3rd blog post in a series on Lord’s Prayer
Jesus told the disciples, “Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.’” Matthew 6:9
What’s in a name? Our name designates who we are; it’s what we are called and how others know us. Our name distinguishes us from others.
What is in the name of the LORD our God? Do you know Him by name? “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 “Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.” Psalm 148:13
Our Father in heaven, HOLY is your name. Your name is above every name. You are God Most High and I will praise you! I will worship you! I adore you!
You are El Shaddai, The All- Sufficient One; El Elyon, The Most High God; El Olam; The Everlasting God; Elohim, Creator; Adonai, Lord, Master; Qanna, Jealous; Jehovah-Nissi, The LORD My Banner; Yahweh, LORD (Jehovah); Jehovah-raah, The LORD My Shepherd; Jehovah- Jireh, The LORD will Provide; Jehovah-Rapha, The LORD My Healer; Jehovah-Shalom, The LORD is Peace; Jehovah-Shammah, The LORD is There; Jehovah-Sabaoth, The LORD of Hosts; Jehovah Tsidkenu, The LORD our Righteousness; Jehovah Mekoddishkem, The LORD Who Sanctifies You
I AM THAT I AM
“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phillippians 2:9-11
Let my prayer be a prayer of worship. I worship God because I adore Him, I love Him. We worship a God whose name is above every name! He is completely worthy of our worship and adoration. Jesus instructs us, “Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.”