When we pray for God’s name to be hallowed (sanctified), worshipped, adored, and exalted in our hearts and the hearts of those worldwide, we are praying for His will. His ultimate desire is for His name to be glorified and praised through our lives. We were created to give Him glory. Everything He has done and will do is for His glory. In asking us to hallow His name and joyfully be satisfied in Him above anything else in life, He is both truthful to who He is (our greatest satisfaction) and loving to us (giving us ultimate satisfaction in our intended design and purpose). Through Christ, God rescued us from living an idolatrous life of living for our glory to a life able to be lived for His glory.
Questions to Consider
- How has God shown Himself to be the only One who is able to satisfy our soul and is worthy of our glory?
- How are we tempted to live for our names instead of His?
- How does the gospel reveal God’s glory and His desire for His name to be praised?
- How can we tell if our prayers are informed by our desires or desires to glorify God?
- Are you praying constantly for God’s name to be worshipped by all?
Action Steps for This Week
- God is most concerned for His glory above all else. Visit this article and note how this truth is revealed all through the Scriptures.
- Consider whether you are overwhelmed with God and the glories of His name. Learn one new thing in Scripture about God this week that leads you to worship Him. Share that with someone so that they may worship Him as well.
- Reflect on the prayers that you pray and if/how they need to change to reflect a desire to see God’s name honored. Begin to pray that way.