“Hallowed Be Your Name”
The name of God is the character of God and God’s character is hallowed—is holy and is wholly other—whether we pray that it be hallowed or not.
So to pray this part of the Lord’s Prayer is to pray that we will treat the name—the character—of God in light of the fact of who God is and how God is.
Perhaps the primary way that we hallow the name of God is in the way that we live; after all, as the children of God we bear the name of God and as the family of God we bear the likeness of God.
So God, help us to live inward and outward lives that treat your name as holy; help us to have thoughts and motives and to carry out actions and behaviors that bear witness to who you are in your grace, love, and mercy.
“Hallowed Be Your Name.” (Matthew 6:9c)