Matthew 6: 9-13 ESV
Today, read through the prayer, pause and linger with the first phrase.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Our—a plural possessive pronoun. God Almighty is OUR Father. Don’t ignore this corporate and collective pronoun.
Father—He birthed us into being. Our protector. Our provider. Jesus opened the door for us to be intimately identified by calling God Father.
In Heaven—not of this earth. Not of this cosmos. Not of this world.
Hallowed—holy, revered, and sacred.
Be Your Name—Let us hold His Name (who He is) to be holy (utterly different). Let us revere His name and keep it sacred (set apart).