hallowed be thy name

Stained Glass Lord’s Prayer by Greying_Geezer via flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Father, following the prayer of Jesus,
    we ask that you would hallow your name in us, your church.
I ask that you would include me
    that my life would be enfolded into your holy church.
May I not bring shame through my actions, inaction, or attitudes
    and protect our church from disunity, disregard, and disrespect.
Help us to humbly proclaim your gospel, your mercy, and your faithfulness
    over and against any messages of dishonesty or irrelevance.
Send your Holy Spirit to cleanse and transform our local gathering
    so that we might truly be the Body of Christ here on earth
    serving as a faithful witness to the Body of Jesus Christ in heaven
    declaring that you are the loving and holy Father of all
and thus, hallow your name.



I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations,
    the name you have profaned among them.
Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord,
    when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
For I will take you out of the nations;
I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

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