore just because of the Jehovah's Witnesses! I wish you had better reasons for that! I find it sad people turn away from God and become athiests... just because of JW's...
If you prefer to call God "Jesus" or "Yahweh," that's fine. But it's so sad just to do everything in opposition to the Jehovah's Witnesses! Do your own thing! Don't let JW concious hurt your relationship with God!
I use the name Jehovah because he answers my prayers with that name. I know he answers if you don't use the name, because YOUR situation is different to mine. I am sure the "Lord's prayer" will go a long way! :) We all have a relationship with God, so he treats everyone accordingly. A prayer that is honest hearted is the prayer he'll answer. You really have to ask him about using his name if you are not sure. But I find it easy because I really want to grab his attention!
I just think if Jesus has a name, why not Almighty God?