Hallowed be Thy name.
Question: Why is it important that we worship God and His name?
Answer: One good reason is that God told us to! For instance: “I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” (Isa. 42:8)
Mary Baker Eddy writes: “Mind is the grand creator, and there can be no power except that which is derived from Mind. If Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name.”
Because of the discovery of Christian Science, we know that evil and matter are illusions, or false beliefs, and not real powers apart from God. But we have to pray daily to remind ourselves of this, and that neither God nor His creation includes any error, or any impurities of matter, or material thinking. There is much cause for gratitude to God because of this fact.
There are great benefits from adoring and hallowing God. Mrs. Eddy describes it this way:
“Once more I write, Set your affections on things above; . . . worship in spirit and in truth; and if daily adoring, imploring, and living the divine Life, Truth, Love, thou shalt partake of the bread that cometh down from heaven, drink of the cup of salvation, and be baptized in Spirit.” (Pan. 14:4)
And the Bible reminds us: “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” (Ps. 20:7)
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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