Series: #4 Using the Lord’s Prayer to Pray — “Hallowed be thy Name”

The next segment of the Lord’s Prayer — “hallowed by they name” — is easy for me, in my selfishness, to pass by quickly. Yet, in placing this prayer here, Jesus is reminding us that life isn’t about us–it’s about God. If you look at the scope of the cosmos or even at the age of our planet (regardless of what age you subscribe to), you’ll see that our 70-ish years of existence here alongside 6 billion or so other living souls is not even a blink of an eye! Yet, the beauty of the gospel is that God invites us into the bigger story — the story about Him and His love. That’s why this is such a beautiful part of the prayer — it reminds us of what our lives need to be about in order for them to be life at all.


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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