There are two things that God honors above all else, according to the Bible: His name and His Word.
“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever… for you have exalted above all things your name and your word” (Ps. 145:1; Ps. 138:2).
When we are to pray, it is good to remember this.
Praying isn’t a one way street.
It isn’t just a chance to tell God what we think.
Or want, or need.
Or who we are.
God already knows all this.
Praying is the opportunity to know what God thinks, wants or needs.
And who God is.
To do this, it’s good to remember that we are to exalt God’s name.
And to praise it.
To remember that He is worthy of your praise, even His name is to be exalted above everything else.
“Dear God, let me exalt Your name! You are worthy of my praise. Your name is above everything else in this world. You alone stand higher than all creation. I praise Your name and Your Word! You are marvelous to my eyes and Your Word is a refuge to my heart. Thank You for allowing me to kneel beside Your feet to exalt You. Amen!”
This message is part of the Prayer Monday series.