Have you ever been to a holy place, a place where you felt the need to be silent and respectful? Maybe a cemetery or a sanctuary? William Barclay says that “hallowed be thy name” is often the least understood part of the Lord’s prayer. When Jesus used an adjective (holy) as a verb (let it be regarded as holy), he was teaching me to pray that people (all people, including me) would have a similar reaction of respect and reverence for God (His name). God’s command is “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:12) but stillness, much less reverence is, often, NOT what we give Him. Today, ask God for this miracle! Ask Him to open our eyes so that a deep stillness will come over our hearts as we think about the Lord and speak to Him in prayer.
(re: post from Jan 7)