Tuesday, May 10, 2011

hallowed.

How many times have we recited The Lord's Prayer without really knowing what we are saying?  The first line, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name," is known by all...
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"In the Lord's Prayer, we are asking that God would do whatever he must do so that his names is revered and esteemed and cherished in the world.  We might enlarge on this first petition with words like these: 'O Lord, please grant that your glory be honored...your holiness be reverenced...your greatness be admired...your power be praised...your truth be sought...your wisdom be esteemed...your beauty be treasured...your goodness be savored...your faithfulness be trusted...your commandments be obeyed...your promises be relied on...your justice be respected...your wrath be feared...your grace be cherished...your presence be prized...your person be loved.' "  -John Piper, When I Don't Desire God

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