“Pray, then, in this way…”

May 4, 2019

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.'” (Matthew‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬)

“How clearly, then, is the fundamental duty in prayer here set forth: self and all its needs must be given a secondary place and the Lord freely accorded the preeminence in our thoughts, desires and supplications. This petition must take the precedence, for the glory of God’s great name is the ultimate end of all things: every other request must not only be subordinated to this one, but be in harmony with and in pursuance of it. We cannot pray aright unless the honor of God be dominant in our hearts. If we cherish a desire for the honoring of God’s name we must not ask for anything which it would be against the Divine holiness to bestow.”
Arthur Pink, The Sermon on the Mount (Lafayette, IN: Sovereign Grace Publishers, 2011 reprint), 162.

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