How to Pray (Part 2 of 9)

How to Pray_Part 2 of 9

…Holy is your Name…

Scriptures:

Matthew 6:9NASB

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father, who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name…

Isaiah 6:3KJV

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Revelation 4:8NASB

And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.”

Exodus 15:11NASB

Who is like You among the gods, Lord? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?


As we discussed before, it is of major importance to approach God in prayer with an understanding of who He is. In Matthew 6:9 Jesus tells His followers to do just that. “Our Father, who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” Jesus instructs us to always begin our prayers with heartfelt worship, ascribing praise and honor to Him who is so worthy of it. We must understand that God is Holy. Right this moment in Heaven the words, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come” are being proclaimed in His presence. We must also proclaim His Holiness when we approach Him. The word “Hallowed” in reference to His name in verse 9 is translated as: to treat as Holy, set apart as Holy, to dedicate as Holy, or to sanctify, or purify. We as followers of Christ must worship Him and acknowledge that He is Holy and we are fallen. We are not on the same level, nor can we ever be.

Practical Steps:

Brothers and Sisters, Christ has made it possible for you, a member of sinful mankind to approach the Holy Throne of God in prayer. This is something that would never ever be possible apart from the saving and purifying work of Jesus Christ our Savior. Think about it, if you are saved by Christ you now have access to the Holy Throne of God. You now have access to the loving ear of your Creator and Heavenly Father. God can hear your prayers! It’s not just you talking to the walls or thinking in your mind. Remember that God knows your thoughts; He is everywhere present and is with you wherever you go. Be one of those who daily worship Him for His unmatched Holiness. Be one of those who are grateful for the work of Christ, which allows you access to God the Father. Thank Him for all that He has done in your life and thank Him for all that He has not done in your life.

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