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May 12, 2019

"Hallowed Be Thy Name"

Speaker: James Revelino Passage: Luke 11:2–2

The Bible makes clear that while on earth, Jesus was a man of prayer. He spent a lot of time in prayer before picking his disciples, and notably, before in His final hours before His Crucifixion. It is also noteworthy that the Gospels records the request of the disciples to teach them how to pray; they didn’t ask for help on how to preach or serve. Thus, the importance of prayer is shown by the Holy Spirit.

In teaching the disciples how to pray, Jesus employs five requests. (Note that these are categories not words to repeat.) Today, we look at the first: “Hallowed be thy name.”

On “Hallowed Be Thy Name”

  1. What does it mean?
    (Isaiah 29:23; Isaiah 8:12,13; 1 Peter 3:14,15; Exodus 9:14; Numbers 14:12,13)
  1. How do we pray it?
    How can we rethink our general prayers to honor God’s name?
    • For basic physical needs (Proverbs 30:7-10)
    • For guidance (Psalms 31:2; 23:3)
    • For obedience (Leviticus 22:31)
    • For ministry (2 Thessalonians 1:11)
    • For forgiveness (Psalms 79:9)
    • For God’s Kingdom to come. (2 Thessalonians 1:10; Philippians 2:9,10)

To hallow God means that God’s name is feared.