We're taking a bit of a break from John this week and will be looking at the first petition of the Lord's Prayer, in which Jesus exhorts us to pray "Hallowed be Thy Name." We are called to pray that God would let his name be made holy. That's a surprising petition! Can God's name be more holy than it already is? Join as Sunday as we seek an answer to that question!
Passages for Meditation
- Psalm 29. Why are created beings called to ascribe holiness to the Lord?
- 1 Peter 1:14-16. Why are we called to be holy? What is the effect of that holiness in creation? Feel free to look through 1 Peter 1-2 as you consider that.
- Ezekiel 36:22-36. Why is God concerned about the holiness of his name?
- Revelation 4
Questions for Consideration
- Why is the Lord worthy to receive our praise?
- Do our sins “affect” the glory of God? Why or why not? How can we magnify the glory of God in our lives?
- What does it mean to pray “hallowed be thy name?”
Hymns for Proclamation
- 100 - “Holy Holy Holy”
- “My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness” – How does thanksgiving connect to the first petition of the Lord’s prayer?
- 194 – “O Come of Come Emmanuel”
- 198 – “Lift up your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”
Reminder that there is no evening worship this Sunday.