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2814. The sanctification of his name among the nations depends inseparably on our life and our prayer:

We ask God to hallow his name, which by its own holiness saves and makes holy all creation …. It is this name that gives salvation to a lost world. But we ask that this name of God should be hallowed in us through our actions. For God’s name is blessed when we live well, but is blasphemed when we live wickedly. As the Apostle says: “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” We ask then that, just as the name of God is holy, so we may obtain his holiness in our souls.82

When we say “hallowed be thy name,” we ask that it should be hallowed in us, who are in him; but also in others whom God’s grace still awaits, that we may obey the precept that obliges us to pray for everyone, even our enemies. That is why we do not say expressly “hallowed be thy name ‘in us,”‘ for we ask that it be so in all men.83

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337. What is the plan of God regarding man and woman?

142. What is the work of the Spirit in Mary?

374. How is a moral conscience formed to be upright and truthful?

33. What are the symbols of faith?

215. When will this judgment occur?

524. What is required by the eighth commandment?

549. How does the Holy Spirit intervene in the Church’s prayer?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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What is the meaning of Christ’s death and how does it bring justification to sinners?

What is the role of spiritual gifts in building up the church, according to Ephesians 4:7-16?

What is the message of Proverbs 6:6-11 about laziness and hard work?

What does the promise of salvation amid darkness in Micah 7:7 mean?

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?

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