Father, may your name be reverenced

We have learned to call God ‘Father’. This is astonishing and a huge kindness to us. So, when we begin to pray, our first request has to do with him—his name, or what he has revealed himself to be. We want him to be front and centre—for us and for everything around us. ‘Hallowed’ simplyContinue reading “Father, may your name be reverenced”

Your will be done, as in heaven

Jesus had priorities, and it shows up in the prayer he has given to us. Our first concerns, like his, need to be our Father’s holiness, his kingdom, and now, his will. We’ve prayed for his kingdom to come—in other words we want a world where God is in charge. Now, we’re asking that we,Continue reading “Your will be done, as in heaven”

The World Belongs to God

There is nothing more natural and right than for a human being to know and love God. He is the Creator, and everything in the universe—including us as human beings—beats out this fact. ‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork’ (Psa. 19:1). It is also a fact thatContinue reading “The World Belongs to God”