Prayer Establishes Our Reverence for God
Holy – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Psalm 138:1-3
Key Verse: Isaiah 6:3
And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Yesterday we were introduced to the Prophet Isaiah and one of his visions. Through his vision we get a glimpse of God’s throne and the robe of righteousness! Today our scripture describes what the prophet heard. The angels in the vision were speaking to each other as they hovered over the throne of God. They simply kept repeating: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.”
Is it any wonder that Jesus instructed His followers to pray with holy reverence? Before we ask for anything, before we think of ourselves, before we intercede for our loved ones, we are to think and speak of the hallowedness of God. This recognition does more than honor God, it sets the tone for the balance of our prayer. Speaking of the hallowedness of God reminds us of what we are engaged in and to whom we are speaking. We may not be awed by the fact that we are in Almighty God’s presence, but the inhabitants of heaven are! All creatures of the unseen world understand clearly what is going on. They know enough to bow in His presence and cry out “Holy, Holy, Holy!”
Yes, it honors God when we start our prayers with “Father” and “Hallowed is your name;” it helps us remember to pause and to trust. These words should build our confidence for the favors we are about to ask of God. We are talking to Almighty God. The whole earth is full of His glory!
Father, hallowed is your name. Holy, Holy, Holy, blessed and pure, worthy of eternal worship! I bow before you and name you as my God! In Jesus’ Name, amen.