“Hallowed be thy name” – Q&A #2

Hallowed be Thy name.
Adorable One.

Question: What does “Adorable One” mean?

Answer: Mary Baker Eddy is telling us in her interpretation of this line, that God is the only Supreme Being, or power; that God is to be worshipped, or adored; and that His nature is One, not two. We first learn these ideas from the Bible:

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deut. 6: 4,5)

Christian Science teaches us to love and adore God:

“This Science teaches man that God is the only Life, and that this Life is Truth and Love; that God is to be understood, adored, and demonstrated.” (S&H 471:31-3)

“We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God.” (S&H 497:5)

One simple way to start adoring God in our prayers, is to praise His name, as the Bible teaches us:

“For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised . . . Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name.”  (I Chron. 16:25, 29)

“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Ps. 34:1)

Mrs. Eddy tells us that God “is near to them who adore Him.” (Un. 4:1)  Wouldn’t it be comforting to feel that closeness to God during our moments of prayer and communion with Him, and to feel secure that He is always there? Take some time to adore Him each day.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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