Hallowed be Thy Name

Most of us can quote the Lord’s Prayer; it is the example that Jesus gave to the disciples about how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13. The Lord’s Prayer has seven petitions and in scripture the number seven often symbolizes completion or perfection. It is a complete and perfect example of how to pray to our God. It begins with “Our Father, who art in Heaven” affirming that He is indeed, our celestial Father. It is followed by the seven petitions: It starts with “Hallowed be thy name,” which means that God is holy. 1 Samuel 2:2 says “There is none holy as the Lord: For there is none beside thee: Neither is there any rock like our God.” When we acknowledge that He is holy we are recognizing that He is to be praised above all other things. There are six more petitions in the Lord’s Prayer; I encourage you to read them in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke (11:1-4). I hope you’ll remember His example as you pray; God bless you!