Foolish Prayers

R.C. Sproul in his book The Holiness of God:

There is a kind of sequence within the [Lord’s] prayer. God’s kingdom will never come where His name is not considered holy. His will is not done on earth as it is in heaven if His name is desecrated here. In heaven the name of God is holy. It is breathed by angels in a sacred hush. Heaven is a place where reverence for God is total. It is foolish to look for the kingdom anywhere God is not revered.

While I read that passage above, I kept thinking about the church. We always pray that God would show up in our services, that He will come down in power and glory. Now I feel foolish because I don’t see that reverence in my heart. And yet I ask for Him to come down and meet us. Lord, have mercy.

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