Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016          Hallowed be Thy Name                    

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Psalm 103:1

Psalms 103-106 are united by their call to praise the Lord and are a fitting conclusion to the Fourth book of the Psalter. While Psalm 103 is ascribed to King David, we cannot determine its particular time or situation. The psalm calls for the individual to praise the Lord.  The soul is more than just the spiritual center. It refers to the whole person “all that is within me” body, mind, emotions, will, and personality.[1]

What does God require of us in the Second Commandment? We should call upon His name in every trouble, pray, praise, give thanks.[2]

What are we asking for when we pray that God’s name be made holy? Since God’s name is God as he has revealed Himself to us, we cannot make His name holy, nut we do pray that He would help us keep His name holy in our lives.[3]

Strengthen us, O Lord, by your grace, that in your might we may overcome all spiritual enemies, and with pure hearts serve you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.[4]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pg.945
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism,  The Second Commandment, © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Luther’s Small Catechism, 1st Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[4] Collect for Thursday of Lent 1,

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