The Lord’s Prayer begins with the powerful words, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” In these words, we address God as our loving Father and recognize the holiness and majesty of His name.
This sentiment is echoed in Psalm 8:1 where it says, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” The psalmist recognizes the greatness and awesomeness of God’s name and how it is respected and revered throughout the earth.
Isaiah 57:15 further emphasizes the holiness of God’s name, “For this is what the high and exalted One says– he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.’” God’s name is not only holy, but it is also accessible to all who come to Him with a humble and contrite spirit.
As we begin our day and recite the Lord’s Prayer, let us remember the weight and power of addressing God as “Our Father in heaven” and recognizing His holiness and majesty in all the earth. Let us approach Him with humble and contrite hearts, knowing that through His holy name, we have access to His presence and grace.
Dear God, hallowed be your name. We come before you today recognizing your holiness and majesty, knowing that you are the one true God, creator of all things. Help us to approach you with humble and contrite hearts, that we may know your presence and grace in our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.