Concordia Theological Monthly

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prayer, petition, glorification, sanctified, trinity, christian doctrine, sermons

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Chief Shepherd teaches His undershepherds to pray: "Hallowed be Thy Name." Matt. 6:9; Luke 11:2.

Does not this Petition express that desire which is strongest in the pastor's heart? To entertain this desire, the Lord has prepared our hearts. We thank Him for such unmerited grace.

Some expositors borrow for further extension of this and the Second Petition the phrase of the Third: "on earth as in heaven." However, it cannot be proved that our Lord intended this construction, nor is it required to furnish a satisfactory meaning.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2; Exodus 3:14-15; Matthew 28:19; Galatians 1:1; Romans 16:27; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 2:8; Exodus 34:6; Romans 1:25; Job 19:25; John 16:7; Jeremiah 15:16; Jeremiah 14:9; John 17:19; John 10:36; John 17:1, 4-6, 26;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars