Hallowed Be Your Name (Perkins)

Earlier this week I was studying and thinking about the holiness of God. In my studies, I found this great prayer by William Perkins that summarizes the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer: “Father, hallowed be your name” (Lk. 11:2 NIV). This prayer of Perkins is quoted by A. W. Pink in his book on the Lord’s prayer:

“O Lord, open our eyes that we may know Thee aright and may discern Thy power, wisdom, justice, and mercy; and enlarge our hearts that we may sanctify Thee in our affections, by making Thee our fear, love, joy, and confidence; and open our lips that we may bless Thee for Thine infinite goodness; yea, O Lord, open our eyes that we may see Thee in all Thy works, and incline our wills with reverence for Thy name appearing in Thy works, and grant that when we use any one of them, that we may honor Thee in our sober and sanctified use thereof.”

William Perkins – as quoted by A. W. Pink in The Lord’s Prayer, chapter 2. (Note: I believe this prayer is also found in Perkins’ “Works,” but I didn’t have time to search for it today.)

Shane Lems
Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC)
Hammond, WI, 54015

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