Praying to a holy name

This post is part of my lenten series: 40 prayers for Russia's orphans.  Won't you join us in lifting up some of the most vulnerable children in our world today? 

Day 12: Hallowed be thy name. 

To our God whose name is holy above all understanding,

When you walked on earth in human form we asked who is this that even the wind and waves obey him? We did not know then but we know now: you are God of all. Wind and waves. Earth and sky. Mother and child. God of the highest king and the lowliest orphan. All things will someday bow at the sound of your holy, hollowed name. We long for that day.

Today as Russian orphans sit alone, we invoke your holy name. We ask that by your holy name you will undo the adoption ban. We ask that by your holy name you will set each Russian orphan in a family. We ask that by your holy name, the awful state of orphanhood in Russia would be made a thing of the past. Put into history the loneliness and rejection of each Russian orphan, we pray. Put it into history and make the future so much brighter. Fill these children's futures with a hope and a future as you have done for us.

We don't ask these things because we think we are worthy or deserving. We ask them by your name, that by the answer to our prayers, your great name may resound in all the earth.

Hallowed. Holy. Awesome. is your name.

By that name alone we pray,



  1. Anonymous2/27/2013

    Hallowed, no?

    1. Thank you for pointing that out! I don't know why I typed Hollowed! ha! Fingers moved without my brain.


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