"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name."
When I think about heaven I think about a dimension rather than a place.
I think of God reigning over a kingdom that is not visible to our eyes.
When I pray to our Father I know that he hears me because heaven is not far away but as close as our breath. In a sense we pray asking for the dimension of heaven to break through to our dimension. More on that tomorrow.
When I consider the second part of this verse I flash back to Moses' first encounter with God at the burning bush. In that passage we see a picture of what it means to hallow God and His name. Moses bowed in reverence and awe. God told him to remove his sandals - even the ground was hallowed (or holy) because God was there. And God tells Moses that his name is simply "I Am". Such a one is to be worshiped.. his name is to be hallowed. It is the attitude that must have when we come near to him in prayer.
I worship you Heavenly Father. Fill me afresh with your Spirit.