**John and I were tasked with writing some devotionals alongside Ruth for the Lenten season. Our theme for these 40 days is The Lord’s Prayer. This is one of John’s and is about the phrase “Hallowed be your name”. It fell on Day 13 of this series.**
Reading: John 17:6
In John 17:6 Jesus prays fervently to God “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.”
Jesus is praying these words for us. He is in the deepest of conversations with God, whose name is holy. He is specifically praying for those that God gave him, those that call themselves followers of Jesus. What an absolutely amazing feature that when we become followers of Jesus we are among that number who is being prayed for fervently.
It is shortly after praying these words that Jesus is betrayed by one of his closest friends, Judas. He is then led away like a lamb for slaughter and ends up exchanging his life for the sins of man. He does this so that we can call ourselves children of the one true King.
Jesus has prayed for us, and is now praying for us.
Stanley Hauerwas says:
‘Hallowed be your name’,
the name we have learned from Jesus,
is at the heart of what it means to be called to holiness.
To hallow God’s name is to live lives of prayer.
It is to pray that we lead lives that glorify God.
What will you do now that you know Jesus is praying for you? Will you lead a life of prayer? How will you glorify God with your life?
Please pray with us for those in church leadership.