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Heidelberg Catechism on Hallowed be Thy Name

Question 122. What is the first petition?

Hallowed be Thy name. That is: Enable us rightly to know Thee, and to hallow, magnify and praise Thee in all Thy works, in which shine forth Thy power, wisdom, goodness, justice, mercy and truth; and likewise so to order our whole life, in thought, word and work, that Thy name may not be blasphemed, but honored and praised on our account.

Ps. 100:3, 4. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.

Matt. 5:16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Ps. 92:1, 2. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High: to shew forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night.

James 1:5. Ps. 71:16.

Heidelberg Catechism, Heidelberg Catechism, Revised Edition. (Cleveland, OH: Central Publishing House, 1907), 127–128.

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