Praying Hallowed be your name
Prayer based upon Psalm 99:1-3
O Lord, you reign forever, heaven is your throne, and earth is your footstool (Is 66:1; Acts 7:49). The people tremble to be in your presence, let them see your glory and splendor as creator, judge, redeemer. You, and you alone, sit enthrones upon the cherubim. You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth You have made heaven and earth (Is 37:16). Let the earth and all of creation quake at your power, majesty and sovereign control over all things.
From the highest of places, you are greatest overall. You rule in your holy city, Zion. The LORD sends forth from Zion, your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! (Psalm 110:2). Let your holy name be exalted amongst all the people. You are high above all the nations, your glory above the heavens (Ps 113:4). Let them praise your great and awesome name. Let your name be honored above all other names. Praise him for his mighty deeds, praise him according to his excellent greatness (Ps 150:2). You are Holy. You are light, and in you, there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). There is no one like you, you re perfect in holiness (1 Sam 2:2). The earth is filled with your glory, for which we cry, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ (Is 6:3). You are majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds (Ex 15:11).
Lord, we come before you with sin-stained hands. We come with darkened hearts and minds tainted with disobedience to your word. Our words, thoughts, and deeds are separating us from your holiness. We all sin and fall short of your glory (Rom 3:23). Christ came to redeem us from our estate of sin and misery. Christ came as our high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens (Heb 7:26). Christ came as the Holy One of God (Mark 1:24). Christ came for our sake as the one who knew no sin to be sin, that those who trust in his holy name would become the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21). Our only hope is to place our faith in Jesus Christ. For everyone who hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure (1 John 3:3).
You have called your people to be holy as you are holy. From before the foundation of the world, you chose your people to be holy and blameless before your holiness (Eph 1:4). You have called your people to be holy as you are holy (1 Pet 1:15-16). We pray that you, through your Holy Spirit, would give as a heart and ability to strive for holiness (Heb 12:14). Let your people cleanse themselves from what is dishonorable so that they would be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work (2 Tim 2:21). You have called us saints, not to impurity but holiness (1 Thess 4:7).
We pray hallowed be your name. We pray that we would ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness (1 Chor 16:29). We pray that you, the God of peace, would sanctify us wholly, spirit, soul, and body to be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thes 5:23).
We pray this in His holy name, Amen.