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Learning to Pray

Matthew 6:9b

…hallowed be your name…

“Hallowed” is an old English word used in the King James Version of the Bible and has been kept in most versions since. It means, “to treat as holy, revere, respect, and give high honor to.” It means that we should hold the name of God high.

In Scripture a name is more than just what a person is called. It represents the essence of the person — their characteristics and attributes. We pray that God’s person — who He is and what He does — is revered and honored. This honoring, of course, must be demonstrated by the actions of our lives.

This part of the Lord’s Prayer is simply asking God to help us honor Him through our days. We are praying that our words honor God by building others up and speaking the truth in love. We are asking that our thoughts treat God as holy. We are asking that our actions show how much we love the One who sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins. In essence, we are asking God to help us follow the example of Jesus. John wrote, “He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him” (John 5:23b).

Father, help me honor You with my thoughts today. My mind is prone to wander – keep it focused on You. Help me honor You with my emotions – keep me from regrettable reactions. Help me honor You with my words – remind me that reckless words pierce like a sword. Help me honor You with my actions – remind me that others will see my love for You by what I do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 


 

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2 comments on “Learning to Pray

Toni

The Lord’s Prayer has always been special to me. When deciphered, this simple prayer says so much. When you have the congregation recite it, especially at the end of the Service, it has such meaning and brings all together. I wish we would do this more often. Thank you for your Daily Devotions.

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Thanks for your comments, Toni. Much appreciated.

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