Why do we ask God to make His name hallowed? Pastor Chris Lazo teaches from Matthew 6:9 on how God’s glory and holiness change our perspective and transform us to be more like Jesus.
- When we pray “hallowed be your name,” we’re asking God to cause His name and reputation to be spread, known, and highly exalted. Why is that beneficial for us, our city, and the world?
- From where do we obtain the desire to honor and make much of God’s name? (If helpful for discussion, consider John 17:26.)
- How can praying “hallowed be your name” change our outlook as well as the way we live?
What Does It Mean to Hallow God’s Name?
Pastor Sean Johnson shares how we can regard God’s name as holy in our daily lives.
“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.”
Corrie ten Boom
Though once a devout atheist, Kellye shares how she came to treasure God’s name after He saved her out of an abusive relationship.
“Holiness” can be a misunderstood concept for us today. Ask for a deeper awareness of God’s holiness and why His holiness should be a source of joy to us.
God’s name is holy. So as we pray “hallowed by your name,” let’s ask God that our use of His name would be holy, reverent, and honoring to Him.
Are there areas of your life that don’t honor God as holy? Bring those areas before the Lord, knowing that He is ready to forgive. Ask that His Holy Spirit would change you. Remember that God makes us aware of sin not to condemn us, but to forgive and cleanse us.
One of the ways we honor God is by honoring people, who are made in God’s image (Matthew 22:34-40; 1 John 4:19-20). Pray that the way we treat others would reflect God’s holiness and character.
Pray that God would be glorified among all nations – that all people everywhere would hallow His name (Zephaniah 3:9; Isaiah 56:7; Psalm 117:1; Psalm 67:5).
Rejoice in the wondrous sense of God’s beauty, being captivated by Him and His immeasurable love for us.