What is the name of God? What is God’s name?
When you meet someone you usually refer to them by name. If you have never met them before you usually ask them their name so that when you address them or want to get their attention you can; just by saying their name. They know that you are speaking to them specifically.
What about God?
For those of us who believe that God is, how do we get his ‘attention’ when we want to speak to him specifically?
More importantly, do we know whether our way of addressing him is indicative of our present desire? For instance, is there a hint to him when we say “Father” rather than “Almighty God”? i.e. Do we want God to hear us and be with as Father, when we are desirous of the Almighty God in our current situation?
In whatever way, and by whatever name, when we pray or talk to God we must remember that the name of God is….Holy.
Whether we are addressing Him as friend, lover, saviour, deliverer, teacher, healer, or god, we MUST remember and be conscious in our hearts that his name is holy.
“Eternal God help us to know you and your name. Help us, O Father, to know you to whom we pray, and to whom we talk in our distress, and joy. In so doing Holy Lord, make us more aware of your holiness and the holiness of your name. Amen.”