Prayer of Re-Orientation

Dallas Willard on the importance and centrality of the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed be Your Name”:

“This request is based upon the deepest need of the human world. Human life is not about human life. Nothing will go right in it until the goodness and greatness of its Creator and Sustainer is adequately grasped. His very name is then to be held in the highest regard. Until that is so, the human compass will always be pointing in the wrong direction … and individual lives, as well as history as a whole, will suffer from constant and fluctuating disorientation.”

The Divine Conspiracy