Timely Topic

When you pray, don't forget...
God Has Prayer Requests Too.

Q. 101. What do we pray for in the first petition?
A. In the first petition, which is, Hallowed be thy name, we pray that God would enable us, and others, to glorify him in all that whereby he maketh himself known; and that he would dispose all things to his own glory.

Q. 9. By whom should we pray that God's name may be hallowed or glorified?

A. We should pray, that his name may be glorified by himself; and likewise that he would enable us and others to glorify him.

Q. 10. What do we mean, when we pray that God's name may be glorified by himself?

A. We mean, that he would be pleased daily to demonstrate it more and more to the world, to be what it really is, most holy and most glorious, so as to excite that adoration and esteem which is due to him: for, says he, "I will be sanctified in them that come nigh to me, and before all the people will I be glorified," Lev. 10:3.

Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition, which is, Thy kingdom come, we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened.

Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition, which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.