Thursday, January 10th 2019

Day Four: That God’s name would be exalted through us

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (Matthew 6:9 ESV)

It has been said that your life either tells the truth about God, or it tells a lie. I suppose this same thing could be extended to the church at large. If your local church is all the outside world used to formulate a view of God, would they largely know the truth of God or a lie. I’m convinced that if anyone will exalt the name of the Lord it will be through the labors of ordinary Christians in the local church. Let us, then, live lives which accurately reflect God and His gospel. May his name be exalted through us.

Father, you are good and you are holy. We confess that at times our churches and our own lives do not accurately reflect you. Forgive us for these times. We thank you that even in our brokenness and failings we can somehow reflect you and magnify your love and grace toward us. Help our church be an accurate reflection of you. May your name be hallowed on earth as it is in heaven. Help the world, through us, to hear and see your precious gospel. Amen.

*Adapted from 31 days of prayer for your church