Below is a paper I wrote on the word Hallowed! Hallowed can be a very confusing word and in the paper I help define the meaning!
Kalio, The Gift of God
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” is the line that echoes across churches all throughout the world, but do they know what “Hallowed be thy name” Really means? Hallowed, Holy, blessed are words we’ve all heard growing up, and they all have very similar meanings, but the word Hallowed can be very confusing because it’s not a word or phrase we hear in everyday conversation. According to etymonline it means “”to make holy, sanctify; to honor as holy, consecrate, ordain,” related to halig “holy,” from Proto-Germanic *hailagon (source also of Old Saxon helagon, Middle Dutch heligen, Old Norse helga), from PIE root *kailo- “whole, uninjured, of good omen.”” The word Hallowed also comes from the “PIE root Kalio” It is also used as a name according to names.org “A User from Indonesia says the name Kalio is of Hawaiian origin and means “Gift of God.”’ There’s nothing better than the gift of the holy spirit.
“best-selling author Jimmy Akin reveals what the phrase means–what we’re really asking when we say these words–AND the implications that this has for our lives.” “In hallowed be thy name the word be is in what some grammar teacher in the dim distant recesses of the past may have once told you is the Subjunctive mood. We use the Subjunctive mood to express a wish or desire. In modern English in the way we talk today, we tend to add a helper word like “may” or “let” when we are expressing a wish or desire. So, you could translate hallowed be thy name into contemporary English as may your name be hallowed or let your name be …hallowed… We still need to know what hallowed …means… It’s related and is, in fact, part of the same family as another much more familiar English term Holy which of course means sacred.” God is the most sacred, the holiest, and so why would we ask God To be “If we’re asking that Gods name be holy? You might think how could that …be… God himself is already infinity holy how could he be anymore …holy?… It doesn’t just mean to make something holy it can also be to recognize something as holy.” So, by us praying Hallowed be thy name is praying that other people come to know God and in addition the trinity.
Billy Graham wrote an article called “Does the Holy Spirit live inside you?” Where he writes “The Holy Spirit is not an “it.” The Holy Spirit is a Person. The Bible says that He is not something, He is Someone. He is God. There are three Persons in the Trinity–God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is all-powerful. We read in Micah 3:8, “I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord.”’ What Mr. Graham is trying to say is Holy Spirit inside you. He’s living inside of you and he will guide and direct you if you let him. He will bless your life so much, use you to plant his seed spiritually with the gifts he blesses you with.
There are many scriptures that use the word hallowed and we are going to look at a few of them to show the true power behind the word. Exodus 20:11 being one of them “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Basically, what this Passage is saying is After God created everything on earth he gave the 7th day which is Saturday for rest, to make and keep it holy. Hallowed is a term that should only be used when talking about God and Jesus. It is a term with very spiritual meaning. So, as you can see the 7th day is meant to be kept Hallowed, Holy, and dedicated to serving him. The reason people go to church on Sunday and not Saturday is that Sunday is the day that Jesus resurrected from the dead.
As you can see Hallowed has very deep Spiritual meaning and should only be used when referring to the Trinity. God the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. The Hawaiians even came up with a word and a name Kalio to show that God really is a gift. He is someone that really guides you and directs you with your life if you let him. “Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.” Now the Lords Prayer has been translated into pretty much every Language. The Japanese even have a Kanji for the word Hallowed 威部 which directly translates to “most hallowed grounds.” We need to start praying the Lord’s prayer as often as we can, with as many people as we can so we can start planting the seed. We need to let people know they are not alone. We all have worries, Doubts, and fears but by living with God and our Lord and Savior Jesus things become a lot easier and your life starts to become blessed. Life will always have hard times but by recognizing God is the most hallowed and start truly living for him your life will transform in ways you never thought possible. Always remember these words always your brothers and sisters in Christ to never give up faith in the Lord. There is power in prayer and in deep meaning in the words “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”