Hallowed be Thy Name

Luke 11:1-2 (NIV)

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”  He said to them, “When you pray, say:
” ‘Father, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come.‘”

Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “Lord teach us to pray.”
Jesus replied by teaching them what we call the Lord’s Prayer. It has always been upon my heart that My Tea Cupp Prayers should be inline with the Lord’s Prayer. The neat thing about My Tea Cupp Prayers is it uses all God’s Word in prayer, helping us start conversations with God by using His Word.

As I write about exalting Jesus this week, I think about the Lord’s Prayer and how Jesus says, “My Father, who art in heaven hallowed be Thy Name.” His Name is HOLY! When we say “hallowed be Thy Name” we are lifting Him up and exalting Him.

And the Lord’s Prayer concludes “For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.”  Matthew 6:13 (NIV) When I hear the Lord’s Prayer sung in church, that last line is just so powerful, as the whole congregation exalts the Lord with His Word.

Oh, my Jesus. Be exalted this Easter. Hallowed be Thy Name.

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