“Hallowed be thy name” – Q&A #12

Hallowed be Thy name.
Adorable One.

Question: What are some good ways to prove we adore God?

Answer: When we pray “Hallowed be thy name, Adorable One,” we want to really feel that
adoration. This feeling must be sincere. We want to live that adoration in our daily lives.

“Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.” (S&H:4:17-22)

The Bible makes some suggestions, too:

“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.” (I Chron. 16:8-10)

Mary Baker Eddy also writes: “We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly.” (S&H 140:8-10)

“It has long been a question of earnest import, How shall mankind worship the most adorable, but most unadored, — and where shall begin that praise that shall never end? Beneath, above, beyond, methinks I hear the soft, sweet sigh of angels answering, ‘So live, that your lives attest your sincerity and resound His praise.’” (Mis. 106:22)

Singing God’s praises is good. Living God’s goodness is best of all!

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

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