7.2 Hallowed be Your Name

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry


Hallowed be your name.

And now, what is our wish? What is our request? Esther 5:6(ESV) What do we want you to do for us? Matthew 20:32(ESV) This is our heart’s desire and prayer in the first place: Romans 10:1(ESV) Father in heaven, let your name be sanctified. We pray that you may be glorified as a holy God. Leviticus 10:3(ESV)

We desire to exalt the LORD our God, to worship at his footstool, Psalm 99:5(ESV) at his holy mountain; to praise his great and awesome name, Psalm 99:3(ESV) for it is holy, for the LORD our God is holy. Psalm 99:9(ESV) You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3(ESV)

We glory in your holy name (and therefore shall our hearts rejoice), Psalm 105:3(ESV) because we have trusted in your holy name, Psalm 33:21(ESV) to which we will always give thanks, and glory in your praise. Psalm 106:47(ESV)

Lord, enable us to glorify your holy name forever, by giving thanks to you with our whole heart, Psalm 86:12(ESV) and by bearing much fruit, for by this is our heavenly Father glorified. John 15:8(ESV) O that we might be for God a name, a praise, and a glory, Jeremiah 13:11(ESV) that being called out of darkness into his marvelous light to be to him a people for his own possession, we may proclaim the excellencies of him who has called us. 1 Peter 2:9(ESV)

O that we may be your children, the work of your hands, that we may sanctify your name and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and stand in awe of the God of Israel; Isaiah 29:23(ESV) and that we may be to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:12(ESV)

Enable us as we have received gifts, so to use them to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace – in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:10-11(ESV) And if we suffer, enable us to suffer as Christians and to glorify God in that name; 1 Peter 4:16(ESV) for this is our eager expectation and hope: that always Jesus Christ may be honored in our bodies, in life and death. Philippians 1:20(ESV)

Lord, enable others to glorify you, even strong peoples to glorify you and cities of ruthless nations to fear you; Isaiah 25:3(ESV) but especially let the LORD be magnified beyond the border of Israel. Malachi 1:5(ESV) Let them give glory to the LORD in the realm of light, even the LORD, the God of Israel, in the coastlands of the sea. Isaiah 24:15(ESV) O let all the nations you have made come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things, you alone are God. Psalm 86:9-10(ESV)

O let the Gentiles glorify God for his mercy, let his name be known among the Gentiles, and let them rejoice with his people. Romans 15:9-10(ESV) O let your name be great among the nations, Malachi 1:11(ESV) and let all the ends of the earth remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations worship before you; Psalm 22:27(ESV) and let them proclaim your righteousness to a people yet unborn. Psalm 22:31(ESV)

Lord, may you yourself dispose of all things to your own glory, both as King of the nations, Jeremiah 10:7(ESV) and as King of the saints. Revelation 15:3(KJV) Do all things according to the counsel of your own will, Ephesians 1:11(ESV) that you may show your greatness and your holiness and make yourself known in the eyes of many nations, that you are the LORD. Ezekiel 38:23(ESV) O vindicate the holiness of your great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and let them know that you are the LORD, when through us you vindicate your holiness before their eyes. Ezekiel 36:23(ESV)

Father, glorify your own name: you have glorified it, glorify it yet again. John 12:28(ESV) Father, glorify your Son that your Son also may glorify you. John 17:1(ESV) O bestow on him the name that is above every name, Philippians 2:9(ESV) and in all places and in everything let him be preeminent. Colossians 1:18(ESV)

Lord, what will you do for your great name? Joshua 7:9(ESV) Do this for your great name: Pour out your Spirit on all flesh, Joel 2:28(ESV) and let the word of Christ dwell richly in the hearts of all. Colossians 3:16(ESV) Be exalted, O Lord, among the nations, be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10(ESV) Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! Psalm 57:11(ESV) Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power. Psalm 21:13(ESV) Do great things with your glorious and everlasting arm, to make for yourself a glorious and everlasting name. Isaiah 63:12-14(ESV)

O let your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel’s God.’ 1 Chronicles 17:24(ESV)