Good morning, Family:
This morning begins a seven day journey into the Lord’s Prayer. We will take our time to break down all seven sentences of the New King James Version of Matthew 6:9-13.
Today, we begin with verse 9, “Our Father, in heaven, hallowed be Your name.“ In this verse of the prayer, Jesus is giving us the template of how we should approach God. Before we ask anything of or from God, we must give Him the glory that is due His name. The name of God is holy and reverent. God’s name is sacred and Jesus reminds us to never forget what matters the most. God’s name encompasses so much. There are so many names that God goes by, solely based on His charter. So remember, as you begin to pray the Lord’s prayer, take your time and genuinely address God’s Holy name.
New King James Version (NKJV)
9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Love, your sister in Christ,
Rev. Marcia Davis