Praise His Name
We, believers, are called to praise His Name.
I will sing praises to Your name. (2 Samuel 22:50)
O may Your glorious name be blessed and exalted above all blessing and praise! (Nehemiah 9:5)
Praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. (Joel 2:26)
God acts for His Name’s sake.
Then you will know that I am the Lord when I have dealt with you for My name’s sake, not according to your evil ways or according to your corrupt deeds. (Ezekiel 20:44)
I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake. (Acts 9:16)
We are to act for His Name’s sake.
Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:29)
You have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. (Revelation 2:3)
Hallowed Be Your Name
This is the first petition in the Lord’s Prayer. His glorious Name represents all His is: His attributes, His actions, His nature.
To help us know Him, the scriptures include many names for God; one list includes more than 900.
Let us praise Him for who He is.
To praise His Name, we need to know Him. We can say “Praise His Name,” or “Praise the Lord” all day long without coming close to meaningful praise.
Instead, practice praising Him for a specific attribute (for example, praise Him as Creator), or with a specific name (for example, God Almighty, Redeemer, Shepherd).
As you read the Bible, develop your own list of His names and His attributes, and praise Him, one at a time, using that list.
The Psalms include wonderful verses of praise. Use those to guide your own prayers of praise.
Praise His Name
God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I praise Your holy name. You are God, immortal, eternal, totally other than me. You are from everlasting to everlasting, creating and sustaining all things, and working all things in accordance with the counsel of Your will.
Help me know You better, and praise You with my words, my deeds, my life.
To You be all the glory.