WORSHIPPING HIS NAME – PART 1
Matt. 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
I love the Lord’s prayer. In it we find discipline and spontaneity. This prayer can be used daily for the rest of your life and find a model to keep you on track as well as a tremendous freedom to allow for the Holy Spirit to bring direction and creativity to every season of prayer. In the beginning of the prayer we are taught to pray, “hallowed be thy name”. This is how we begin our time of prayer, worshipping the incredible Name of Jesus, the Name above all names. In the Old Testament the Lord revealed Himself in His covenant names. In those glimpses of revelation we can clearly see the provision the Lord has made for us in Christ. Here are five of those covenant names. You can use them today as you boldly approach the throne of grace.
I.JEHOVAH TSIDKENU -The Lord our righteousness
Jer. 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel will dwell safely;
Now this is His name by which He will be called:
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
II. JEHOVAH MAKEDESH – The Lord our sanctifier
Lev. 22:32 You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the LORD who sanctifies you,
III. JEHOVAH ROPHE – The Lord our healer
Ex. 15:26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
IV. JEHOVAH JIREH – The Lord our provision
Gen. 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
V. JEHOVAH SHALOM – The Lord our peace
Judg. 6:24 So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it The–LORD–Is–Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
Is. 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Phil. 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
As we honor, or hallow the Name of the Lord, we begin to experience the power of His presence. As we glorify His name the Glory of the Lord will fall upon us. This is how we begin our prayer, worshipping the Lord until we begin to experience His manifest presence. From here, the Holy Spirit takes over and we begin to pray His words as He prays through us.