Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Matthew 6:9

"This, then, is how you should pray:

  'Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,


(NIV)


Here we start this famous prayer. I think that it is amazing how many people could quote this prayer. But this prayer wasn't meant to be memorized and quoted, it was meant to be a model of prayer.

In this model, Jesus tells us to begin with God. All glory is to be given to Him, His name is hallowed, which means to render or acknowledge to be hallow. We are to begin our conversation with the Father, by acknowledging who He is. This is not only for Him, but it is also for us. It is a reminder of who we are talking to.

Since the Bible says elsewhere, that we are to pray without ceasing, the carry this model over to every moment of your life.

Begin with God. Acknowledge who He is.

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