Your Most Common Prayer for Your Soul?

Your Most Common Prayer for Your Soul?

Do you have a main prayer for yourself that you come back to again and again?

Mine changes only slightly from year to year. Different words come to mind with different meditations on the central truth of the Bible. But the heart of it has not changed for many years. It always circles back to “Hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9).

The way I prayed it this morning was:

Father, grant to me to live intentionally and unintentionally for the supreme hallowing of your name in as many hearts, in as many places and times, as is possible in your wise counsel and sovereign power. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

This is what I want my life to count for—to so hallow God’s name in all I do that the greatest number of people would hallow it (him!) with as much intensity as befits sinners who have been adopted into the family of God.

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.